Life on the Road During a Pandemic and Beyond
They are individuals, couples, families and essential workers that have been meeting the challenge of park closures on the road for several weeks. They're now looking ahead to what life will be like after the places and services they rely on open up, and they don't have worry what restrictions lie ahead as they cross state lines.
Almost two million people are full-time RVers on the road in the US. The closures of national parks, state parks, and campgrounds brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic sent them in search of places to dump their sewage and refill their water tanks.
RVillage is providing updates and keeping them connected on the road. "RVing may indeed experience a participation boom because it's something people can do to alleviate the claustrophobia of staying in their houses," says RVillage Founder Curtis Coleman. "RV's are completely self-sufficient when parked in place, and an alternative to airplanes and cruise ships."
2,704 survey respondents said when given the green light, they will camp again; perhaps a little differently, and with expectations of less services and amenities, but the majority of respondents predict that RVing will be even more popular than before.
RVillage.com Member Survey Results
· 77% say they'll continue to camp, but with expectations of fewer services and more restrictions at campgrounds and parks
· 54% have no plans to revise their routes to stay closer to home or medical facilities
· 36% even said they think they'll camp even more
· Only 6% say they plan to stay in "home."
· 63% say they expect to find some restrictions within the campground - fewer services and more limitations.
RVillage members are a diverse mix of working people and retirees. They own a broad array of RV types, from motorhomes to towables to smaller, self-contained vehicles.
For more information on the RVillage community, go to RVillage.com (https://www.rvillage.com/