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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Delivered Search – How it Works

RV Listings and Map of Campgrounds

Because RVPlusYou focuses all of our marketing efforts, and dollars, on finding those RV renters who are looking for an RV rental that will delivered and set up at their location, we’ve made some major changes to our search process.

‘Delivered Search’ for an RV rental will now focus first on the location where the renter needs an RV delivered. It then lists the RV rentals within that delivery search area that are available to be delivered and set up for the renter.

Here is how it works:Map of Campgrounds Near Delivered RV Rental Search Area

  1. User enters destination city, campground, address, or event in the RVPlusYou search bar. This can be a music festival, a private home address, or an area RV park.
  2. Once the user enters their desired destination, they are presented with a list of RV rentals on the left (for PC’s and larger screens), or below for smaller screens (Smartphones). On the right is a map of campgrounds and RV parks located within the user’s delivery area. The same map is available as an option on smartphones, located at the bottom. Delivered RV Rental listings
  3. User has the option to immediately start browsing RV rentals, or they can use the map to center or move their delivery area and find more RV rental options that will deliver for them.
  4. The address of your RV listing will now be the center point of your delivery area. The default range is 75 miles. If you will deliver further, or not that far, then you will need to adjust this variable in the ‘edit address’ field where you manage your RV listing.

What changes do you need to make?

It is highly recommended that you spend some time adjusting your listing to fit the new delivered search process.

Consider the following:

  • No longer will your RV show up on a map. Your address will be used as the center of a “delivery area”. We don’t use keywords in the title, so you don’t need to list multiple locations.
  • It is no longer necessary to have multiple listings for the same RV. If you would like to cover a larger area, then adjust your delivery area in the Manage RV section of your listing, by updating the delivery area underneath your address field.
  • Reviews are important, so make sure to keep your RV listings that have reviews. Simply change the address and update the title. If you have RV listings that you want to eliminate, but you want to keep the reviews, let us know and we’ll move your reviews to the RV listing that you’ll be keeping.
  • Update your title. This is most important. If you have a location specific title, such as “RV Rental for Lopez Lake”, then this title is location specific and may confuse renters. It may be delivered to Lopez Lake, but it may also be delivered to a home 20 miles away for a family reunion, or an RV park 5 miles away. Make sure your title is appropriate for the new Delivered Search process.
    • Sample Titles:
      • “Newer Luxury RV with Outside BBQ”
      • “New Bunkhouse Family Travel Trailer”
      • “Vintage Refurbished Travel Trailer”
  • We’ve added new fields. Make sure your listing shows the correct length of RV, the correct address, and the correct number of people that your RV sleeps. More new fields coming, such as year, make, model.
    • Note: This information will be displayed in helpful ways and will be used for future filters added to search options.

As always, if you have questions simply give us a call or drop us an email.

Support@RVPlusYou.com, or 800-977-5444

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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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All You Need to Know About Starting an RV Rental Business

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Alex Jones Photo – Molding the perfect business opportunity takes dedication and hard work.

Starting your own business isn’t hard to do. It’s turning your business into a productive entity that takes time, money, hard work, and patience.  Anyone who’s raised a child to become a functioning and productive productive member of society knows that making the baby wasn’t the hard part, it was raising the child to adulthood that was the challenge.

RV Rental at Wine Country ResortStarting an RV Rental business is the easy part. It’s the “making it produce” that will take hard work. Fortunately RVPlusYou can help by providing all the information you need to investigate and get started.

Looking for the right business opportunity to mold into a thriving business? Click the photo on the right to download our start up guide, then read on..

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Guest Refund Policy

The RVPlusYou Guest Refund Policy (“Guest Refund Policy”) applies to registered RVPlusYou profiled RV Renters who have booked and paid for a RV Rental listed by a RV Owner on the RVPlusYou website (“Site”) and have a Qualifying Claim related to a Minimum Quality Standard Issue as defined in this Guest Refund Policy. It forms part of the Booking Terms and uses capitalized terms defined in Booking Terms or the Terms of Use.

1. Minimum Quality Standard Issue. A “Minimum Quality Standard Issue” means any one of the following:

(a) the RV Owner of the RV cancels a booking last minute, which is defined as a cancellation made 7 days or less before the check-in date of the relevant booking or fails to provide the Guest with access to the RV Rental (e.g., by providing the keys, access to the campsite, and/or does not place the RV in the agreed location; or

(b) the RV Rental is not as described in its listing at the agreed Site in some material aspect, such as: (i) the size of the RV and/or number of beds, bathrooms, kitchen or other necessary amenities; (ii) type of RV Rental (e.g. tent trailer vs. motorhome);(iii) facilities ticked or features mentioned in the listing description are not provided or do not function, such as kitchen appliances (fridge, oven, etc.),bathroom content (shower/bathtub, etc.), and electrical, heating or air conditioning systems; or(iv) the physical location of the RV Rental (i.e. campground, RV park or other placed location, proximity to monuments, attractions, beaches or other landmarks); or

(c) on check-in, the RV Rental: (i) is not generally clean and sanitary; (ii) contains health and safety hazards that would be reasonably expected adversely to affect the Guest’s stay; or (iii) has vermin or contains pets not disclosed in the listing.

2. Requirements to place a Qualifying Claim. Only a Guest/RV Renter may submit a claim for a refund. A Claim is considered a “Qualifying Claim” when it relates to one or more of the Minimum Quality Standard Issues above, and meets each of the following conditions:

(a) the Guest must make the Claim via email, (see Contact Us), or via telephone at +1 800-977-5444;

(b) the Guest must clearly state their booking number and/or email address given when the Booking was made;

(c) the Guest must provide evidence of their claim such as photographs or videos and at Our request must provide Us with any additional information on the circumstances of the Minimum Quality Standard Issue;

(d) no member of the Guest’s party has directly or indirectly caused the Minimum Quality Standard Issue, whether through their action, omission or negligence; and

(e) the Guest must have made reasonable efforts to try to remedy the Minimum Quality Standard issue directly with their RV Owner/Host prior to making a Claim.

(f) the Guest must make the Claim within 24 hours of check-in. If the Claim relates to a Minimum Quality Standard Issue occurring after 24 hours of check-in, Guest must make the Claim as soon as reasonably possible.

