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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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Top Campgrounds on the California Central Coast

If you’re looking for the top campgrounds to visit, any time of year, look no further than California’s Central Coast. Brimming with fun activities, it’s vacation paradise set in the best weather any season can dish out.

So, you own an RV and you want to know where you can go and be in the middle of all the fun. Whether you’re looking for your next weekend getaway, a great destination to hold a family reunion, or you’re shopping for a full blown family vacation, look no further than California’s Central Coast, just North of Santa Barbara. 

RV rental set up at campground in Avila
RV Rental at Port San Luis Harbor, Avila Beach, CA. November

The weather is absolutely incredible all year round so other than scheduling around a major storm, you can’t get it wrong. The weather is unbeatable so you’ll be in the right place at the right time. You simply need to work it into your schedule, then make reservations.

What is also amazing, is that the Central Coast is home to thousands of RV owners, many of whom are willing to share their RV with you. So, whether you own an RV or not, you can still experience RV camping with friends and family who may or many not own an RV. Our website, RVPlusYou.com provides delivered RV rentals, right to your campsite, already set up and ready upon your arrival, and at a very affordable price. Check these RV rentals out.

RV set up at Wine Country RV resort
Wine Country RV Resort – RV Rental

Before we get started on which RV park or Campground you want to visit, a quick review of the Central Coast. San Luis Obispo county hosts some of the coolest little beach towns in California. Starting in the North County, Paso Robles is the definition of ‘California wine country’ and it rivals all of the competition, including Napa/Sonoma. Well, in everything except high wine tasting fees. You’ll find very reasonable prices on tastings fees and the wine.

One of our favorite wineries is Frateli Perata, a small family-owned dry farmed vineyard that produces about 2,500 cases a year. All of their wine is distributed through their club, so if you want to bring a bottle home, you’ll have to visit their tasting room off of Hwy 46 West.

Cambria and San Simeon are a favorite destination for tourists worldwide. Both are quaint seaside villages that attract beach lovers, foodies, and hikers alike. One of the really cool attractions is the elephant seal refuge just North of San Simeon on Hwy 1, a must see destination.

Elephant Seals in San SimeonMoving down the cost on highway 1 to Cayucos, Morro Bay, and Los Osos, you’ll find little towns that time simply forgot. If you love quaint shops, mom and pop restaurants, or bay side dining, put these three towns on your bucket list. If you make it in time for lunch, try the Bayside Cafe. They know exactly what they’re doing.

As you reach San Luis Obispo, home of California Polytechnic University, you’ll discover absolute magic. Dubbed the “happiest town in America”, and sporting an average 67 degree climate, you’ll know why as you stroll the shops and restaurants of Higuera street in downtown “SLO”. You won’t find better Cioppino than the award winning family recipe at Ciopinot Seafood Grille. Great seafood dishes, and an amazing selection of Pinot Noir wine is what you’ll find at this popular dinner house.

In the coastal valley where SLO is protected by surrounding mountains and Edna Valley is busy producing some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir anywhere, Hwy 1 connects to the 101 freeway and guides you back down toward the coastline, passing Avila Beach, Shell Beach, and Pismo Beach. There doesn’t seem to be a bad view anywhere.

The truth is, once you land in San Luis Obispo County, no matter where you decide to camp, you’ll be in the middle of the absolute best time you can possibly have. And because we’re campers, we’re going to share our top choices, (in no particular order).

Port San Luis Harbor Campground, Avila Beach, CA

Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles, CA

El Chorro Regional Park and Campground, San Luis Obispo, CA

Oceano Park Campground, Oceano CA

Avila Pismo Beach KOA, Avila Beach, CA

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, Pismo Beach, CA

North Beach Campground, Pismo State Beach, CA

Hearst San Simeon State Park, San Simeon, CA

Lopez Lake Regional Campground, Arroyo Grande, CA

Lake San Antonio South Shore Campground, Bradley, CA

Lake Nacimiento, Bradley, CA

RV deck sunrise Avila Beach

Let’s Get Away with an RV Rental, from RVPlusYou!

Are you planning a holiday or a vacation with family or friends on a budget? Want to get away for the weekend and avoid the driving or towing hassles? Yes, it’s possible!

If you are preparing for a weekend getaway, a family reunion, going to a festival or even a wedding you can book a Recreation Vehicle (RV) through RVPlusYou rentals online and they can help you set up the RV at your requested location.

Travel trailer set up at Plaskett Creek Campground near Big Sur California
A Typical RV Rental Set up at Destination

An RV often referred as a caravan or a motor home normally includes a kitchen, a bathroom and one or more sleeping facilities.  People often rent RV’s for camping or recreation.

RVPlusYou.com

The online booking platform  at RVPlusYou.com connects RV renters to RV owners. RV owners, can list their unit with photos, amenities and locations they are willing to deliver. RV renters, based on their requirements, can search the global database of RV owners for the perfect RV. Owners will then drive their RV to the decided location and set it up so renters can simply start enjoying the outdoors at a reasonable rate, and owners on the other hand can earn extra income. You can even book an RV for extra space if, for example the house is full of guests, or for any special occasions.

