How to Rent an RV with RVezy | What You Need to Know

RVezy is an emerging peer-to-peer RV rental company that certainly deserves a place at the top. With their excellent customer service, smooth rental process and luxury insurance assistance, they make renting an RV a wholesome experience.

If you’ve been looking for information on RVezy’s rental process—look no further. I’ve poured every bit of information into a thorough guide that will help you from start to finish.

A quick note before we begin: RVezy will only allow you to rent an RV if you meet the required criteria.

A first look at RVezy’s website

Upon arriving at the homepage of RVezy, you can immediately begin finding the perfect RV rental. Simply enter where you want to start your trip, followed by the dates of your trip, and continue by clicking “search.”

the homepage of RVezy.com

This will present you with all the available RVs that are in and around that city during that specific time window.

But you’ll find that there are many different types of RVs to choose from. Perhaps you don’t know which one to choose yet, so let me help you with that. Below you can find a quick guide that presents you with the most important pros, cons and specifications.

Choosing an RV

Motorized RVs

As you may have guessed, these are RVs with an engine. They offer both a driver’s seat and a sleeping area, which gives them a big advantage over towable RVs. It’s also for this reason that they can easily cost you twice as much to rent.

But not every motorhome is the same. There are three main classes: A, B and C.

Best options for families

If you’re planning a trip with your family and have no experience driving buses, it’s recommended to opt for B or C. Class A motorhomes can be up to 45 feet long, making it difficult and dangerous to turn at intersections.

If you want the easiest option, consider going for Class B. You can keep the rearview mirror and it will feel more like you are driving a van and not a bus.

But you also have to consider the number of people. If you’re a family of four, a class B motorhome should be sufficient, but if you are planning a trip with 6 other people, it only makes sense to choose a class C motorhome.

Best options for couples

Then there are two “special” types: campervans and truck campers. Campervans are exactly what they sound like—vans that have been converted into campers. They usually offer two to three sleeping accommodations but may omit some important amenities such as an oven or shower. They are, however, one of the most favorite choices among couples because they’re usually stylish and cozy.

everything about campervans vs motorhomes

Truck campers can be attached to the back of your pickup truck. They usually offer two to three sleeping spaces, making them a good choice for couples as well. They’re small and compact compared to other RVs, which means you can boondock in smaller, tighter and more remote places.

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A major drawback of both truck campers and motorhomes is their price. While they may not seem expensive at first glance, their price per square foot is a lot more expensive than other RVs, especially when compared to towable RVs.

Towable RVs

These RVs may require some help to get moving, but that’s no reason to think less of them. Compared to motorized campers, these are much cheaper and usually have more space to offer. They’re also freestanding, which means you can detach them for errands and excursions.

It’s true, however, that they’re not the most convenient type. You don’t have access to your kitchen, bathroom or belongings on the road, which means you have to pull over every time nature calls. In addition, it’s not always easy to tow an RV either. Check out this video if it’s your first time.

You should also keep in mind that it’s generally illegal to sit in a towable RV while it’s in motion. So if you’re traveling with seven other people, keep in mind that you’ll need eight seats with seat belts.

As you can see in the image above, towable RVs have even more classes than motorized ones. Let’s take a look at each type.

Fifth wheels

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These are large travel trailers designed to be towed by a pickup truck.

  • Average price to rent: $120 per night
  • Average length: 32 feet
  • Average weight: 13,500 pounds (6,125 kilos)

Pros:

largest and most luxurious type of towable RV

easy to tow and hook up

unlikely to sway

Cons:

× requires a pickup truck to tow

× can be scary to tow (can be unsafe if you’re not used to towing large RVs)

× some campgrounds prohibit towing RVs longer than 24 feet

× not made for boondocking—can be difficult to reach remote places

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 Travel trailers

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These are the most iconic types of towable RVs. They’re usually made to accommodate four to five people, but there are larger ones for up to 10 people. Unlike a fifth wheel, it’s towed with a ball hitch system, which is considered less safe.

  • Average price to rent: $90 per night
  • Average length: 21 feet
  • Average weight: 7,200 pounds (3,250 kilos)

Cons:

can be towed with most vehicles

they’re usually small and compact, making them less intimidating to tow

in most cases you don’t have to worry about whether they’ll fit in a campsite

one of the best choices for boondocking

lightweight, so you’ll waste less gas

Cons:

× reversing and maneuvering can be exceptionally difficult

× fewer amenities when compared to a fifth wheel

× tail swing can become an issue

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 Pop-up trailers

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These types of RVs can be collapsed for easy storage and transport.

