Meal Planning for an RV Trip

Meal Planning for an RV Trip

There are many benefits that come with camping in an RV. In many ways, an RV is like a home on wheels. One of the conveniences that an RV offers is a kitchen. You can go camping at any location in an RV Rental, like a remote campground in Four Corners, Colorado, and still have the ability to cook your own meals.

Meal Planning for an RV Trip

When you are on vacation, you don’t want to have to spend your time worrying about what to eat. Planning ahead can take the stress out of cooking while on an RV trip. The best thing to do is to have several easy recipes on hand that you can keep in rotation, as this will save a lot of time and energy.

When planning out your meals, keep in mind that RV kitchens aren’t very big. There is not a lot of storage or cooking space, so it is important to know how much you can bring. Some other things to keep in mind are: how long your trip is, how many people there are, whether or not you will go to the grocery store on your trip, and whether or not you will eat out. All of these things will help you assess how much food you will need to bring for your trip.

Grocery Shopping

Meal Planning for an RV Trip

Make a list of all the foods you will need for your trip. Thinking ahead will help make sure that you don’t forget anything that you need. Consider whether you will go to the grocery store while on your trip or if you need to purchase everything ahead of time.

Here are some ideas for foods to bring for quick and easy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts:

Breakfast

meal planning for an RV trip
• Cereal
• Milk
• Fruit
• Eggs
• Oatmeal
• Bagels
• Toast
• Butter
• Jam
• Cream Cheese

Lunch

meal planning for an RV trip
• Sandwiches
• Hummus and  pita chips
• PB&J
• Veggies
• Mac and cheese

Snacks

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• Granola bars
• Chips
• Popcorn
• Trail mix
• Pretzels

Dinner

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• Chili
• Burgers
• Hot dogs
• Baked beans
• Pasta
• Burritos

Dessert

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• S’mores
• Cookies
• Grilled fruit

A little bit of planning ahead will make sure that meal-time is as easy as possible. There are additional steps you can take to make cooking in your RV even more hassle-free. Prepping food beforehand, like pre-cutting veggies and fruit, makes for minimal work on the trip. While it might take a little while to get used to cooking in an RV,, planning your meals out ahead of time will ensure that meal-time is enjoyable and stress-free.

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!

Meal Planning For an RV Trip

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

Meal Planning For an RV Trip

The Pros and Cons of Renting Your RV

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Wine Country RV Resort – RV Rental

The top pros and cons to renting out your RV is something all RV owners should consider carefully. After all, you’re placing a valuable asset in the hands of another private party who may or may not treat it well.

But the analysis isn’t that complicated. There are relatively few major pros or cons you need to consider, other than the ones that impact the most.

Let’s start with the top two Pros:

  1. Money – You can earn a little or a lot. At an average of $800 per rental, and assuming a “side-business” approach at 8 rentals per year, that’s $6,400, less direct expenses.
  2. Maintenance and upkeep – By renting out your RV a few times per year, you keep it on the ready (for you or your renter). RV’s rot and fall into disrepair when left to set idle. It may take a little time and effort in maintenance to keep your rig running, but if it’s sitting idle, the repair and maintenance costs tend to be major in nature due to “lot rot”.

Now the three major Cons:

  1. Damage – The number one issue for most RV owners and RV rental companies is damage, which tends to happen when novice RV renters move the RV from point A to point B. Let’s face it, backing up a big box isn’t easy, even for the most experienced driver.
  2. Wear, tear, and Mileage – More use is going to take its toll on everything, especially the mechanical parts. You can’t hand someone the keys and then expect them not to use it. You can expect over 1,000 miles per trip, given national averages. At 8 rentals per year, that’s 8,000 extra miles. How will that affect value? Something to consider
  3. Time and effort – Nothing in life is free or easy. It takes time to advertise for, screen, and vett your renters. The rewards come after the work has been done.

Of course there are other pros and cons to renting your RV and sharing with others. The financial benefits are huge, but the satisfaction of sharing your RV with a family  who is going camping for the first time can also be very rewarding.

The biggest downside that most RV owners see in renting out their RV is the damage, and this is a legitimate reason for not sharing. Do you really want someone else driving your rig? Of course this question also goes a long with, “I don’t want someone else sleeping in my bed”. Of course you realize that hotel beds sleep thousands of guests each year.  Ever stayed in a hotel?

As for damage, it’s real and it’s going to happen. Ask any RV rental company and they will tell you it’s their number one issue and why any successful RV rental company also has a repair shop.

RVPlusYou has created a turn-key rental system that virtually eliminates the possibility of damage. By NOT letting renters drive or tow, you can cut the risk by almost 99%. Why? Again, because damage happens when novice renters try to move your RV.

