Coon said the shutdown in September had an immediate impact on RV sales.
“Make no doubt about it, when they shut things down this last fall, that impacted this business. Traffic at dealerships slowed way down. Let’s hope they are smart enough not to do that again... dysfunctional government could impact us. It is in front of us at the end of January, February, right smack at the beginning of the good selling period.
Basically they just need to have the courage to do the jobs we elected them to do,” said Doug Gaeddert, chairman of the RVIA board. “Term limits by the way would make this far easier in the future. I strongly encourage each of you to strongly encourage them to get it done early, to get it done right and get it done for the long haul. We have an economy that is purring nicely right now and if they don’t fumble again, it is ready to roar.”