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RE: Pa Open for Camping

Went last weekend - so May 15-17. A Thousand Trails property in PA. In general it was handled very well in terms of distancing and people wearing masks. All facilities were closed so no problem with picking up COVID from a shared surface. The only staff interaction was getting my parking pass at check-in, which was handled at the entry shack and not in the office. Fishing was still 'open' on the creek frontage. I will say not everyone wore a mask all the time including me. We just weren't in close proximity to anyone else at any time. On paper you needed a mask if leaving your site. I'm much more concerned going for groceries than camping.
MattFromPA 05/20/20 04:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: This could be a problem

Looks like sales have been booming here in PA. I window shop, and I've noticed since May 1 when auto/rv sales could resume, that the new and used inventory of a large multi-location dealer is just about depleted. Its not Camping World. March and April were of course dead and prices were lower. I think you could only buy online at that time, with home delivery. RV Trader is also showing fewer units in my area. I guess its pent-up demand, along with some folks making more staying at home plus the stimulus cash?
MattFromPA 05/08/20 11:37am General RVing Issues
RE: The camping industry is going to be hit hard

Correct! All this hysteria about killing the economy. When this is over people are going to want stuff just like they did before and someone will be there to sell it to them:h I hope. The pressure to return to normal will be become too great to resist, and we're going to have a resurgence of the virus. But, if this lockdown goes on much longer there won't be any businesses left to patronize - for those still working and have money. Good chance of a double nightmare after the progress made in flattening the curve - a major resurgence and a broken economy. More Monopoly money will have to be thrown at this from Washington, and we just hope it doesn't lead to hyperinflation.
MattFromPA 04/17/20 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

I window shop - a lot - and am a member of several Facebook RV groups. Seems many are still buying trailers which surprised me. There is nowhere to take them right now, at least in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast. Dealer prices for new and used seem to be dropping to an extent. Camping World has their smallest bunkhouse listed for $9995. The local dealers I check frequently seem to have dropped prices roughly $1K for the bunkhouse floorplan I'm interested in. Used inventory listings have remained fairly static. No in-person sales here, so I expect quite a backlog. I thought craigslist would have a glut of TTs for sale now but that is not the case yet here. When this is over there will either be an explosion of buying due to pent-up demand, or the economic damage caused by the lockdown will really depress the RV industry for some time to come.
MattFromPA 04/15/20 09:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Don't come to PA

maybe residential only means you can stay there but no hay rides or pool partys No I think it means those that are living at a park permanently can remain (versus full-timers who move around). Usually not the kinds of places weekenders gravitate to... At any rate, most seasonal campgrounds here don't open until early April. So they get a little reprieve for now, but I don't see this lock down ending that soon. Don't expect to see many RVs on the road for awhile. Sad but necessary at this time.
MattFromPA 03/20/20 03:38pm General RVing Issues
Don't come to PA

As of last night, campgrounds along with all non-essential businesses in Pennsylvania are closed under penalty of fines or possible jail time. It does say "residential only" for campgrounds: I assume that means those living permanently at a campground can remain. Full-timers who are technically transient might have issues. I guess that remains to be seen.
MattFromPA 03/20/20 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: How cold can you go?

South-central PA here, we woke up one late October Saturday a few years back to 6" of snow. My trailer isn't optimized for cold, but temps hovered around 32 all day so I wasn't too concerned. We did go through some propane. We left Saturday afternoon only because the campground lost power and then lost water pressure. Kids had a blast of course. Check your forecast that week. If temps go below freezing only overnight then I would go for it. We're headed out for the last trip of the year this weekend. It may dip down to freezing Saturday night. I would consider wrapping exposed water lines if temps dropped into the low 20's for an extended period.
MattFromPA 10/28/19 01:19pm Travel Trailers
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