We know you boomers love yer RVs, but the fact is that sales are down and the industry is going to have struggle through. Two RV companies — Monaco and Country Coach — just declared bankruptcy. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the fine people who lent a gorgeous RV to yours truly last fall, predicts 2009 will be a rough RV year:
As the current recession is expected to affect all sectors of the economy, RV shipments are expected to be lower in 2009 as well. Credit restrictions are causing RV buyers to delay purchases and RV dealers to keep inventories low. Sales in 2009 will be affected by stringent credit standards, falling employment, and continued declines in household wealth and home prices.