Running a Successful RV Rental Business w/RVshare
Have you ever thought about what you could do with your RV while you aren’t traveling? For many Americans, their RV sits in the driveway or storage for months out of the year. But there is an option to rent our your RV while it’s not in use. Travelers who are looking to experience the magic of RVing without having to commit to purchasing one of their own turn to RV rentals. It’s a great opportunity for both owners and renters, with the ability for owners earn income, and renters get to have an amazing road trip or camping experience with their friends and family.
Why Rent Your RV?
Renting your RV when you’re not using it is a great way to offset the costs of ownership. Depending on how often you use your rig, renting it can even bring in some additional income to fund your next adventure! RVshare can be used to rent trailers, vans, and RVs, so no matter the type of rig you own, you’ll find people looking to rent it on the platform.
While it might seem a little intimidating to set up your RV as a rental, RVshare has everything you need to make the process smooth and easy. And since owners who use Harvest Hosts already have experience with hospitality and know what makes a stay great, we have no doubt you’ll be amazing on the RVshare platform!
How to Rent Your RV on RVshare
RVshare’s website makes it incredibly easy to successfully start renting out your RV. Start by creating a free listing for your RV or trailer on RVshare.com. Besides writing a description and uploading photos, you get to pick the dates your RV is available and decide on the price. RVshare has step-by-step prompts that will assist you in setting up your listing, so you don’t miss a step.
You’ll have total control over everything like your cancellation policy, how much to charge, and how many nights people can rent your rig. With requirements like renter deposits and ID verification, you can be sure you’re renting to an actual person.
RVshare also provides one-on-one training and rental coaches who can walk you through everything that you need to know to start renting your RV. They can even help you figure out what to charge for your listing and how to make it more desirable to renters.
Once your rig is booked you’ll pay a small commission fee which pays for a bunch of things like access to the RVshare platform, secure payment processing, direct deposit, marketing your RV listing, and a dedicated support team for both owners and renters. And since RVshare has the largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace that reaches millions of RV renters every year, you can be sure your rig is shown to people who are looking to rent in your area.
Protection While Renting your Rig
Nervous about your expensive rig getting damaged? Not to worry, both you and anyone who rents your RV are covered with liability, collision, and comprehensive insurance. With RVshare your rig is covered up to $1M in liability coverage and up to $300,000 in comprehensive and collision coverage, based on the value of the RV. They also provide free 24/7 roadside assistance, free towing, and tire service if anything happens to your rig on the road while it’s rented.
Success Tips for RV Owners
RVshare has tons of resources to help RV owners run a successful rental business, including your rental dashboard, the owner toolkit, and a blog full of helpful tips.
The dashboard is the hub for running your RV rental business. From there you can manage your reservations and calendar, get tips from other owners, see your listing’s performance metrics, and learn how to improve your listing for more views and bookings.
The owner toolkit has everything you need to rent your RV successfully – including guides, more information on insurance and other big questions, and tips on how to provide renters with a great experience. You’ll also have access to documents such as reservation forms, rental contracts, accounting forms, and insurance information.
And don’t miss the RVshare blog, which also has tons of articles on how to rent your RV, turning it into a business, and tips on how to be successful. It also has lists of fun activities to visit in each state, many that are close to Harvest Host locations!
You probably have your favorite Harvest Hosts spot and know what kind of hospitality that can make a stay go from ok to wow. With your experiences staying at various Harvest Hosts around the country, you’ll be able to take that knowledge and put it to use running a successful RV rental business!
Ready to give it a try? Head over to RVshare to get an estimate of how much you could make renting your RV.
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