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Tips For Renting An RV

There are many benefits to renting an RV. RVs provide an amazing and unique vacation opportunity. While it isn’t practical for everyone to own their own RV, renting still gives you the ability to enjoy all the perks that an RV offers. RV rentals are great for a variety of occasions, including:

  • a place to stay while your house is under remodel
  • extra space to house guests over holidays or for family reunions
  • weekend getaways with friends
  • family vacations

Additionally, RVs are a great way to take an affordable vacation. They offer all the amenities that you need, including a full kitchen and a bathroom, and can sleep several people, for a lower price than one hotel room.

There are a variety of locations that you can you take an RV. Some destinations include:

  • National parks
  • Beaches
  • Campgrounds
  • RV resort

If you are thinking about renting an RV, there are several important factors to consider. Here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you in planning your RV trip.

Tips:

1. Research types of RVs.

There are several different types, and you want to make sure you choose the best RV for your needs.

2. Plan Ahead

It is important to book your RV park or campsite in advance.

3. Budget

Having an idea of how much you want to spend on your trip will help you from going over budget. Know how much it costs to rent the RV per night, plus any additional fees. Also consider the cost of the campsite and any additional activities you may do.

4. Insurance/Security Deposit

The RVPlusYou  Protection Policy covers insurance as long as the RV is booked on our website. Some RV rentals do require an initial security deposit.

5. Meal Planning

Make sure you pack enough food for the length of your trip.

6. Prepare

Make sure you know what the RV comes with (towels, bedding, pillows…) and what you need to bring.

All of these tips will help ensure that your vacation is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

RVPlusYou: Everything You Need to Know About a Delivered RV Rental Service

Looking to take an RV trip without the hassle of towing? RVPlusYou is the RV rental delivery service for your vacation needs.

What is an RV rental delivery service?

RVPlusYou connects RV renters to RV owners who deliver their RV to your location and set it up for you.

All you do is book the camp site- no driving or towing necessary.

How the site works:

RVPlusYou is a way for RV rental companies, as well as individual RV owners, to list their RV rentals and find renters. The booking takes place through our website. We provide a means of communication between the owner and the renter.

Renters can find RVs that can get delivered to their desired locations.

A delivered RV rental can get delivered and set up and just about any location the renter chooses.

Insurance:

Most rentals don’t require a renter to secure insurance, because the renter isn’t driving the RV. As long as the RV is booked on the RVPlusYou website, the RV is covered by the RVPlusyou Protection Policy from check in until check out. This saves both the RV owner and the RV renter from having to worry about insurance.

Highlights:

  • A delivered RV rental is a great way to take an affordable vacation. They come with a number of amenities (furniture, bathroom, linens and towels, stocked kitchen, and more) and are much more cost efficient than a hotel room.
  • No driving or towing required.
  • No need to worry about insurance.
  • Fewer accidents because the renter is not driving the RV.
  • There are RV owners all over the country. Typically, a delivered RV doesn’t have to travel far from where it is stored to its destination. This saves gas money and means that less fuel is getting released into the atmosphere.
  • The convenience of having your RV set up and ready at your location of choice.  All you have to do is show up!

There are many RV parks and resorts all over the country, making it easy to find a place that meets your needs. Just book your campsite, find an RV in that area, and get ready for an amazing, hassle-free vacation!

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RV Road Trip Essentials

So you’ve decided to rent an RV and go on a road trip. The whole thing is planned out. You know where you’re going and all the sites you want to see. The last thing to do before hitting the road is making sure that you pack everything that you’ll need for your adventure.

RVs are a fun and convenient way to travel. They offer you a lot of extra room and give you the comfort of having a bed, a kitchen, and a living space.  Whether you’re living out of an RV for a couple of days or for a couple of months, it’s important to bring all the supplies that you’ll need while in your RV. Planning ahead will ensure that your trip goes smoothly and that you are ready for any scenario that you might encounter on your travels.

Food

Make sure you have enough food and water for the length of your trip.

