Meet Our Owners

Vance and Nellie Hays Tell Their Outdoorsy Story

1. How did you decide to buy an RV? Why did you start renting it out? My wife and I have been working in the oil and gas business for a lot of years. We bought our first RV in 2006, a Carriage Compass II with three slides. I had never towed anything more than…

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Airstream Pro Host of the Month: Nomad Mobile Motor Lodge

Outdoorsy Airstream Pro Host of the Month Michael Fisher-Vallen and his business partner Michael Wilkinson are the creators of Nomad Mobile Motor Lodge, an Airstream rental company currently renting out five vintage Airstream trailers and two tow vehicles on Outdoorsy. Hard at work this winter in his 5,000 square-foot restoration workshop in suburban Maryland, Fisher-Vallen expects to…

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We Rented Out Our RV on Outdoorsy

When we tnew people that we planned on renting out our RV on Outdoorsy, people had STRONG opinions. “Aren’t you worried about people driving your motorhome?” “You’re letting strangers stay in your house?” “Why would you even consider renting your RV? It’s such a big risk!” To which I want to respond in one simple way:…

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Stories from a Road-Loving Tennessee RV Family

Hi, we’re Brian and Amy Shoemaker. This is us with our two sons: Jack, now 18, and Alex, now 16. We can’t believe our sons are now in their late teens. When we think of RVs, we think of our family over the years. So many of our happy memories revolve around RVs.  The first RV we…

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What It Was Like Renting Out Our Winnebago Travato

RV renting: what’s it like having your RV go on travel adventures without you? My wife Lindy put it best, as she often does: “It’s like watching your child pull out of the driveway in the car by herself for the first time…Except the car is your child.” Our Winnebago Travato Roxanne had a busy…

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Adventurous Host Michael Johnson in Orlando, Florida

Michael Johnson is a mountain biker, kayaker, pinball wizard who rents out his 2016 Forest River R-Pod 180 on Outdoorsy. He’s the guy you want to ask if you have questions about outdoor life around Orlando, Florida. A veteran Florida camper, Michael works for a bicycle company where they design & manufacture BMX bikes. We asked Michael for some Florida…

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Matt Wolski’s Rad Campervans in Canyon Country, Utah

  When he was in school, years before he built his business renting campervans in Canyon Country, Matt Wolski thought he’d spend the rest of his life behind an air-conditioned desk. It wasn’t until he took a pilgrimage of sorts to Yosemite Valley, California, that everything changed. As he puts it, “I spent 2 years completing advanced studies in dirtbagging. Coursework included…

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RV Pro Host: The Culinary Camper

Check out this surprising fact about this special Seattle-based Outdoorsy RV Pro Host: She’s a well-known chef who took her love of RV’ing to the next level. And that next level took the shape of a huge Class A Thor Motor Coach Daybreak which she now rents out to fellow campers who want to travel like pros. She brings her love of cooking into her life as…

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RV Pro Host Story of the Month: Bill Ward

Bill Ward is living the American dream. He turned his small idea into a flourishing business as an RV Pro Host almost by accident. It all started with this innocent thought he shared with friends: It sure would be fun to get an Airstream to throw fun parties. How did he get from here to there? Here’s the story….

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Owner Profile: JoVonna Kingkade

When Huntington Beach-based JoVonna Kingkade started RVing, it was for some of the same reasons that attract many to the activity — it was a solution for family-friendly travel that hotels couldn’t provide and it was a way to comfortably accommodate several children while on the road. “We saw an RV sitting on the side of the road with…

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