Deciding to rent your RV is a big first step. Next come the questions of marketing your unit, insuring it during the rental period, handling payments and vetting your clients. Outdoorsy is the platform that guides owners through the process and offers unbeatable support. And it is a place potential renters are looking at to find the RV that will be a great fit for them and their families.
At the time of my first rental, I viewed my RV as personal with maybe a rental here and there to help with payments. That first rental was damaged in a fire (which Outdoorsy's insurance handled perfectly) and I thought to myself, well, that's it, I'm done. While the unit was in the repair shop I had to turn down 5 rental requests! At that point I began thinking about the RV and the rental process as a business. It is on the road now (on an international rental) and I have 5 more bookings through the end of the year. Income from these rental has already covered my RV payments and a good portion of the maintenance costs. And this is only the beginning of May!
My advice to first timers is to immediately consider this a business - keep a file on each renter, use the documents and forms on Outdoorsy's website, work with the Outdoorsy support team and begin building rapport with your renters. You will reap more rewards than the income you receive.