  • Reusable Water Bottles & Travel mugs
  • Food/Snacks
  • Cooler
  • Utensils
  • Bowls/Plates
  • Pots & pans
Face & Body

  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe Vera
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Bug Spray
  • Lotion
  • Nail clippers
Entertainment
  • Books
  • Headphones
  • Downloaded podcasts
  • Books on tape
  • Road trip playlist
  • Chargers
  • Movies
  • Magazines
Emergency

  • Paper map (Just in case your GPS stops working)
  • Cash
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Extra clothes
  • Advil
  • Prescription medications
  • Swiss army knife
  • Notebook and pen
Other 

  • Bedding
  • Sunglasses
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gum
  • Towels
  • Backpack
  • Hair ties
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Trash Bags
  • Toilet Paper
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Camera
  • Reusable grocery bag

Thinking ahead of what that you might need will help make sure that you bring everything that is necessary for a fun trip.

Happy travels!

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5 RV Parks in Dallas

Renting an RV is an excellent way to spend time in the great outdoors.  There are many RV campgrounds in the Dallas area that will allow you to enjoy all the beautiful scenery and fun lake activities that Dallas has to offer. Whether you’re taking a family vacation or looking for a weekend getaway with friends, an RV will offer you a unique and enjoyable vacation experience. Here are 5 RV campgrounds near Dallas for your next RV trip:

1. Skyline RV Park

Location: Princeton, TX

Amenities:

  • Each lot separated by a 6’ Redwood stained cedar fence
  • 8’ x 15’ iron gate for RV access into lot with lock
  • Storage buildings with washer and dryer connections
  • Direct Access to Lake Lavon
  • Each lot has a mailing address

Website: http://lakelavonrv.com/skyline-rv-park/

2. Texan RV Ranch

Location: Mansfield, TX

Amenities:

  • propane for sale onsite
  • pull-thru sites
  • free Wi-Fi and cable
  • private bath/showers
  • club house
  • cottages and cabins available for rent
  • pool, patio, and pavilion
  • laundry machines
  • pet friendly
  • fully stocked store
  • 20 min drive to attractions like: Cowboy Stadium, Texas Rangers Ballpark, Six Flags over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, Big League Dreams Sports Park, Hawaiian Falls, Urban Shopping, both Downtowns

Website: http://www.rvparksdallasfortworth.com

3. Sandy Lake MH & RV Resort

Location: Carrollton, TX

Amenities:

  • swimming pool and covered pavilion
  • pets allowed
  • dog park
  • social events (pancake breakfasts, crafts, coffee hours, religious services)
  • catch and release fishing lake
  • library
  • Ping pong and billiards
  • laundry
  • mail center
  • Storage
  • restroom and shower facilities
  • clubhouse
  • boating and fishing
  • playground
  • fitness Center
  • game Room
  • Wi-Fi

Website: https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/southwest/texas/sandy-lake/

4. The Vineyards Campground & Cabins

The Vineyards Campground & Cabins

Location: Grapevine, TX

Amenities:

  • Lakefront views- shore of Grapevine Lake
  • Less than an hour drive from dallas
  • Camp store
  • Amenities: bike and kayak rental, swim beach, basketball courts, volleyball courts, wifi, complimentary coffee
  • Boat launch
  • Showers
  • Fishing and fish cleaning station
  • Nature trail
  • Laundry facilities

Website: http://www.vineyardscampground.com

5. Destiny Dallas RV Resort

Location: Denton, TX

Amenities:

  • full hook-up sites
  • pool and spa
  • propane
  • laundry facilities
  • recreation hall
  • convenience center
  • RV, truck, and car wash
  • Wi-Fi
  • pet area
  • close to local attractions

Website: http://destinyrv.com/dallasrvresort/

Where will your adventure take you?

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Starting an RV Rental Business: Are Small Business Loans an Option?

By Guest Author June from Dinks.co; she’s a new blogger who took an interest in the RV Rental Business!

If you’ve ever stiffly crawled out of a tent while on a camping trip only to wish you owned a recreational vehicle (RV), you’re not alone. While only 11% of middle-aged Americans own an RV, the number of people who use RVs each year is growing due to a novel concept: the RV rental business. More and more people are starting an RV rental business.