  • Average price to rent: $60 per night
  • Average length: 17 feet
  • Average weight: 2,500 pounds (1,113 kilos)

Pros:

cheap to rent

can be towed with most vehicles

easy to maneuver

you can reach many remote places where large RVs can’t go

Cons:

× takes a lot of time to set up and break down

× not suited for extreme weather (especially wind)

× limited storage and living space

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 Hybrid travel trailers

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If a pop-up trailer and a travel trailer made a baby, you’d call it a hybrid travel trailer. It has ends that you can pull out to provide more sleeping space.

  • Average price to rent: $80 per night
  • Average length: 18 feet
  • Average weight: 3,200 pounds (1,450 kilos)

Pros:

a lot of them are cheaper to rent than travel trailers

more luxurious than a pop-up trailer (more space and amenities)

the extendable bedrooms result in more space for a kitchen, dining tables and storage

more lightweight than travel trailers

Cons:

× they have smaller water tanks than travel trailers or fifth wheels

× the pop-out beds are less insulated than the rest of the RV

× the beds can build up some condensation

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 Toy haulers

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Toy haulers are made specifically for transporting cargo, such as a motorcycle or quad bike. They have a “garage” that can be opened with a large ramp door, making it possible to drive your vehicle inside. Of course, they can also have bedrooms, a shower, a kitchen and other amenities.

  • Average price to rent: $110 per night
  • Average length: 32 feet
  • Average weight: 9000 pounds (1,450 kilos)

Pros:

undoubtedly the best RV if you want to bring dirt or quad bikes

the storage area can also be used for other things such as a bedroom, art studio, playroom or workspace

Cons:

× a lot of vehicles won’t be able to tow this RV (too heavy)

× these RVs are large and heavy, which can make it intimidating and difficult to tow

× bringing a dirt bike or ATV will increase the weight even more

× some campgrounds may ban towing vehicles that are longer than 24 feet

× not made for boondocking—can be difficult to reach remote places

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Teardrop trailers

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These compact trailers usually have two berths to offer. They’re called teardrop trailers because their contours make them look like a teardrop.

Most offer an oven, sink, microwave and cooler, but everything is very compact and made with a focus on space and weight limitations. Toilets and showers are usually omitted, so if you have a luxury camping trip in mind, you should definitely stay away from these types of RVs.

  • Average price to rent (the ones with little to no amenities): $45 per night
  • Average price to rent (the ones with many amenities): $60 per night
  • Average length: 12 feet
  • Average weight: 1,000 pounds (455 kilos)

Pros:

most cars can tow these small RVs

they tow easy for people who have no towing experience

cheap to rent

they’re light enough to move by hand onto your towing vehicle

they’re quite easy to set up or take down, shouldn’t take you longer than 15 minutes

you can reach many remote places where large RVs can’t go

am I the only one who thinks these look so stylish and cute?

Cons:

× most of them don’t have a toilet or shower

× you have to cook outside because these typically have an attached kitchen in the rear, so bad weather can be a problem

× getting dressed in the bed can be difficult because you can’t stand up straight

× not made for camping in cold weather

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What about the RV cottages?

RVezy also rents out stationary RVs, in other words, RVs that you can’t drive but rather use as vacation cabins. If that sounds interesting to you, you can go for that option.

Average price to rent: $110

Filtering your results

Now that you have an idea of what kind of RV you want to rent, let’s have another look at the RVezy website. To save you a lot of searching, there’s an option to filter your results based on:

  • The number of people (adults and kids)
  • RV types
  • Whether the RV can be delivered to a specific location (e.g. your home)

When you click on “more filters,” RVezy presents you with even more options:

  • The price range (cost per night)
  • Amenities such as pet friendliness, toilet, air conditioner,…
  • Minimum and maximum length (in feet)
  • Minimum and maximum weight (in pounds)

RVezy allows you to filter by just a few amenities, but if you take a look at an RV on their website (and scroll down), you can see the full list of amenities of that particular RV.

Additional costs

When looking for the perfect RV at a reasonable price, you should also be aware of the costs beyond the price per night.

Mileage costs (depends on the owner)

The RV owner decides how much they’ll charge you once you’ve crossed a certain number of kilometers/miles per day. In most cases, you’ll get 100-200 kilometers/miles per day for free. Additional kilometers/miles are billed at $0.50 to $1,00 per kilometer/mile.

It’s worth noting that not all RV owners charge you extra. If you plan to do a lot of driving, I recommend you look for an owner that won’t charge you extra once you’ve covered a certain number of miles, like this one for example.

• Generator costs (depends on the owner)

If the RV is equipped with a generator, the owner may charge additional fees if a certain limit is exceeded. For example, if the generator can be used for 2 hours per day for free, additional hours may be billed at $10 per hour.

• RVezy insurance

RVezy offers two protection plans: standard and premium. Both protect you from a lawsuit for physical injury or damage to another’s property. You also get collision and comprehensive coverage.

