ELKHART, Ind. — It was a foggy morning in Elkhart, but that didn’t stop Douglas Luckey and his wife from showing up at Total Value RV early Friday morning to shop for a 28- to 30-foot towable trailer, reported the South Bend Tribune.
The couple from Cadillac, Mich., were out in the expansive lot with salesman Brett Yoder when more customers came into the office looking for a salesperson to help guide them through the buying process.
It was business as usual at Total Value RV despite some worries that we might be seeing the very earliest signs of a recession.
That story line gained some traction last week when the New York Times published an article highlighting some of the anxiety that is being felt in Elkhart that the good times — following the brutality of the Great Recession — could soon be coming to an end.
“As Elkhart, Ind., Goes, So Goes the Nation, and Elkhart Is Nervous,” the headline read.
Read more about how industry insiders see the health of the RV industry inn the South Bend Tribune.