by Max Brantley
We'll stipulate that the RV convention in NLR has an economic impact. Downtown restaurants were busy with RVers at lunch yesterday. But please.
Commodore Hays was quoted in the D-G today as estimating a financial impact up to $5 million, the figure mentioned in the headline.
Presume there are 1,000 RVs in town. That's $5,000 per RV. That's $1,000 per day for the five-dayconvocation, or $700 per day if you say every single one of the supposed 1,000 RVs arrived two days early and stayed the full run. Since none is renting a hotel room, since many cook out in their rolling palaces, since they're not using much gas while they're parked, you really have to employ a fancy rollover formula to produce this bodacious figure.