Win- Win

Risk is virtually eliminated because the renters are not allowed to drive or tow the RV.  RV owners control when, where and what rate they rent it out. RVPlusYou looks after the payments and transactions, so there is nothing to worry about. Just sit back and relax! RV renters simply arrive at the agreed upon location and check in! Hence it’s a win-win for both owners and renters.

Protection and verification of parties is vital. At RVPlusYou we ensure all parties are safe, secure and verified! Everyone is required to complete a profile. On top of that, RVPlusYou provides a protection policy to cover both owners and renters.

Flexibility and RV Rentals

RV rental set up at campground in Avila
RV Rental at Port San Luis Harbor, Avila Beach, CA.

An RV can be rented on many different occasions and locations. For example, tourists who fly into the country and want to combine nights in hotels and the outdoors while travelling around America, for a date weekend where you might want something different, and even in crisis where your house might be damaged. Delivered RV rentals can come in handy in many situations.

Costs and RV Rentals

This is certainly a budget friendly alternative as it does not have the same costs as hotels and motels, and it is much cheaper to rent from a private party than one of the big corporate RV rental companies. It allows the flexibility for you to be relaxed and at ease wherever you might be! Please view the website for costs and listings at your destination.

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A Cozy Holiday Season

The closer we come to the holiday season the more we want to listen to old favorites on the radio – Christmas carols and beautiful songs like White Christmas. Most people want to have a white Christmas – although they want the snow to be only an inch thick on every surface in their town except roads and sidewalks, but a good twelve inches thick on the nearest ski hill or mountain! Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, while everyone else can walk safely to and from work or shopping and enjoy the beautiful snow cover on lawns and in the trees.

Cozy indoor comfort for a warm or wintry Christmas!
Cozy indoor comfort for a warm or wintry Christmas!

 

Unfortunately winter snows aren’t that obliging! Winter travel, especially for RVs can be quite hazardous if roads haven’t been properly cleared of ice and snow. Driving in the mountains can also require that chains be put on tires – and that can be time-consuming and frustrating if you’ve never done it before.

The delivered RV is the perfect solution. RV vacation rentals are gaining in popularity. Delivered RV rentals  – where the renter doesn’t have to do anything but enjoy the luxury RV in a pristine setting – continue set the bar for this popular vacation niche.

Let someone skilled in such winter driving bring their RV to the location you choose. Then you simply arrive on the day your vacation starts and enjoy its comforts and conveniences until it’s time to go home. At that point, the owner of the RV comes and drives his or her RV back home or to the next rental destination.

There are many luxury RV parks across the country, so it might not even be the case where an owner has to bring the RV to you – you simply go to the RV.  That’s what delivered RV rentals are all about.

Luxury RV parks have every possible facility to make you feel at home – large outdoor pools, indoor pools if they’re in a wintry area, hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Some are located near golf courses – these are extremely popular. Even if the RV park is located in the middle of town – for example in Las Vegas quite near a casino! – it will typically be located close to tourist attractions – or at least near a “main drag” so it will be easy to take a bus or drive to where one wants to go.

There is no limit to where you can travel and find a delivered RV to rent for the duration of your stay. If you’re traveling in a large group, you can rent several RVs side by side, or at least located in the same general area so you can get out and explore together when you want and return to your comfortable RV vacation rental for privacy at day’s end.

Pismo Coast Village

How RVPlusYou Rental Program Works

Delivered RV Rentals – Ready When You Arrive

Delivered RV Rentals - How it works diagram

Delivered RV Rentals allow you and your family to avoid the hassle of driving and setting up an RV when you camp. Drive your own car to the destination, enjoy your camping experience, then drive away when finished.

 How to Book

N O  D R I V I N G
A delivered RV rental means no driving. RVPlusYou is a unique online RV Rental booking platform connecting RV renters to RV owners who will deliver and set up their recreational vehicle at destinations worldwide, such as campgrounds, weddings, national parks, private homes, and special events. That’s right, RVPlusYou concentrates on delivered RV Rentals by owner; set up and ready for your arrival—no driving or towing for renters and limited risk for owners!

 

W I N  –  W I N
By logging on to RVPlusYou.com, RV owners create a free detailed listing of their unit with photos, amenities offered, and locations they are willing to deliver to. RV renters search the global database of exciting destinations, then click to see a list of RV owners willing to stage their RVs at each location. Campground reservations can be made by either party. RV owners drive their unit to the mutually agreed upon location, set it up, and can even offer to share camping gear or help stock provisions. Renters simply drive up and start enjoying the great outdoors, usually at a lower rate than renting a big, hard to drive motor home from the corporate guys. Owners earn extra income from an under-utilized asset and renters enjoy the camping experience without the hassles and costs of owning and driving an RV. A win-win!

 

E X T R A  S P A C E
RVs can be reserved for delivery at private homes for family reunions, holidays, weddings or special occasions when the house is full of guests. With a full kitchen and bath, a delivered RV from RVPlusYou is a perfect solution for long or short term rentals needed for temporary housing or extended work projects.

