Homes roll, sales rock

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Homes roll, sales rock

Demand for RVs high despite gas prices, economy
Nicole Gooch talks to her son Corry, 5, while holding younger son Jack, 2, during an afternoon snack Wednesday at the Alpine Rose RV Park. Despite a slow economy, the RV industry is picking up, with a 16.9 percent increase in motor-home shipments compared with the same period last year.
Derrick Gooch cleans up around his travel trailer with the family dog, Bear, while camping at Alpine Rose RV Park north of Durango. For the Gooches, the convenience of traveling with their own food and on their own schedule trumped the cost of a travel trailer.
Owen Berg of Albuquerque relaxes outside his 40-foot motor home on Wednesday at the Alpine Rose RV Park while camping next to the Gooch family.

Homes roll, sales rock

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Nicole Gooch talks to her son Corry, 5, while holding younger son Jack, 2, during an afternoon snack Wednesday at the Alpine Rose RV Park. Despite a slow economy, the RV industry is picking up, with a 16.9 percent increase in motor-home shipments compared with the same period last year.
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Derrick Gooch cleans up around his travel trailer with the family dog, Bear, while camping at Alpine Rose RV Park north of Durango. For the Gooches, the convenience of traveling with their own food and on their own schedule trumped the cost of a travel trailer.
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Owen Berg of Albuquerque relaxes outside his 40-foot motor home on Wednesday at the Alpine Rose RV Park while camping next to the Gooch family.
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