July 20, 2024


Travel Finishes First

RV rental, sale and campground market grows as consequence of COVID-19

Camp Duffy campground at Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland. Sun N Fun has rebranded itself as a year-round campsite.

When the fact of the pandemic established in, family members throughout the globe unexpectedly canceled holidays as flights ended up grounded and reservations pulled. That flurry of disappointment made the “great storm” for a dim horse industry: RV sales and campgrounds.

Tristan Farrell, president of Sunlight Resorts, stated it looks now like he experienced a crystal ball when his company resolved to drive forward with their brand new RV resort inspite of COVID-19. But he just observed a hole in the industry and resolved to fill it. 

“There is a large shortage of RV websites. You gotta ebook a web site 6 months to a 12 months in advance in Florida,” Farrell explained. “There are waiting lists nonetheless to get into parks.” 

On New Year’s Eve weekend, Sunlight Resorts opened Canopy Oaks, an RV vacation resort in Lake Wales. It truly is a single of five Daylight RV resorts planned all through Florida. Two of the resorts, a person in Ocala and 1 in Sebring, will open by New Year’s Eve. The other two, a different in Sebring and one particular in Punta Gorda, will open in 2022.