3. Guest Refund Policy. RVPlusYou will, at its discretion, either:

(a) refund the Guest part or all of the price paid by the Guest via the Site depending on the nature of their Qualifying Claim; or

(b) use its reasonable efforts to find and book another comparable RV Rental (at RVPlusYou’s reasonable decision) or hotel room, for any unused nights left in the Guest’s stay. All determinations of RVPlusYou with respect to this Guest Refund Policy, including without limitation the size of any refund, shall be final and binding on the RV Renter/Guest and RV Owner concerned as between them and as between each of them and RVPlusYou.

4. RV Owner’s Responsibilities and Refunds to the Guest. RV Owners should note that they are responsible for ensuring that the RV’s they list on the Site are as described in the listing, meet standards regarding access, health & safety and cleanliness, and do not present any Guest with a Minimum Quality Standard Issue. During the 24-hour period following the Guest’s check-in, RV Owners should be available, or make a third-party available, in order to try, in good faith, to resolve any issue. This Guest Refund Policy is without prejudice to any statutory rights that a RV Renter/Guest may have as between them and their RV Owner.

The rights of the RV Renter/Guest under this Guest Refund Policy supersede the Cancellation Policy chosen by the concerned RV Owner.

If you are an RV Owner, and if:

(a) RVPlusYou determines that a Guest has suffered a Minimum Quality Standard Issue related to an RV Rental you have listed on the Site; and

(b) RVPlusYou either refunds that Guest any amount up to the price paid by the Guest through the Site for the RV Rental or provides an alternative RV Rental to the Guest, you agree that RVPlusYou may off-set or reduce any RV Owner Fee owed by RVPlusYou to you by the amount paid or incurred by RVPlusYou.

If the Guest remains in the RV Rental affected for part or all of their stay despite the Minimum Quality Standard Issue, the Guest will receive a refund that will reduce the amount of the RV Owner Fee ultimately paid to you.

If the Guest is relocated to an alternative RV Rental, hotel room or other accommodations, you may lose part or all of the RV Owner Fee for the booking and you may be responsible for any reasonable additional costs incurred by RVPlusYou to relocate the Guest to the alternative RV Rental.

In the event of one or more Minimum Quality Standards Issue(s), RVPlusYou reserves the right to take additional measures. These additional measures include, but are not limited to:

(a) decreasing the quality score of the listing of the RV Rental affected;

(b) leaving a lower review for the RV Rental affected; cancelling upcoming bookings;

(c) delisting the RV Rental;

(d) recovering costs incurred including for administrative time spent in resolving the Minimum Quality Standard Issue(s); and/or

(e) charging the sum equal to 20% of the RV Owner Fee to cover management costs incurred in resolving the Minimum Quality Standard Issue, which the RV Owner and RVPlusYou agree is a reasonable pre-estimate of the management costs that will be incurred.

If as a RV Owner you wish to dispute the Qualifying Claim or provide details of extenuating circumstances such as, damage to the RV Rental from a cause outside your control, (“Extenuating Circumstances”) you must notify RVPlusYou promptly in writing via email or via telephone at +1 800-977-5444 and provide all relevant information and evidence such as photographs, video certificates, and/or copies of correspondence disputing the Qualifying Claim or detailing the Extenuating Circumstances, provided you must have used reasonable and good faith efforts to try to remedy the Minimum Quality Standard Issue with the Guest prior to disputing the Qualifying Claim or claiming Extenuating Circumstances.

All determinations of RVPlusYou concerning this Guest Refund Policy, including without limitation the validity of the Qualifying Claim, the validity of Extenuating Circumstances and the amount to be refunded to the Guest, shall be final and binding on the RV Renter/Guest and the RV Owner concerned, as between them and as between each of them and RVPlusYou.

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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

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Common RV Owner Questions

RV owners who would like to earn a little extra income by sharing their RV with others. Their RV may often go unused, or they may be looking to help offset the expenses of owning an RV, such as loan payments, insurance, maintenance and storage. RV rental companies also list their units on RVPlusYou.

The RV owner must accept your reservation request for the dates and pricing you have agreed to, then you must click on the shopping cart to pay and confirm your reservation. Accepted payments include Paypal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. When you reach the payment window, enter your billing information first, then click ‘Continue’. You will see the option to pay by credit card on the next screen. Click for details on How to Book.

RVPlusYou provides some protection but only when the RV is rented through this site, and within the contracted rental period. The RV is NOT covered when the RV is moving. Most auto policies cover RV trailer towing, as well as your motorhome while you’re driving it to the campground destination, but check with your agent to be sure your RV is covered properly. Insurance is always a question that should be discussed with your insurance professional.

The ‘Click to Call’ feature is located in the messaging center and allows RV Owner and RV Renter to communicate over the telephone via live phone call.  The feature is only available after an RV Renter has made a rental inquiry to an RV Owner AND the user profile is updated with a verified mobile phone number. To Opt Out of the feature, edit your profile and untick the box marked, “Share this number”.

RVPlusYou will process the transaction and holds both renter’s deposit, as well as owner’s funds. Once the rental is complete, RVPlusYou returns the deposit to the renter and pays the RV owner their portion of the rental fees within 72 hours.  On the day of check out, if the RV Owner will notify RVPlusYou that there is no damage to the RV, funds can usually be released next business day.

RVPlusYou will send payment to your PayPal account, or by check. Make sure your personal information is updated in the account section of your dashboard. Look for “Payout Preference”

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RVPlusYou make sure that both parties get what they expect; a reliable RV rental delivered when it’s supposed to be delivered and payment for services. Having a 3rd party expedite an RV rental transaction provides peace of mind. Besides customer support through toll free number, chat, and email, RVPlusYou provides marketing, advertising, reservation and booking software, as well as a Protection Policy designed to protect both parties.

RVPlusYou is built on a trust platform, meaning that each party is verified by phone number, email, and social media (if available). Each party creates a profile that includes a full name, descriptive personal bio, and photos. We encourage users to get to know each other through our messaging system. Renters and RV owners are rated and reviewed by each other for past transactions. This builds value for RV Owners and peace of mind for RV renters. Remember, when in doubt, ask questions! Reach out to multiple RV owners. If you′re not getting the answers you need, consider booking with another RV owner.

