A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BOOKING YOUR RV RENTAL
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. 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.
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 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. Replies will be found in your
RVPlusYou dashboard inbox.
BOOKING AN RV
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.
Watch your RVPlusYou dashboard inbox for a reply from the owner. If you signed up for SMS messaging, you will also
get a text alerting you of a reply in your dashboard inbox.
If 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’.
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.
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. 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
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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