As the region deals with uncertainty about traveling because of the pandemic, recreational vehicles are being seen as a safer alternative for a family vacation, RV dealers say.
Customers said they are uncomfortable with flying, airports, staying in hotels or going on cruise ships, but are also tired of staying home and want to get out, get away and travel as the state and the nation eases restrictions relating to the coronavirus, according to the dealers.
“They can’t wait to do something and want to be safe. A way to do that is camping,” said Jerry Cadorette, general manager of Camping World of Berkley.
“They are not confident with cruises, planes, hotels this year,” he said, adding they are looking at possibly resuming their normal travel plans next spring. “They pray by the end of the (coming) winter we’ll be out of it.”
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“We’ve had a massive influx of first-time RVers. It’s way more than normal. They have cancelled their international trips and their cruises. They said they have always considered camping and now is the time, now it is a viable option in the current time,” said Dave Lavallee, sales consultant for Rousseau’s RV Center, Lakeville.