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About RVshare Reviews
RVshare is an RV rental marketplace with inventory that ranges from simple pop-ups to luxury campers. You can use the RV sharing app to find motorhomes that accommodate up to 10 people. Towable, drivable and pet-friendly accommodations are available.
How does RVshare work?
RVshare uses Instant Book to connect owners and renters.
- For RV renters: If you want to rent an RV, start by browsing through your options. You can filter searches by price, features, reviews and more. Once you find an RV you like, you can reserve it instantly through Instant Book.
- For RV owners: If you already own an RV and want to rent it, you can submit a listing with photos of the interior and exterior and a written description. You can also control how much lead time you have between requests and rental dates and set minimum or maximum trip lengths.
RVshare fees for renters vary, but here is a list of fees you may be charged:
- Administrative fee: The renter must pay a 15% administrative fee.
- Service fee: RVshare charges a service fee based on a percentage of the rental cost. This fee is included in the renter’s first payment and covers the cost of booking plus roadside assistance. The rate varies by booking.
- Post-trip fees: Post-trip fees are at the RV owner’s discretion. Amounts vary, but post-trip fees are generally intended to cover cleaning, dumping and refueling. Additional fees apply if the RV is late, you brought a pet or abandoned the vehicle. According to RVshare, post-trip charges vary depending on rental circumstances. The owner must list fees on the return form.
- Optional fees: Some RVs have optional fees for if you want amenities such as satellite TV or a kitchen supply package, for example.
How much does RVshare charge?
Owners on RVshare typically charge between $100 and $400 per night for rentals. As of the publishing date, rentals on RVshare start at $89 per night. On the high end, some people charge as much as $1,000 per night for luxury motorhomes. Most rental options fall somewhere in between.
What percentage does RVshare take?
RVShare typically takes between 10% and 25% of the rental rate.
Is RVshare reliable?
RVshare appears to be a reliable company. All bookings include 24/7 roadside assistance.
Can you make money with RVshare?
Yes, you can make money with RVshare. According to the company, it’s free to list and you can earn up to $40,000 per year.
What is RVshare’s cancellation policy?
Renters get a full refund if they cancel at least 30 days before the planned trip, minus service fees. RVshare lets owners further customize what cancellation policy they want. Options are flexible, standard and strict.
- Flexible: Renters get a 50% refund if they cancel immediately before the trip.
- Standard: Renters get a 50% refund if they cancel between 29 and 14 days before the reservation. Cancellations made within 14 days are nonrefundable.
- Strict: Booking is nonrefundable if cancellation is made within 30 days of rental reservation.
What is RVshare insurance?
RVshare insurance is intended to protect owners and renters. For owners, coverage is available for free during rental periods. Standard plans cover up to $1 million in liability coverage and up to $200,000 in comprehensive and collision coverage. They also provide 24/7 roadside assistance and free towing.
Renters have an opportunity to pay for insurance coverage at the time of booking. Standard insurance also covers up to $200,000 in comprehensive and collision damage, roadside assistance and free towing.
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Reviewed July 22, 2023
I wish that we had good things to say, unfortunately, we ran into the worst issue possible with our rental. On the second day of our trip when we were 800 miles from home we discovered that the RV was infested with mice. We reached out right away and it was agreed we would resolve when we were scheduled to come back.
We were visiting my sick father in North Carolina over 4th of July week. Not only did the mice eat several of my shirts, But there was mice feces all over the drawers with our clothing and all over the cabinets with our food. We had two toddlers with us and it was horrifying. My father had a few traps and we did catch three over the course of 2 days. We could definitely hear more in the walls. My daughter was petrified and didn't want to sleep in there. As short-term rental owners ourselves, we tried to work out something reasonably.
