Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > COMMUNITY FORUMS > COVID-19 RVing Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-13-2020, 03:37 PM   #1
Registered User
jarata's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 809
Maybe with schools closing later campgrounds less crowded

I wonder if the schools closing for a few weeks and going into,July or later because of the virus,will mean more vacancies in campgrounds over the summer
jarata is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-13-2020, 04:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
les.warden's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Foley, AL
Posts: 1,084
If they promote online schooling, summer vacation may be the same time. Here in Illinois they just closed ALL schools until end of the month. The internet companies are removing speed caps so online learning and work from home can proceed without data cap worries. Stay safe!
Les & Pam
2017 Phaeton 40QBH-All Electric-380 ISL
2016 Jeep JKUS with Ready Brute Elite towbar
les.warden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2020, 05:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 401
NM State parks just shut down all overnight camping till April 10. Wonder what they are thinking.
Just West Of The Pecos
05 Dolphin #5342
Chuck Q is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2020, 05:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
jcussen's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 2,813
Just got an email from Texas State Parks, ALL are remaining open, but cancellation fees are voided.
Foretravel tag axle 40 ft. 500 hp/1550 ft/lbs ism 1455 watts on the roof. 600 a/h's lithium down below.
jcussen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2020, 05:36 PM   #5
Community Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Full timing
Posts: 2,910

My wife just retired, last June 1st, from teaching in Ohio. Her friends that are still teaching, in her old district, are required to be in the classrooms for the 3 weeks their school districts are closed. This way the students if they need assistance can call the school and speak to their teachers. The students are required to be online, if they do not have access to the internet they will be given hard copies of their assignments. Some teachers are sending home copies of their lesson plans so the parents will know what is required for the students.
So it will not extend the school year into the summer.
2018 Road Warrior 427/2016 golf cart (gas) sold
2013 Can Am Spyder RT Limited
2017 Ram 3500 w/Aisin w/4:10
2 Dachshunds DJ (RIP 9-12-19) & Joey (RIP 5-14-21)
hamm2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 07:44 AM   #6
Senior Member
Tom N's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Appalachian Campers
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sarver, PA/Crystal River, FL/Shelocta, PA
Posts: 4,671
Most school districts are not extending their school year. Classes are going online.
Sarver, PA/Crystal River, FL/Shelocta, PA · FMCA 335149 · W3TLN
2005 Suncruiser 38R · W24, no chassis mods needed · 2013 Honda Accord EX-L · 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L

Tom N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 08:42 AM   #7
Senior Member
egwilly's Avatar
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Calif
Posts: 3,276
This is complicated....some districts here are requiring students continue learning with ipads and laptops with on-line learning. Some school districts are are on a 2 week vacation(actually 3 weeks if you count spring break coming up in April).

Some families cannot afford internet at home.....their kids are getting paper assignments and test to do over the hiatus.

Some districts have students that are fed meals....this is the most complicated part. Requires off-site planning and distribution.

Kids will mingle and go to malls and movie theaters. One has to ask what is the point of closing schools if they are still hanging out together?

Like I said.....crazy times ahead.
Outdoors RV Glacier Peak 26RLS Fifth Wheel
Ford F350 Superduty 6.7 Powerstroke...Jeep Wrangler for desert dirt
“Stick around please...I may need someone to blame.”
egwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 09:26 AM   #8
Senior Member
2Yung2 Quit's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 854
Here in San Diego they just closed all of the schools for the next 3 or 4 weeks. They did not mention anything about online classes during the shutdown in the announcement. So I assume the school year will be extended here.
2021 Ram CrewCab 3500 Cummins, DRW, 4x4, pulling a 2020 Mobile Suites, and loving it! Oh, and I did quit (retire) since I joined the forum.
2Yung2 Quit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 10:32 AM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 464
People may not travel as much this year out of fear of contracting the virus. Maybe more backyard camping adventures this year. I suppose if this continues into May and beyond it will have a big effect on amusement parks and other large venues.
Northwest Ohio
2004 Holiday Rambler Admiral 30pdd.
TCollins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2020, 08:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
egwilly's Avatar
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Calif
Posts: 3,276
The beach rv camping sites here in SoCal are full's out, let's go camping!
Outdoors RV Glacier Peak 26RLS Fifth Wheel
Ford F350 Superduty 6.7 Powerstroke...Jeep Wrangler for desert dirt
“Stick around please...I may need someone to blame.”
egwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2020, 09:04 AM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,026
My wife and I are retired but have a special needs son who lives with us and has a full time job. So far, he is continuing to work (mail clerk). If he didn't, I think we'd just load up the RV and head out west somewhere and find some BLM land to camp out on.

