Florida Dealers Get Creative to Weather Pandemic

A photograph of the outside of the Travelcamp of Jacksonville dealership

Florida RV dealers are getting creative to provide uninterrupted service during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Florida Times-Union reports.

Multilocation Florida dealership Travelcamp is seeing a shift in buyers thanks to the wave of people seeking RVs to isolate themselves and their families during the coronavirus crisis.

The dealerships remain open. The staff practices social distancing and keeps the facility sanitized. However, some buyers are hesitant to step onto the lot.

“We have adapted by placing major emphasis on home delivery,” said Salem Hassan, owner of Travelcamp of Jacksonville told The Times-Union. “Much of our recent business has been a mix, including out-of-state customers, where we are delivering to the state line or to their homes.”

The dealership’s goal is to keep the entire staff through the crisis. Travelcamp has managed to avoid layoffs by reducing employee hours.

If the stay-at-home mandates extend into the summer, Hassan expects companies will conduct business by phone and online with live video chats.

Click here for the full Florida Times-Union story.

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