Monthly Archives: February 2022

College Enrollment Falling, RV Technical Institute Offers Alternative


Although college enrollment has been declining since 2012, it’s clear that the pandemic has intensified the trend. Undergraduate enrollment has decreased by 6.6% since the start of the pandemic, equating to more than one million students skipping out on undergrad, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. This downward trend has been continuing for a decade, one that’s driven in part by changing demographic patterns. As more young adults consider alternative paths to higher education, some may be interested in having a career in the skilled trades, a field with increasing demand. To meet this potential interest, the RV Technical [...]

College Enrollment Falling, RV Technical Institute Offers Alternative2022-02-23T10:59:50-06:00

SSI: RV Industry Sets Retail Sales Record with 567,079 Units


The RV industry set a new record for retail sales last year as 567,079 registrations were recorded across North America in 2021. That’s an 8.4% increase – 43,981 units – better than the previous record of 523,098 set in 2020, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supplier of RV industry retail and consumer demographic data. Nearly every segment also saw a year-over-year increase, with the exceptions being camping trailers (8,815 in 2021 vs. 9,629 in 2020; an 8% decline), Class A motorhomes (15,501 vs. 17,514; -10%) and Class C motorhomes (26,106 vs. 27,234; -4%). Otherwise, it was [...]

SSI: RV Industry Sets Retail Sales Record with 567,079 Units2022-02-11T11:27:11-06:00

NPS Creates New National Campground Office


The National Park Service (NPS) has created a National Campground Office. This new program will be responsible for boosting visitor experiences across NPS’s more than 1,400 campgrounds by improving coordination and facilitating technical assistance to parks and regions on campground-related issues and services. "This initiative is great news for RV travelers and everyone who enjoys camping in our National Parks," said Phil Ingrassia, president of the National RV Dealers Association and past ORR chair. "The formation of a National Campground Office is a proactive step to enhance the visitor experience at NPS campgrounds across the country." NPS also released "Tools for Managing the Campgrounds in [...]

NPS Creates New National Campground Office2022-02-07T08:41:11-06:00
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