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Surge in RV Rentals Anticipated for Upcoming 2024 Solar Eclipse

The upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8 is not only attracting millions of travelers to the path of totality across the United States, but it’s also providing a boost to the RV industry. According to the RV Industry Association (RVIA), over 14 million Americans, nearly one-fourth of eclipse travelers, plan to witness this rare celestial event using an RV.

RV rental companies are reporting unprecedented demand. RVshare, an Akron-based RV rental marketplace, has seen a staggering 1,000% increase in bookings in Ohio compared to the same time last year. 

“We’re up more than $660 for RV bookings compared to Memorial Day, which is usually the start of high bookings for the summer,” Maddi Bourgerie, RVshare’s senior director of communications, told News 5 Cleveland.

The surge is even more pronounced in Texas, with some areas along the path of totality experiencing an astounding 700% increase in RV bookings, according to KLTV.

“In your area, we are seeing about eight times the amount of bookings we would normally see,” remarked Jon Gray, CEO of RV rental company RVshare.

Many eclipse chasers are opting for RVs due to their flexibility. “Renting an RV for seeing the eclipse makes a ton of sense, because the RV can move,” Gray explained. “So, if it’s cloudy where you are, you can drive and get to a better view.”

This influx of eclipse tourists is providing an economic boon to small towns in the path of totality. The tax revenue that these people are bringing to small businesses, every RV park and hotel around here is at capacity,” said Brittany Franza, owner of The Oaks on 37 Tiny Home & RV Resort in Mt. Vernon, Texas.

The economic influence of solar eclipses on local economies can indeed be significant, as seen during the 2017 total solar eclipse.

In Oregon, for example, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management advised businesses and communities to prepare for a surge in visitors, suggesting a notable boost in economic activities across various sectors, from hospitality to retail. This indicates that the 2017 solar eclipse likely had a meaningful economic impact on Oregon RV businesses, such as rentals, dealerships, and campgrounds, which are expecting a similar boost in revenue as eclipse enthusiasts flock to prime viewing locations along the path of totality.

As demand soars, RV companies recommend travelers look for rentals outside the path of totality and drive in for the eclipse. However, finding overnight parking may prove challenging due to limited availability.

The 2024 total solar eclipse is shaping up to be not just an unforgettable astronomical spectacle, but also a major catalyst for the RV industry. With millions set to experience this event on wheels, April 8 is poised to be a truly special day for both eclipse enthusiasts and RV companies alike.

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ChillBuddy690
ChillBuddy690
April 5, 2024 10:13 am

Check this out! Did you know RV rental companies are getting swamped with bookings for the 2024 solar eclipse? Ohio and Texas saw a crazy surge before. Want a flexible and top-notch view? Snag an RV now! It’s the way to go for the upcoming celestial show!

SofiaDrizzle
SofiaDrizzle
April 5, 2024 1:14 pm

Isn’t it cool how RV rentals are spiking before the 2024 solar eclipse? People are flocking to book RVs and campsites for the best view. If you’re planning to chase the eclipse, better snag your spot early for the ultimate viewing experience!

DevonRiver
DevonRiver
April 5, 2024 8:46 pm
Reply to  SofiaDrizzle

It’s pretty amazing how RV rentals are on the rise leading up to the 2024 solar eclipse! The buzz and excitement have people hooked on hitting the road in style.

CarsonTrail
CarsonTrail
April 6, 2024 12:36 am
Reply to  DevonRiver

Planning ahead for the solar eclipse trip? Don’t forget to pack some cozy blankets for stargazing under the night sky. It’s incredible how the anticipation for this event is getting everyone excited to explore the great outdoors in RVs!

Linda Harris
Linda Harris
April 5, 2024 8:37 pm

The buzz around RV rentals for the 2024 solar eclipse is exciting! It’s a cool way to catch the eclipse with flexibility. Remember to plan ahead for the best experience!

pixelPete
pixelPete
April 5, 2024 11:30 pm

Isn’t it cool how the 2024 solar eclipse is spiking RV rentals? Travelers are snapping up spots! Don’t forget to plan ahead for the best views along the path of totality.

KeithValiant
KeithValiant
April 6, 2024 3:17 am

Isn’t it intriguing how the 2024 solar eclipse is sparking such a buzz in the RV world? Companies are really stepping up with tailored packages and cool collaborations to make this eclipse unforgettable!

Karen Hill
Karen Hill
April 6, 2024 6:01 am
Reply to  KeithValiant

I couldn’t help but notice how companies are going all out to make this eclipse unforgettable! It’s really amazing to see how much excitement the 2024 solar eclipse is generating in the RV community! The anticipation and buzz around it are truly something special.

Julie Roberts
Julie Roberts
April 6, 2024 7:21 am

I just wanted to share that as we get closer to the 2024 solar eclipse, RV rental companies are seeing a huge uptick in interest. It’s cool to see how they’re getting creative to cater to eclipse enthusiasts with special offerings. The buzz around RV travel for eclipse viewing is really taking off, and it’s neat to see businesses teaming up to make the experience even better for those looking to catch this amazing event.

rachelray
rachelray
April 6, 2024 7:42 am

Picture hitting the road in an RV for the 2024 solar eclipse! Book early for a prime spot. Don’t wait. this celestial event is one for the books.

Nolan Creek
Nolan Creek
April 6, 2024 8:34 am

Ready for an epic adventure under the 2024 solar eclipse? Get lost in the beauty of the U.S., explore new places, and support small businesses along the way! Pure magic awaits!

nightOwlNia
nightOwlNia
April 6, 2024 11:40 am

Isn’t it amazing how RV rental companies are gearing up for the 2024 solar eclipse? They’re going all out to make this astronomical event unforgettable for eclipse chasers like us!

VanceNebula
VanceNebula
April 6, 2024 10:14 pm
Reply to  nightOwlNia

Yeah, it’s pretty cool to see how RV rental companies are getting ready for the 2024 solar eclipse! It’s like they’re all geared up for this awesome event. Have you checked out the latest RV models designed for stargazing enthusiasts? They are seriously impressive!

DailyPulse-42
DailyPulse-42
April 6, 2024 3:29 pm

With the buzz around RV rentals for the 2024 solar eclipse, it’s time to prep those camping recipes and stargazing skills! Grab your eclipse glasses, pack your sense of adventure – it’s gonna be a cosmic experience!

Kyla Moon
Kyla Moon
April 6, 2024 4:27 pm

Are you ready to join the cosmic fun? The 2024 Solar Eclipse is coming up, and RV rental companies are all geared up for the high demand. It’s going to be an amazing road trip experience chasing the eclipse in an RV. Let’s get ready for this celestial adventure!

NoraLake
NoraLake
April 6, 2024 4:41 pm

Planning to catch the 2024 solar eclipse in an RV? Book early for a prime spot. Explore quaint towns for a unique view and support their communities.

hannahbanana
hannahbanana
April 6, 2024 6:36 pm

Planning to witness the 2024 solar eclipse in the U.S.? Better book your RV early! Don’t forget your eclipse glasses and camera gear for this rare celestial spectacle!

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