We’ve all been there. You want to take a trip — a long-distance, by-the-seat-of-your-pants road trip. All around the globe, North America is known as the place to go to be out on the pavement, to be free and in control of where you are going. Whether it’s just for a few days or a few weeks, that time is yours.
If you’ve spent any time traveling, you know how difficult it can be to find the perfect vehicle for your adventure. Maybe you have a 40-foot Class A motorhome that’s perfect for extended or full-time journeys. Perhaps you own a super sweet classic Airstream. Perhaps you don’t have a road trip machine at all.
Don’t worry, Outdoorsy is here to help all road trippers, from seasoned RVers to first-timers. Here’s how:
Outdoorsy, a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects RV renters with RV owners, takes all of the pain away from both sides of the equation, like one of our RV owners explains here. Got an RV that’s not getting much use? List it with us. Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Find just the right rig in your area that’s owned by adventurers who want to share their love for the open road. Hear one of our RV owners talk about how this whole sharing economy
What to consider as an RV owner
We know, we know. That rig is your baby. You spend so much time washing, waxing, tweaking onboard systems and keeping everything in tip-top shape. The thing is, it hasn’t left your driveway more than once this year. How about using it to put a little jingle in your pocket? And did we mention that Our Insurance Policy is a First in the RV Marketplace?
Here are some stats to consider:
- 30 percent of RV owners are upside down on their payments. By listing on Outdoorsy, you can turn that into cash flowing into your wallet instead of out of it. If you only rent out your rig once or twice a year, you could offset the cost of owning your RV. Sounds pretty good, right?
- Nearly 10.5 million RVs in the U.S. will go unused for 11 months of the year. Pair that figure with 45.6 million campers looking for their next adventure, and you can see there is an incredible amount of potential to rent out your RV to just the right folks — folks like yourself who want to do some traveling. You can help spread the passion for RV travel.
- Earn up to 86K or more annually by listing your RV on Outdoorsy. (Use this handy calculator to see how much you could make). The demand is there, and many renters are interested in doing more than just one trip throughout the year. Weekend camping at the nearby state park. Road trips along scenic highways. Weeklong (or longer) trips on the open road with no destination in mind. They are all here, looking for the perfect RV.
Using our Full Control Dashboard, you, the owner, are in total control of availability and who you want to rent your RV to. You can read reviews, set requirements and chat with potential guests ahead of time. When you are comfortable, lock it in and start figuring out what you are going to do with that extra cash.
What to consider as an RV renter
Finding the right ride for your adventure can be tough. It shouldn’t be, and it isn’t with Outdoorsy. If you’ve looked for rentals before, you know most the RVs available are big ol’ clunky units with gaudy vinyl wraps on them. Nothing screams “I’ve never done this before” more than hitting the road in one of those. Let us hook you up with something a whole lot better.
The experience is dead simple. Choose from RVs of all classes. Want something that’s fully self-contained? We’ve got them. Want a small towable? No problem, we’ve got those as well. We help you travel in the style that’s right for you instead of settling for something that’s not really what you had in mind.
Also, you’ll get better support, tips on RV systems and travel ideas from an RV owner than you ever would with a rental chain. Owners have been out there, had experiences and know all the cool spots you should add to your itinerary. It’s a culture that revolves around sharing that will have you traveling like a pro in no time at all.
Maybe you are thinking about buying your own RV. By renting first, you can determine the type of RV that best meets your needs and discover which features you want in the one you will own. Don’t settle. Rent and find exactly what you are after.
Outdoorsy: Connecting you to the open road
We are travelers, just like you. We’ve spent countless hours out there, using RVs to power our adventures. We’ve done short local trips and multi-year journeys covering thousands of miles around the country. We surf, hike, bike and lounge around camp with the best of them. We are Outdoorsy.