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The RV spin on Air B&B, https://www.outdoorsy.com
I would not rent mine out, but wondering how many people would rent there Rig out? I get a motorized RV, but trusting that they are towing it with the correct vehicle would be a huge concern for the towables.

I could see advantages to people looking at a certain RV to buy renting the same model to make sure it is the right fit before they went out to buy one.

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I would assume that you mean the rental program?  https://www.outdoorsy.com/list-your-rv

If so, my answer is no, but there are significant numbers of RV owners who do this. I suspect one factor would be the amount you use your RV and how far ahead you plan when you do so. 

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4 minutes ago, Kirk W said:

I would assume that you mean the rental program?  https://www.outdoorsy.com/list-your-rv

If so, my answer is no, but there are significant numbers of RV owners who do this. I suspect one factor would be the amount you use your RV and how far ahead you plan when you do so. 

Yes, my mistake I thought it was clear.  I just edited the first post by adding would rent out your rig. Hope this clarifies any confusions. 

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No. We were either fulltiming in which case there was no availability for renting or I was snowbirding and would not risk my rig not being available when fall came. I suspect the only ones being willing to rent their rigs are people who only go out occasionally so are less worried about something happening to their rigs.

Linda

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We have camp hosted and volunteered around the country and seen plenty of rental units on the road.  The way some folks treat stuff that they do not own is horrible.  

No way would I ever rent my RV out.

Ken

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We have personally  never known anyone who has done this.We would not do this even if we were low end users and the RV was available. I would guess the insurance would be high.

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5 hours ago, richfaa said:

We have personally  never known anyone who has done this.We would not do this even if we were low end users and the RV was available. I would guess the insurance would be high.

The company they linked to provides the insurance.

Linda

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Never after seeing what some used units look like and also what some people do to things they rent.  I had a friend once who wanted to borrow a motorhome we had.  Just, "No!"

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If you have ever visited PPL you will quickly see why no one here seems willing to rent out their RV.

There are companies that rent RV's, usually Class C rigs. You pay plenty for the rental of those, because they expect that when you bring it back they will have to spend time and money cleaning and repairing it before the next customer can have it.

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My assumption is that people who do this probably intend to treat the RV as a "rental property" and plan to declare most expenses associated with it to be business expenses.  Presumably, if you abide by IRS rules regarding personal use of rental properties you can probably get away with it.  Personally, we would never consider doing this, but everyone makes his/her own choices in life.

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I can’t imagine how long the list of “don’t do this” and “do things in this order” would be if I were to rent out my rig. Would probably be enough to turn off any potential renter. 

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It was quite a time ago, but we did meet a couple who rented their RV when not using it themselves but they were with RV Timeshare and spoke very highly of it. I believe that it works pretty much the same as the one in the previous link. Several years ago the RV Fun Club had a booth and they were selling actual time-share interest in RVs. Until this thread, I had not thought of them in quite some time. 

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I've lent and borrowed RVs, and I've rented personal RVs many times.  No qualms, I'd do it in a second.  We aren't renting our new one simply because the wife said she wants to be sure to get to "wear it out first."  Fine.  I would have put it on the market in a second.

In my neighborhood we've swapped RVs and vehicles several times.  Someone needs my Jeep for a trip in the desrt or hunting?  Sure!  I needed a larger RV when going out with more people?  A neighbor gave me his TT *and* his truck.  Etc.

 

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A man on irv2.com posted his personal experiences with renting his MH, why he stopped, and the reasons he will never rent his MH again.

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I do not blame people for not wanting to rent there rig to complete strangers. I posted this because I did not even know that this even existed. And it kinda shocked me as you can rent RV’s through Cruise America or El Monte. 

But there are thousands of hotels and true bed and breakfasts out there yet air B&B is growing and making cash.

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Hit Craigslist in the snowbird states. All winter, there's class A's, C's and travel trailers for rent. Even in the summer, there's still ad's. The difference is emotional attachment vs. financial decision. Same reason there's landlords and tenants. 

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I've rented many RVs from CL over the years also.  I've never rented from any of the rental companies.

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The one time we rented it was a new rig from a dealer. I think they hoped we would then buy it. But, they have all the documents and stuff for rentals so maybe not. It was a brand new rig that was now used so they took the depreciation hit on it. Being a dealer, though, they would be able to write that off as a business expense? I wonder what kind of deal they would have offered us if we'd been ready to buy then?

Linda

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We are currently in a county campground where it is fairly empty during the week but gets full during the weekend.  We have been seeing a lot of first time RVers and newbies come and go.  Based on what I'm seeing, no I would never consider renting out my RV.  Anyone who does rent theirs out should probably get a deposit equal to about 50% of the value.

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We have a 1977 VW Westfalia and we toyed with the idea of renting it out to pay for our "habit". A good deal came up on a 1978 so we jumped on that one instead. The 77 will remain our personal vehicle and the 78 will be for rentals. WIth the service charges and elevated insurance costs considered, the 78 should be paid off by the end of the summer!

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We rented out our 2nd home as we started rving and weren't using it in the summer months. The wear and tear from good renters was more than I could bare...never again. Place has been sold as we are rving now. 

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On ‎6‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 10:20 PM, rynosback said:

I do not blame people for not wanting to rent there rig to complete strangers. I posted this because I did not even know that this even existed. And it kinda shocked me as you can rent RV’s through Cruise America or El Monte. 

But there are thousands of hotels and true bed and breakfasts out there yet air B&B is growing and making cash.

Yeah, but you can get a decent Airbnb for $50/night.  The cheapest RV I've seen (drivable) was $160/day.  That's why we still haven't rented one.  I can do a trip to see my son in Colorado for about $300 in rental/hotel expense.  That wouldn't even get me out there in a rental RV. 

While I don't own an RV yet... I guarantee we'd never rent one out.  We were landlords for several years of a mobile home we couldn't sell.  Never, ever, again.

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