RV stands for a recreational vehicle. In other words, it is a motor vehicle that provides accommodation. It can either be a single deck or could be double depending on choice.
RV consists of the basics of living. RV involves a kitchen, a small bathroom, and a small area for sleeping. However, a more luxurious RV involves some of the advanced technology that involves heaters and television. RVs can vary from cheap, simple ones to more luxurious type. But this entirely depends on the person renting it.
Approximately 80% of the recreational vehicles are produced in Indiana, and the other two-thirds of it in the Elkhart city, which proudly calls themselves RV capital of the world.
We know there are two categories first, the ones who love to travel and can afford the expensive RVs. In comparison, the other category loves to travel but is unable to afford it. With increasing technology, two main platforms have been created, the Outdoorsy and the RVshare.
By means of their help, there’s no need to buy an RV. You can rent these two platforms for the time being and enjoy your trip.
Most of the recreational vehicles are used for travel purposes or to travel to a much warmer place. However, many retired individuals consider it as their permanent residence.
Moisture’s a very common issue with RVs. It results due to cooking and indoor washing of the cloths. Sometimes, during heavy rain, water can enter the RV, making moisture and condensation a big problem.
Moisture can be seen over the windows due to condensation, which causes the water to drip down the windows. This results in its entry into the RV’s walls, which is not waterproof; thus, it results in the formation of mold.
The solution to this esp. for the permanent residents is to place a dehumidifier.
Before buying an RV, it is important to know about the two rapidly growing platforms, the Outdoorsy and RVshare have their advantages and disadvantages.
Outdoorsy is a site-to-site rental platform. You can rent all types of RVs for days or months. You can also decide on the location where you want to get your hands on the RV. The renters can decide the location.
In terms of safety, it keeps a DMV license check on all the hired drivers. However, if a driver has a suspended license or holds at least two speeding tickets, the Outdoorsy fail the DMV license of the driver.
The owner has to pay 20% to 25% of the cost to the outdoorsy and keeps the rest 75% to itself.
This is the most comprehensive feature. Outdoorsy has partnership with liberty mutual, and this offers both the owner 1 million dollars physical damage protection and 1 million dollars liability insurance.
However, the Outdoorsy clearly states that they cover the damage cost only if there’s a major crash or collision. In case of minor cracks in windshields or paint issues, mechanical system problems, or towing, they refuse to cover the damage.
A roadside assistance program has also been launched. One of the major roadside assistance that is provided is the fuel refilling or repairing the tire.
Advantages of Outdoorsy
- Various types of RVs are available
- No account making charges
- Collision coverage involves which is 250,000 dollars
- It has 5-star reviews
- DMV license check on all drivers
- Best reviewed platforms with all details available
- Payment is made by means of Outdoorsy.
Many complaints are also lodged against Outdoorsy. The better business bureau lodged 37 complaints in the last 3 to 4 years.
Disadvantages of Outdoorsy
- one has to pay for road assistance program
- does not cover minor damages
- standard of living is not guaranteed
- many RVs are not pet friendly
- daily 10% of charges are deducted
It’s a very competitive platform and also a point-to-point rental platform.
It keeps the driving license or government ID along with passport size photographs of all the drivers.
It provides 1 million dollar liability and collision coverage. It also provides assistance for the minor damages that outdoorsy fails to provide.
This is available free of cost.
Advantages of RVshare
- free assistance alongside the road
- prompt booking available
- provides 200,000 dollars for collision coverage
- repairs the interior damage
Disadvantages of RVshare
- rating less than the Outdoorsy
- approximately 35% is minus as insurance fee
- negative feedback or no feedback
- increase in mileage
How Do Outdoorsy and RV Work
They both work similarly like Airbnb.
The purpose of these two platforms is to provide maximum advantage to both the owner and the renter.
If a person owns an RV, he would first register it to any of these platforms. The second person, who is a renter and wants to travel or enjoy a vacation, would find a suitable RV via these two platforms. So, both these platforms are interlinked and aim to benefit both the owner and the renter.
Advantages of RV Overall
- An additional source of income for the person who wants to rent the RV.
- It provides an economical lifestyle of living.
Disadvantages of RV overall
- Moving out personal and additional stuff due to lack of space
- Plenty of damage risks like worn-out tires, cracks in windshields, moisture and damp smell, etc.
Q. Should I rent my RV?
A: Of course, if you have an RV and if you want to earn extra bucks, use these two platforms above to get your RV registered.
Q. Can I make money by renting an RV?
A: Yes, of course! An additional income of around 2000 dollars isn’t that bad.