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Will RV Travel Surge After COVID-19?

Will RV Travel Surge After COVID-19?

Will RV Travel Surge After COVID-19?

One thing is for certain, we can’t predict the future. However, RV travel is becoming more attractive as each day of the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Today we’re looking at the reasons RV vacations might increase in the aftermath of these trying times.

While we don’t encourage recreational travel during this outbreak, we do think the time is ripe to begin dreaming about your next bucket list destinations.

The Benefits of RV Travel

RVing has become quite popular in the USA. This type of travel is all about the journey. You truly begin your vacation the moment you step inside and turn the key.

In an RV you have immediate access to your living amenities. This means the kitchen, bathroom and entertainment center are just a few feet away.

Better still, families with kids won’t have to worry about restless passengers looking out the window, wondering when they’ll get to the destination.

Controlled Environment

Hotel rooms, even the luxurious ones, can be unsettling. The beds have seen hundreds of different guests.

Traveling in an RV eliminates the need to sleep on a strange mattress. As we become a nation more aware of germs, RVs allow you to have control over where you lay your head.

Additionally, your bathroom is always available. No more truck stop toilets or fast food commodes.

Cleanliness is controllable when you vacation in an RV.

Kitchen Benefits

COVID-19 has taught us to think twice about who is preparing and delivering our food. The RV, again, solves this problem.

Hopefully when this passes we’ll eat out with the same confidence we did before. Regardless, vacationing in an RV gives you the control to choose. The RV kitchens usually includes a cook top, oven & microwave.

Many even have large, residential refrigerators.

Avoid the Crowds

RVing usually happens away from the urban population-centers.

COVID-19 probably won’t go away all at once. Vacationers, especially RVers, will most likely seek destinations in nature as we ease back into normalcy.

This could lead to increased traffic at National Parks. However, there are hundreds of National Forests and Recreation Areas to explore (very likely with little traffic)

Free Camping in an RV

Our absolute favorite part of RV life is free camping (aka boondocking). No other type of vacationing allows you to stay for free at the destination.

You have to do a bit of front end research, but with proper planning and tools, you’ll get to camp free of charge across the USA.

Here’s our 20 favorite free camping sites.

Will These Benefits Lead to a Surge in RV Travel?

We think so! Let us know what you think in the comments.

America has definitely been rattled by this pandemic. However, it’s hard to tame the will of USA citizens. People still want to vacation and explore.

RVing gives you control over your environment along with excitement of exploration.

KetoBob RV Travels

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Great article, and many solid points to live by. As full timers ourselves, its been refreshing to be away from the metropolitan city and be able to have a semi-normal life. Thank you for your insights!


Friday 1st of May 2020

I have thinking about this lately. We are both retired and wondering if RVing is the way to go. Of course there is also the snowbird route. With gas prices so low, the RV thing looks real good, but we all know they won't stay there. Like the virus, I guess I will have to wait on the idea of an RV until things are back to normal.


Tuesday 28th of April 2020

We're full timing now, and plan to keep travelling but at a slower pace until things go back to normal. Instead of moving once a month like we have for the past couple of years, we'll be moving once every 2-3 months.

I think people who've been considering the RV life might have second thoughts until the economy bounces back. RVs are a big investment. But I hope to see some fellow travelers soon!


Tuesday 21st of April 2020

I think RV travel will surge for awhile because people will be timid about flying, cruising on a ship, or even flying to a foreign country until time proves it is safe again.

Amy Burgher

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

I totally agree with you about the hotel rooms. Due to my work, I stay in hotels several times a year for group events and there is almost always someone with a bedbug. You don't want this to happen to you.

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