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Finding a Way to Enjoy the Great Outdoors This Summer

Across the nation, Americans are seeking to escape the confines of their homes and fulfill their desire to travel.  However, they must do so while abiding by social distancing guidelines meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

RVs Are Becoming the Go-To Option

truck pulling RV

During this time of social distancing RVs are becoming a popular way to travel and see the great outdoors.

RVs of all sizes from camper vans to large fifth wheels are becoming the go-to option for families who wish to travel and keep their distance at the same time. They give families an ideal arrangement to vacation more safely and share experiences that will provide lasting memories.

Unlike other forms of travel, RVs offer a lifestyle where travelers are privy to their own bathroom, kitchen and living quarters.  RV sales are reported to be up 11% over sales of last year.  This doesn’t include the many families that are renting RV’s to take on their outdoor adventures. This has led to RV rental sales doubling over previous years.  Low gas prices are also adding to the appeal.  This can make a big difference when RVs average only 8-10 mpg.

Spontaneity and freedom are other key attractions to travel by RV.  However, this summer with more families avoiding airports and traveling by car, spaces at RV parks and campgrounds may be harder to find due to COVID 19-related capacity limitations. Therefore some advance planning is required when overnight accommodations are needed.

Boats Are Also More Popular

family on boat

Family boating outings are popular ways to spend time on the water.

Recreational boat sales have also increased by 25% over last year as time spent on the water is another popular way to get out of the house, enjoy the summer weather, and keep your distance from crowds.

RVing and boating allow families to travel the country and experience the great outdoors. Both are great ways to spend time as a family and keep your distance from others while having fun.

Stay Safe

As more Americans take to the roads it is more important than ever to “pack” your patience and allow for delays. And if you’re going on a road trip using a motorcycle, then you should have the contact information of a lawyer for motorcycle accidents just to be safe. It is also critical that everyone adheres to social distancing recommendations in order to keep their family and others safe from the spread of the coronavirus.

The team at the Mitchell Agency is also available to answer any questions you may have on insurance requirements for recreational vehicles, boats and other watercraft.  Just give us a call at 765-742-1135.