| Business

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

RV industry's recovery gains speed in 2012

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

The RV industry's recovery from the Great Recession has picked up speed.

Recreational vehicle makers are churning out higher numbers of travel trailers bound for dealers' lots and, ultimately, campgrounds. Overall shipments — a key measure of demand — are expected to rise 10 percent in 2012 and could gain another 4.5 percent next year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said Tuesday.

Through September, shipments were up nearly 11 percent from the same period last year, the group said.

“We made up a lot of ground this year,” said Jeffrey Pastore, owner of Hartville RV Center in northeast Ohio. “We're seeing a lot more buyers walking in the door, and we're seeing those buyers with more money in hand.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Police officer fatally shot in New Florence; suspect at-large
  2. At-home schooling on snow days far from reality
  3. Small Business Saturday a boon to Alle-Kiski Valley merchants
  4. New Christmas decorations make Leechburg shine a little brighter
  5. Volunteers get West Deer church’s train display back on track
  6. Saxonburg machine shop 3 generations strong
  7. Thomas Jefferson uses defense, running game to capture WPIAL title
  8. WPIAL Class AAA notes: Title games draw 16,500 to Heinz Field
  9. Police officer killed in Colorado Spring clinic rampage a co-pastor, figure skater
  10. Indiana Twp. liver transplant recipient, 2, takes steps toward normal life
  11. Colorado clinic shooting suspect talked of baby parts, police say