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Scared Americans Desperate to Travel Are Buying Up 'Covid Campers'

• https://www.bloombergquint.com, Jeff Green

And the reason is fear. Cooped-up Americans desperate to get out after months of lockdowns are dreaming of doing something—anything—that resembles a vacation. But a majority of them worry a second wave of the coronavirus is coming, and think politicians have pushed too fast to reopen. Unsurprisingly, when it comes to getting out of Dodge, the close-quarters of an airline cabin are a no-go. That's where the "Covid camper" comes in. After a six-week hiatus, Regan said business has been so brisk that he may not have enough trailers and motor homes to meet demand. "The minute the campgrounds opened on May 1 and the governor turned everyone loose, our business went through the roof," said Regan, whose sales at his Crestview dealerships were down about 50% just last month. 

 


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