RVPlusYou does not get involved in the delivery of the RV. The logistics of the RV rental delivery and set up is arranged by the owner. The  RV is usually delivered by the RV owner, RV Vacation Rental manager, or a contracted RV Transport company.

Yes, however most damage as well as excess miles on your RV will happen when you let others drive or tow. If you want to limit damage and maintain resell value, your focus should be on delivered RV rentals. Driving or towing any size recreational vehicle is unfamiliar to most renters. Even experienced renters have trouble with unfamiliar units. If a renter asks to drive or tow your rig, it is completely up to you. Note: RVPlusYou Rental Protection policy does not apply to moving RV rentals.

The safest rental transaction is when RVPlusYou handles the transaction for both parties, which qualifies for the Protection Program. It is also wise for both parties to conduct business on the RVPlusYou platform, where conversations are recorded and a qualified 3rd party is expediting the transaction. It is important to note that RV owners booking off line are in violation of our terms and conditions. The booking fee normally paid by the renter will be invoiced to the RV owner for any bookings that occur off-platform.

The RV Owner is responsible for the quality, cleanliness, and functionality of the RV that they are renting out to guests.

Remember, RVPlusYou is holding a security deposit from renter and the rental fees due to RV owner. If a renter cancels, then the cancellation policy for that particular RV will apply. If an RV owner fails to deliver, then he or she will not be paid and a negative review will be posted. Renter will recover their rental fees.

The RVPlusYou Protection program is paid  by RVPlusYou from booking fees (6% to 17% depending on total cost) charged by RVPlusYou for each rental. The Program only provides coverage when booked through the RVPlusYou website and only for “Delivered RV Rentals”.

As a RVPlusYou member, your primary source of protection against damage or liability is your automobile insurance policy, especially when the RV is being transported. However, certain insurance policies can contain exclusions, i.e. situations in which the insurance company will not pay for a claim. It is not uncommon for automobile policies to expressly exclude coverage for losses arising out of rental activity, and the involvement of third parties.

The liability coverage on your rented recreational vehicle presently may not be sufficient to protect you, where your negligence has caused bodily injury to others or if you accidentally cause damage to another person’s property as a RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owner. Moreover, today, when multi-million dollar lawsuits are common, your automobile policy may provide substantial liability limits, but it may not be enough.

It is important to consult with your professional insurance advisers to ensure your policy will respond to losses associated with and arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owner.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program can respond where automobile’ insurance does not. Whether the issue requires medical care or repair of property, you will typically have coverage up to the program limits. There are exclusions, such as expected or intended damages, abuse or molestation, liquor liability, etc., so it is important to fully understand the program details.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program liability coverage protects RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners in the event that someone is injured on your recreational or you are deemed responsible for personal injury or property damage through negligence, in every case solely associated with a RVPlusYou booking. The program will also defend any claims against RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners and pay for reasonable and necessary medical expenses up to the program limit regardless of who was at fault.

A deductible is the portion RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners are responsible for paying in the event of a claim. For example, the RVPlusYou Protection Program has a $2,500 deductible and a program limit of $300,000 in liability protection.

Any occurrence or circumstances that could give rise to a claim must be reported immediately. Contact RVPlusYou immediately to file a liability claim report under the RVPlusYou Protection Program. Assume no obligation, admit to no liability or incur any expenses for which we are or may become liable without written permission, except incurred to protect the property from further loss. Gather any documents, correspondence, memos, photos, video, etc. that may be pertinent to the claim.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will appoint a claims adjuster to investigate the circumstances of the loss. The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will assess the claim to determine what coverage is available and then evaluate the claim directing any further investigation or litigation necessary. In the case of a legal action made against you, The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will evaluate whether a defense is owed by the policy and appoint experts and/or lawyers for the defense team.

Fully participate and cooperate in the investigation and the defense of the claim against you; It is important that you share all information that you have about the claim with your claim team; Be prepared to attend examinations for discovery, mediation, settlement conferences, or a trial.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program has the option to settle a liability claim without your consent to settle;

The program will pay up to the limit of liability for any one occurrence, and will independently settle or defend any claim or suit asking for damages. The duty to settle or defend ends when the limit of liability is exhausted. Member Host coverage is subject to a deductible and RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners must pay that amount when requested; Payment will be issued to the claimant, if required by a settlement, mediation, trial or arbitration.

As a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner, your primary source of protection against loss is your automobile insurance policy, especially when you’re transporting your RV. However, certain insurance policies can contain exclusions, i.e. situations in which the insurance company will not pay for a claim. It is not uncommon for automobile policies to expressly exclude coverage for losses arising out of commercial, business and or rental activity, or the involvement of third parties. Simply put, the property coverage on your recreational vehicle presently may not be sufficient to protect your asset. It is important to consult with your professional insurance advisers to ensure your policy will respond to losses associated with and arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program can respond where your automobile insurance does not. Whether the issue requires replacement or repair of personal or real property related to the RV rental, you will typically have coverage up to the program limits. There are exclusions, such as expected or intended damages, smoking and pets etc., so it is important to fully understand the program.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program property coverage protects RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owners in the event of accidental loss or damage to real or personal property caused by guests and/or arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner, above a minimum claim threshold of $100.00. Maximum, $5,000.  Note: The security deposit may also be used to replace accidental loss or damage.

The definition of accidental damage is pretty uniform across insurance policies: damage that occurs suddenly as a result of an unexpected and non-deliberate external action. In layman’s terms, that usually means an unintentional one-off incident that harms the Recreational vehicle or its contents. So, general wear and tear or damage that occurs gradually will be excluded. Recreational Vehicle Owners also won’t be covered for mechanical failure.

It’s a good idea to create an up-to-date contents inventory to to expedite a claim settlement if you ever need to make one. With a complete contents inventory, our partners can verify property easier, which makes settling any claim easier. Video of your RV set up at the rental location is a good way to document the condition prior to a rental.

