Renting a Car? Here's Why the Prices of U-Haul Rental Cargo Vans Are Soaring Post-Pandemic

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When you think of traveling around the country, you likely picture an RV or an Airstream. So, what do U-Haul cargo vans have to do with summer vacation? While a cargo van may not be part of your holiday Pinterest board, U-Haul rentals have become increasingly popular among travelers as of late. 

No, renting U-Hauls is not the latest trend TikTok trend or #aesthetic. Instead, it's a matter of practicality. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many folks are looking for safe ways to travel, and taking a road trip, camping or staying in an Airbnb seems like a plausible solution to most. However, in the same way there's a shortage of Airbnb rentals — or, at least, affordable ones — it seems the rental car industry simply can't keep up with the insatiable demand. 

So, how can you avoid this issue on your next trip? U-Haul rental cargo vans might just be the answer — even if that sounds a little silly at first.