RVezy connects vacationers with RV owners who are willing to rent out their rigs.
Expected pay: You set it
Commissions & fees: 20%
Where: Nationwide and Canada
Requirements: RV that’s less than 20 years old, or a trailer that’s less than 25 years old
RVezy is one of several sites that aims to connect RV owners who are willing to rent out their ride with potential renters.
Like the other RV rental sites, you set your own pricing, terms and the availability of your RV. When a renter contacts you with a rental request, you determine whether to accept or decline. If you have ancillary products that you want to make available, from camp stoves to recreational equipment, you can list those as potential add-ons for your rental.
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Pick your renters
You also determine whether to accept or reject rental requests.
Before you agree to rent our your RV, the site suggests that you ask potential renters a number of questions. You should know, for instance, the number of people traveling; whether they’re traveling with pets and whether they smoke. Additionally, ask how far — and where — they’re going.
The answers can help you determine whether the rental involves risks you are willing to take.
The site takes a 20% commission and charges an additional 5% if you want your RV to be “featured” on the site to get extra attention.
Payments to RV owners are made through direct deposit. You get 50% on the day of pick-up and 50% after the RV is returned.
What we like
RVezy does a background check on all renters to ensure that they’re over 25; have at least 8 years of driving experience; no criminal convictions and clean driving records. That’s a nice protection for owners.
Another nice feature is that it RVezy provides full insurance coverage for the rental as part of the site’s service fee. However, the site requires you to fill out a detailed checklist, with photos, to show the condition of the RV prior to the rental and after for the insurance to apply.
Without that documentation, making an insurance claim for damages would be difficult, if not impossible. Notably, mechanical issues and normal wear and tear are not covered.
Several complaints made about RVezy to the Better Business Bureau involved this insurance coverage. However, most RV owners walked away satisfied. In a few cases, claims were not covered. But those instances either involved poor documentation of the loss or mechanical issues that are specifically excluded. Renters are responsible for the insurance deductible.
What we don’t like
RVezy gets about one-tenth as much web traffic as Outdoorsy and RVShare, its two main competitors. And about half of RVezy’s site visitors come from Canada. So, your chance of finding a renter for your U.S.-based RV is far less likely than if you list with the other platforms. (You can sign up with Outdoorsy here.)
That said, there’s no cost to list on any of these sites, nor are they exclusive. The only time you pay a fee is when the RV is rented. So you can list your vehicle on multiple rental sites.
And although listing on all of the RV rental sites could make managing your rental calendar a little more complex, it’s probably worth it if you want to keep your vehicle rented regularly.