Replacement cost for contents means the cost on the date of the loss or damage, of repairing or replacing (whichever is less) damaged property with new property of similar kind and quality, without deduction for depreciation, but not exceeding the applicable amount (s) of insurance as shown on the coverage summary page for any loss or damage arising out of one occurrence. Actual Cash Value(ACV) is an assessment of value of an item that considers depreciation. In determining depreciation, consideration is given to the condition of the item immediately before the damage, the resale value of the item & the normal life expectancy of the item in question.

Here’s what will be asked of you when you start your claim:

Provide as many details as possible regarding the incident; A police or fire department report (if one was made); For equipment or appliances, documentation includes things like invoices, receipts, photos, make/model/serial numbers (or even user guides and warranties); Photographs, video, and images where available. TAKE NOTES!

Every loss is different. For example, the restoration of significant damage caused by a fire may take longer than a claim for a straightforward theft. We make every effort to provide you with all the information you need up front in order to move the process along quickly, however each claim is different.

By verifying your mobile phone, you qualify for “Click to Call”. Click on your dashboard and find your profile. Click on “edit profile” and then verify your mobile phone. Follow the prompts. You are now set up for “Click to Call”. Note: Both parties (RV renter and RV owner) must agree to allow phone calls in their profile.

Please check your junk or spam mail box and change your email settings to list RVPlusYou as a safe sender. If you’re still having trouble, contact Customer Support.

Remember that passwords are case sensitive. Be sure you have replicated your login exactly as you typed it when you signed up and that “Caps Lock” button is not on. If you continue to have issues, contact customer support.

Yes. Click on the ‘Edit’ tab and you will see it there.

Common RV Renter Questions

No. RVPlusYou is different than other RV rental companies. Our RV owners will deliver, and set up the RV for you at an agreed destination—RV resorts, campgrounds, special events, farms, even private homes. You never have to drive the RV. You simply drive up to the location and begin enjoying your RV accommodations. At the end of your stay, you check out and drive away.

Yes, you almost always need to find your own campsite reservation, but that can be negotiated with the RV owner. The campsite fee is paid separately from your RV rental through RVPlusYou unless you have made arrangements with the RV host. Some campgrounds are first-come, first-serve and your RV host can advise you how to best to secure those sites. Other campgrounds book up months in advance and require reservations well in advance.

RV owners who would like to earn a little extra income by sharing their RV with others. Their RV may often go unused, or they may be looking to help offset the expenses of owning an RV, such as loan payments, insurance, maintenance and storage. RV rental companies also list their units on RVPlusYou.

Rates and fees are determined by each individual RV owner. Owners publish a nightly or weekly rate that may vary depending on the season, special event, etc. Most also charge for delivery (to cover gasoline and set-up) and cleaning. Some may offer optional amenities such as camp gear, firewood or fuel for a generator. RVPlusYou collects a nominal booking fee (6% to 17%) from renters based on a percentage of your reservation dollar amount. Charges are clearly outlined for you when you make a booking inquiry to an RV owner. For more information, see RV Rental Cost.

The RV owner must accept your reservation request for the dates and pricing you have agreed to, then you must click on the shopping cart to pay and confirm your reservation. Accepted payments include Paypal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. When you reach the payment window, enter your billing information first, then click ‘Continue’. You will see the option to pay by credit card on the next screen. Click for details on How to Book.

Yes, RV owners set the amount of the security deposit which is collected and held by RVPlusYou. If there is no damage to the unit at the conclusion of the rental period, the deposit is returned in full to the renter within 72 hours. The RV owner will notify the renter within 72 hours if there are any charges for damages that will be deducted from the security deposit.

RVPlusYou provides some protection but only when the RV is rented through this site, and within the contracted rental period. The RV is NOT covered when the RV is moving. Most auto policies cover RV trailer towing, as well as your motorhome while you’re driving it to the campground destination, but check with your agent to be sure your RV is covered properly. Insurance is always a question that should be discussed with your insurance professional.

Always communicate with the owner first. RVPlusYou facilitates the payment transaction, but the rental agreement is between you and the RV owner. Most issues can be resolved easily with cordial communication. If resolution cannot be found, call RVPlusYou at 800-977-5444 , or email at support@RVPlusYou.com and we will mediate any disputes between the RV owner and renter. Remember, it’s always a good idea to document any damage or issues with the RV.

The ‘Click to Call’ feature is located in the messaging center and allows RV Owner and RV Renter to communicate over the telephone via live phone call.  The feature is only available after an RV Renter has made a rental inquiry to an RV Owner AND the user profile is updated with a verified mobile phone number. To Opt Out of the feature, edit your profile and untick the box marked, “Share this number”.

RV Rental delivered to Pfeiffer Campground, Big Sur, CA

RVPlusYou make sure that both parties get what they expect; a reliable RV rental delivered when it’s supposed to be delivered and payment for services. Having a 3rd party expedite an RV rental transaction provides peace of mind. Besides customer support through toll free number, chat, and email, RVPlusYou provides marketing, advertising, reservation and booking software, as well as a Protection Policy designed to protect both parties.

RVPlusYou is built on a trust platform, meaning that each party is verified by phone number, email, and social media (if available). Each party creates a profile that includes a full name, descriptive personal bio, and photos. We encourage users to get to know each other through our messaging system. Renters and RV owners are rated and reviewed by each other for past transactions. This builds value for RV Owners and peace of mind for RV renters. Remember, when in doubt, ask questions! Reach out to multiple RV owners. If you′re not getting the answers you need, consider booking with another RV owner.

The RV Owner is responsible for the quality, cleanliness, and functionality of the RV that they are renting out to guests.

Remember, RVPlusYou is holding a security deposit from renter and the rental fees due to RV owner. If a renter cancels, then the cancellation policy for that particular RV will apply. If an RV owner fails to deliver, then he or she will not be paid and a negative review will be posted. Renter will recover their rental fees.

By verifying your mobile phone, you qualify for “Click to Call”. Click on your dashboard and find your profile. Click on “edit profile” and then verify your mobile phone. Follow the prompts. You are now set up for “Click to Call”. Note: Both parties (RV renter and RV owner) must agree to allow phone calls in their profile.

Please check your junk or spam mail box and change your email settings to list RVPlusYou as a safe sender. If you’re still having trouble, contact Customer Support.

