When the reality of the pandemic set in, families across the globe hastily canceled vacations as flights were grounded and reservations pulled. That flurry of disappointment created the “perfect storm” for a dark horse industry: RV sales and campgrounds.
Tristan Farrell, president of Sunlight Resorts, said it looks now like he had a crystal ball when his company decided to push forward with their brand new RV resort despite COVID-19. But he just saw a gap in the market and decided to fill it.
“There is a massive shortage of RV sites. You gotta book a site six months to a year in advance in Florida,” Farrell said. “There are waiting lists still to get into parks.”
On New Year’s Eve weekend, Sunlight Resorts opened Canopy Oaks, an RV resort in Lake Wales. It’s one of five Sunlight RV resorts planned throughout Florida. Two of the resorts, one in Ocala and one in Sebring, will open…