Yakima Dealer Confirms RV’s Popularity As Escape From Covid Lockdown
I'm not a big fan of comedy movies but I have to admit to multiple laugh out loud moments in the 2013 movie Meet The Millers starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter. The plot follows a small-time pot dealer who convinces his neighbors to help him by pretending to be his family, in order to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States in a rented RV.
I mention this for two reasons. One, if during your personal pandemic sequester, you find yourself needing an awkwardly funny laugh, rent this movie. And 2, if on the other hand, the social distancing thing is driving you nuts and you feel the need to gather your family and get away by renting or purchasing an RV, you are in good and overwhelming company.
Industry insiders report that RV sales and rentals have soared this season. Fox News reports that Outdoorsy and RVshare, both of which rent out RVs in a manner similar to how Airbnb rents out homes, report that bookings have surged more than 1,000 percent since the beginning of the season. Jon Gray, CEO of RVshare says, “RVs do afford you the ability to be socially distant. This summer, the idea of being able to take your kitchen, your bed, your bathroom with you is incredibly compelling.” Some are evening taking up RVing because they can now work their jobs remotely—so they’re going out on the road.