Remember that passwords are case sensitive. Be sure you have replicated your login exactly as you typed it when you signed up and that “Caps Lock” button is not on. If you continue to have issues, contact customer support.

Yes. Click on the ‘Edit’ tab and you will see it there.

Fill out the contact information and click ‘Continue’. You will see the opportunity to pay by credit card on the next screen.

How to Book an RV Rental

RV rental search listings barUse the map feature to discover areas where RV’s can be delivered. Most RV owners will deliver within 60 to 100 miles of their location. Contact several RV owners to insure you have options for your trip.Map of RV Rental ListingsNote: Most RV owners require that you make campground reservations, unless your RV rental will be delivered to a private residence or event. 

Once you find an RV rental that works for you, contact the owner and check availability.

  • First you must sign up and become a member. It’s free and easy to do.
  • After you complete your profile, you may contact the RV owner and ask questions: Click on “Check Availability” and follow the instructions.Photo of RV host and check availability button

The best way to find the right RV for you and your family, is to ask questions of multiple RV owners. Remember, it doesn’t obligate you to “Check Availability” and ask questions. If the RV listing doesn’t provide the necessary information or photos that help you make a decision, just ask: “Will you please upload a photo of the bathroom? Does your RV rental include camp chairs?” – The process of asking questions allows you to determine whether or not this RV owner is attentive, service oriented, and ready to rent their RV to you.RV Rental Message box

Once you have decided on which RV rental is best for you, it’s time to book and reserve the RV for your dates.

Important: You may not book and pay for the RV until the RV owner approves your rental request. Once they accept your request to book their RV, you will see the option to click on the orange Shopping Cart button and pay for your RV rental. Fill out requested information and follow instructions to pay by credit card. RV Rental Shopping Cart example

How to List Your RV For Rent

By clicking on “List your RV” you will start a process that first requires you to sign up or log in if you haven’t already.

To become a member, simply click on the Sign Up button at the top of the page and then follow the prompts. You may use an email address or Facebook to sign up. It’s free and fast.
Sign up form for RV Plus You

Make sure to choose a title that will be searched. Example: Most renters don’t search for the make or model of an RV to rent. They will typically search by keywords that include, “RV Rental” and “Location”; where they are or where they want to be. Also, be complete in your description: What should renters expect when they arrive? What condition is your RV? What sets you apart? (The more relevant and useful information you provide, the better your chances are of booking the rental request).RV Rental Listing Form

Note: You must enter an address. We tell renters that RV owners will generally deliver within a 60 mile radius. Make sure your address reflects the center of your radius. We suggest entering a popular campground or RV park near your location. You can always note your delivery area in your description. Helpful Tip: Try the ‘Pinpoint on a Map’ feature to set your location on the street near the campground. 
RV Listing Address form

Your RV will NOT show up in search results until you “Activate” your listing. Follow the 3 steps below to finish your listing and activate:

  1. By clicking on “Continue” you must have accepted our Terms and Conditions to finish completing your RV rental listing. Click on “Complete Your RV Listing”Activate RV Message for RV Listing
  2. Before you can go live and activate your RV rental listing, you must enter an address and you must upload photos of your RV. The “Manage RV” tab to the left shows how many steps are left to complete before you can activate your listing. Note: This is only the minimum requirement. It is highly recommended that you navigate to the different RV listing functions and enter detailed information such as your Security Deposit, Amenities, Cancellation policy, Delivery fees, and other details. The more details you enter and the better your photos, the more likely you are to be successful. Use the Manage RV categories to the left in order to make sure you’ve completed your listing. 2 steps to go message-List your RV
  3. After uploading photos, entering your detailed pricing and terms, and your address and description, it’s time to activate. Click on the round button shown below to activate. The red “Hidden” slide will move to a green “Visible”. Your all set! Your RV will now show up in search results. We highly recommend that you read our How to Book guide so that you may assist your renters with the booking process.Manage RV Listing Page

RVPlusYou Rental Protection Policy

RVPlusYou provides some protection but only when the RV is rented through this site, and within the contracted rental period. The RV is NOT covered when the RV is moving. Most auto policies cover RV trailer towing, as well as your motorhome while you’re driving it to the campground destination, but check with your agent to be sure your RV is covered properly. Insurance is always a question that should be discussed with your insurance professional.

Yes, however most damage as well as excess miles on your RV will happen when you let others drive or tow. If you want to limit damage and maintain resell value, your focus should be on delivered RV rentals. Driving or towing any size recreational vehicle is unfamiliar to most renters. Even experienced renters have trouble with unfamiliar units. If a renter asks to drive or tow your rig, it is completely up to you. Note: RVPlusYou Rental Protection policy does not apply to moving RV rentals.

The RVPlusYou Protection program is paid  by RVPlusYou from booking fees (6% to 17% depending on total cost) charged by RVPlusYou for each rental. The Program only provides coverage when booked through the RVPlusYou website and only for “Delivered RV Rentals”.

As a RVPlusYou member, your primary source of protection against damage or liability is your automobile insurance policy, especially when the RV is being transported. However, certain insurance policies can contain exclusions, i.e. situations in which the insurance company will not pay for a claim. It is not uncommon for automobile policies to expressly exclude coverage for losses arising out of rental activity, and the involvement of third parties.

The liability coverage on your rented recreational vehicle presently may not be sufficient to protect you, where your negligence has caused bodily injury to others or if you accidentally cause damage to another person’s property as a RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owner. Moreover, today, when multi-million dollar lawsuits are common, your automobile policy may provide substantial liability limits, but it may not be enough.

It is important to consult with your professional insurance advisers to ensure your policy will respond to losses associated with and arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owner.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program can respond where automobile’ insurance does not. Whether the issue requires medical care or repair of property, you will typically have coverage up to the program limits. There are exclusions, such as expected or intended damages, abuse or molestation, liquor liability, etc., so it is important to fully understand the program details.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program liability coverage protects RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners in the event that someone is injured on your recreational or you are deemed responsible for personal injury or property damage through negligence, in every case solely associated with a RVPlusYou booking. The program will also defend any claims against RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners and pay for reasonable and necessary medical expenses up to the program limit regardless of who was at fault.

A deductible is the portion RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners are responsible for paying in the event of a claim. For example, the RVPlusYou Protection Program has a $2,500 deductible and a program limit of $300,000 in liability protection.

