Seffner, Fla.-based LazyDays RV Supercenter continues to rent RVs from a satellite location in storm-ravaged St. Lucie County on Florida’s Treasure Coast, according to the Fort Pierce Tribune.
LazyDays has set up a temporary showroom at the St. Lucie County Civic Center in Fort Pierce. The dealership is operating independent of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is offering free and reduced-price trailer rentals to hurricane victims.
LazyDays has arranged for about 100 rentals since setting up shop Sept. 12, said Business Manager Andy Glogower.
“We were busy right after Frances,” Glogower said. “But since Jeanne, even more people have been knocking on our doors. Right now, demand is outpacing availability.”
R. “Snow” Chamberlain, the firm’s delivery coordinator, said that from the Fort Pierce lot he’s arranged delivery of trailers to as far north as Kissimmee and south to Stuart, but most have been in St. Lucie County.
Lazydays also is renting trailers in Port Charlotte on Florida’s Gulf Coast to Hurricane Charley victims and in Pensacola, located in the state’s Panhandle, to Hurricane Ivan victims.
The trailers range in size from 24 to 39 feet and can sleep from two to six people. Prices range from $1,000 to $2,500 a month. Leases are from four to six months, although renters can keep them longer on month-by-month payments.
In almost all of Lazydays’ rentals, the cost is paid by insurance.
“It’s covered by the `loss of use’ clause or the `additional living expense’ clause in most policies,” Glogower said.