We know more Americans are going Camping, but the path to Camping is driven by RVs more than before according to the 2017 North American Camping report just released by Kampgrounds of America (KOA).
Among U.S. households, 61 percent now include someone who camps. And many of those are new campers. Well over 1 million households have started camping each year since 2014, resulting in 3.4 million new camping U.S. households over the last three years. When asked how they started camping, a fifth of Campers surveyed said RV – that’s a 33% increase from 2014.
When you just focus on those newbies, you see RVs pulling ahead again. About 1-in-4 new campers say they camped in an RV in 2016 — that’s about a 40% increase from a just year before. This trend seems to be supported by RV Industry trends — new and experienced campers are driving growth. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports this year the RV industry expects to ship 383,000 trailers and 55,000 motorhomes, the eighth consecutive year of growth.
Looks like 2017 will bring new campers and new equipment to Campgrounds across the country. I know just the place to keep them — HD Indoor Storage.