“I see we’re trending now toward more people without big trucks in the Midwest. It’s good that the RV industry is adjusting to that curve and making things lighter and able to be hauled by SUVs and smaller trucks,” he said.
Data from a recent RV Industry Association survey revealed that people who purchased RVs since the onset of the pandemic tend to take shorter trips and prefer state parks. Less than one-third of new RV owners took trips more than 300 miles in length. Fifty-four percent of new buyers opted to stay closer to home with trips under 200 miles.
Fedders said Yankton, South Dakota, which is nearby Lewis and Clark Lake, is a hotspot for local campers, as well as the Okoboji, Iowa, area.