USA Today: More Americans Are Turning To RVs As Means To Escape COVID-19 And To Recreate Responsibly

Jun 11, 2020

Only a few states still have restrictions on camping due to the pandemic, and they are expected to be lifted soon, said David Basler, vice president of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. As such, he has high hopes.

"This is going to be the summer of the RV," Basler predicts. "People have been sheltering in place … and they want to get outside in a safe and responsible way."

The industry is betting on a comeback thanks to Americans who are dealing with cabin fever yet want vacation options that allow for social distancing and aren't far from home. Those who own or rent an RV – be it a motorhome or trailer – can stock it with their own bedding and personal items to give them the feeling that it's a safer option than flying or staying in hotels.

Bob Martin, CEO of Thor Industries, which bills itself as the world's largest RV maker with brands like Airstream and Jayco, said in a statement to investors Monday that it restarted production last month and that the sales outlook is "increasingly positive" as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Check out the full article from USA Today here.


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