Interestingly, while restaurants and airlines continue to be clobbered by the coronavirus, recreational vehicle (RV) sales and rentals are taking off. People have switched their travel preferences to minimize their Covid-19 exposure.
Travel trailers and motorhomes are iconic symbols of campgrounds in our “Great Outdoors”. Meanwhile, outdoor recreation increased once the initial lockdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19 lifted.
Before the pandemic came ashore in the US, the number of active camping households was increasing and reached 1.4 million in 2018. In effect, outdoor recreation was social distancing before “social distancing” had a name. As travelers try to keep their separation and avoid crowds, recreational vehicles (RV) rentals have increased 650 percent this year, CNET’s Road/Show reports.
Buying an RV is expensive. They cost between $10,000 and $300,000…