LOUISVILLE, Colo. — With the RV industry seeing record sales over the last three years at a double-digit growth pace, it’s no surprise to Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), that camping is seeing an uptick.
“Camping obviously is what everyone in an RV is doing, and the RV industry is on a multi-year trend of growth,” said Hugelmeyer, the former president and CEO of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), in an interview with SGB Executive. “But we’re seeing [camping’s momentum] in participation studies and were seeing it in sales of the gear. The experience economy, or the recreation economy, is without question getting stronger.”
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