So, when considering the pros and cons of renting your RV, consider your motivation level and ask these questions:

  • How will $6,400 per year affect your life? What can you use this money for?
  • Can you reduce risk of damage using  RVPlusYou and our “delivered RV rental” business model?
  • How long does it take to list your RV and communicate with prospective renters? Do you have time to deliver your RV 15 to 30 miles away and set it up for your renters a few times per year?

Sharing your RV can be a pain, but in our experience it’s usually a joy. You get to be part of the vacation excitement that every family enjoys for that weekend getaway. It all depends on your motivation, and your attitude. Hopefully this article will help those RV owners who are sitting on the fence. There’s only one way to know for sure! List your RV today!

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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
Floor Plan Toyhauler Desert
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?

Inside toyhauler clear photo
Inside toy hauler RV rental
Grainy photo of inside toyhauler
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.

 

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Why RV Rental Companies Should List their RV’s on RVPlusYou

RV Rental set up at Pismo Coast Village
RV Rental set up in Pismo Beach, CA

Why should smaller privately owned RV rental companies rent out their RV’s to customers who want an RV that is already set up and ready?  Why rent through online peer to peer RV rental websites like RVPlusYou

There are a lot of reasons why it doesn’t make sense for Cruise America, Road Bear, Apollo, and El Monte, all big corporate RV rental companies, to rent through online travel agencies like RVPlusYou. The biggest reason is they don’t need to.  Their model is a niche vehicle rental business, as opposed to RVPlusYou which is a niche inside the vacation rental market. It focuses on the “Delivered RV Rental” model.

So, what about the smaller mom and pop RV rental companies? Why should they list their inventory on a peer to peer website? What’s the downside? The short answer is that there is very little downside and a lot of upside. Let’s go through the list.

On the upside:

  • Marketing – Simply put, RVPlusYou does a lot of marketing and buys a lot of ads. While RV rental companies are in the business of renting RV’s, and hopefully good at it, they’re typically not very good at marketing.
  • Seasonality – RV rentals are typically a seasonal business for most companies. So what if you could get a few more weeks out of your season? RVPlusYou helps fill in cancellations and broadens the shoulders of your season.
  • Delivered vs. Driving Rentals – Because renters don’t drive or tow, there is less damage when a professional backs that beast into the campsite. Renters cause damage, period. They also chew up the miles and cause depreciation of inventory faster than delivered rentals do.
  • Target market – Most RV rental companies attract those who want to drive. RVPlusYou targets those renters who want a comfortable camping experience, need some extra space for family at their home, or they’re attending a wedding or an event. RV rental companies don’t typically spend marketing dollars on these markets.
  • Cost of Service – Because RVPlusYou charges only a 3% “Host Service Fee”, the cost of a credit card transaction, there is no affect on your business model. All services effectively are free of charge because RVPlusYou charges the renter, “found” customers that are either members of their site, or that they find.
  • RV Rental Fees – All fees and cancellation policies are set by the RV owner, or rental company when they set their listing. This way, there is no confusion and both parties know what to expect.
  • Service – The following services are provided at no extra cost for all RV owners and rental companies when they sign up and list:
    • Customer support – Toll free service, online chat, and email support 24/7.
    • Online Booking Engine – Cuts down on operational time and expenses for most rental operations.
    • Reservation and booking software – Maintained and supported by RVPlusYou, used by RV owners.
    • Protection Policy – $5,000 supplemental damage, and $300,000 liability

On the downside:

  • Booking – Renters must book on RVPlusYou.  Most see this as a positive, but if you have a unique booking system, other than a phone and a fax, then this might require a work-around for your operation.
  • Rental Fees – Because the credit card transaction is handled by RVPlusYou, rental fees are not dispersed until the rental period ends. For some, cash flow is sited as problem. But since most of our rentals are last minute “found” revenue, it’s not an issue.

Summary:

It’s free to list and there is no obligation to rent to anyone who inquires. You can activate and deactivate anytime with no long-term commitments. With all this upside and very little downside, why not give it a try? Click here to sign up and list!

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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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RV Vacation Rental Management Program

For RV owners who don’t have time to manage the delivered RV rental process, RVPlusYou has created a unique program designed to take all of the work and stress off of the RV owner and create a unique franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs.

Where available, our local RV Vacation Rental Manager will contract directly with RV owners, to rent out RV’s and generate extra income from this otherwise idle asset. Every aspect of the process is covered with a safe and turn-key rental process: No driving or towing by renters. No excess miles added to the coach. This limits damage and increases resell value of your RV.

