11 RV Share Website To Consider This Season

Maybe you’re a new RV owner, learning the ropes of your rig and this new community of camping junkies. Or maybe you are a seasoned RV camper looking to use your recreational vehicle for something more. Whichever place you find yourself in, there are some good reasons to consider renting out your RV. Earning extra income, keeping your RV up and running throughout the year and connecting with other campers are some of the reasons people are deciding to put their RV’s to work for them. When traveling and vacationing, people are connecting owners to visitors with websites like Airbnb, more than we’ve ever seen, now there are websites to foster the same relationships, but for RV’s. Keep reading to take a look at 11 websites that allow RV owners to rent their Campers. Whether you want no help or a lot of help with this, there’s sure to be a good fit with one of these websites.

World Wide RV Share Websites

So, you’ve decided to go ahead and advertise on a website that focuses solely on RV rentals. Which one should you choose? Many of the more popular websites are very similar in what they offer and what they cost you as the owner. The following five websites are highly used and highly recommended.

  • They have great consumer reviews
  • Really appealing and easy to use websites.
  • Depending on your specific RV, they are all within the range of anywhere from $50-$275 that you can charge per night for rental.
  • You, as the owner, get to schedule which days you want to offer your RV
  • They take photographs of your camper for your listing
  • Discounts on longer term rentals such as weekly or monthly based on individual rentals
  • Sign off on all potential renters and meet them when they come to take the RV.
  •  All payments, security deposit, and insurance details are run right through the website. So you never have to deal with money exchanges when your RV is being sent out and returned.
  • They even offer roadside assistance and technical support to the renter as part of the rental fees. As an owner, this takes all the headaches out of renting out your RV to strangers. As a renter, this gives them the comfort to know that someone is there to answer their questions as they come across any bumps along the way on their travels. 

 With these main areas being similar for all of these, let’s break down any differences between them. Plus some of the offerings that each one brings to the owners and renters that make them unique from the others.

International RV Rentals

Campanda.Com

  • Countries Available: 42 countries, limited availability
  • Cost to owner:
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate:
  • Insurance Coverage: 1 million dollars coverage
  • Included Features:
  • What is Unique about: Prescreen renters
  • Renter App: No

 Having over 26,000 RV’s listed in 42+ countries, Campanda is a world-wide RV rental website. They are endorsed by Michelin, RVDA and the Family Motor Coach Association and have over 5,000 positive reviews. Like the others, Campanda is free to list. They charge a service fee of 20% for the owners. They also cover their owners, renters and RV’s up to 1-million dollars with a $1,000 deductible, payed by the renter. Especially if you reside outside the US and Canada, Campanda may be a good platform for you to list your RV and make some extra income. It’s one of a few that covers such a wide area and offers many options for travel.

Multi-Country RV Rentals

Outdoorsy.Com

  • Countries Available: USA, Canada & UK
  • Cost to Owner: 20-25% of the rental cost for the booking
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate: Renter Service fee 5-20%, late fees, dirty RV Fee, no-show fee, RV damage/lost items fees & security deposit, mileage
  • Insurance Coverage: 1 million dollars coverage
  • Included Features: Personal Concierge Service, 24/7 Tech support hotline & unlimited roadside assistance. (USA & Canada)
  • What is Unique about: Personal Concierge Service, owners Facebook group.  
  • Renter App: IOS & Android

 This one is right at the top of the list of popular RV rental websites. They offer thousands of RV’s, ranging from Classes A through C and down to pop-ups and teardrop campers all throughout the United States and Canada, Outdoorsy calls itself “the Airbnb of RV’s.” When you decide to list your RV with Outdoorsy, the listing is free. Outdoorsy customer service is happy to help with any questions you may have setting that up. The only cost to you, the owner, is a 20%-25% service fee on a booking. This is at the top of commission rates among these websites. Their insurance coverage, however, is some of the best. They have a 1-million-dollar coverage plan for the owner and the renter operating the RV. International travelers are fans of Outdoorsy as well because, with a small additional fee, they are also covered while traveling in the US and Canada. They offer 24/7 roadside assistance for your renters should there be any issues while on the road. While most of the websites do a pre-screening of potential renters, Outdoorsy is the only one that advertises a DMV check on all of them. They have 24/7 customer service available for troubleshooting if that is a need, and they have a 93% average of 5-star reviews. As you look through their website, you get a real sense of the community there. People are excited about connecting with each other and getting other people on the camping bandwagon.

Shareacamper.com

  • Countries Available: New Zealand, Australia, and Germany
  • Cost to owner:10% of the booking fee + $108 for roadside assistance fee if chosen. 
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate:
  • Insurance Coverage: Standard liability Reduction
  • Included Features:
  • What is Unique about:
  • Renter App:

 This  is another peer to peer RV rental website within the country of New Zealand. They offer a wide range of RV’s from travel trailers, to camper vans and motorhomes. They provide free listing for owners and verification checks on all potential renters. There is 24/7 roadside assistance available, and also insurance coverage if you do not have your own or want additional. The commission rate is 15% but may be less if you provide your own insurance. If you reside within the gorgeous provinces of New Zealand, renting your RV through Shareacamper could give you the additional income you’ve been looking for.

