Do you expect a normal, pre-virus-type camping season to begin in June?

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Many of us are itching to get back to our favorite campground. Or to maybe hit the road in our RV for a big ol’ road trip — stopping along the way to see the sights — visiting national parks, stopping to see old friends or grandchildren — all that good stuff.

That’s out of the question right now with the coronavirus pandemic affecting nearly every aspect of our lives, including severely limiting where we can actually go and stay with our RVs, and even where we can go away from our shelter, whether it be an RV or traditional home.

Do you believe things will be back to normal in 2 1/2 months – about June 1 – when many of us traditionally take our vacations or head out on our annual fair-weather adventures?

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Donald N Wright
2 months ago

I am leaving in June, I hope the campgrounds are open, the attractions are open and the crowds are still at home.

Einar
2 months ago

As of today 4/9/2020 Here in Massachusetts the campgrounds where we have our seasonal site is still planning on opening on May 1st. My wife and I are hoping that it is true for now. But I want to be on the side of caution if and when it opens we know that camping life is not going to be like it was at all for maybe a long time. We know that Social-distancing is going to be the new normal for quite a while, which is too bad for all of us. I know that all our friends at the campgrounds know the same and that we will all have to be friends from afar. I hope that after all this is over that all of our friendships with everyone will be STRONGER!

Ron Hoddinott
2 months ago

Looking at availability at Campgrounds in Wisconsin and Michigan for August, most of the sites are already reserved, so perhaps there are enough people who will actually fill the campgrounds by August.

Diane
3 months ago

We’re hoping and praying that things will open up by June 1st but have our sincere doubts. Our plans each year are to leave Florida by May 1st for our annual 6-month RV adventure. We have family in New York and California and take our sweet time enjoying the cross-country ride, seeking out wonderful hiking and cycling trails along the way. We’re itching to get going.

Abe Loughin
3 months ago

I’m afraid that even though the covid-19 crisis should be past us by then camping season will be impacted beyond the June 1 date. Many people are out of work, it will take some time once they are back to work to catch up on the everyday expenses. Also I fear some will need to sell their rvs to help get back on their feet.

Dick
2 months ago
Reply to  Abe Loughin

Don’t misspell “Laughlin”

Tommy Molnar
3 months ago

“Normal” will never be normal again. But, I would go camping right NOW if it weren’t for some medical concerns (not CV-related) that are currently keeping me home. So far, we haven’t heard that you can get sick by simply walking outside. We never use campground shower or bathroom facilities anyway, and bring our own food and cook it. No interaction with anyone if not desired (and currently, that would cover our “normal” perfectly). Living out here in the west helps this point of view because we can go boondocking and never see a soul. Almost no different than going out for a walk from our sticks and bricks house – which we are ‘allowed’ to do.

I still don’t understand state parks that prohibit overnight camping but allow day use.

cee
2 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

This is not, as you put it, the Chinese Flu. This is the corona-virus, specifically Covid-19.

Gary R
2 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Just because president *** likes to stir the pot, doesn’t mean you have to.

Bill
3 months ago

I checked, I hope so, as you had the date of 6/1 on survey. I think a better date will be by July 1, in time for the 4th of July weekend and the start of the summer season.

mark b
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

What about Easter? Nothing better than a sunrise service on the beach or in the campground. Ye of little faith. POTUS believed.

Linda
3 months ago

We have plans to leave South Georgia on 6/15, and head to Wyoming for a month (then on to other points west). I fully expect to be able to make this trip. The only thing that will stop us is if there are severe travel restrictions still in place. Frankly, I do not see the President allowing this sort of widespread shut-down to continue. We are 63 & 70 and in good health. We seek out places that are not crowded, anyway.

Gman
3 months ago
Reply to  Linda

How can you say “you fully expect” when you or anyone else aren’t certain about the future. Your in the most affected age group, healthy or otherwise. Look what’s happening in China and South Korea. They lax on their quarantine and now their starting to see outbreaks again. A vaccine isn’t expected up to a year to year and a half. Like everyone else, our reservations at the end of the month was cancelled by the state closing it’s parks. This is like a bad dream although it isn’t. We just have to have faith, stay put and ride the storm. I miss our daughter, son and three grandchildren. Everyone take care and be safe.

Linda
3 months ago
Reply to  Gman

We make plans all of the time with no certainty of the ability to carry them out. I doubt I’ll take the vaccine when it is developed. I’ve never had the flu or the flu vaccine…and I taught school for 24 yrs! I will most definitely keep the faith and be smart about my daily life. When we travel, we sleep, eat and use the bath facilities in our MH. That is pretty much my life right now at home. We only go shopping for groceries about every 2 weeks. Our interests lead us to the great outdoors to hike, and we always try to avoid crowds during ‘normal’ times.

mark b
3 months ago
Reply to  Linda

As the saying goes: “Man Plans and God Laughs”.

Your governor will tell you when it’s safe. Yeah, he’s very astute.
And Trump, well, just trust in his judgement. He is a very stable genius.

John Martin
3 months ago

Sorry, but no. Until a vaccine is available and affordable, the avg age is not that adventurous. The desire to RV is always strong, but aged wisdom steps in and blows that bubble sky high.

Larry Pousson
3 months ago
Reply to  John Martin

Nice comment, I wish that you would be wrong, but I’m afraid not.

Gman
3 months ago
Reply to  Larry Pousson

I second that!

Sebtown
3 months ago

I don’t see how RVing can get back to “normal” until after a vaccine is discovered.