Renting an RV is a fun way to see our great country. No doubt it’s different and requires a bit of a learning curve…but just about everybody says it’s worth it and they’d do it again…or that they’d buy an RV and rent it out themselves. That’s where the trouble begins.
Vacationing in an RV and running a business are two totally different things. Customer report back to us the nightmares they have renting from owners directly. Bald tires, wrecked interiors, no shows, rodent infestations, malfunctioning generators and appliances, etc. RVs require professional cleaning and regular maintenance. Private owners usually don’t have the time, money or patience to rent like a professional fleet.
Here are some example horror stories. Grab the popcorn! 🍿🍿🍿
Shared RV Owner Never Showed Up
Poorly Maintained RV, Smoking Brakes
Poor RV maintenance ruins vacation
No professional fleet would let an RV like this leave the lot..
Family Blames RV Rental Business for Vacation Nightmare
Worst case scenario RV rental
“We spoke with multiple people who all found an RV for rent in the classifieds for around $100 a night.”
KSL TV KSL Investigates RV rental rip-off
Renting a shared RV should be a fun, rewarding experience…but sometimes it’s not. Renting from private owners leaves you dealing with a person, not a business. Rodents, maintenance problems, breakdowns, etc. can leave you helpless on your trip.
I’m sure we could go on and on, but you get the picture. Be careful renting an RV. Do a pre-trip inspection. Test everything before you leave. If something doesn’t work, buyer beware!
Want more? See our post on “Top 10 Reasons to Avoid Shared RV Rentals”