The RV rental business has exploded in the United States and is currently a $350 million industry that’s growing each year. If you’re part of a dynamic entrepreneur couple looking to jump into the RV rental industry, you might be wondering how to get started or whether a small business loan is a good idea.

Can an RV Rental Business Make Money?

The short answer is yes—if done correctly. Most families who own an RV don’t live in them; in fact, since they’re primarily vacation vehicles, they sit unused for nearly 11 out of 12 months on average. During that time, they’re not making money, but the owner is probably having to make a payment on it.Green Motorhome

If you own an RV and rent it out for more than it costs you to make any payments and cover maintenance costs, then you’ll make a profit. An RV rental business doesn’t have to employ a fleet of RVs or have a big facility. Anyone can rent out their RV when they aren’t using it.

RV Rental Business: How Can You Get Started?

There are two basic ways to get started renting RVs. If you have a lot of friends who own RVs, you might be able to set up a rental pool; that’s where you are allowed to act as an agent/manager while renting out their RVs and making them income—in return for a bit of the profit. You might end up having to pay for maintenance and licensing for the RVs, but each rental agreement can be worked out with the individual owner. Learn more about RV Vacation Rental management.

Most aspiring RV rental moguls, however, start out by renting just one RV—their own. That means they need to purchase an RV themselves, which can run from $10,000 to well over $150,000 depending on options, size, quality, and amenities. Add on to that the maintenance required to keep it in running shape. This could amount to a serious expense; for instance, new tires could cost $2,500 alone. Suddenly buying that first RV could end up seeming like a sinkhole; well, it’s definitely a risk.

Average rentals per night for an RV can be anywhere from $110 to $400 and up; even if you only rent out your RV out for half of an average month, you could be looking at bringing in over $6000 per month. Suddenly letting other people pay to use your RV sounds like a pretty good idea—if you can get one.

Business Loan? Or Pay Out of Pocket?

The next logical step is deciding whether to pay out of pocket for your new investment, or if a small bus

iness loan is a better option.

If you have the money to buy a small starter RV, such as a tow-behind that sleeps 2, that could be your best option.Being able to own the RV free and clear means the money you make from renting it out can get to your pocket faster. The downside of a small start, however, is a lower rental fee. Instead of that $6,000 per month discussed above, you’d be looking at possibly as little as $1200-1500 per month for renting the same half-month. Whether that amount is worth it to you depends on what your business goals were and how much it will cost you to maintain the RV between renters.

If you choose the small business loan route and are approved, you could start out a bit bigger, with a pull-behind or even a motorhome that sleeps 6 or 8. The much higher rental fees—especially if you can rent to groups instead of families—mean you’ll be able to not only make the loan payment but take in a solid profit as well.

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The drawback, of course, is that you’ll have a monthly payment—and a finance company or lender will be the lienholder on the property you’re using to make money. Also, you’ll be charged interest on the loan which can range anywhere from 4.99% to as much as 99%. That can feel a bit uncomfortable, because if your business doesn’t make enough to keep the payments on time, you could eventually lose the RV—and there goes your ability to keep your business going.

Conclusion

The question of whether a small business loan or out-of-pocket investment is best can’t be settled with a fast answer. It depends on the goals of the business, the amount of capital available to start, how big you want to go initially, and even you, the entrepreneur. Whichever road you choose, you’ll see benefits and drawbacks. Do the research, think smart, and consider all your options before deciding.

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Delivered RV Rentals Ideal for the Novice Camper

Do you love to camp, but deprive yourself of that pleasure because your spouse or children don’t share your enthusiasm? Or, alternatively – do they like to camp, but the thought of sleeping on a bedroll on the hard ground leaves you cold? Literally as well as figuratively? The solution for the novice camper is a delivered RV rental.

An RV rental delivered to your campground still allows you to enjoy all the beauties of nature during the day, but at night you and your spouse or family will be able to relax in the comfort of an RV – comfortable beds, access to a shower whenever you want one, as well as the ability to pop popcorn in a microwave for a midnight snack if you so desire.

