Winning with Winnebagos? RV report shows gap in repair market growing

A new report finds that there has been a huge uptick in the number of Canadians who own recreational vehicles -- up from 1 million in 2014 to 1.7 million at the end of 2017.

By CRM Staff

Toronto, Ontario — July 23 — Collision repair shops looking to find their own niche in an increasingly competitive market may wish to consider investing in larger repair bays. According to the 2018 Kampgrounds Of America industry report, Canadian are vacationing in RVs more frequently than ever before.

While the prospect of snapping a sewage line may put fear in the heart of any collision repairer, a new report has found that the increase in demand for mobile homes isn’t just significant, its enormous. A full six percent more Canadians went on holiday in RVs in 2017 than 2018.

In fact, RV ownership rates have skyrocketted in recent years. In 2014, a million RVs traversed Canada’s roads, while some 1.7 million journeyed across the country last year.

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