Any occurrence or circumstances that could give rise to a claim must be reported immediately. Contact RVPlusYou immediately to file a liability claim report under the RVPlusYou Protection Program. Assume no obligation, admit to no liability or incur any expenses for which we are or may become liable without written permission, except incurred to protect the property from further loss. Gather any documents, correspondence, memos, photos, video, etc. that may be pertinent to the claim.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will appoint a claims adjuster to investigate the circumstances of the loss. The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will assess the claim to determine what coverage is available and then evaluate the claim directing any further investigation or litigation necessary. In the case of a legal action made against you, The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will evaluate whether a defense is owed by the policy and appoint experts and/or lawyers for the defense team.

Fully participate and cooperate in the investigation and the defense of the claim against you; It is important that you share all information that you have about the claim with your claim team; Be prepared to attend examinations for discovery, mediation, settlement conferences, or a trial.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program has the option to settle a liability claim without your consent to settle;

The program will pay up to the limit of liability for any one occurrence, and will independently settle or defend any claim or suit asking for damages. The duty to settle or defend ends when the limit of liability is exhausted. Member Host coverage is subject to a deductible and RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners must pay that amount when requested; Payment will be issued to the claimant, if required by a settlement, mediation, trial or arbitration.

As a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner, your primary source of protection against loss is your automobile insurance policy, especially when you’re transporting your RV. However, certain insurance policies can contain exclusions, i.e. situations in which the insurance company will not pay for a claim. It is not uncommon for automobile policies to expressly exclude coverage for losses arising out of commercial, business and or rental activity, or the involvement of third parties. Simply put, the property coverage on your recreational vehicle presently may not be sufficient to protect your asset. It is important to consult with your professional insurance advisers to ensure your policy will respond to losses associated with and arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program can respond where your automobile insurance does not. Whether the issue requires replacement or repair of personal or real property related to the RV rental, you will typically have coverage up to the program limits. There are exclusions, such as expected or intended damages, smoking and pets etc., so it is important to fully understand the program.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program property coverage protects RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owners in the event of accidental loss or damage to real or personal property caused by guests and/or arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner, above a minimum claim threshold of $100.00. Maximum, $5,000.  Note: The security deposit may also be used to replace accidental loss or damage.

The definition of accidental damage is pretty uniform across insurance policies: damage that occurs suddenly as a result of an unexpected and non-deliberate external action. In layman’s terms, that usually means an unintentional one-off incident that harms the Recreational vehicle or its contents. So, general wear and tear or damage that occurs gradually will be excluded. Recreational Vehicle Owners also won’t be covered for mechanical failure.

It’s a good idea to create an up-to-date contents inventory to to expedite a claim settlement if you ever need to make one. With a complete contents inventory, our partners can verify property easier, which makes settling any claim easier. Video of your RV set up at the rental location is a good way to document the condition prior to a rental.

Replacement cost for contents means the cost on the date of the loss or damage, of repairing or replacing (whichever is less) damaged property with new property of similar kind and quality, without deduction for depreciation, but not exceeding the applicable amount (s) of insurance as shown on the coverage summary page for any loss or damage arising out of one occurrence. Actual Cash Value(ACV) is an assessment of value of an item that considers depreciation. In determining depreciation, consideration is given to the condition of the item immediately before the damage, the resale value of the item & the normal life expectancy of the item in question.

Here’s what will be asked of you when you start your claim:

Provide as many details as possible regarding the incident; A police or fire department report (if one was made); For equipment or appliances, documentation includes things like invoices, receipts, photos, make/model/serial numbers (or even user guides and warranties); Photographs, video, and images where available. TAKE NOTES!

Every loss is different. For example, the restoration of significant damage caused by a fire may take longer than a claim for a straightforward theft. We make every effort to provide you with all the information you need up front in order to move the process along quickly, however each claim is different.

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RV Rental Cost

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What is the cost to rent an RV?

If you’re looking for an RV rental to be delivered and set up for you, we have what you’re looking for. Because our RV rentals are for rent by owner, you will likely find an RV rental that will fit your budget. Recreational Vehicles for rent by owner are generally less expensive than RV Rentals from the nationwide companies.

The average cost of an RV rental is approximately

  • Nightly Cost – $140/night (average cost on RVPlusYou)
  • Delivery – The delivery, setup, and pick up cost is approximately $150, although each RV owner sets their own pricing. You can find great deals, as low as $80/night in some locations. Luxury RV’s can go as high as $300/night
  • Additional – Many will charge for cleaning, up to $100-$150. Here’s a Hot Tip: Ask if you can clean it yourself and save the fee.

RVPlusYou was designed specifically for the novice to expert camper looking for comfort and convenience. Owning an RV is expensive and it’s not easy to drive or tow. RV owners listed on our site will deliver your RV rental to the location you choose and it’s already set up and waiting for you when you arrive; camping, music festivals, sporting events, weddings, or simply extra space for family reunions at your home. What type of RV will you need? A large 5th wheel, a motorhome, a small travel trailer, or maybe just a pop-up trailer? RVPlusYou has all kinds of RV rentals at various prices and with different amenities.

We are the first and only RV rental company dedicated to ‘delivered RV rentals’ and we have years of experience and options to help you make a great decision. Check out our listings and enter your dates to receive a precise rate quote for your RV rental. Call or chat if you have questions!

  • Campgrounds – Delivering and setting up a recreational vehicle at a campsite isn’t easy. Backing up, leveling, sewer and electrical hook ups, etc. are part of the set-up process. All quotes include delivery and set up. Having the RV owner do this part for you takes the hassle out it for you, and usually the cost is extremely reasonable, saving you time so you get the most out of your camping experience.
  • Events, Weddings, Reunions – Events such as a concert, a wedding, or sporting event can be chaotic, so having your RV rental delivered and set up can be the perfect solution. Having your accommodations ready and in place will create a pleasant and comfortable home base for guests and family.Note that most RV owners have a minimum day rental requirement. Because the RV owner must drive to and from your event destination twice, it makes sense to have a minimum. They usually offset the true cost of fuel and time to set up with the rental fees. So consider this when planning your event. A one night event may require 3 nights of rental, or one night of rental cost, but a higher delivery/set up/pick up cost.