What’s a “delivered RV Rental?”

RVs come in all shapes and sizes, with powerful engines to climb hills, power steering, and large windows and back-up cameras to facilitate parking and setting up.

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A hazard is always waiting for you (photo courtesy of Bob Morris)

But driving a 30-foot (or longer) RV up or down a winding, two-lane road leading to a mountain camp ground or national park can be pretty daunting for the novice – especially if you’re towing a vehicle as well. Then there’s the cost of the gas to get you to and from your destination(s). Then there’s all the persnickety details of hooking up electricity and sanitation. Well, that can be as simple as plugging the RV into a provided outlet, but still, it can be persnickety.

With a delivered RV, you simply find an RV you like from a list on a website – the owner will share photos of the RV inside and out, as well as info, to help you make your decision – and then the owner will do all the heavy lifting – bringing the RV to your destination (a local one, of course) and setting it up for you. You only need to show up and move in. It’s like a hotel on wheels. Check out these delivered RV rentals in San Diego

Ideal for the novice camper

It’s a cliche that first impressions are very important, but it’s the truth. For every person who has a bad first experience when they go camping but decides to give it another try, there’s probably ten people who will never try it again.

And usually the problem in the living arrangements – trouble setting up the tent, or cooking a meal, or most usually, getting comfortable in a sleeping bag.

With a delivered RV rental, the living arrangements are taken care of, so the campers can simply wake up each morning to a glorious sunset, go for a walk, return to a hot breakfast, then go fishing, hiking or horseback riding, or boating, and return periodically to a comfortable bed for a nap, or coming back late at night and falling right into bed. Or some members of the group can go to sleep, while others can read or even watch TV in a different section of the RV so that neither group impinges on the other.

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Beautiful Autumn day. (Photo by Autumn Mott on Unsplash)

Connecting with nature

Diehard campers may say that it’s just not camping if you’re not in a tent, with only a thin piece of canvas, nylon or polyester between you and the elements., but that isn’t really true. You may be spending comfortable nights in your camper, but at all other times you’re enjoying the beauties of nature.  And because you’ve got at the very least a microwave, there’s no danger of causing a forest fire by not properly dousing a campfire – which unfortunately does happen.

It’s important for kids, and adults, to connect with nature – to go hiking and feel dirt and rock under their feet rather than concrete, to hear the chirp of birdsong, and to see live wild animals rather than road kill.

The five best activities while camping

1. Hike up the nearest hill to gain a panoramic view of the scenery. Observe the different kinds of trees and plants. Walk quietly and watch for wild creatures.

2. Go canoeing or kayaking on a serene lake. (Remember these are activities for novice campers!  The experienced camper can seek out white water rapids!)

3. Watch the sunrise or sunset together with your spouse.

4. Teach your kids how to whittle a stick, or how to recognize bird song

5.  Whatever you do, take your time. Breathe the fresh air. Appreciate the stillness.

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More stars than you’ve ever seen. (Photo by Eugene Quek on Unsplash)

Introduce your family to the joys of tenting

When you were a kid, did you ever ask your parents to put up a tent in the back yard so you and your siblings or friends could pretend that you were camping somewhere?

Well, you can do the same thing to gently introduce your kids or spouse to tent camping – set up a tent a little ways away from the RV and let your kids stay there overnight, giving you and your spouse a little more privacy. Encourage your kids to read or play games rather than watch TV or play a video game for at least one night!

If they discover the fun of roughing it, you can plan your next trip accordingly.

Further Reading

The Ultimate Camping Guide: Checklists and Essential Tips for Campers

 

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Wildflower Triathlon is Perfect Opportunity to Rent a Delivered RV

The 35th anniversary of the Wildflower Triathlon, taking place at the Lake San Antonio South Shore in Bradley, CA, is happening from May 4-6, 2018 – and it will be a “happening.”

