The majority of RV rentals on Outdoorsy involve a renter who handles all aspects of towing/driving the RV, setting it up at the campsite, and getting the rig back to the owner. But an increasing number of rentals on Outdoorsy follow a different gameplan. Imagine if you could rent an RV on Outdoorsy and have it ready and waiting for you at your campsite when you arrive. That’s exactly what happens with a stationary rental.
Stationary rentals are growing in popularity because many folks want the camping experience without the stress of towing and setup. Additionally, many renters don’t have vehicles capable of towing the larger campers on our platform, so stationary rentals open this door.
Whether you’re an Outdoorsy owner looking to expand your offerings or someone looking to rent on our platform, it’s helpful to understand how a stationary rental could work for you.
What Is a Stationary Rental?
A stationary rental is an RV rental that is delivered to a campsite and is not moved for the duration of the rental period. The owner of the RV delivers it to you, helps you get it set up, and returns to pick it up once you’re done camping.
What Are the Benefits of a Stationary Rental?
There are many benefits of stationary rentals for both the RV owner and the person renting.
For RV owners:
- You’ll never have to worry about whether or not a renter has a vehicle that is capable of safely towing your camper.
- No stress about your rig getting damaged on the road.
- You’ll be able to help your renter get set up at their campsite.
- Our insurance for stationary rentals costs less because you’re not driving — the same great coverage we offer on all our rentals, for less.
- You don’t have to worry about the road trip. Simply arrive at your campsite and enjoy.
- In most cases, the owner will help you hook up your RV to power, water, and sewer.
How Can I Search for a Stationary Rental?
- Start your search on Outdoorsy.com by plugging in a city near where you’d like to camp.
- Once you see the list of available rentals come up, filter for “delivery.”
- When you select delivery, you’ll be asked to provide the address of your actual campsite.
- Once you provide this address, Outdoorsy will filter the list to show only the rigs where owners offer delivery.
- You can pick the one you like and communicate directly with the owner to make all arrangements.
Note that owners will charge additional fees for this service. The fees will vary depending on the rig and the distance the owner travels to deliver to you.
Examples of Stationary Rentals on Outdoorsy
Say you want to show up by the beach and make camp in a wonderful little glamper. This Airstream Bambi would be a great option because the owner will take care of drop off, set up, and pick up for you.
Or, if the mountains are more your speed, you could pick a campsite around Denver, get the whole family together, and order up this bunkhouse camper right to your campsite.
Choosing a stationary rental can also allow you access to rigs like this luxury fifth-wheel that would otherwise be out of range for most tow vehicles.
What Does Stationary Rental Insurance Cover?
We pride ourselves on offering industry-leading insurance options for peer-to-peer RV rentals. When you choose a stationary rental, you’ll benefit from great coverage that’ll give you peace of mind while you camp.
As an owner, your RV will be covered by stationary insurance from the moment you leave home for drop off to the time you return home from picking up your RV. During the rental period, you’ll be protected by up to $500k in comprehensive protection of your RV.
As a renter, you’ll benefit from 24/7 customer support as part of your stationary insurance coverage. Our stationary insurance will cover you in case the RV is damaged at your campsite. Stationary insurance is also less costly because the RV is only being moved by its owner. This savings is passed to you when you rent.
While the thrill of the open road in an RV calls to many, others want the joy of camping without the stressors of maneuvering a large vehicle. That’s why stationary rentals can be a great option. They are a simple and affordable way to take a family vacation that creates lifelong memories.