Monday, March 31, 2008

A Once Booming Industry is Losing Ground

3/30/2008 Fresno CA (KFSN) -- RV dealers say rising gas prices and more competition are making for tough times. But for consumers they say the time to buy is now.

Just a week into spring and some people are already making summer vacation plans.

Brandon and Brooke Frost are checking out the Outdoor Recreation and Sportsman Show at Chukchansi Park looking for something to haul dirt bikes. And price doesn't seem to be a factor.

"You got to pay to have fun, it's not a factor for me but I know for a lot of people it would be," says Brandon.
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But their enthusiasm isn't matched by many. Several RV dealers from around the valley confirm sales are down.

Paul Evert tells Action News after 9-11 Americans were afraid to fly and RV sales soared. But now record high gas prices and a slumping economy are taking a toll on his livelihood.
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