Listing your RV on RVezy is the first step towards your new personal business. You can make thousands of dollars renting out your unit each season, so it’s essential to set up your listing to be accurate and appealing to renters.
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Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know before listing your RV, from the type of information you should provide to what you can expect in terms of insurance, pricing, availability, and every other aspect of your listing.
First off, here are some questions you want to ask yourself before starting:
If you own a motorhome, you want to think about:
- What is the length of your motorhome?
- What makes your motorhome special? Is it pet-friendly? Does it have an air conditioner? Do you have a backup camera?
- Do you have five or more great exterior and interior photos?
If you own a trailer, you want to think about:
- What is the length of your trailer?
- What is the weight of your trailer?
- What is the hitch weight of your trailer?
- What is the hitch size of your trailer?
- What makes it unique? Is it pet-friendly? What amenities does it include? Can you deliver it to a campsite as an add-on service?
- Do you have five or more great exterior and interior photos?
As an RV owner, you’ll be able to answer these questions with complete confidence as you know your unit better than anyone.
Next, there are some things you have to be aware of as a first-time owner on the site:
- Your RV is not visible to users on the site until an RV specialist reviews it. This is to ensure that it is roadworthy and that your listing is optimized.
- To be covered by RVezy’s insurance, complete the insurance profile in your dashboard and ensure it is approved.
- You need to connect your bank account using a void check or a direct deposit form to receive direct deposit for payments on your rentals. You can access this through your dashboard.
- You have FULL control over your listing, which means you can accept or decline bookings as they come in or block off dates for personal use. You can set the price for each day of the calendar year ahead of time and experiment with your pricing and add-ons.
With all of that in mind, here is the listing process on RVezy, step by step:
1. What kind of RV do you own?
Select the category that matches your RV type. Choose RV cottage if your motorhome or trailer is stationary and not intended to be moved. You will not be able to edit this option once your listing is published.
- Manufacturer: Enter the manufacturer and select from the populated list.
- Model: Enter the model name
- Vehicle class: Select the RV class
- Year: Enter the year the RV was manufactured. Motorhomes must be less than 20 years old, and trailers must be less than 25 years old.
- Length (ft): Enter the length of your RV from bumper to bumper. If you don’t know the length, you can easily search for your RV specs online using the year, make, and model of your RV. In some cases, the length is included in the model name of your unit.
- Number of slide-outs: Enter the number of slideout compartments on your unit.
- Number of guests: Choose the maximum number of people your RV can accommodate. Keep in mind that small bunk beds or couches may not fit every adult. Your listing description gives renters a reasonable expectation of how many adults and children can comfortably sleep in the RV.
For trailers only:
- Trailer weight: Enter the dry weight of your trailer (with the fuel/water/black tanks empty and without any additional equipment inside). If you're not sure what the dry weight is, you can look up the specs for your trailer make and model online.
- Hitch weight: Enter the weight of your trailer hitch. Again, search the specs for your trailer to find this information.
- Hitch size: Enter the size of your trailer hitch, which can also be found online if needed.
Provide the address where your RV is registered and located. Please note, this location is only used to populate RV search results. Your address is not disclosed to the renters until you have accepted the booking.
3. Amenities - Add available amenities and options
Select the amenities included with your RV. Categories include electronics, kitchen, bath, accessories, power sources, temperature, and others. This provides renters an at-a-glance overview of the features and functions of your unit.
4. Name - Create a catchy name for your listing
When creating a name for your listing, think about what your renters are looking for and how to catch their attention. Do you offer unlimited kilometers? Is your RV the perfect family motorhome? Let them know in your title!
5. Description - Write a nice, engaging description
“This motorhome is perfect for your whole family! We provide camping chairs, a portable BBQ, cooking pots and pans, utensils, and paper plates. There’s a full kitchen and full bathroom inside the motorhome. Our RV is pet-friendly and we love meeting your furry friends. Please let us know what we can do to make your camping trip the best ever!”
The description is where you can talk about any personal policies you would like to include, recommend campgrounds, talk about pets, what else is included, and all about your unit’s amenities. You should also stress any process you keep for maintaining cleanliness and what your renters need to do to keep your unit clean.
As a trailer owner, we also encourage you to include some information about the towing equipment required to tow your trailer (dry weight vs gross trailer weight, hitch size and weight, pin connector required, and any additional equipment such as brake
Note that the description must be at least 100 characters long to enable InstantBook.
6. Pictures - Have at least six images ready to go on your computer or phone
Try to use at least three exterior pictures and three interior pictures to show off your unit. Make sure to include the living area, bathroom, and bedroom. You can also think about the background and lighting you use when taking your pictures.
Most phones today can take amazing photos, so you can make sure you get great ones to attract attention. Take photos in landscape mode, and make sure the unit is tidy and clean. If your camera has a wide-angle feature, use this option when taking interior pictures to make small spaces appear larger.
You can rely on our suggested pricing, speak with one of our experts, or look at other units in your area to get a good idea of demand and pricing.
Suggested pricing is based on similar RVs in your area. You can determine your base nightly rate and experiment from this starting point. You want to be proactive, so make sure you fill out your calendar availability ahead of time and price dates according to the high season, particularly the holidays and long weekends.
Here are some suggestions for using our other pricing features:
- Weekly and monthly discounts - 10% and 20%
To encourage renters to make longer bookings, providing a weekly or monthly discount rate is a great incentive and makes renters feel like they are getting good value for their money.
- Security deposit - $1,000
The security deposit covers any additional charges the renter may incur during the trip (mileage overage, generator usage, etc.). In the event of damages or an insurance claim, the security deposit will be held by RVezy until the claim is settled.
Select a cleaning fee to cover the time and products required to clean and sanitize your RV between rentals.
- Mileage - Per day vs. Unlimited
You’ll want to determine what mileage your renter can put on your RV. You can set a limit for each day with an additional charge per kilometer/mile after that, or you can choose to offer unlimited mileage to attract longer rentals.
You’ll also want to determine an hourly allowance for generator use on your unit. We recommend you include a few hours per day and charge for additional usage after that. You can buy measuring units to keep track of this, even remotely, in most hardware stores or online. You can set your generator usage to 4 hours per day, then charge an additional $5.00 per hour after that.
- Delivery - Use suggested pricing
Delivery is essential for accommodating renters who don’t have a proper towing vehicle or experience pulling or setting up a trailer. Also, it can be an attractive convenience for renters who prefer to pack up the night before and depart early for their trip. Make the most of the delivery to maximize your earnings!
- Are you a registered business looking to collect tax?
Owners operating a registered business can select YES to collect tax on bookings made through RVezy. If you are not a registered business, select NO.
Once you complete these steps, your listing will be submitted to our team of RVezy experts, who will review it within the next 48 hours. Once approved, it will be visible to renters and available to book.