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RV sales and rentals take off as families are eager to get outdoors
That's from a Wisconsin news source, but Google found other similar articles from other states.For families across Wisconsin, summer vacation will look very different this year. More families are ditching air travel and hotel stays and choosing to take the comforts of home on the open road in recreational vehicles.
“I’ve seen increase a lot of new camper buyers, people who haven’t owned campers before or have just tent camped. People are realizing that the products we offer allow people to get out in the woods and still feel the comforts of home while still social distancing,” says Pat Schenck, a marketing specialist at Quietwoods RV in Janesville.
With summer camps and family trips cancelled because of COVID-19, RV dealerships across the state are experiencing a rush of new customers. It is part of a growing national trend; according to the RV Industry Association, RV sales in some areas have jumped 170% over the same time period last year. The RV rental company, RV Share, claims that bookings for this summer are up 650% from a month ago and 93% of people renting RVs say their first priority is avoiding crowds and crowded vacation spots. These aren't all weekend trips, with half the people renting so far planning to be on the road for a week or longer.