Run on RVs as people head to see the eclipse
KENT, Wash. - Motorhome madness has hit Western Washington as the solar eclipse wipes away any sign of an RV for rent throughout the region.
Once people realized that hotels and campsites are in short supply, some saw recreational vehicles as their best option to experience the eclipse.
“It's been incredibly busy, even up to today. We still have people calling trying to get motor homes,” said Randall Jeremiah, owner of Squatch RV who rented out all 43 of his units.
KOMO News called around to other dealerships and got the same story.
“There's probably not a rental company in a 500 miles radius that has a motor home, and hasn't had them for quite a while,” Jeremiah said.
Anyone trying to land a last-minute motor home faces a pretty rough road but there's always that chance of a cancellation.
“Every once in a while we get cancellations,” Jeremiah said. “We haven't had any for this eclipse."
Oregon State Police wants to remind people that it is illegal to stop on or park along the shoulder of interstates and highways. The exception is car trouble, but eclipse-watching doesn't qualify.