EAST GREENWICH R.I. (WPRI) — The head of a local RV dealer says the industry is dealing with a shortage of inventory due to higher demand than ever before, among other factors.
Prior to the pandemic, Arlington RV Supercenter in East Greenwich typically had 100 to 150 units on its lot this time of the year, according to President Jim Tarro.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, there were 10 available for purchase.
“This year has just been crazy,” Tarro said.
While COVID-19 put a hold on international travel plans, many Americans instead decided to hit the road.
“I think people want a safe way to vacation,” Tarro said. “You’re not on a plane, you’re not on a train, you’re not on a bus. You’re kind of controlling your own vacation the safest way you can.”
According to the RV Industry Association, people bought more than 148,000 units in the first three…