If you know anything about Wildflower, you know that it’s a great weekend for family and friends, as well as for you – the extreme athlete. In addition to the triathlon there will be a 10 mile trail run for those who aren’t ready to add swimming and biking to their racing repertoire, a 5K run through some beautiful scenery, and a 10K run.

Athletes and their family and friends can also join in a Stand Up Paddle board race over either a 2-mile or 6 mile course, and join in on yoga classes throughout the weekend – and those classes are free!

There will also be live entertainment, wine tasting, a beer garden, movies under the stars, and lots of fun for kids as well as adults.

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Front page of Wildflower Triathlon website

 

Camp in Luxury with a Delivered RV

Wildflower is often termed the “Woodstock” of triathlons, with hundreds of athletes choosing to camp in tents in designated camping areas.

But if you’re bringing family, there’s no question that they would be a lot more comfortable in an RV! And there are plenty of parking spots for RVs throughout the Lake San Antonio area.

Don’t own an RV? Not a problem.

That’s were delivered RVs come in.

Instead of driving an RV across country to Lake San Antonio, you merely rent one that has already been driven to its camping spot around Lake San Antonio, set up and hooked up, so that all you and your family need to do is move right in.

These delivered RVs vary in size and amount of luxuriousness, with a commensurate cost.

If you’d like to explore the possibilities provided by renting a delivered RV, check out the listings on our website specifically for Wildflower below, and note: Most RV owners in SLO County will deliver to the Wildflower event!

RV Rentals Delivered to Wildflower Triathlon

These RVs will be going fast so don’t delay. Start researching them today and make your reservations soon.

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Images from Wildflower Triathlon website

 

Lake San Antonio South Shore

Everyone participating in the Wildflower Triathlon – and any family and friends that they bring along – will be staying somewhere along the south shore of Lake San Antonio.

There are camp sites available in Redonda Vista, Harris Creek, and Lupine Meadows. Reserved camping with electrical hookups (for RVs and delivered RVs, are available at Redonda Vista (80 spaces) and Harris Creek (20 spaces).

Lake San Antonio’s North Shore

Lake San Antonio’s north shore is famous for its lakeside RV spaces, and it’s the perfect spot to be for spectators who want to witness the start of the “legendary” Wildflower Swim Start.

For more information check out the Wildflower website: http://www.wildflowertriathlon.com/.

 

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Delivered RV Rentals at Your Wedding Venue

“Think outside the box.” – – That’s the advice given these days to everyone not only in the business world, but also In their personal lives. So why not have an RV rental delivered to your wedding venue? There’s no longer a need to do what everyone else is doing – be original and solve potential problems ahead of time.

Delivered RVs

Renting an RV and having it delivered to your wedding venue is certainly thinking outside the box. In fact, there’s no need to stop at one delivered RV. Once you’ve established how many guests are going to attend your wedding, you can rent enough RVs for them all – and because they are delivered RVs you don’t have to worry about driving them to your venue wherever that might be. The owner of the RV drives it to the location specified and sets it up for you so there’s nothing to do on your part but enjoy its climate-controlled convenience.

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Wedding Venues

Small, intimate weddings with just a few friends.

Large, goes-like-clockwork weddings with hundreds of guests.

Any wedding venue can benefit from a delivered RV or two – even one with hundreds of guests!

Why?

With a small, intimate wedding in a rustic vineyard or ranch setting, for example, all of the guests can stay in their own luxurious RV and be just a step away from glorious scenery. They then can return to their own “hotel on wheels” for meals, bathing and relaxing.

If a wedding is to have hundreds of guests, that will be a stressful scene and having a luxury RV or two in which to disappear for a while to relax and collect oneself is something to think about.

Uses for a Delivered RV

Here are just a few suggestions for how a delivered RV can be used to heighten the enjoyment or the relaxation of a wedding, regardless of the venue.

Comfort stations and prep area, staging before walk

If you’re holding your wedding in a rustic setting, you’re going to need a place for the bride to apply or re-apply makeup, or for her and her bridesmaids to gather and chill out a bit before the walk down the aisle.

