Peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace RVezy has received $23 million in investment from the founder of Canadian online dating app Plenty of Fish, Markus Frind. Founded back in 2017, RVezy, which markets itself as the ‘Airbnb of RVs’, helps RV owners offset the costs of ownership by renting out their RVs when they are not being used.
RV manufacturers have set new RV shipment records for each of the past six months, and all industry segments continue to work together to keep up with soaring consumer demand and unprecedented retail sales. These are truly remarkable times for our industry and the outdoor category.
The RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) April 2021 survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments ended the month with 51,813 units, the most for any April on record and a more than 9% increase over the previous record set in April 2018.
The RV Industry Association estimates more than 500,000 new RVs will ship in 2021. That is a 20 percent boost from last year. Now, RV resorts and campgrounds are scrambling to build more spaces for you to park your luxury coach or pop up camper. You are safer outdoors, in nature, from COVID-19. And, people across the country are trading planes, trains and automobiles for RVs.
Kampgrounds of America (KOA) conducted a survey of leisure travelers and found that we want to get outside these days, with a majority saying they think it’s the safest way to travel during the coronavirus pandemic.
With the U.S.- Canada border remaining closed, tens of thousands of Canadian retirees and other ‘snowbirds’ are looking to spend the season in B.C. To avoid the worst of the Canadian winter.
With many Canadian snowbirds unable to go south to the U.S. for the season they’re heading west to enjoy a warmer winter here on Vancouver Island.