As an RV Rental Manager (RVRM) you will be managing available inventory in your protected market area. You will obtain targeted inventory from storage locations, repair facilities, RV dealers, as well as through other means.

The RVRM will contract directly with the RV owner, to rent out their RV. Owners have a viable choice allowing them to earn extra income from their RV while minimizing risk.

What can you earn? The specific amount agreed upon is between you the RVRM and the RVO. Generally, the nightly fees are split between RVO and RVRM, less 3% Host Fees charged by RVPlusYou who pays rental fees directly to the RV owner and RV Rental Manager. Other costs such as cleaning and delivery are paid to the RV Rental Manager at 100% since those full costs are born by the RVRM.

What are the typical earnings for a 3-night rental (average)?

  • $145/night on average – Newer 26′ coach, sleeps 4-6
  • $150 delivery/set up/pick up fees
  • $50 cleaning fee
  • 3-night minimum

What does the RV Rental Manager do for RVO’s?

RV LISTING – RV Rental Manager (RVRM) will create a professional RV rental listing for RVO’s.

MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION – Promotion on the RVPlusYou platform, as well as  listing on social media, Craigslist, and other relevant rental websites.

INQUIRIES & RESERVATIONS – RVRM handles all inquiries. The RVRM will respond to every inquiry, reply to questions, assist renters with local campground information, schedule delivery, and confirm reservations 7 days a week.

COMMUNICATION – The RVRM will manage all pre- and post-camping communication with RV renters: Check-in guidelines, confirmations, and guest reviews. The RVRM will also keep in contact with you about rentals, maintenance, damage, or other issues that arise.

LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS – Cleaning, repairs, delivery, maintenance, and storage as needed. The RV Rental Manager uses their extensive network of vetted local partners who are available to help manage the process.

PEACE OF MIND – Because every booking happens on the RVPlusYou platform, you will have visibility into every aspect of every rental. AND, your RV is protected by our industry-leading Property Protection Plus program with up to $5,000 in damage protection and $300,000 in liability coverage.

Next Steps

If you’re an RV Owner and want to start earning extra income from your RV, contact us, we can get you started right away. Why let your RV deteriorate any longer?

If you’re a self-starter, an entrepreneur, take the next step and begin working this limited time opportunity. You can follow the next steps in order to begin obtaining inventory and managing the delivered RV rental process for RV Owners.

  1. Contact us – If qualified, you will have a protected territory with all rental leads from your territory flowing directly to you.
    • Note: Candidates must carry RV transport insurance and have prior RV experience towing or driving various RV’s. 
  2. Once approved, you will be registered with RVPlusYou and assigned your market territory, which is defined as “your delivery area”, that radius of delivery that you can serve.
  3. Next: Sign up with RVPlusYou and agree to the terms and conditions of the website. We’ll flag your account as an RVRM.
  4. Download the RV Rental Management Agreement Template. Read and modify this agreement to suit your market and your business plan. It is always recommended that you consult your attorney for advice. This is only a template offered by RVPlusYou to start the process.
  5. Find inventory – In essence, you are building inventory of RV rentals, assets that you can offer for rent to others. It’s not much different than a hotelier building a hotel and renting rooms. But in this case, the “room inventory” is not owned by you, it’s owned by others who don’t have time to do the work. Ideas:
    • RV Storage locations – Most RV’s sit idle 86% of the year. The cost to store and maintain the RV is high so most RV owners are motivated. Approximately 10% of all RV owners will want to join this program. One RV storage location alone can provide enough inventory for the entire geographic market. Contact he RV Storage location and pitch the idea. Ask to send out a newsletter or post an offer to the RV owners.
    • RV dealers and repair shops – Talk to the locals in the industry who know the market. Chances are they just had a conversation with an RV owner tired of the expenses. You have the solution.
    • Online – Nothing is keeping you from contacting RV owners who are selling their RV on EBay, Craigslist, or RVTrader. Why not rent it out while it’s for sale? In most cases, RV Owners can earn more by renting for 2 years than what the RV is worth.
  6. List your inventory on RVPlusYou.com – Obtain quality photos and list your inventory according to our Playbook
  7. Marketing – While RVPlusYou.com will do much of the heaving lifting, you should still develop your own complimentary marketing strategy, especially starting out. Follow these tips to get started fast:
    • List a price that will attract new customers. Get good reviews and then raise rates as the market will allow. Keep that asset rented.
    • Have the owner post regularly on their Facebook and other social media. Chances are, friends and family know of the quality of their RV and will want to share/help the RVO get going.
    • Online ads – Posting on sites like Craigslist are helpful. Are there other advertising opportunities in your market?
    • Events/weddings/Construction – Let the locals know you’re in business. DJ’s, event locations, catering, contractors, etc. all have deep connections to their industries and customers who may need a delivered RV rental.

