Are you avoiding a traditional summer vacation that involves airports and hotels this year? You are not alone.
More and more people are looking into outdoor adventures like camping or “glamping” in order to avoid crowds. Some are staying close to home and reserving a rustic camping spot or luxurious yurt in one of our Georgia State Parks. Others are hitting the road to pursue that summer bucket list item — and doing so in comfort and style, by renting an RV.
Recreational vehicles, or RVs as they’re known, are a huge summer travel trend this year. They allow families to bypass hotel rooms without roughing it in a tent or cabin — or using a shared bathroom at a campground. An RV gives you the comforts of home.
You can either park your rented RV at a location of your choice right here in the Southeast, or you can hit the road and see the sights as you head west or north, in search of wide open spaces.
Want to get in on this summer travel trend? These days, online services like RVshare make it easy to find an RV to rent.
RV rentals through RVshare
RVshare is like the Airbnb of recreational vehicles. The service allows you to search for available vehicles and rent them directly from the owner. It’s the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace — and it’s been around since 2013.
The company has more than 100,000 vehicles available! This includes everything from affordable pop-up trailers to luxury motorhomes that can accommodate any outdoor adventure. So whether you want a simple weekend of camping close to home or a cross-country tour of national parks, RVshare has you covered.
In fact, you may even want to consider an RV rental the next time you need temporary lodgings for family coming into town or for short-term business stays.
Want more info? Visit RVshare.com or keep reading!
What kind of RV can I rent?
RVshare has rentals available in every state of the U.S. What’s available will vary, depending on the location you are searching. For example, do you want to pick up your RV here in Atlanta, or drive to the beach in your own car and get your RV there? The inventory nationwide includes pop-ups, camper vans, travel trailers, motorhomes, and more.
RVshare.com lets you search for your ideal RV by location, dates, and the number of people you need to accommodate. Then, you can filter the results on a variety of options and features and sort by relevance, distance, or price.
This lets you find an option that meets your specific requirements — whether you need a pet-friendly option, an RV that can be delivered and set up for you, or a luxury model that’s a true “glamper.”
(You might be surprised to learn that some RVs are as luxurious as any hotel room — and they come with a better view!)
What can I expect from RVshare?
Demand for RVs has been high during the 2020 season. People want to vacation safely, without spending time in crowds or indoor environments. Renting an RV is the perfect solution, giving you the ability to see the country while traveling comfortably.
You’ll want to make sure you’re renting from a reputable marketplace, though.
Here are some benefits of renting with RVshare:
- Secure and instant booking/payment portal
- Worry-free rental guarantee that includes fraud protection
- Wide inventory of recreational vehicles, from affordable pop-ups to luxury motorhomes
- Largest RV rental marketplace with 60,000 five-star reviews from happy customers
- Safest and most trusted: 24/7 emergency roadside assistance on every booking
- Pet-friendly options!
- Delivery and stationary options
- One-way rentals available
- RVshare rental insurance covers both domestic and international renters and provides collision and comprehensive coverage
Who can rent through RVshare?
You must be 25 or older to rent through RVshare, but anyone with a valid drivers license can drive an RV.
They’re great for families, couples, and even individuals who want to hit the road for an adventure — while staying self-contained and away from other people.
If you plan to bring along your pet, make sure you choose a pet-friendly listing.
How much does it cost to rent through RVshare?
The average cost of a booking on RVshare is $150 per night.
Most RVs in the inventory are offered on a per-night basis, although there may be special pricing for longer or extended rentals.
Rental rates are determined by each owner, and may vary depending on the size, style, type, and location of the RV.
Delivery usually incurs an additional fee, which is set by each RV owner.
Where can I go in an RV?
With RVshare, you can stay close to home or travel farther afield.
In either case, you have a couple of options:
- Drive the RV to your destination on your own
- Opt to have the RV delivered and set up near the destination of your choice
If you have the time, you could travel from coast to coast in the United States in a recreational vehicle from RVshare.
BUT, with the current situation you’ll want to research which campgrounds and overnight options are open — and pay attention to local requirements at your destination and along your route.
Traveling by RV can offer less contact along the route, as long as the vehicle is self-contained. This means you can pull over for a picnic lunch in your rental RV and even use the facilities when you need to.
If I own an RV, can I rent it out thru RVshare?
YES! If you own an RV, you can turn it into a second income.
Since it’s likely you only use your RV a few weeks each year, why not generate revenue by renting it out rather than letting it sit unused?
RVshare provides RV owners in North America the opportunity to find vacationers who’d like to rent an RV. It brings RV owners and potential renters together.
Here are some benefits for RV owners participating in RVshare:
- Free listings that allow you to earn up to $40,000 per year
- Maximum exposure with RVshare’s reach of millions of renters per year
- RVshare rental insurance at no cost — owners are provided $1,000,000 in liability coverage as well as comprehensive and collision coverage for the value of their RV up to $200,000
- One-on-one support from rental coaches who can help you set up an effective listing
Want to get started today?
Go here and click on “List Your RV” (it’s in the upper right corner) for more information on how to join the program and rent out your own RV.