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.
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.
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.