USA RV Rentals

RVshare.com

  • Countries Available: USA
  • Cost to owner: 15% booking fee
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate: cleaning fee, taxes, insurance, service fee of 10%
  • Insurance Coverage: $500,000 liability coverage & comprehensive collision up to $200,000. Can get up to $ 1mill for additional cost.
  • Included Features: 24/7 roadside assistance. (USA & Canada)
  • What is Unique about: Renter Verification, RV dealers and owners are in the inventory, can have your RV delivered

This website, for a rental within the United States, is both peer to peer rentals and commercial. They’re website boasts being featured by publications and media such as CNN, The New York Times and CNBC. While keeping with the norm of the renter picking up their RV from the owner, RVshare also offers the option of having an RV delivered to your destination as well. Renters don’t have to worry about learning how to drive or tow a new rig, and owners can rest easy not having that added step as well.  You can list for free on RVshare and will pay an average of a 20-25% commission rate. Renter verification checks are standard, and they provide the 24/7 roadside assistance and customer service that their peers do as well. They offer comprehensive and collision coverage on your RV through A-rated, third party providers. Depending on the value of your vehicle (more or less than $200,00) an additional cost may be needed for full coverage. In the case of higher-valued RV’s, owners can up to a 1-million-dollar coverage. RVshare is another great option for listing an RV within the US.

Canadian RV Rentals

RVezy.com

  • Countries Available: Canada
  • Cost to owner: 15% for booking
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate: 10% booking fee, Road Side Assistance & Insurance (based on deductible), Late fees, rv cleaning fee, no-show fee, refueling fee & security deposit, mileage
  • Insurance Coverage: 1 million dollars coverage
  • Included Features: 24/7 Tech support hotline & unlimited roadside assistance. (USA & Canada)
  • What is Unique about: Prescreen renters, can have RV delivered to a location
  • Renter App: IOS & Android

  RVezy claims to be “Canada’s largest and most affordable RV rental website,” and also “the Airbnb of RV’s.” With 2-million dollars in insurance coverage and no deductible costs, they offer a secure place to list your RV. They pre-screen all renters, provide roadside assistance and offer 24/7 customer support that also has bilingual options as well. Their booking fee for owners is 15%, and 10% to the renters. They have a secure payout system as well that takes care of deposits and payments. When looking to list your RV in Canada, RVezy would be a great option.

WheelEstate.ca

  • Countries Available: Canada
  • Cost to owner: 15% booking fee
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate: 15% rental fee, cleaning fee, no-show fee, propane & generator fees, trailer damage/lost fees, late fees,
  • Insurance Coverage: 1 million dollars coverage
  • Included Features: verified members
  • What is Unique about: Listing of Trailers only
  • Renter App: No

This website, like RVezy, is for renters looking to explore within the provinces of Canada. One difference between WheelEstate and RVezy is that WheelEstate is specific to travel trailers. They assume that their renters have towing capacity on their vehicle and do not offer the rental of motorhomes or Class B vans. They offer free listing, 24/7 customer support and roadside assistance and insure travel trailers up to 1-million dollars for accident and liability. They have a commission rate of 15%. While they won’t be a fit for every RV owner in Canada, if you are listing a travel trailer, they’re worth looking into.

Exclusively European RV Rentals

Yescapa.com

  • Countries Available: Europe
  • Cost to owner:
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate: 12-18% service fee over the rental fee, and 10% if found on your own,
  • Insurance Coverage: 24/7 full coverage
  • Included Features:
  • What is Unique about:
  • Renter App: IOS & Android

 Many people love the idea of roaming through Europe, making many stops along the way. If you are, specifically a motorhome owner, in this part of the world, Yescapa.com could be the website for you. With 150,000 users and rentals in 74 countries, Yescapa is making camping through Europe easier and easier. While they offer some options for insurance, you are also able to set up your own if you wish to. The listing is free, and they charge a 10-15% commission fee on bookings. They boast a 98% approval rating by their customers, making it a legitimate platform for renting throughout Europe.

