All IN: RVs and Recession (Repeat)

Nov 15, 2019

RVs have made a big comeback since the Great Recession. Eighty percent of the world’s RVs are made in Elkhart County in northern Indiana. It’s a community built on the business of fun, but it’s often the first thing to go when the economy turns south.

On this episode of All IN, host Matt Pelsor finds out what the RV industry can tell us about the greater economy, and where else we can look for economic predictors.

At the end of the hour, writer, speaker and educator Ashley C. Ford joins us to talk about her career and roots in Indiana. Ford is working on her debut memoir, "Somebody’s Daughter."


Episode originally aired on 9/10/19.


Produced by Maggie Gelon.



Samantha Horton
Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Scot Moody
Sales Manager, Total Value RV

Kyle Anderson
Economist, Kelley School of Business Indianapolis

Ashley C. Ford