Many RV, travel trailer and camper van manufacturers are refocusing their new-model designs to cater to customers’ shifting priorities, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces people to rethink what their travel plans, work and home lives will look like.
As COVID-19 prompted international border closures and caused air travel to virtually halt, the past six months have seen road trips in personal or rented vehicles become Americans’ preferred form of travel.
The rise in remote work prompted by the pandemic, combined with cabin fever caused by stay-at-home orders, had led many to take up a “work from anywhere” lifestyle that they may never have considered before.
Stanford research revealed that 42 percent of U.S. workers are now working full-time from their homes, and that number may continue growing. They are part of the reason that the RV market has seen skyrocketing demand in recent months.
Just as internet connectivity and workspace availability have become expected of hotels and resorts, consumers now seek the same infrastructure in an RV. Makers like Bowlus Road Chief and Leisure Travel Vans are already ahead of the curve in offering remote work-friendly builds so that they need only add updates instead of overhauling floor plans.
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