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RVs in the work-from-home economy

 

October 22, 2020



People have changed 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 were lifted.

Before the pandemic came ashore in the U.S., the number of active camping households was increasing. It reached 1.4 million in 2018. In effect, outdoor recreation came before “social distancing” had a name. As travelers try to keep their separation and avoid crowds, RV rentals have increased 650% this year, according to CNET’s Road/S...



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