Soon You Can Rent RVs Directly From Owners on Camping World’s Online Marketplace

Camping World is known for offering everything outdoor enthusiasts need to enjoy adventures. From camping supplies to camper sales, the retailer is a one-stop shop. And soon, it will offer an online marketplace where users can rent RVs from owners. The new service will offer RV rentals in various sizes and price ranges.

Camping World’s new peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace

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Camping World touts itself touted as America’s “largest retailer of RVs and related products and services.” According to Macro Trends, the industry leader has a net worth of $3.77 billion as of May 18.

The newly launched peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace will do business as Camping World RV Rentals.

“The rental marketplace further expands the company’s commitment to invest in technology within the RV and outdoor industry with the goal to make RVing more accessible for consumers,” Business Wire reported.

The concept is simple and already exists with other providers, such as RVshare and Outdoorsy. Camping World’s platform will connect current RV owners with consumers interested in renting RVs.

Both towable and motorized RVs will be available to rent on the site, with the first listing appearing May 14, 2021. The Illinois-based company says customers can begin to use the service in early July, with a nationwide launch expected by this.

Good Sam, which is affiliated with Camping World, will offer rental protection services, roadside assistance, and membership discounts to campers.

What is Camping World RV Rentals’ rival RVshare?

With 175 stores across the nation, Camping World has become the go-to shopping destination for RVers. Its reputation alone should help the new rental marketplace achieve great success.

But one major competitor in the RV rental industry is RVshare, considered one of the largest and most reliable providers in the segment. The company’s Twitter bio says its mission is “connecting RV renters and RV owners one road trip at a time.”

The Airbnb-like service connects towable and driveable RV owners to renters. The website claims current owners can “list for free and earn up to $40,000 per year.” The site also claims to reach “millions of renters” a year and boasts insurance coverage and a renter verification process for added confidence.

The rentals vary in price from $125 per night for towables to $300 plus for Class A motorhomes. Depending upon the location, owners may also provide a delivery service.

According to the website, RVshare offers “luxury Class A Diesel Pushers, Class B Camper Vans, Class C Motorhomes, and Travel Trailers.” The search engine on the interactive platform allows users to “search and compare RV rental prices, features, reviews, and more.”

Camping World’s marketplace could be a top competitor

Camping World RV Rentals will offer an extensive listing of units available for rent. Users can choose from a multitude of options relating to size, style, and amenities.

Owners and renters will also be able to communicate with each other to discuss the specifics of RV choices. And a button click can arrange pickup or delivery.

Camping World is poised to be a top competitor in RV rentals. RV News said owners can maximize their return on their investment. Likewise, renters can pay less to “experience the RV lifestyle.”