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About Elena VanderPlaats

We are West Lafayette, IN premium RV rentals and RV/Trailer/Boat storage facility. We have 3 beautiful rigs to meet your camping needs. Choose from an easy to drive Class C "Journey" Freelander, or 2 stunning Class A rigs- "Journey" Encore and "Journey" Hurricane. We offer delivery and set up or you can pick up the rig at our location and embark on your journey right away! *Please note, we do not deliver to Indiana State Parks, per Indiana State Park policy of no 3rd party exchange on their grounds. Have your own RV, trailer or boat, but no place to store it? We are excited to offer valet service and options for short and long term indoor storage! Want to learn more? Contact us today!

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Memories made on trips with Elena VanderPlaats's RVs

Jean B.

5October 2021

We had a great experience the motorhome is very nice. One thing I didn’t expect was that they supply a lot of things like all of your cooking utensils coffee pot etc. which is never been included in any other motorhomes that we have ever rented. A wonderful plus. If we had any issues Tim was wonderful to answer his phone and talk us through things. We are looking forward to our next rental with this RV

Bill S.

5October 2021

From the start Elena and Tim were outstanding Hosts. Their shared knowledge of the Outdoorsy process made my rental a seamless experience. Their motor coach was exactly as described in the Outdoorsy search and had no issues whatsoever. They provided a quality and professional experience renting their equipment.

David D.

5October 2021

This is a beautiful rig. We had a great trip with no issues. The family that owns this small business are really nice people.

Kathy H.

4October 2021

This was our first Outdoorsy experience and all in all it was very good. We had some issues with the generator tripping and loosing some power/AC on the unit. We spent a long time on the phone with Elena and her husband who was excellent at troubleshooting the problem (turned out to be a tripped generator phase CB). I dont think too many people could have done that and I give him a lot of credit for his knowledge of the unit. I was a little surprised at the dumping fee - just assumed it would have been included with the rental as we had no hookups where we were staying. The unit was very new and meticulously clean.

Darby M.

5October 2021

RV was perfect for the four of us to tailgate all weekend.

Lexie L.

5September 2021

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish! Elena was great to work with. She helped to answer questions from the very first time we reached out through the entire trip. She was flexible and understanding. The RV was immaculately kept, very clean and ran with zero issues! This was our very first RV experience and I’m thankful we had one of Elena’s RV’s during our first trip. We would love to do this again in the future!

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Steven R.

5September 2021

Renting a RV thru Outdoorsy and Lena was so easy. Had a great time, we will be renting again.

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Corey R.

5September 2021

Overall great tailgating experience. Hosts were helpful and easy to work with. At this price point we would have loved to have WiFi and/or cable but we worked through it.

John C.

5August 2021

This was out first RV rental. Great experience! RV was brand new and immaculate. Elena was very helpful with any questions I had!

Keri A.

5July 2021

The VanderPlaats were so awesome to work with! They were very accommodating and flexible with our requests. We were able to have a great, relaxing, and stress free weekend knowing their RVs are top notch. There's no need to look elsewhere! Rent with the VanderPlaats, you won't be disappointed!

Ryan A.

5July 2021

Had a fantastically time in this wonderful RV with room for a family and convenient features! Elena was very quick to answer any questions, always accommodating and helpful.

Mike M.

5July 2021

We had a great trip and loved this RV!!! The RV is in new condition and has everything you’ll need. Very easy to drive, plenty of space, and super clean. Hooking up at a camp site was very easy and provided all the comforts of home at our site in Glacier along the river. It was beautiful and a great experience for our family to disconnect from work and reconnect with nature. Thank you Elena! We’ll be in touch soon to rent from you again.

Lateefah M.

5July 2021

Great experience with this couple great communication and very welcoming I would definitely recommend using them for your RV needs

Matthew V.

5July 2021

This was our first RV trip, with a family of 5, including 3 kids less than 11 years old. Our trip was for 2 weeks, which included a day for packing and unpacking. We drove approximately 3k miles and used 90 generator hours over this time. The RV was really nice, clean, and prepared by the owners for a two week trip. I would absolutely rent from these owners again! The RV had included nearly all of the items you would expect an owner to provide to make your experience a really great one and that helped a LOT so that we wouldn't need to buy a bunch of random, single-use items. RV'ing was not without a small handful of unexpected issues, yet the owners were super helpful with helping us troubleshoot issues on the road via texting or phone calls. Over the course of the trip, it was mostly our inexperience with an RV that could have solved problems, versus any issues regarding the quality of the RV we rented. We had a lot of fun and also learned a lot about RV'ing along the way. During our trip, we did cause some unexpected damage to a fridge drawer, a window screen, and a storage drawer. The total charges for damage were very reasonable at less than $150, and even though there were some issues with some other parts of the RV, the owners were able to resolve most of them upon our return, or determine that it was not our fault for what went wrong. This was a big concern for us because there was a potential for a lot of liability, but again the owners were great in being fair to us and making sure the applicable warranties they had were handled properly. In conclusion, the trip was something that our children and we will remember for the rest of our lives. The rental experience was really great and I would absolutely make the same decision to rent this RV and go on the same trip that we took.

Chandra M.

5June 2021

This RV was everything we hoped for. Elena and her husband are awesome! I would definitely recommend that you rent this Rv!

Moises L.

5June 2021

We had the best first time experience renting a rv from Elena! It was clean, organized, and so nice inside! It was so convenient to have everything we needed in the kitchen so we didn’t have to worry about packing pots, pans, silverware,etc. If we texted Elena with a question she responded within minutes. This experience made our 14 hour trip to South Carolina so comfortable! We loved every moment. We will definitely be renting from Elena again for our next rv vacation! :)

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