Most franchise opportunities offering much less in the form of “opportunity” require much more in terms of upfront cash investments. RVPlusYou is now beta testing this franchise opportunity. At this time, there is zero cost to secure the first 4 territories. After we fill the beta testing requirements, there will be a franchise fee to gain a territory. Depending on what you have in the way of current assets, i.e. truck for towing, this business can be started with zero to very little investment.

Don’t let your’s or your neighbors RV sit and rot. All recreational vehicles need to be used, or they will deteriorate fast. By using your RV on a regular basis you keep it clean, maintained and ready for your next vacation. While it’s not in use, it’s earning you extra income to cover maintenance, storage, insurance, and other expenses.

Whether you’re an RV Owner looking to earn some extra cash to offset the cost of your RV, or you qualify as an RV Vacation Rental Manager, we’re looking for the right partners to help us expand into the right markets.

If you’re interested in taking the next steps, contact us so we can begin a conversation and take the next steps together.

Pismo Coast Village

Best Way to List Your Delivered RV Rental

As for destinations; I always recommend multiple listings. Why? Search engines employ bots to crawl the trillions of

RV Rental at Wine Country Resort
RV Rental at Wine Country Resort

pages on the internet and determine what that page is all about. If you want them to know what your listing page is all about, and you should, then this means means each listing is a location.

RV Rental Delivered to Port San Luis Harbor, Avila Beach, CA
RV Rental Delivered to Port San Luis Harbor, Avila Beach, CA

The h1 header that the bots look for on each page is the title on your RVPlusYou listing page, and h2 is the first two sentences of the description. They already know that the website is about RV rentals delivered, but what about your page? You’re giving them the location; where you will “deliver” your “RV rental” to “Las Vegas Speedway”.

Plaskett Creek - Delivered RV Rental
Plaskett Creek – Delivered RV Rental

Same RV, but since the owner will deliver to multiple locations near them, the RV owners list at different destinations that are popular with RV renters. Each listing becomes a destination and to the search engine bots, your listing becomes very relevant to a renter searching “RV Rental delivered to Plaskett Creek”.

So, to set up Vegas Speedway for example:

  • Login and click on ‘list your RV’ – Go through the process
    • Tip – Keep your photos in a folder so you can highlight, drag and drop for upload. Keep content in a word doc so you can cut and paste.
  • To ‘edit address’, use the ‘pinpoint on a map’ feature:
    • Click ‘your RV’s’ from dashboard
    • Click ‘manage RV’s’
    • Click ‘address and description’ section
      • For title: Make sure you use the keywords that renters use: “RV Rental Las Vegas” (What it is and where it is: Bots will define and feed that to search results when anyone anywhere types that in)
      • For first few sentences: Describe what it is again: “RV rental delivered to Las Vegas Speedway campsite. I will deliver my 30 foot travel trailer to your site and include 2 camp chairs, one table, and my generator”. This reinforces what the bots have defined.
      • Next: Go to ‘edit address’ – Bottom of page near map. Click edit address and then ‘pinpoint on a map’
        • Tip – Place the pinpoint on a road near campground you are listing. Make sure to use the location on the road with best view. Google will pull that location from Streetview. That becomes your listing’s “Destination View”.
        • Again, same listing, different destination!

Do this for each location where you will deliver so the search engine bots will find you and define you.

RV Rental delivered to Babe Lane site #1
RV Rental delivered to Babe Lane site #1

What’s in our future? We’re developing a location module with over 16,000 camp locations in the US. Renters will be able to search by location (as they do now) but when they do, rather than finding RV rentals for each location they enter, they will pull up the info on the campground (left side), while on the right side they will see photos of RV’s/owners who will deliver to the destination that they have entered.

When this is done, RV owners on our website will be able to choose a delivery area (X mile diameter) which will include all of those campground and RV park locations. RV Owners

RV Rental delivered to Pfeiffer Campground, Big Sur, CA
RV Rental delivered to Pfeiffer Campground, Big Sur, CA

then add/delete from the campground list depending on where they will and won’t deliver to; details such as (no RV camping, Your trailer is too big, you don’t like that destination, whatever… you choose your spots). We’ll have the SEO on our site designed such that your one RV listing can serve the area you choose and/or campground(s) that you choose.

Want to take the ride with us? Join us now as an early adopter of our site. Help us design the best RV rental by owner website in the world!