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

Contact RV Rental Host Form
Example of contact form

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 in your 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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