Groom and Groomsmen Relaxation

The cliché is that it’s always the bride who is always nervous and need of support from her maid of honor and ladies in waiting, but the groom and his entourage need to be able to relax as well. A luxury RV complete with big screen TV and comfortable chairs and a little pre-wedding snacks is just the ticket.

VIP area

The parents of the bride and the parents of the groom are VIPs, as is the person who is going to perform the ceremony and the photographer or videographer who is going to record it for posterity. Provide them their own private place to relax with a luxurious and spacious delivered RV with all the mod cons to hand.

Overnight accommodations at rural ranch settings

Some locations with beautiful scenery are rather remote – no hotels for miles. Solution? Rent an RV or two or three for your guests to share and stay overnight.  Luxury RVs have all the modern conveniences, plenty of sleeping space, big screen TVs, cooking areas, a fridge that can be stocked with all sorts of food – everything a wedding party needs.

Groomsmen toasting with beer at wedding
photo by Kats Weil

Sleep it off accommodations to reduce drinking and driving

Some people get a bit tipsy at a wedding reception, and why not?

But you don’t want those people to be driving afterwards!

The perfect solution is to say, “Time to relax in your own luxury RV.”

In summary, the delivered RV can play a lot of roles at a wedding, and increase the enjoyment for everyone considered.

Look into a delivered RV rental today.

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Top Campgrounds on the California Central Coast

If you’re looking for the top campgrounds to visit, any time of year, look no further than California’s Central Coast. Brimming with fun activities, it’s vacation paradise set in the best weather any season can dish out.

So, you own an RV and you want to know where you can go and be in the middle of all the fun. Whether you’re looking for your next weekend getaway, a great destination to hold a family reunion, or you’re shopping for a full blown family vacation, look no further than California’s Central Coast, just North of Santa Barbara. 

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RV Rental at Port San Luis Harbor, Avila Beach, CA. November

The weather is absolutely incredible all year round so other than scheduling around a major storm, you can’t get it wrong. The weather is unbeatable so you’ll be in the right place at the right time. You simply need to work it into your schedule, then make reservations.

What is also amazing, is that the Central Coast is home to thousands of RV owners, many of whom are willing to share their RV with you. So, whether you own an RV or not, you can still experience RV camping with friends and family who may or many not own an RV. Our website, RVPlusYou.com provides delivered RV rentals, right to your campsite, already set up and ready upon your arrival, and at a very affordable price. Check these RV rentals out.

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Wine Country RV Resort – RV Rental

Before we get started on which RV park or Campground you want to visit, a quick review of the Central Coast. San Luis Obispo county hosts some of the coolest little beach towns in California. Starting in the North County, Paso Robles is the definition of ‘California wine country’ and it rivals all of the competition, including Napa/Sonoma. Well, in everything except high wine tasting fees. You’ll find very reasonable prices on tastings fees and the wine.

One of our favorite wineries is Frateli Perata, a small family-owned dry farmed vineyard that produces about 2,500 cases a year. All of their wine is distributed through their club, so if you want to bring a bottle home, you’ll have to visit their tasting room off of Hwy 46 West.

Cambria and San Simeon are a favorite destination for tourists worldwide. Both are quaint seaside villages that attract beach lovers, foodies, and hikers alike. One of the really cool attractions is the elephant seal refuge just North of San Simeon on Hwy 1, a must see destination.

Elephant Seals in San SimeonMoving down the cost on highway 1 to Cayucos, Morro Bay, and Los Osos, you’ll find little towns that time simply forgot. If you love quaint shops, mom and pop restaurants, or bay side dining, put these three towns on your bucket list. If you make it in time for lunch, try the Bayside Cafe. They know exactly what they’re doing.

As you reach San Luis Obispo, home of California Polytechnic University, you’ll discover absolute magic. Dubbed the “happiest town in America”, and sporting an average 67 degree climate, you’ll know why as you stroll the shops and restaurants of Higuera street in downtown “SLO”. You won’t find better Cioppino than the award winning family recipe at Ciopinot Seafood Grille. Great seafood dishes, and an amazing selection of Pinot Noir wine is what you’ll find at this popular dinner house.

