At the Houston RV show, Harvey a boon for business

Sonia and John Barrow have lived in their 35-foot trailer since Hurricane Harvey pushed a foot-and-a-half of water under their door. “It’s been real cozy,” said Sonia, 58. So the Baytown couple visited the Houston RV Show and bought a new one. Harvey damaged 150,000 homes in Houston alone, killed more than 80 and caused as much as $180 billion in damage in Texas. But, as it did with car and home sales, it has also provided a bump in recreational vehicle and trailer sales in the region. Sales figures weren’t immediately available. But RV dealers said Sunday that they’ve seen a rise in sales from Harvey survivors.

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