So you’re considering signing up for Outdoorsy either to list your own RV or to rent one. What can you expect? What is good about it? Are their any drawbacks? You may have all of these questions and them some. Well, this post is for you. We’ve been using Outdoorsy now for just under a year and we wanted to share our experience with you. Again this is just our personal experience, and our opinions on the Outdoorsy platform! If you have your own stories please share them below, we love hearing all the different adventures you guys are having!
- Can you really make money?
I’m starting with this one because it’s the reason we found Outdoorsy in the first place. We really wanted to be able to start living the RV lifestyle, but we knew that we weren’t going to be able to use whichever Rv we ended up buying every weekend. We had already narrowed down which Class we were interested in, see our other posts for that long process, and so we just had to decide if we were ready. We had settled on the Airstream Interstate Class B, because for now it best suited the way we were planning on traveling (plus we had an HOA we were working around). Being able to rent it out was what allowed us the confidence to become RV owners.
As a homemaker I’m able to devote a few hours a day answering questions and advertising our listing. So far it has allowed us to make enough to pay for the upkeep and payments each month. Essentially, because of the opportunity that Outdoorsy gives us, it is paying for it’s self! It only takes a little work on my part. So in short, yes you can make money! You just have to do some research and make sure that you have the right unit, in the right area, priced right. Really those things aren’t very hard to do. Check our our listing for a great example or if you’re in the Central Florida area and are considering renting an Airstream, choose ours! Help us keep our dream alive! Click Here To See It!
Bonus: Once you sign up for outdoorsy they will also give you incentives to spread the word about how awesome they are. You can even earn credits to go toward your trips! Click our outdoorsy link to save $50 off of you first trip!
- Is it easy to use?
Yes! This is my favorite part about Outdoorsy! It is super simple to use, navigate, and if you ever need help with one click a customer assistance specialist will answer any questions you have or direct you to the answer. Every time I’ve had an issue they have had a, relatively, quick response that totally helps. All you need to to do is click here and type in where you want to go. Then you will see a generated list of all the different RVs in your area. You can then narrow your search by choosing your dates or the kind of RV you are interested in. If you are thinking about listing your RV you’ll just need to snap a few photos, up load them and fill out some basic information on your rig. I would suggest planning on about an hour to complete everything, including the description and an about me section.
- Why should I use it though?
Buying an RV is typically a large expense, and of course for most of us its just a toy. Maybe you don’t want to have to deal with storing and maintain an RV year round just to use it a few weeks, or even a few months a year! Rvs depreciate quickly and usually the term is very long! So even though the payment might not be that much every month over 10 or 15 years, sometimes even longer, those payments really stack up! And then, when you consider that most people only keep their RV for 3 years because they decide that RVing either wasn’t for them or they weren’t sure what they really needed in an RV and bought the wrong one, using Outdoorsy really starts to make sense!
We recommend, even if you are set on buying an RV using Outdoorsy few times before making the plunge just to be sure you’re looking at the right Class of RV. Experiment, test them out, keep them for a weekend or a few weeks, be sure that what you’re spending your money on is exactly what you want. Let the person that you’re renting from know, I’m sure they have a few stories they would love to share from their own experiences. And keep that in mind too, once you have made the decision and become and RV owner, try using Outdoorsy (again, click the link to get $50 off your first booking for $200 or more!) to rent your new RV out. The community is awesome! Plus you get to help someone else experience the joy RV camping can be. You’ll get to help facilitate an affordable and memorable vacation for another family! And that’s a goal I think we can all get behind.