Our daughter and grandkids live 3 doors away but we can't even spend time with them. Daughter and husband will be working from home and the kids (11 and 13) will be doing virtual school from home. Can you imagine what it's going to be like in their house, and they're probably the lucky ones.

This is defintely crazy time.
2018 Nexus Ghost
2016 Ford Expedition
WorldCat25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 03:46 AM   #12
Senior Member
Shutterbug57's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 541
Ohio schools are out for 3 weeks starting today, but the governor is floating that he would not be surprised if they are “closed for the rest of the year”. Presumably, he means the school year. Given that he just yesterday shut down all restaurants and bars (except for drive thru, take away or delivery), he probably will close the schools for the rest of the school year. Who knows what impact this will have on the kids.

Everybody is worried about this virus, but nobody is worried about folks starving. With industries being shuttered, hourly workers (and quite possibly salaried folks as well) will not have a paycheck, and quite possibly no job to return to after all this is over. That means they can’t pay rent, buy food or fix the car to go to work or find a new job. For folks who have been laughing at the preppers, and that is most folks, when the money runs out, what are they going to eat? It’s going to be a tough time to be a dog or cat, but that is only a few meals, then what?

We need to think long and hard about what our governments are doing. As usual, they feel they have to do something - so they act, but they have failed to assess the full impact of their actions. Bankruptcies will sky rocket, soup kitchens will become far more normal and rebuilding our economy will take a CCC-like effort that will be focused on infrastructure.
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH
2019 Ford Expedition Max as the TOAD
Shutterbug57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 09:00 AM   #13
Senior Member
AE Wanderer's Avatar
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 479
Read an article that campgrounds are doing a good business right now as people want to isolate.
Full time and loving it!
2008 American Eagle 42F, Cummins 8.9l ISL
2014 Honda CR-V as TOAD
AE Wanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2020, 12:45 PM   #14
Community Administrator
Spk64's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 19,423
Thread Reminder.
Below is a reminder for all threads and post from the Readme at top of COVID-19 forum.
Let’s keep new post and threads with this in mind.
All Community Rules will be strictly enforced in this forum. Posts in violation of the rules may be deleted without notification based on the judgment of the moderators. In addition, posts that exhibit fear-mongering or other anti-social behavior may result in the author’s posting privileges being restricted. Please be especially cautious about posting politically charged content and be sure to report problem posts.

There has been a lot of very useful information and perspective shared here on this topic, but unfortunately also a good bit that does not meet our standards. Please respect your fellow members by thinking through this before posting:

- Is it true?
- Is it helpful?
- Is it kind?
Site Staff
2002 Newmar Mountain Aire 4095
Spk64 is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from crowded Florida! SGhost New Member Check-In 5 02-19-2020 09:10 AM
Sumo springs----maybe, maybe not MoCoTom Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 25 01-28-2018 08:31 PM
Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations rk911 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11 08-01-2017 07:22 PM
Not Important Now But Maybe Later JDT Excel Owner's Forum 7 01-09-2014 07:56 AM
Hi from The Crowded Camper mom CrowdedCampr New Member Check-In 26 12-05-2013 10:18 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.