ROCHESTER, Minnesota – Rising gas prices aren’t stopping drivers from getting behind the wheel of a new Winnebago.
While many avoid a trip to the gas station at all costs, many people parked their cars at Graham Arena on Friday to check out the boats and campers on display at this weekend’s Home and Lifestyle Show. Organizers say they are holding a sold-out event for the first time in two years, largely because business has been so good.
“It seems like most of the younger generations have been going outdoors in the last two or three years with COVID, and so we’re seeing a lot of new people in the market, anything outdoors,” Herb said. Howard of Universal Marine and RV. KIMT.
Outdoor vehicles aren’t exactly known for their fuel efficiency, but Howard says soaring gas prices haven’t slowed the acceleration in sales since the pandemic began.
“We’re seeing a whole new generation of young people getting into camping, fishing, boating, kayaking.” Howard continued, “The increase in gas prices hasn’t affected him, not at all.”