Telling stories by the fire, roasting s’mores, sleeping under the stars. Sounds dreamy, right?

Then, as fast as the sun dips below the mountains, your dreams get squashed like that marshmallow that rolled underneath the gas pedal an hour ago. The kids are sugar-crashing, you’re choking down panic about whether you remembered the tent stakes, and a mosquito just bit you under your eye. “Why don’t you just go back to that first spot we saw?” your partner asks taughtly while wiping yogurt off the dog. Camping can be hard if you’re a newbie, or if you didn’t spend time planning out the details.

So, hear us now and thank us later: There is a better way. Rent an RV with Outdoorsy.

Why Renting an RV Makes Your Camping Life Easier

How and why to rent an RV

Technically, RV stands for “recreational vehicle,” but we think “romantic vacation” is more apt. There’s nothing more amorous than being in nature, while not sleeping on rocks.

Imagine pulling into your campsite, turning off the ignition, and having nothing to do but build a fire, pour yourself a nice glass of cab sauv, and heat up the food that’s ready to go in your refrigerator. Whew, that’s the life.

In layman’s terms, Outdoorsy is essentially the Airbnb of RV rentals, which means you’ll be renting an RV that is owned by someone else.

The benefits are that you don’t have to spend the kids’ college funds to buy, maintain, and store your own. Plus, you have more rental options than you probably knew existed—campervans, teardrop trailers, Airstreams, pop-ups, roof-tops, fifth-wheel travel trailers, motorhomes, truck campers, toy haulers, and more!

And Outdoorsy rentals are available all over the country. Making access easy for nearly everyone.

How To Rent an RV With Outdoorsy

How to rent an RV using Outdoorsy

It’s easy to use. Start by typing in your location and your target rental dates. Then you get to choose what vehicle option is right for you. You’re able to pick from these options: drivable, towable, or deliverable. Once you’ve made those selections, Outdoorsy will show you exactly what rentals are right for you.

As for cost, you’ll find a wide range to fit your budget—from a $45 per night pull-behind teardrop trailer to a $1,000 per night expedition vehicle with a rooftop tent and luxurious amenities galore.

That said, most rentals are within the $100-$200 range, which nets out to $700-$1,400 per week. A very reasonable price range for a hotel room on wheels!

Here’s a bit more detail on the rental process. It’s quick and easy:

  • Go to Outdoorsy.com and search for rentals in your area.
  • Click on the listings that catch your eye to see photos and amenities
  • You can even save ones you like if you’re not quite ready to pull the trigger.
  • To book, send the RV owner a booking request, and feel free to ask any questions you may have about the rig.
  • From there, you can arrange details for a pick-up or drop-off. In some cases you can even have the RV delivered to your campsite!

What About Insurance or Roadside Assistance?

How and why to rent an RV with Outdoorsy

With Outdoorsy, you’re covered. (One more reason to sleep well.)

The founders created a new type of insurance policy specifically for their business, which means both renters and RV owners can sleep well at night.

They also offer 24-7 roadside assistance—which works from Outdoorsy’s app—in the event of a flat tire, accident, breakdown, or whatever else may happen out there.

Then, at the end of your trip, you’ll drop your rig off or have it picked up in the same condition you found it.

With Outdoorsy.com, you’re only one click away from enjoying the great outdoors without all the work. As for the stories you’ll tell by the fire, however, those are still up to you.


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