Comfort, convenience and great pricing for RV rentals

Our industry proven, turn-key approach to RV rentals is catching on! People of all ages are now able to camp in comfort due to our unique RV rental concept. Camping doesn’t have to be a hassle. Imagine showing up to your reserved campsite and having all the amenities of home right there at your location waiting for you, ready when you arrive.

RV owners offering great prices and great service

RV owners are looking to offset the huge cost of owning an RV: Storage, maintenance, insurance, repairs and other upkeep take a toll. They don’t have the overhead that large corporate RV rental companies do. As a result, you will find RV rental pricing at RVPlusYou much lower than the big guys.

In addition, most RV owners will share their camping gear with you. They don’t want to take it out of the RV; camping chairs, outdoor patio mats, BBQ’s, utensils, cooking supplies and other kitchen essentials are usually there for you to enjoy.

Contact an RV owner via their RV rental listing and ask about amenities, delivery area, and pricing. Enter your dates and you will receive an instant detailed quote so you know exactly what you will pay. Click on the “Check Availability” button to begin the price quote and rental booking process.

Want to know more about how to reserve an RV rental? Click here for more information.

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RVPlusYou Rental Protection Plan

THE RVPLUSYOU PROTECTION PROGRAM

The RVPlusYou rental protection policy is a valuable benefit that covers your renter, your RV, and you when you list and rent your RV through our online booking platform.  Read below for details, or see our FAQ.

RV RENTAL PROTECTION POLICY: LIABILITY

►Why do RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners need the RVPlusYou Protection program?

As a RVPlusYou member host, your primary source of protection against loss is your automobile insurance policy. However, certain insurance policies can contain exclusions, i.e. situations in which the insurance company will not pay for a claim. It is not uncommon for automobile policies to expressly exclude coverage for losses arising out of commercial, business and/or rental activity, and the involvement of third parties.

The liability coverage on your recreational vehicle presently may not be sufficient to protect you, where your negligence has caused bodily injury to others or if you accidentally cause damage to another person’s property as a RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owner. Moreover, today, when multi-million-dollar lawsuits are common, your automobile policy may provide substantial liability limits, but it may not be enough.

It is important to consult with your professional insurance advisers to ensure your policy will respond to losses associated with and arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owner.

The RVPlusYou Protection Program can respond where your automobile’ insurance does not. Whether the issue requires medical care or repair of property, you will typically have coverage up to the program limits. There are exclusions, such as expected or intended damages, abuse or molestation, liquor liability, etc., so it is important to fully understand the program details.

►How would the RVPlusYou Protection Program respond where a guest slips on Member Host property and sues?

The RVPlusYou Protection Program liability coverage protects RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners in the event that someone is injured on your recreational or you are deemed responsible for personal injury or property damage through negligence, in every case solely associated with a RVPlusYou booking. The program will also defend any claims against RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners and pay for reasonable and necessary medical expenses up to the program limit regardless of who was at fault.

►How does the liability deductible apply?

A deductible is the portion RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners are responsible for paying in the event of a claim. For example, the RVPlusYou Protection Program has a $2,500 deductible and a program limit of $300,000 in liability protection.

►What should I do if a liability or injury claim is made against me?

Any occurrence or circumstances that could give rise to a claim must be reported immediately. Contact RVPlusYou immediately to file a liability claim report under the RVPlusYou Protection Program. Assume no obligation, admit to no liability or incur any expenses for which we are or may become liable without written permission, except incurred to protect the property from further loss. Gather any documents, correspondence, memos, photos, video, etc. that may be pertinent to the claim.

►Once the claim is reported, what happens next?

The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will appoint a claims adjuster to investigate the circumstances of the loss. The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will assess the claim to determine what coverage is available and then evaluate the claim directing any further investigation or litigation necessary. In the case of a legal action made against you, The RVPlusYou Protection Program insurers will evaluate whether a defense is owed by the policy and appoint experts and/or lawyers for the defense team.

►What is my role throughout the process?

Fully participate and cooperate in the investigation and the defense of the claim against you; It is important that you share all information that you have about the claim with your claim team; Be prepared to attend examinations for discovery, mediation, settlement conferences, or a trial.

►How do settlements and policy payouts work?

The RVPlusYou Protection Program has the option to settle a liability claim without your consent to settle;
The program will pay up to the limit of liability for any one occurrence, and will independently settle or defend any claim or suit asking for damages. The duty to settle or defend ends when the limit of liability is exhausted. Member Host coverage is subject to a deductible and RVPlusYou recreational vehicle owners must pay that amount when requested; Payment will be issued to the claimant, if required by a settlement, mediation, trial or arbitration.

RV RENTAL PROTECTION POLICY: PROPERTY DAMAGE

►Why do Recreational Vehicle Owners need the RVPlusYou Protection program?

As a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner, your primary source of protection against loss is your automobile insurance policy. However, certain insurance policies can contain exclusions, i.e. situations in which the insurance company will not pay for a claim. It is not uncommon for automobile policies to expressly exclude coverage for losses arising out of commercial, business and or rental activity, or the involvement of third parties. Simply put, the property coverage on your recreational vehicle presently may not be sufficient to protect your asset. It is important to consult with your professional insurance advisors to ensure your policy will respond to losses associated with and arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner. The RVPlusYou Protection Program can respond where your automobile insurance does not. Whether the issue requires replacement or repair of personal or real property, you will typically have coverage up to the program limits. There are exclusions, such as expected or intended damages, smoking and pets etc., so it is important to fully understand the program.

►How would the RVPlusYou Protection Program respond where a guest destroys a lamp in my RV and will not pay to replace it?

The RVPlusYou Protection Program property coverage protects RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owners in the event of accidental loss or damage to real or personal property caused by guests and/or arising out of your activities as a RVPlusYou Recreational Vehicle Owner, above a minimum claim threshold of $100.00. Maximum, $5,000

►What is accidental damage?

