Nevada Dealership Goes ‘From Dead to Nonstop’

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Months ago, when the coronavirus pandemic hit Northern Nevada, floor traffic and sales at RV Country in Sparks screeched to a halt. Since May, however, the RV dealer off of Legends Bay Drive is racing to keep up with the accelerated demand.

“March and April, business was dead,” said Gary Hoskins, general sales manager at RV Country in Sparks. “And then, since the weekend before Mother’s Day, it’s been nonstop.”

Cooped-up Americans desperate to hit the road after months of lockdowns are craving any semblance of a vacation as the COVID crisis drags on. Seeking surefire ways to social distance outside of the house, people around the country are bypassing airports and snatching up camping trailers and recreational vehicles.

Hoskins said the surge in RV sales is reminiscent of the spike in demand after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Since RV Country in Sparks has only been open for one year, the dealer does not have sales figures to compare to 2019, he noted. What he does know, though, is the phones and showroom have never been busier.

Click here to read more in Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

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