With international travel put on hold and the situation with state borders changing seemingly every day, many Australians have decided to holiday a little closer to home this summer - and it's caused a caravan boom.
Local recreational vehicle repairman and dealer Matt Best, says his business has "gone nuts" in the last six months.
"Ever since the lockdown, it's probably boomed 20 to 30 per cent ... it's all just going crazy at the moment," he said.
As the owner of Best RV Repairs here in Griffith, Mr Best has witnessed firsthand the flood of people looking to live the caravan lifestyle. But it hasn't been as simple as 'buy an RV then hit the road'.
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"There's 400 manufacturers of vans in Melbourne, and because they've been in lockdown for so long, there's no new vans entering the market," Mr Best said.
"So there's no stock, but everyone wants to get away."
Mr Best said many people are so desperate to buy, they're purchasing second-hand vehicles 'sight unseen', not investigating the quality of the vehicle they are dishing out thousands of dollars on.
He said if he could offer any tip to people buying a caravan, it would be to get the vehicle checked by someone who knows what they're looking at.
"The last think I want is for people to bring me a van they bought sight unseen where they don't know what it is," he said.
"Just like a car, get it checked. Some people can shell out 40 or 50 grand on a van and not know what's wrong with it."
Mr Best first entered the caravan business 13 years ago, and since then he has witnessed some changes in the type of people buying RVs.
"It used to be mainly people who had hit retirement age who were really spending time in caravans," he said.
"It's a lot younger now ... I've met people in their 30s with three kids travelling away all the time and taking the caravan wherever they go."
He said this is because more young people are noticing the benefits of RVs, which he said are much more self-efficient and not as costly as they used to be.
While Mr Best's business previously focused solely on repairing camper vans, he now plans to also sell the vehicles, to help fill a hole in the Griffith market which has existed since New Age Caravans Griffith moved to Nowra.