We didn't demand an entire refund or even compensation for the clothing, food, and other accommodations we needed to make for sleeping during the rest of our vacation, but we did expect that part of our stay get refunded. The first offer we received wasn't reasonable at all. It took days of back and forth to come to what I felt like was a small resolution. It took about 10 phone calls to RV Share to even get them to start processing the agreed upon refund. The owner of the RV also tried to text my husband trying to insinuate that we got the mice wherever we were staying. We made sure that everything was locked up at all times and never left any food out in the open. We had it parked in a driveway of a residential neighborhood at my father's house just as we had explained when we booked the rental.
We were not in the woods or a place where we would have gotten the mice. My husband was extremely pissed that he would even try and blame us after I made a post on Facebook and all of my RV owner friends told us how common of a problem it is and how hard it is to make sure to keep them out. It sounds like this rental is fairly new and they may not know how to maintain it yet to keep the mice out. I wish I could say we had a good experience, but all around it was a disgusting and horrifying experience and it was very infuriating after the return with the runaround and insinuations. I would never rent an RV again.
Reviewed July 19, 2023
We rented an RV from RVshare for a vacation for my mother's 90th birthday. The night before the scheduled date the RV owner, Paul B text us and said he that it was hot at our destination and he was concerned that the refrigerator would not get cold and he offered use of a cooler. We went ahead with the pickup on July 11th. The engine light was on in the RV, the gas was at half, water was at half and the septic tank smelled like it was not empty. We went home and cleaned the RV. There was old pizza in the oven. While we were clear we noticed that the a/c’s were not working properly. We contacted the owner and he said they would eventually. After 45 minutes we realized that the a/c’s and refrigerator were not going to work.
We contacted the owner and he said that he had not turned in the paperwork to RV Share and we could bring the RV back and we would be refunded. We delivered the RV back to Paul B.’s house. I gave Hume the receipt for $60 for filling the gas tank. 2 days later we were refunded by RV Share. I contacted Paul B about paying back for the gasoline but he refused. I have contacted RV Share and they said because he canceled the Reservation we have no recourse. We had to completely change plans because of this and incurred expenses for change. Paul B knew that the air conditioning and refrigerator were not working and still rented this vehicle. This was a material nonconformity from the RV Share website advertisement of the vehicle. All the cost incurred by us and Paul B will not pay $60 for filling the tank, which should have been full at pickup. RV Share will do nothing. I would advise to rent from a different company.
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Updated review: July 3, 2023
I previously reviewed RVshare questioning a fee for their insurance & protection package. As it turns out the fee was correct and what I thought they charged me for was for another company. I received a prompt email and phone call today. As I stated before the overall RVshare rental experience was excellent.
Original Review: July 2, 2023
Overall rental June 2023 was excellent. RV was as listed, clean, well stocked and delivery & pick up by owner excellent. Would like to rent again next year. My complaint - Insurance receipt listed a $129 fee. My bill for insurance & protection was $180. I spoke with 2 customer representatives who were unable to answer my question as to why there was a difference or a break down of the charges. Sent 2 online requests to their website and never received a reply. BEWARE of all charges before you agree to pay. If you inquire hopefully you can speak to someone in the United States who can answer any questions you have.
Reviewed March 19, 2023
It was a very bad experience. What looked to be $159 per night for 4 nights turned into over $1500. Then when I closed my web browser I had many emails from them & they keep on coming. Also, they gathered my credit card & personal information before disclosing all of the charges. They are not ethical & don't respect your privacy. Beware!
Reviewed March 6, 2023
I made a reservation to rent an RV for two nights. However due to the distance to pick up the RV along with the 4th of July traffic we decided to book for an extra night to allow added time. Several red flags with the rental along with other considerations caused us to have second thoughts and decided not to move forward with this reservation. The reservations were made in February for July online. The total cost of this transaction was $1,085.60 of which the non-refundable amount is $103.60. I understand a lot is at stake with the rental of such a vehicle and added insurance fee was included in that final figure. I find a nonrefundable service fee of close to 10% extraordinarily high. Yes, it was written in the contract. I advise reading all of the fine print and be prepared to pay.
