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San Diegans Getting Creative With Summer Vacation Plans

A recent spike in RV rentals has emerged amid the pandemic and social distancing requirements

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A third of Americans say they're considering taking a vacation this summer, according to a new survey by The Points Guy. With social distancing in play, vacationers will have to get creative.

RVShare works like VRBO or Airbnb -- it's a platform for people to post their RVs and rent them out.

People can take a look at the RV’s, see where they’re located and when they’re available on a website.

In a world where social distancing is important, RV’s are going to be popular because a person generally has their own bathroom, kitchen and bed, and you can socially distance yourself pretty easily be moving locations.

RVshare, like everywhere else, saw a huge decline in reservations in the middle of March and through April, but now, things are changing a bit.

“As states released the restrictions, we’ve seen people book a ton of RV’s. Bookings are up more than one thousand percent from where they were at the beginning of April,” RVShare CEO, Jon Gray, told NBC 7.

Some trends that RVShare predicts:

This year, it’ll be a drive to summer, not a fly to summer for vacations.

People are not booking their vacation ahead of time, they’re waiting until the last minute.

They’ve seen far more interest in state parks than ever before.

COVID-19 guidelines with RVShare include giving out guidelines to owners, and then owners are supposed to follow those. It’s always a good idea to wipe down common areas if you do rent, however.

Booking and contracts are all online, so that helps as well with social distancing as well.

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