The definition of accidental damage is pretty uniform across insurance policies: damage that occurs suddenly as a result of an unexpected and nondeliberate external action. In layman’s terms, that usually means an unintentional one-off incident that harms the Recreational vehicle or its contents. So, general wear and tear or damage that occurs gradually will be excluded. Recreational Vehicle Owners also won’t be covered for mechanical failure.

►Why should I complete managed property contents inventory?

It’s a good idea to create an up-to-date contents inventory to to expedite a claim settlement if you ever need to make one. With a complete contents inventory, our partners can verify property easier, which makes settling any claim easier. Video of your RV set up at the rental location is a good way to document the condition prior to a rental.

►What is the difference between Replacement Cost and Actual Cash Value (ACV)?

Replacement cost for contents means the cost on the date of the loss or damage, of repairing or replacing (whichever is less) damaged property with new property of similar kind and quality, without deduction for depreciation, but not exceeding the applicable amount (s) of insurance as shown on the coverage summary page for any loss or damage arising out of one occurrence. Actual Cash Value(ACV) is an assessment of value of an item that considers depreciation. In determining depreciation, consideration is given to the condition of the item immediately before the damage, the resale value of the item & the normal life expectancy of the item in question.

►What documents will I need to provide if I make a claim?

Here’s what will be asked of you when you start your claim:

As many details as possible regarding the incident; A police or fire department report (if one was made); For equipment or appliances, documentation includes things like invoices, receipts, photos, make/model/serial numbers (or even user
guides and warranties); Photographs, video, and images where available.

►How long does the claim process take?

Every loss is different. For example, the restoration of significant damage caused by a fire may take longer than a claim for a straightforward theft. We make every effort to provide you with all the information you need up front in order to move the process along quickly, however each claim is different.

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How to book an RV Rental on RVPlusYou

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BOOKING YOUR RV RENTAL

SIGN UP

First, you need to sign up with RVPlusYou and become part of our RV community. Easy! Just click

on Sign Up at the top of our web page. Sign up using Facebook, or create an account using your

email address. Fill in your name, email address and password. Click Create Account and follow

the instructions. An activation link will be sent to your email address and/or mobile phone. Retrieve the email, or

text message  and click ‘Confirm Email Address’. You’re in!

COMPLETE A PROFILE

Upon log-in, you’ll be taken to your dashboard, the command center for managing your RVPlusYou

account. Click on Profile and enter your information—owners sharing their RV with you will want

to know a little about you! Be sure to upload a photo of yourself as this greatly increases your chances that an RV

owner will accept your reservation request. Remember, they are sharing their RV with “a stranger”, so make it

easy for them to share. Also, we strongly recommend that you enable Text (SMS) Message Notification for

instant alerts when RV owners reply to your inquiries.

FIND YOUR DESTINATION

Now you’re ready to search our RV rental listings. Type your destination in the search bar of our

home page. Use the filter tools, such as type of RV and price range to narrow your search. The

map feature is also helpful to locate RVs in your desired destination. Remember to zoom out until you find some

some RV owners listed in that area. Most RV owners will deliver within 60 miles of their listed RV location. Don’t

be shy, ask many questions of many RV owners to get “a feel” for which owner and their RV best suits your needs.

ARRANGE THE CAMPSITE RESERVATION

In most cases, the renter is responsible for securing the campsite reservation, which is paid for

separately from your RV rental through RVPlusYou. Your host can give you helpful information

about campgrounds in the area and can advise you on first-come, first-serve campsites. Keep in

mind many of the more popular parks and campgrounds will book up months in advance, so please plan to

reserve your spot early at these destinations.

CONTACT THE OWNER

Oooh, you’ve found a location you like and an RV that looks perfect

for your needs! Review the detailed information the owner has

provided, such as photos, amenities, map location and

availability calendar. If you have questions for the host you’d like to

ask before requesting to book, click on ‘Contact Host.’ Give your

desired dates and number of guests. Ask enough questions to

feel comfortable about renting from this owner. Remember, they

are doing the same to feel comfortable sharing their RV with you!

Replies will be found inyour RVPlusYou dashboard inbox. Note: You cannot book until they have approved your

reservation request. Your goal is to have more than one option for your trip, so ask many questions from many

suitable RV owners so that you have choices.

BOOKING AN RV

First;

When you’re ready to submit your reservation request, click on ‘Request to Book’. Enter your dates, number of

guests, your campsite reservation status and any other details or questions about your trip. Notice that a

complete breakdown of your charges also appears, including the total amount that will be charged to your PayPal

account or credit card. This amount includes the refundable security deposit. Don’t be afraid to ask for a deal if

your request is for a longer stay!

Second;

Watch your RVPlusYou dashboard inbox for a reply from the owner. The RV owner must approve your request

before you can check out and pay for your trip. If you signed up for SMS messaging, you will also get a

text alerting you of the reply in your dashboard inbox.

Third;

Once the owner has accepted your reservation request, click on ‘Shopping Cart’ to make your payment and

complete the transaction. Click to agree to the terms, then click ‘Check Out’.

Fourth;

You have the option of paying by Paypal or credit card. If you wish to pay by credit card, fill out the contact

information and click ‘Continue’. You will have the opportunity to pay by credit card on the next screen.

Last;

When your payment is received, you will receive a booking confirmation in your RVPlusYou inbox as well as via

email.

COMMUNICATE WITH THE RV OWNER

How exciting! You’re going camping! Contact information for your host, such as email address and

phone number will automatically be exchanged after your RV is booked. You can also find this information in the

black bar above your conversation in your Inbox. We suggest you communicate with your host to finalize the

details of your trip, such as arrival and departure time, campsite number, location of keys, check-out procedure,

amenities included, whether you will be dry camping or using hook-ups, etc.

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP

When it comes to camping, following the scout motto “be prepared” always makes for a more

enjoyable experience. Request a clear list of what will be included in the RV from your host. Use

our RV Renter Checklist as a guide for what you may want to bring. Be sure your host provides

instructions on how to operate systems in the RV, such as appliances, AC/heat, generator (if

applicable), etc.

HAVE FUN!

Camping in the great outdoors is one of life’s great pleasures! Make yourself at home in your RV

rental; treat it with care as you would your own. Explore the surrounding area—your host may have

some recommendations for things to see and do. At the end of your stay, please be sure to write a

review of your experience so other campers can know what to expect.

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