RV Industry Booms After Falling Gas Prices

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SPARKS, Nev. -- As this summer is set to be the most affordable it has been in a decade. It's good news for us... and even better news for businesses that are benefiting, like the RV industry.

You'll be seeing more cars on the roads as it starts to heat up as gas prices begin to drop again. According to GasBuddy, the average price of gas in the U.S. will be about $2.35 per gallon this summer; the last summer we saw it that low was in 2005.

"People are over that hump of the bad years in '08 and '09 and they're ready to make purchases and enjoy life," said Curt Curtis, the vice president for Apollo RV Country.

With the extra savings from the pump and a little help from warmer weather, more people are ready to invest in recreation.

"Thinking I should kick back and take life easy and retire so, I have to buy a new home with wheels on it," said John Hejny, a customer.

"Probably over the last 6 months as gas prices have fallen and interest rates are still low, so it's a favorable time for the RV industry," said Curtis.

During the annual RV show at the Outlets at Legends in Sparks, more than 145 trailers and motor homes are up for sale.

"We're up about 23%, which is huge for the RV industry so we're very excited about 2015 and what it has in store for us," added Curtis.

If RVs aren't your style, you'll still be able to cruise around in your car and still save money. Nationwide, the average price of regular gas has dropped .$05 over the past three weeks to $2.45. In northern Nevada, gas prices have dropped $.03 since last week to $2.91.