Outdoorsy offers a service for RV owners to rent out their RV campers to the public and make money while they are not in use.
You could compare it to AIRBNB but for RV Campers.
Can a site like this be trusted to rent your dream RV Camper?
How about that 1 Million dollar insurance they offer?
The answer to that and much more, in the below Outdoorsy review. Just keep reading. 🙂
If you are too tired to read the whole review? Here’s the Scoop!
I have talked with many people on our Facebook page that loved their Outdoorsy rental experience. People are seeing that Outdoorsy is the cream of the crop when it comes to peer-to-peer RV rentals.We believe they offer top customer support and are and honest and trustworthy company. You really can’t go wrong with Outdoorsy, and we highly recommend renting an RV from them!
The owners are a married couple named Jeff and Jen. They know what it’s like to RV camp as they are former full-time RV Campers who quit their jobs in the corporate world and hit the road to travel the world.
Side Note: We should all DO THAT! 😉
They wanted to connect with other RV Travelers and this led them to an AHA! Moment. That’s when Outdoorsy was born.
Outdoorsy has grown!
No longer a tiny company of 2, but now more than 100 employees and thousands of renters now enjoy their website and services.
Watch This Video To Get An Overview About Outdoorsy
The Process of Renting and RV
What’s the RV rental process like? We will show you from beginning to the end!
Browsing For The Perfect RV
We start out searching for RVs Rentals online . Enter the rental location and date range, then hit search)
The results pop up showing you all the RV’s for rent in your area and surrounding areas.
It is easy to customize your search based on whatever RV Class you are looking for such as 5th wheels, camper vans, travel trailers, Airstreams, truck campers etc. You can even see what RV campers allow pets!
There is even a star rating system that makes it easier to decide.
Booking an RV
Outdoorsy makes it easy. After finding the Dream RV you like, then click “instant book”! Something to point out, not all RVs are available for instant booking. Some RV campers you pick will make you go through an approval process by the RV owner first.
The approval process typically happens within 24 hours (most of the RV’s people book happen within an hour or two), but sometimes it may take longer as some owners are busy and it may take a little more time to get back to you.
You will go through a few pages to complete your booking. Outdoorsy then holds the RV Camper for your dates for 10 minutes, so you do have to complete it rather fast.
NEXT, you GET to choose any add-ons you might want. Those can be bicycles, generators, BBQ grills, and much more.
Next, you enter your payment details. Sometimes you may a have to pay a deposit, depending on the camper.
A security deposit is REQUIRED and REFUNDABLE. It can vary any where from $100-$500, and that depends on the owner. This is not required until 2 days before the rental period.
Outdoorsy offers a way to pay over time through Affirm. A great way to build your credit, but there is interest charged.
Then, you will be asked to select an insurance protection option. Depending on how insured you want to be. They offer three options.
Another great thing that Outdoorsy offers for purchase is trip protection, basically cancellation protection. In the event that you need to cancel your booking. Trip protection guarantees your full refund, regardless of the RV owner’s cancellation policy.
Now you have the option to also purchase damage protection, basically insurance for the inside of the camper. It covers you in case you break the bathroom door, or your children happen to rip the sofa, or anything inside the camper!
You don’t have to add damage protection and trip insurance when you book. If you decide to, you can add them after.
Hit “save and continue”, an your trip is booked!
Outdoorsy includes a lot of links that you can click on for further information, just in case your not sure what something means. Always a BONUS!
Super Easy To Talk To The Owner!
Its always reassuring to talk directly to the owner for any extra information you may need. You can send them a message right through Outdoorsy (or Outdoorsy’s mobile app) and they can respond.
This comes in handy and sometimes the owners can turn you onto great things to see in the area that only the locals know about!
Did you know that you can have the RV delivered to your campsite and have everything set up for you? Super handy INDEED!
Note: May not be available on some campers, it depends on if the owner is offering it.
Usually the owners will go through the RV and show you how everything works. Always quicker to learn, by learning the shortcuts from the owner.
Bringing it back or having it picked up
If you opted for the delivery and setup, they will be there to grab the keys and grab the camper. Always a great time to chat more about your trip as well as how you liked the RV.
Dropping it off is just as easy and as FUN!
Security deposit Refund
The security deposit is held for 7 days after the rental period.
As long as you didn’t damage anything in the RV You will get it back on time without any problems.
What sets Outdoorsy apart from the rest of the pack?
Outdoorsy has TONS of RV’s to rent, over 60,000 + RV owners renting their RVs on their website. This allows you to find rentals available pretty much everywhere, especially in the most popular destinations.
Outdoorsy insurance is a No Brainer!
They offer insurance protection, with up to $1 Million dollars covered with their top plans.
Click Here to read more about their insurance policy.
Free Roadside Assistance
Please Note that you only get free roadside assistance with the Premium and Ultimate insurance options. It is not included with the basic option.
Coach-Net covers the following:
- Emergency Road Service
- RV Service Appointment Assistance
- 24/7 Technical Support
- Mobile Mechanic
- Premier RV Service Network
The cancellation policy is chosen by the Outdoorsy RV owners, and they can choose from one of three options:
For more information on what each of these terms Click here.
Outdoorsy Pros & Cons
- Incredible Customer Service
- Tons of RV Campers to rent in every shape and size
- Opportunities to rent outside the USA.
- Way Cheaper to rent than all other mainstream RV Rental Companies.
- Their insurance is the real deal, better than the rest.
- Can’t think of any, we tried and still could not find any.
Bottom line if you are looking for an RV rental, you can’t go wrong with Outdoorsy!
Well that is it for our REVIEW on Outdoorsy!
Now the only question you have to ask yourself is which one of those lovely campers am I going to rent and where will the road to adventure take me!