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Everything You Need to Know About RV Rental Agreements
There are hundreds of thousands of RV owners in the United States. In fact, It’s predicted that RV ownership will hit record numbers in 2017. Unfortunately, many RV owners don’t have the time to get as much use out of their RVs as they’d like. What’s worse, they end up spending thousands each year in storage fees. Expensive storage units and winterizing services lead many owners to consign their RVs to dealerships. Fortunately, there’s a better option: renting out your RV.
How Renting an RV Works
If your RV is sitting in your driveway gathering rust and dust, you don’t have to sell it! Peer to peer RV rental networks like ours let you keep your RV and turn it into a lucrative business. There are just as many people who want to RV as there are people who own RVs. For many, buying an RV is not affordable, so they, in turn, look to renting. Renting from a dealership, usually, entails hidden fees and subpar customer service. As such, both RV owners and those interested in renting flock to P2P rental networks. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect when renting out your RV through RVshare:
- Head over to our owner’s page to get an estimate of how much you can earn renting out your RV. You’ll enter your RV type, year, and other factors to get a quote. Listing with us is free, so you don’t have to worry about paying to keep your ad on the site.
- When you’re ready to list your RV, snap a few high-quality photos. You’ll upload these and add and restrictions or fees to the listing. Many owners have pet restrictions, mileage and generator limitations, and security deposits. You’ll also want to research RV rental contracts to see which one suits you best.
- It’s uncommon that your RV will get damaged since RV renters tend to be very considerate and respectful when renting from a person (as opposed to a dealership). If you’re worried about it, though, include a damage deposit in your private RV rental agreement. If damage does occur, the rental deposit should cover it.
- When a renter requests a reservation, you’ll have access to screening tools through our website. You can run a background check before you approve the rental. You’ll also be able to communicate directly with the renter, in case either of you has questions.
- When the renter picks up your rig, give them a quick tour and a walk-through. Some renters might be new to RVing, so be sure to show them how everything works.
- We offer up to $1 million in liability coverage for qualified RVs - you’re covered if something happens while your RV is rented. We also offer 24/7 roadside assistance in case your RV breaks down during the rental period.
- Once the rental period is over, you’ll do another walkthrough of the RV to check for damage or mileage and generator overages. Return any leftover damage deposit fees, and you’re ready for your next customer!
What to Put on the RV Rental Agreements Form
Renting an RV is just like renting an apartment; you want to make sure you get respectful, reliable tenants! Likewise, the RV consignment agreement will look like a combination of a lease and a moving truck rental. You’ll want to include:
- Full information about the renter, including their license number and home address. You may want to run a credit check before you approve them.
- The rental fee for the length of the rental. Many RV owners give discounts for longer trips, like weekly or monthly rentals. If you’ve negotiated a lower price with the renter, be sure to reflect that in the agreement.
- It’s important to include insurance information. While we provide liability coverage, you’ll also want your renter to have auto insurance. You can either allow them to jump on yours during the rental period, or ask that they get a binder through their own insurance provider.
- Don’t forget any regulations or restrictions you have on your RV. For example, is the renter responsible for cleaning the RV and dumping the tanks before they return it? What’s the maximum number of people you’ll allow in the RV? Do you have mileage limits and overage fees?
- You’ll both sign the rental agreement, which you may want to do in front of a notary. Don’t forget to take a copy of the renter’s license and keep it with the contract.
RV Lease Agreement Templates
Though it may seem like a lot to include in the agreement, don’t worry! There are plenty of RV rental agreement samples available online. We’ve compiled some links to a few of the best ones here:
- A simple, straightforward trailer rental agreement.
- A blank rental agreement from Rolling Vacation RV Rentals. You can print out the form and black out the name to make it yours.
- An excellent rental template for the state of California. It’s a Word document, so you can delete the California codes if you’re in another state.
- A website that generates an equipment/RV rental agreement as you plug in your information.
- An insurance website with a host of rental resources, including state-specific agreements. You need to call them to gain access to the forms, so you may need to pay a small fee.
- A sample agreement from 101 RV Rentals. This should help you get an idea of what an airtight RV rental contract looks like. Unfortunately, it’s a PDF, so you can’t make changes to it.
If you no longer have time to use your RV, why not rent it out? Turn your RV into a business, make some extra cash, and avoid paying storage fees! Renting out your RV is safe, secure, and easy. This guide to creating an agreement, along with the RV rental agreement templates we’ve included should ensure that you don’t have to worry about a thing while your RV is on the road. So sit back, relax, and start earning!