PS The first red flag was the co-owner of the RV not addressing an important concern before accepting our reservation. If I had not followed up and learned that additional arrangements would need to be made as I did not know the park we planned on using to camp does not allow use of generators during certain night time hours. Our original site did not have electrical power hookup. But since we were making the reservations early there was an available power site I was able to secure. (There are only a handful of such there.)
We would have been without the power needed for my husband's CPAP machine had I not learned all of this. This is a medical need. The RV owner has their own set of rules, fees, etc. At the time although all the added rules and fees had us feeling very overwhelmed. I just felt I would address some of the red flags I experienced that caused us to go forward and cancel our reservation. IN fairness to the site, had another RV been available that would have better suited us they would have released us of the said nonrefundable fee and apply it to the new reservation. I just have to say it felt as though there did not seem to be much concern for us as consumers to enjoy this experience as we had hoped.
Reviewed March 2, 2023
On 2/27/23 we were supposed to receive an RV we rented thru RVshare. No RV ever showed up. RVshare basically wiped their hands of the affair by telling us their system was down twice and then did not return any calls after a while. You are taking your vacation in your hands with these people. At least we had a back-up plan.
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2022
They Do NOT honor the 24 hour roadside assistance. We rented our RV and the headlights went out in the middle of nowhere in AL. We called customer service and they refused to send someone out because it was drivable. We were stuck on the highway with no way to drive in the dark.
Reviewed July 6, 2022
Today is July 5, 2022 and I made my final payment for a RV that I rented in February for a trip on August 4 2022 through RVshare.com. An hour later I received an email that the rental was cancelled by the owner. After calling RV share I found out the owner can cancel anytime even the day of the pick up. This trip is a 8 hr drive to get the rental and another 4 hrs to the camp site. The owner relisted the rental as available for the same days and now won’t return any emails. I even offered to pay more money and still no emails. Be careful if you are renting a 2020 Crossroads RV Zinger from Katie in Yankton South Dakota as she may cancel your rental at any time and not communicate at all. Not a good first impression of RVshare.com.
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2021
I leased this vehicle from 10/9/21 - 10/16/21. The RV was dropped off in Forsyth, GA on 10/9/21 and I drove the RV with my wife and granddaughter to the 1st location about three 3 hours away to Hilton Head Motor Coach Resort, SC. As soon as we pulled onto the interstate, we realized that the refrigerator was moving around so we reached out to RVshare and the owners to get guidance on what to do. The Sing's and RVshare were unresponsive so I asked the Motor Coach Resort for a referral to an RV Service Center in the area that could inspect the RV. The resort staff referred me to RV 1, in Bluffton SC PH# **.
Two service technicians came to the resort to inspect the RV and stated that the brackets that secured the refrigerator were not installed in the factory or an authorized Coachmen dealer. They stated that the RV should have never been leased until the refrigerator was properly secured. The service technicians secured the refrigerator with a cargo strap so we could drive it safely back to GA. I returned the RV back to the designated drop off location 4 days early on 10/12/21. The RV service technicians told both my wife and I that we were extremely fortunate that the refrigerator did not fall out of place and cause death to a passenger and/or serious damage to the RV.
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021
We rented an RV, which was materially different than what was advertised and paid for. This entitles bait and switch. Upon delivery, the RV had issues and we only had few minutes to accept the RV as provided. This entitles breach of original contract. Upon completion of the trip, the owner claimed some cosmetic damage that we are not sure how it occurred and RV Share said they are independent mediation experts and have reviewed the dispute and held us responsible and permitted the owner to charge us all sorts of damage replacement costs, processing fees and labor for the repairs.
We asked for their legal team's information so that we can file a lawsuit in the appropriate court. When questioned if the mediator is public, independent or registered mediator or arbitrator, there was no further response to any of our questions. I learn that they profit from all transactions with a percentage cut derived from all the money collected. If such companies are allowed to continue such malpractice legally or illegally, it only shows how poor our ethical and human civilization has fallen.
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