A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BOOKING YOUR RV RENTAL
First: SIGN UP
The first step to booking an RV rental is signing 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
Logging in will take you to your dashboard, the command center for managing your RVPlusYou
account. Click on Profile and enter your information—owners sharing their RVs 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
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
Once you determine your destination, contact the owner of the RV that will suit
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 to ensure that you have choices.
BOOKING AN RV
When you’re ready to submit your reservation request, click on ‘Check Availability’. Enter your dates and you will see the pricing. You
will also see a dialogue box open up. This is where you ask questions and provide your campsite reservation status and any other
details 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
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.
Once the owner has accepted your reservation request, click on the ‘Book It’ button. Your rental will then be put into your shopping
cart. Follow the online instructions to make your payment and complete the transaction. Click to agree to the terms, then click ‘Check
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
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
‘Your Trips’ section and 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,
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.