Getting your first booking request is exciting but it can also be a little intimidating. The idea of renting your rig and making some extra cash is fun but now you’ve actually got to lend your rig out! Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who feels this way. While letting go of your rig for the first time might be nerve wracking, it gets easier and easier when you know there are renters enjoying it as much as you do. You are now a part of families making memories that will last them a lifetime!
Here is what to do once you get that first booking request.
Look over the request, get a feel for who the renters are (interests, occupation, etc.), and review their profile and rating. Send them a message through the platform asking about their trip. If it feels like a good fit, it’s time to accept the request and prepare your RV.
This means clean and clean some more! (Because you want a good rating, right?). Then check the tires, signals, fluids, mileage and anything else that might need changing, fixing or topping up. You want your renters to feel comfortable, safe and right at home while using your vehicle. Make sure to review the key exchange process so you don’t miss any steps! Make sure all paperwork is signed by the renter (RV contract, RV departure and return forms) and pre-trip and return photos are taken.
Pro tip- The more personalised the owner makes the experience, the better the ratings. When you’re discussing the renter’s plan, try asking questions that will give you an idea of what they like. Even something as small as leaving a personally addressed welcome note in the rig will make the experience that much better.