Despite the rainy days, camping season is well underway and RV sales are up just over 19 per cent, since last year, across Saskatchewan and Canada.
One reason for this increase is the strength of the Canadian dollar, allowing dealers to buy them for less. But Alana Fontaine, of Go RVing Canada, says the affordability of an RV is another draw.
“We actually released a study, recently, that depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75% less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel.”
Fontaine adds that high gas prices are a concern but it’s affecting all forms of travel.
“The truth of the matter is gas prices have increased for all forms of travel whether it’s RVing or driving traditional cars or air travel,” said Alana Fontaine, of Go RVing Canada, about high gas prices.
With that in mind Fontaine said that with an RV, you have the ability to control costs, unlike with an airline.