KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Low Gas Prices Increase RV Sales

Bookmark and Share

As gas prices have continued to drop the past couple of months and people are spending less time filling up and more time cruising the roads in style and in campers.

The current average price for a gallon of gas in South Dakota is $3.52, which is $0.24 lower than a year ago.

Employees at Stan's NorthView Campers said business is booming and staff has been working around the clock, selling camper by camper.

"We've been working 10 hours a day, six days a week," said Bob Deelstra.

Bob Deelstra's family business has been around since 1994 and this year, he said he has no complaints about the booming RV sales.

Business is up 17-20% in sales this year.

"Due to the early Spring and South Dakota having a great economy, it seems like people have decided to buy campers, we've certainly seen an up kick in sales this year," said Deelstra. "People still want to do stuff on their weekends, people want to do things with their families and it's a great way to create memories with their family.”

AAA Spokeswoman, Marilyn Buskohl, said gas prices are expected to continue to decrease this summer, making traveling on the road more enjoyable.

"One very pleasant thing that has happened as a result of the lower gas prices, is people are spending less time at the pump, which gives them more money to spend on other things like travel," said Buskohl.

And as far as business goes, Deelstra's happy to provide a ride that brings families closer together.

"We're very fortunate and very blessed to do that," said Deelstra.

There are dozens of RV parks and campgrounds around the Sioux Empire and a full list can be found by visiting http://www.parksandcampgrounds.com/campgrounds/usa/south-dakota/sioux-falls.html

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >

Two Men Arrested For Auto Shop Beer Theft

Two men are facing burglary charges after police say they stole beer from a Sioux Falls auto ...

Police: Man Put Clerk In Choke Hold And Struck Her

A Sioux Falls man is facing felony charges after police say he ...

36-Year-Old Man Dies In Rollover Crash In SD

A 36-year-old South Dakota man is dead following a rollover crash on Highway ...

Red Cross Volunteer Returns From Helping In NY  Nov. 28

Man Charged With Murder In SF Woman's Death  Nov. 28

Cash, Credit Or Debit This Holiday Season?  story with video  Nov. 28

Pierre, Fort Pierre Grocery Stores Being Sold  Nov. 28

Kern Brings Experience To SD Supreme Court  Nov. 28

Nebraska, South Dakota To Devise Zebra Mussel Plan  Nov. 28

Growers Grateful For Higher Christmas Tree Prices  Nov. 28

Man Accused Of Having Sex With Minor Sentenced  Nov. 28

Good Holiday Shopping Season Expected In SD  Nov. 28

Laura And Brian Preview This Weekend's Movies  story with video  Nov. 28

23rd Annual Parade Of Lights Hits DTSF  Nov. 28

The Do's And Don'ts Of Holiday Shopping  story with video  Nov. 28

The Daily Scoop 11-28-2014  story with video  Nov. 28

SMSU Volleyball Player Battles Cancer  story with video  Nov. 27

Smooth Start For Black Friday Shoppers  story with video  Nov. 27

The Race To Get In Black Friday Shopping Lines  Nov. 27

Shoppers Grab Last-Minute Thanksgiving Items  Nov. 27

KDLT News Archive

Burke Woman Killed In Crash Near Gregory

A Burke woman died in a one-vehicle roll-over crash near ...

Local Store Hours For Black Friday Shopping  story with video

Black Friday deals are starting earlier and ...

Man Charged With Murder In SF Woman's Death

A transient man is facing murder charges for the death ...

Pair Arrested For Drugs After Theft Of Headbands  Nov. 27

The Race To Get In Black Friday Shopping Lines  Nov. 27

Smooth Start For Black Friday Shoppers  story with video  Nov. 27

Shoppers Grab Last-Minute Thanksgiving Items  Nov. 27

Maker Of Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Hits Record  Nov. 27

KDLT News Archive
Back To Top