RV Sales & Rentals Skyrocketing as Americans Avoid Air Travel

RV Sales & Rentals Skyrocketing as Americans Avoid Air Travel

Over the last two months, the unemployment rate in the U.S. has jumped from below 4% to over 14%, and some analysts expect it to reach highs of 25% before the pandemic is over. That, along with health and safety closures, had caused devastating hits to sales of products at...

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When Will National Parks Reopen?

When Will National Parks Reopen?

By Jason Epperson As a lot of people are itching to make summer travel plans and states begin making plans to lift restrictions, one of the questions we’re fielding most often right now is “when will the National Parks reopen?” Anybody that says they know the answer for sure is...

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Post-Pandemic America Could See an Explosion in New Full-Time RV Travelers

Post-Pandemic America Could See an Explosion in New Full-Time RV Travelers

The changing work environment, new technology, RV values, and the dream of affordable, socially-distant travel after the pandemic may all be about to converge to build the third boom in full-time RV owners – perhaps as soon as late this year. RV Miles Editor Jason Epperson shares his thoughts.

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Dozens of Florida RV Parks Offer Free Housing for Health Care Workers

Dozens of Florida RV Parks Offer Free Housing for Health Care Workers

Photo: Park model rentals at the Spanish Main RV Resort in Thonotosassa, one of many Sun RV resorts in Florida offering free one-month stays to health care workers to quarantine from their families. 62 RV parks in the state of Florida have banded together to provide a month’s worth of...

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Camping World & Gander Begin Curbside Pick-Up and other COVID-19 Adjustments

Camping World & Gander Begin Curbside Pick-Up and other COVID-19 Adjustments

RV product retailers Camping World and Gander RV announced Thursday evening several changes in operations to help customers retain access to RV necessities while limiting potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. An email to customers from Camping World Holdings CEO Marcus Lemonis stated that effective immediately, Camping World and Gander...

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The Grand Canyon is Closed

The Grand Canyon is Closed

Sunrise from Yavapai Point on the morning of Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | NPS photo The National Park Service received a letter today from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County recommending the full closure of Grand Canyon National Park, and acting Superintendent Mary Risser, with...

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Florida Institutes Border Checkpoints for Out-of-State Vehicles, Ends New Vacation Stays

Florida Institutes Border Checkpoints for Out-of-State Vehicles, Ends New Vacation Stays

Florida Governor Ron Desantis announced in a press conference today that the state will open checkpoints to screen motorists with plates from certain COVID-19 hotspot states. Desantis had previously announced a 2-week quarantine period for persons arriving in Florida from New York. The checkpoints will be focused on the major...

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FMCA Cancels August Convention in Lincoln, NE

FMCA Cancels August Convention in Lincoln, NE

The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has announced the cancellation of their fall convention scheduled for August 26-29, 2020, at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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“Humanitarian Crisis on Wheels” is Coming, Say California Campgrounds

“Humanitarian Crisis on Wheels” is Coming, Say California Campgrounds

“This isn’t about tourism. This is about public safety. California has over 1,100 private campgrounds and RV parks that collectively have over 100,000 campsites, many of which are used by full-timer RVers. These parks, which provide water, electricity, sewer and, in most cases, LP gas services, cannot be allowed to close for health and safety reasons because many of the people staying at these parks are sheltering in place and have no place else to go.”

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RV Parks Plead to Stay Open: “We Are an Essential Service”

RV Parks Plead to Stay Open: “We Are an Essential Service”

Campgrounds are seeing an uptick in reservation requests from traveling nurses, many of whom use their RVs as their self-contained home while they are on temporary assignment at hospitals and other medical facilities across the country.

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