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Vacationers turn to camping, RVs seeking solitude, distance

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Charlene Nibert planned to celebrate her retirement from teaching on an Alaskan cruise. But it was canceled because of the coronavirus.

So Nibert, of New Port Richey, Florida, used the money she’d set aside for the cruise to buy a recreational vehicle. She and a friend are traveling along the East Coast, and on Aug. 6, they were at Roanoke County’s Explore Park.


“This is like the best vacation,” Nibert said, as she relaxed in a folding chair, noting the state’s beauty and cooler temperatures, at least compared to Florida. She’d already been hiking and biking

Vacationers Turn to Camping, RVs Seeking Solitude, Distance | Virginia News

By CASEY FABRIS, The Roanoke Times

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Charlene Nibert planned to celebrate her retirement from teaching on an Alaskan cruise. But it was canceled because of the coronavirus.

So Nibert, of New Port Richey, Florida, used the money she’d set aside for the cruise to buy a recreational vehicle. She and a friend are traveling along the East Coast, and on Aug. 6, they were at Roanoke County’s Explore Park.

“This is like the best vacation,” Nibert said, as she relaxed in a folding chair, noting the state’s beauty and cooler temperatures, at least compared to Florida.

It’s the summer of RVs, and Trump joins the bandwagon

Though RV business suffered during the worst of the pandemic, demand for the vehicles has swelled in recent weeks.
Forty-six million Americans plan to take an RV trip in the next 12 months, according to findings from the market researcher Ipsos that the RV Industry Association funded.

Even President Donald Trump suggested he may ditch Air Force One for an RV trip to New York.

“I think I’m gonna buy an RV and travel in an RV with our first lady,” Trump said at a news conference Friday at the White House. “It’s great, people are traveling. And you …

Going local: Summer travelers opting for RVs, camping this year

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — As states slowly open up across the country, Americans are rethinking their summer vacation plans and staying closer to home. Locals are hitting the roads and exploring their own backyard during this pandemic, according to AAA.

“I’ve never experienced sales at the numbers they’re at now,” said All RV Needs General Manager Brad Strawn. “Southern Oregon’s a great place to use RVs and a lot of people don’t have much else to do.” Strawn said early in the pandemic, sales slowed and RV manufacturing stopped. Now, sales are up about 60 percent. “The whole nation is