Australia RV Rentals

camplify.com.au

  • Countries Available: Australia
  • Cost to owner: 5% service fee 
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate:What the asking rental rate for from the owner
  • Insurance Coverage: The owner is required to have insurance, and additional insurance can be purchased through campify for the owners to protect against any damages that might occur during rental.  
  • Included Features: what’s offered by the owner of the RV. RoadSide Assistance is included in the rental. A premium Roadside is an additional cost to the renter.
  • What is Unique about: They have full coverage through Australia and have a full range of RV’s available to rent.
  • Renter App: IOS & Android

This Australia wide site truly has coverage of the country from east to west and is very similar to those in North America. The rental rules are determined by the owners of the RV. The fees are very low and does not appear to also have a cleaning fees or other fees. 

mycaravan.com.au

  • Countries Available: Australia
  • Cost to owner:
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate: 10% of rental fee
  • Insurance Coverage: 24/7 full coverage
  • Included Features:
  • What is Unique about:
  • Renter App: IOS & Android

Are you an RV owner within the six beautiful states of Australia? If so, camplify.com.au or mycaravan.com.au could be a good choice for you. Both advertise listings for campers of all kinds—travel trailers, camper vans and motorhomes. They work similarly in that they require you, as the owner, to have comprehensive insurance of your own. Then, for a small premium, they can offer some additional coverage. Mycaravan charges a commission rate of 10%, while Camplify is as low as 5%. Mycaravan did advertise a referral bonus of $100 when you get a friend to list with them too. Each of these are viable options for renting out your RV to campers wanting to explore down under.

Membership Options RV Rentals

RVRentalConnection.com

  • Countries Available: USA, Canada & Germany
  • Cost to owner: $14.95 a month for single or $129.50 for fleet of 10 for a month
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate:
  • Insurance Coverage: nothing
  • Included Features: nothing
  • What is Unique about: Individual & fleet rental, they just provide a rental portal. This is really the do it yourself rental option. You would take care of all the headaches and damages costs associated with renting your RV. They also offer a 100% money back guarantee after 12 months of advertising and you do not get any inquires you get your money back.
  • Renter App: No

This is a portal really no different than posting it on facebook or an online classified, it is really designed so that the renter has one place to find the perfect Rv for them to rent. At $14.95 a month it really is a bargain for the Do-it- yourselfer, along with the 100% money back guarantee, it makes it a no loss to list your RV to rent out. They recently started offering a rental course for those that are wanting to rent out their RV. 

PrivateMotorhomeRental.com

  • Countries Available: USA, Canada & Germany
  • Cost to owner: Either $300 a month starting with 1 vehicle, or 20% of all rental fees for basic or 30% for white glove service.
  • Listing Fee: Free
  • Cost to the Renter Over Rental Rate:
  • Insurance Coverage: proper insurance
  • Included Features: Depends on package
  • What is Unique about: Individual & fleet rental, from monthly fixed cost to 30% full service white glove service
  • Renter App: No

Websites like RVRentalConnection.com and PrivateMotorhomeRental.com are sites that require you, as the owner, to pay a membership fee. Private Motorhome Rental provides RV’s throughout the United States, while RV Rental Connection has RV’s available in the US, Canada and Germany. The memberships for both vary in price per month. For RV Rental Connection, there is a membership price of $15/mo for just one RV listing, plus commission rates, or up to $300/mo for multiple listings. With Private Motorhome Rental, your commission rate is based on the level of involvement with you as the owner. If you want PMR to handle most of your business and provide more traffic to your listing, it could cost you up to 30% in commission rates. If you want to handle most of it on your own, it can be as low as no commission, but with a monthly fee of around $300. This may be something that you look into if you have multiple RV’s. Some RV owners choose to rent not just their own RV, but purchase additional RV’s to list for more of a substantial income.

When You Want to Go it Alone

For people who want to handle all of the business of renting themselves, they may choose to use places like Craigslist, Facebook or the Classifieds in their local newspaper. The bright side of using these types of avenues is that all of the money made by you, the owner, comes straight back to you. There is no service fee or commission. There are a few down-sides, though. First, if you are taking out space in the newspaper, you could be paying up to $50 a week for an advertisement with as little as 25-50 words. That gets pricey over the course of a camping season. Secondly, while websites like Craigslist and Facebook are popular, they don’t necessarily gain as much traffic as websites that are designed solely for the purpose of renting your RV. Lastly, you are going to have the issue of exchanging money directly with your renter or needing to set up something separate from your listing in order to get paid. This seems a bit tedious when you look at how streamlined some of the other website options are. So, it seems that if you want to get serious about creating a substantial income from your camper, advertising on an actual RV rental website is a much better route.

Maybe after looking at all of the options, you’re thinking, “This sounds like a great idea for connecting with other campers and generating some extra income, but is it too good to be true?” RV owners who have started peer to peer renting say the most difficult parts tend to be the upkeep of the RV as it comes in and goes back out again and the giving up the control of not being the one driving and operating your rig. After all, these vehicles are expensive and have become your home away from home. To hand them over to someone else can be a little disconcerting. It is extra work and can be extra stress at times –especially if you tend to be a worrier. Still, most all agree that if you can get beyond the giving up of control, the benefits far outweigh the downsides. Most have had great experiences renting out their RV’s and enjoy connecting with other travelers in the way that peer to peer renting makes possible. It’s a building of community. And when you can connect over traveling and vacationing, who doesn’t want to be a part of that?

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