How-To: Rent Out Your Camper

by Jack T. Wilder

Now that the RV industry is peaking and more people than ever are getting outside, maybe it’s time for you to look into renting out your RV, Camper or Trailer and making some money on the beast rather than letting it sit in your backyard all summer.

The two best places to rent your RV are RVshare and Outdoorsy. RVshare claims it can help you make up to $60,000 a year renting out your Class A Motorhome. Outdoorsy is a little less presumptive but still promises to bring you over $30,000 a year for the same vehicle.

Both companies were built from scratch and offer great apps to make renting out your RV, Camper or Trailer easy. Outdoorsy is a West-Coast company started by two partners in 2015 that has now booked over 240k trips and 800,000 nights on their platform. It has risen fast to take on the market leader, RVshare, which was founded in 2012 by Mark Jenney on a brainstorm during a honeymoon vacation. They are now the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, serving more than 60,000 RV owners across the US with a broad inventory ranging from travel trailers to luxury motorhomes.

Both companies are all about the customer service and both get great reviews by renters and owners.

RVshare tells prospective clients that renting your Camper or RV through them is as easy as these four steps:

List

List your RV on the site by adding photos and a detailed description. Manage exactly what potential renters see when they search.


Review

Review reservation requests and work directly with renters to agree on terms. You’re in complete control.


Meet

Meet the renter, give them a quick demo, and send them on their way!

Enjoy

The renter will return your RV at the end of their trip.

Both Outdoorsy and RVshare offer 24/7 roadside assistance to their renters and one million dollars of insurance protection. To see if one of these companies might be right for you and your RV take a tour of their websites and read a few of the reviews from their renters. Maybe your next vacation will be paid for by helping someone else have a great vacation!