Dear renters, I bet you're confused. We as RV owners typically charge you a one-time "cleaning" fee. But then we're upset with you and maybe even withhold some of your deposit if you return our RVs in a "less-than-fresh" condition. For example, I had a renter take the RV to the desert after a heavy rain. Here's how it came back:
Now that's a filthy Leamon Party Bus!
So here's the deal. I've recently change my fee to a "Setup Fee" instead of a "Cleaning Fee". The reason is because while my wife and I do clean the RV before you arrive, we do way more than we expect you to. We do a deep clean including both the exterior and interior. We also wash the windows, launder the towels, check the tires, make little fixes and repairs, etc. We do this not just for you, but because we love our little rig and want to keep it in tip-top shape both for our renters and our own family trips.
So imagine our horror when a renter brings it back and it's not even swept, let alone filthy from head to tow like a mangy mutt!
That prompted us to add this section within our liability contract which clearly states what we will charge you if you don't care for the RV properly:
But hey, I have good news!
Cleaning the RV is not that much of a pain! In fact, when we camp, we usually pick up and sweep before bed time every other day. It's really not that hard to keep it clean, after all, it's the size of a single bedroom. And we've added conveniences like cleaning supplies and even collapsible buckets and trash cans for washing dishes and disposing of garbage.
You'll be fully stocked with cleaning supplies when you rent the Leamon Party Bus
All-in-all, it takes about 15-30 minutes to sweep, wipe down and bring back the RV in the appropriate condition to avoid any surcharges. We've got everything you need to ensure we're on the same page. And if for some reason you end up with an excessively dirty LP Bus, give us a call or text prior and we'll direct you to a super-cheap self-car-wash right down the street. I've washed it there multiple times myself and it's super easy.
In the end, we as owners promise to provide you with what you need and make your trip a wonderful experience, including our initial deep clean and setup. In return, we ask that when you take it, remember it's our family RV. My kids have the time of their lives in it. So will yours, and so will our next renters. There's nothing that sours that feeling like getting socked with a $150 surcharge that we'd prefer not to withhold over something as easy as a quick sweep and wipe.
Remember, when you rent on Outdoorsy, the RV you drive off is now essentially yours temporarily and you should treat it with the same care as if it were your own.
The Leamon Party Bus