In the coastal valley where SLO is protected by surrounding mountains and Edna Valley is busy producing some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir anywhere, Hwy 1 connects to the 101 freeway and guides you back down toward the coastline, passing Avila Beach, Shell Beach, and Pismo Beach. There doesn’t seem to be a bad view anywhere.

The truth is, once you land in San Luis Obispo County, no matter where you decide to camp, you’ll be in the middle of the absolute best time you can possibly have. And because we’re campers, we’re going to share our top choices, (in no particular order).

Port San Luis Harbor Campground, Avila Beach, CA

Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles, CA

El Chorro Regional Park and Campground, San Luis Obispo, CA

Oceano Park Campground, Oceano CA

Avila Pismo Beach KOA, Avila Beach, CA

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, Pismo Beach, CA

North Beach Campground, Pismo State Beach, CA

Hearst San Simeon State Park, San Simeon, CA

Lopez Lake Regional Campground, Arroyo Grande, CA

Lake San Antonio South Shore Campground, Bradley, CA

Lake Nacimiento, Bradley, CA

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4 Hot Tips to Renting Out Your RV More in 2018

Are you making money with your RV rental side gig? We sure hope so, but if you’re not making enough, or you would like to increase the number of RV rental bookings in 2018, then implement these 4 photo tips to rent out your RV more, and put extra cash in your pocket this year.

Why photos are so important…

The recreational vehicle that you present, is what renters expect. Most people are visual and want to see the experience they are renting. Content and text is important, but content only has a fraction of the impact that photos have. Bad presentations get bad results. Good presentations win, and you’ll rent out your RV more if you present well.

Make your RV stand out by showing potential renters exactly what you’re offering, and the experience they can expect if they rent from you. Below are 4 tips that will lead to more money in your pocket:

Tip #1 – The Big Picture RV Rental Ad

Your first photo is usually the one that is featured on the front of your RV listing on most rental sites. It’s also the thumbnail in social posts when people share with friends. It’s critical because it’s the packaging that renters are browsing. Before they click on your listing, they’re browsing all of your competition and viewing these thumbnail photos. Make sure your photo represents the experience they’re looking for, before you get into the details.

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This RV owner captures the experience in this shot and invites the prospect to click and view more details
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This is the featured photo of similar RV rental with similar prices for desert delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip #2 Photo Quality

Photos illustrate what you’re selling. If yours are grainy, out of focus, or simply too dark you’re going to be passed over. Below are two photos of similarly priced toy hauler RV rentals. Which one is going to be chosen?

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Inside toy hauler RV rental
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Inside Toy Hauler rental

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip #3 Landscape vs. Portrait

Landscape photos are usually better because you can capture the big picture much easier. No matter which you choose, be aware of how it’s uploaded. Most software will upload in Landscape. Choose wisely and rotate if you’ve made a mistake. Spending a little time on fixing mistakes and re-uploading better photos can turn it all around.

Portrait photo of travel trailer
Photo of front page on RV listing. Portrait photo creates smaller image of this travel trailer
Dark photo of motorhome uploaded to featured RV listing sideways
Photo of motorhome uploaded to front page of featured RV listing. Too dark and view is sideways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip #4 RV Owner Profile

There is a reason why real estate agents spend a lot of time and money creating the perfect image for their business. Customers always want to know who they are dealing with, and service is everything.  People rent from people. In the photos below, which RV owner would you rather deal with? Who would you trust more with your vacation?  Make sure you’re putting your best foot forward when you create your RV owner profile.

Profile photo of RV owner who rents out their RV consistently on RVPlusYou
Profile photo of RV owner who rents out their RV consistently on RVPlusYou
Profile photo of RV owner who has never rented out their RV on RVPlusYou
Profile photo of RV owner who has never rented out their RV on RVPlusYou

The bottom line:

If you’re serious about renting your RV and want to increase sales for 2018, put some time and effort into your RV rental listing. Work on the content as well as the photos. A few minutes invested can make all the difference in the world.  Want more?  See detailed information on winning RV rental listings.