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Now more than ever, renting a recreational vehicle (RV) can be an ideal option for clients looking for a safe domestic vacation option. With RVshare, the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental company, clients can connect with RV owners all over the country to rent RVs and curate a unique vacation experience — based on the type of vehicle they’re looking for and where they want to go. Think Airbnb for the RV industry.
“It may sound like a cliche, but it’s really true that the journey is the destination in an RV,” said Jon Gray, CEO of RVshare. “RVs give you an amazing amount of flexibility over your trip. You can decide where to stop, and you’re bringing a bathroom, a kitchen, a bed and an air-conditioner with you. These are things that have been great about RVs for a long time, but they are particularly important components in a time where people don’t want to get on an airplane but still want to travel.”
Gray says this summer they have seen clients use RVshare for a range of experiences.
“It doesn’t have to be a bucket list trip,” he said. “We’re seeing a lot more people use RVs for state parks, or picking up an RV near where they live and driving it to destinations that are close to where they live.”
He says now is the perfect time to consider trying an RV when many other types of travel are not possible.
“We’re at a time when a desire to try an RV is probably at an all-time high,” Gray said. “Most of the traveling public this year is not considering trips that require a plane. People still want to travel, and this is a great way to give them a lot of control over their trip.”
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RVshare rolled out a unique feature in the last few years where some RV owners will actually deliver the vehicle and set it up for clients right at the destination.
“Basically, you just have a hotel room wherever you want to go,” Gray said. “I think people who are new to the industry don’t really think about using an RV as a flexible form of accommodation that puts them right where they want to be.”
While RVshare does not currently have an overall commission policy for travel advisors, they are open to working with advisors in the future.