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Posted: 02/13/19 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you really want to try this I might suggest buying a Former Rental.

You will get a well maintained RV that has been that market and most likely built for it. They also are reasonably priced.

Having a Former Rental myself I always try to talk to other owners when I see them,what I have found in many instances is that they have rented them from people that own them and put them in places like RV Share and Outdoorsy.

One couple I talked to said the person that they rented from had 4 Majestics,they are Former Rentals,that they listed with RV Share.

Just another way to look at this idea of yours. Good Luck.


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chasloew wrote:

I’m a newbie with a question about rentals. Years ago, my wife and I spent over a month traveling in a friend’s motorhome. Now that we’re retired, we’d like to have our own for several trips a year. To help with expenses, we’d like to use a peer-to-peer rental service like Outdoorsy or RVshare. I’ve read glowing reports on their sites about the money that can be made, but I’m sure they’re biased. I’m also aware that many advise against this without having done it.

We’d like to get unbiased advice and experiences -- both pro and con -- from those who have actually used these services. We’re in a mid-sized city in the Midwest. We think a small used motorhome that sleeps at least 4 might be good, but want to know what[emoticon] makes the most sense financially and what potential there is. If you've done this, we'd really like to hear from you.

Thanks, Charlie


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Would you rent your new(er) car or truck?

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Please tell me about your experiences and if you can give a breakdown of income vs. expenses, it would be great! Which agencies did you use?

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Posted: 03/04/19 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We rent out our class A when we are not using it. Outdoorsy charges the renter extra for the insurance, and it is full coverage. They also screen the renter.We want it to cover our expenses and depreciation. So far so good.We have not had any problems except for thing going wrong in the RV, but nothing major.


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So, have you actually rented out your motorhome at this point? I ask because in another thread you ask about insurance from a company who rents out RV's.

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Big Katuna wrote:

I didn’t read that he was charging them to show them, he was renting it to them for the weekend and would show them how RV St stems work.

Not a bad idea. We tailgated UF games for years.

I’ll bet you could get $750 a weekend, more for big games.


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Rented it last week (I only took delivery of the RV 2 days before I rented it). It was used for the judges to meet at the Red Hills Horse Trials. A little sand on the tires, and a little change in my pocket. Already have it rented for 2 football games.


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Sounds like one of those deals where everything goes great...until it doesn't.


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chasloew wrote:

I’m a newbie with a question about rentals. Years ago, my wife and I spent over a month traveling in a friend’s motorhome. Now that we’re retired, we’d like to have our own for several trips a year. To help with expenses, we’d like to use a peer-to-peer rental service like Outdoorsy or RVshare. I’ve read glowing reports on their sites about the money that can be made, but I’m sure they’re biased. I’m also aware that many advise against this without having done it.

We’d like to get unbiased advice and experiences -- both pro and con -- from those who have actually used these services. We’re in a mid-sized city in the Midwest. We think a small used motorhome that sleeps at least 4 might be good, but want to know what makes the most sense financially and what potential there is. If you've done this, we'd really like to hear from you.

Thanks, Charlie




No way. I take pride in my TT and there is no way I would give it to a stranger who likely has no experience...towing, backing, etc. It’s my loss through wear and tear on equipment, systems, and tires. That guy has no stake in my game, so why should he care? I see no positives in this scenario.

No thank you!


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