A mere 5 days ago, I was looking for a Camping/NASCAR Infield experience with rave reviews and nearby (7 hour drive. Doable: love the journey and to get some warmth and sunshine — let’s ride). Here it is: Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. With a headline that says: ‘The camping is the best part. The racing is just the dessert’, we’re in! Little late to plan for this year — don’t get me started about trip planning! But next year, we pull the rig out of www.hdindoorstorage.com and off to the races. And it gives us time to get up on the NASCAR lingo, like “that guy in third seems to be struggingling with dirty air.” If that doesn’t sound convincing, I’m going with Martinsville Speedway trivia. I’m wearing a classic Richard Petty NASCAR shirt. Those “in-the-know” know why — do you?
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.