 

T R U S T
RVPlusYou.com is a trust-based platform, meaning all parties involved are verified by phone number and email, reviewed and rated by users of the site, assuring a safe, quality experience. The secure, state-of-the-art booking system handles all phases of the transaction, including availability calendar, reservations, deposits, payments, and offers 24-hour support to RV renters and owners.

 

P R O T E C T I O N
RVPlusYou protects renters and owners in several ways. First, we are a broker in a private RV rental transaction. Our one-of-a-kind transaction process guarantees that both parties get what they expect. Renters want the RV delivered on time and in the condition expected. RV owners want it returned with no damage, and they want to be paid. By using our website, both parties get what they expect. If there is a dispute, we help broker a solution.

Second, we provide a rental protection plan that covers $300,000 in liability, and $5,000 in damage. Our booking service fee covers the cost of the protection, as long at the RV is booked through out site. Click below for more information.

RVPlusYou Rental Protection Policy

R V  V A C A T I O N  R E N T A L  M A N A G E M E N T (more information)
RV Vacation Rental Managers can help you earn extra income, without impacting your time. Recreational vehicle transport, storage and maintenance companies are part of this marketplace as “Service Providers,” offering towing, check-in, set-up, cleaning and maintenance to RV owners who wish to outsource those services.  All rental transactions booked through the RVPlusYou website, whether through RV Rental Managers or Owners, are covered by our Owner Protection Guarantee covering damage and liability.

H O W   M U C H  D O E S  I T  C O S T ?
There is no cost to list your RV on RVPlusYou.com. You can have as many listings as you like covering any delivery area that works for you. RVPlusYou charges a 3% Host Fee to the RV owner when someone books your RV. This covers the cost of the credit card transaction. We hold the rental fees and deposit until the rental period is over to insure that both private parties receive what they expect. The deposit is returned to renter, and the rental fees are sent to the RV owner. RV renters pay a booking fee of 6% to 17% depending on the length of stay and the amount of the total rental fees. This is how RVPlusYou.com delivers value and provides a safer transaction between two private RV rental parties.

S I G N  U P  N O W !
So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and join our community! Becoming a member is easy and free and gives you access to all our features with no obligation. Whether you’re looking to earn extra income from your under-used RV, or searching for an unforgettable family vacation, RVPlusYou has the answer! Refer a friend or family member and we’ll give you a trip credit, (see Referral Program for details).

 

W H A T  A R E  P E O P L E  S A Y I N G?

“Renting a 38ft RV fifth wheel trailer is something I heard other people doing but never something I have considered myself until I stumbled upon this website service and RJ and Danelle. RJ and Danelle are two wonderful folks who have a beautiful well maintained trailer that do everything in there power to make sure your vacation is wonderful. The trailer is very clean and fully stocked incase you forget anything. They set the trailer up for my daughter and myself and made sure everything is in working order. Gave great suggestions on things to do in the area. Not only are we going to schedule another vacation VERY soon, other family members and friends have been or will be in contact with them to see when it is available. Personally I feel it is much more relaxing than staying in a motel. I would definitely recommend them to anyone interested in LUXURY camping.”  — Douglas

 

“Everything was great and tons of fun. Still can’t believe how beautiful it is down there [Avila Beach], hopefully I’ll be back and will definitely be looking at using the site again for future regattas!” –Doug

 

“Great RV, great service!”  –D.

 

“Very nice RV! It was great showing up and having it already set up and ready to go for us. Everything was clean and in working order. Russ went over a few instructions but when we forgot what to do if the little red light came on for the pump, he had left a binder with instructions – very helpful! I also called once asking about the bicycles. He hadn’t brought them, so if you want them, make sure to specify. He was happy to do so, but we ended up with a freak thunderstorm in the middle of the summer so decided to pass on them. I do want to suggest to future renters – bring any cold food in a cooler that can last a day. While he turned the refrigerator on at 2pm, when we checked at 11pm, it was still only at 55 degrees, not 40, which is safe for meat, dairy, etc. We had put them in the freezer hours earlier since it was at 40 but by morning when the frig was at the correct temp, so was the freezer and I ended up throwing several things out that don’t freeze well. Not a big deal if you have a cooler and are prepared to wait until it gets there.We would definitely rent from Russ again!”  — Angela

“If anyone remembers watching Mel Gibson from Lethal Weapon, you may recall he lived in an RV on the beach. Since that time, I always wanted to try RV camping on a beach. Being a first timer, however, I was unfamiliar with RV camping: from what to look for in an RV rental, and especially the logistics around getting a RV camp space reservation. Russ’s RV to the rescue. Russ’s precise instructions handheld me through the entire process and made it completely turn key for us. We arrived to a luxurious, clean RV, completely set up with bikes, BBQ, chairs, table, etc and Russ walked us through everything. This is more of a ‘glamping’ experience as the RV provides all the comforts of home, but in the idyllic setting of the California central coast. Each day we saw otters, dolphins, and our daughter loved the tide pools. Avila Beach area is also a great family town and we would highly recommend doing the RV beach camping on the central coast. We’re so excited about going back again!”  — Henry