RVing has been a form of social distancing all unto itself for decades! It didn’t take long for North American RVers to realize that, while we’re encouraged to stay home, if your home is mobile then there’s no reason to stop RVing. Many people in North America are using their RVs to still travel while remaining safe and contained during the pandemic.
An article in Campground News stated the following: “This sentiment of RVers feeling safe and in control of their travel plans seems to be widespread.” – “Thomas Sparrow, owner of Auburn RV Park in Auburn, Ala. stated: “Our business is up and over last year this time, and reservations for the coming months are strong. Unlike some other travel and vacation accommodations, we have not seen a decline. It’s been the opposite. We are not sure if the increase is a direct result of the Coronavirus, but many of our RVers and campers have expressed they are happy to be traveling and living in the safety of their own RV.”
The LA Times reported two weeks ago that “…amid the pandemic, RVs remain uniquely appealing for pressing long-haul trips because, unlike most camper vans and many other modes of transportation, they are typically equipped with restrooms, making it easier to use them and practice physical distancing.”
“An untold number of Americans are now traveling in recreational vehicles on near-empty interstates, country lanes and expressways — strange journeys that bring to mind Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a father-son journey across a post-apocalyptic country.”
The question remains, should you still be hitting the road in your RV during this uncertain time?
In a time when social distancing is the norm, it’s important to take the recommendations of the government and health officials seriously. Essentially, this means RVing at your own discretion. On the one hand, the RV does present the perfect option for those wanting to travel and still remain ‘indoors’. Most RVs, in one form or another, have bathroom and shower facilities so there’s no need to use any public conveniences. RV parks that have remained open are taking appropriate measures, and of course there’s no end of boondocking opportunities, which is arguably the best way to RV camp at this time as the only danger is in getting too close to a deer.
However you choose to RV during this time, remember to stay safe and healthy, and enjoy the great outdoors while they’re not overly crowded 🙂
*Source(s): LA Times, Campground News