Feature

Comprehensive Coverage

Collision Coverage

What's Covered

- Theft
- Falling objects
- Fire
- Natural disasters
- Animal damage

- Collision with another vehicle
- Collision with an object, such as a fence
- Single-car rollover accidents

The standard plan covers you with:

  • $2 Million Third Party Liability (only $1 million in the USA)
  • Standard Accident Benefits
  • Collision & Comprehensive
  • $1000 Deductible

The premium plan—which is roughly twice as expensive as the standard plan—covers you with:

  • $2 Million Third Party Liability (only $1 million in the USA)
  • Standard Accident Benefits
  • Collision & Comprehensive
  • $250 Deductible

So as you can see, there’s no difference between them other than the deductible, but what does that mean? Well, with the standard plan, you have to pay $1,000 out of pocket before RVezy will step in. With the premium plan, RVezy’s insurance will be activated four times faster. Which one you should choose depends on how comfortable you are with taking risks and how much money you want to spend on it, but you have to choose one or the other.

So how much do these insurance plans cost? They don’t have set prices, but for the most part they depend on what kind of RV you’re renting. Smaller, less expensive RVs will cost you less in terms of insurance, while large RVs like Class A motorhomes will cost you the most.

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Roadside protection (optional)

With RVezy’s insurance, you’re already covered for an accident on the road, but you can also pay extra for roadside protection, including towing services, tire replacement, battery assistance and more.

Unlike your insurance plan, this protection plan does have fixed prices:

  • Towable RVs: $9.50/night
  • Motorized RVs: $18/night (with a limit of $198)

But do you really need to pay for this? Again, this largely depends on how much money you’re willing to spend and how comfortable you’re with taking risks, but there’s one factor that has a huge impact on the size of this risk—the age of the RV.

Vehicles older than 10 years are twice as likely to break down compared to newer vehicles, according to a study by the American Automobile Association (AAA). What’s more, when vehicles are past 10 years old, their chances of needing a towing service quadruple.

So if you plan to rent an RV that dates back to 2000, the smartest approach is to pay a little extra, just to be on the safe side. On the other hand, if the RV is only a year old, you might consider ignoring this option if you know how to do some basic repairs such as replacing tires.

Add-ons (optional)

RV owners will offer you additional services in exchange for money. Examples include refilling propane, refilling fuel, emptying a septic tank, and delivering or picking up the RV. Some owners offer to do tasks for free; others may charge you $100.

Pro tip: Make sure you never pay for the “cleaning/sanitizing” add-on if this is already included in the “taxes and fees” section.

• Taxes and fees

You may have to pay the owner a fee for cleaning the vehicle, which usually ranges from $50 to $200. Be critical of whether this is really worth the money. Remember that you’re required to return the RV in the same condition as when you picked it up, and some owners still dare to charge $100 for “deep cleaning” their extremely small RV. This is obviously not worth the money, and sometimes it can be worth the extra time to find a better deal.

In addition, you must also pay RVezy a “service fee,” which will cost you a minimum of $10/night for trailers and $15/night for RVs. Why do you have to pay this? Well, RVezy is the middleman in this case, and they charge a fee for keeping the platform secure, available 24/7 and bilingual.

The security deposit fee is to make sure you’ll return the RV intact. You’ll need to pay it 72 hours prior to your trip start date, and it will be refunded once the closeout has been done on RVezy. The closeout is the last stage of an RV rental where the owner and renter discuss possible options (refunds, extra charges,…). I’ll elaborate on this at the end of the article, as it’s the final step.

Requesting your booking

Once you’ve found the perfect RV and know exactly what you’ll be paying for, it’s time to request your booking. But before you do, you may want to ask the owner a question if something is unclear or to make sure that the towable RV is compatible with your vehicle. Remember, RVezy is just the middleman and knows little to nothing about the RV, so contacting the owner directly is a must.

If you’re renting a travel trailer, ask the owner about the ball hitch dimensions. You may also need to bring weight dividers (torsion bars) or safety chains. Make sure that your vehicle and the RV are compatible in terms of connections such as brake controllers and trailer connectors.

Asking the owner a question is not only a good way to acquire information, but you can also build a relationship with the owner. It will show that you’re really interested, which can increase your chances of approval.

Once everything is clear and you’re sure you want this RV for your trip, you can safely begin requesting your booking.

That button will take you to the page where you can select your dates (if you haven’t already) and introduce yourself to the owner.

Remember, the owner may decline your application, so I suggest you write something about your trip and why you think his/her RV is the best choice. Here is an example:

Pro tip: increase your chances of being accepted by adding a profile picture. Go to “my profile” in the upper right corner and click on the pencil icon (do this after sending your request to the owner, otherwise your progress will be lost).

Once that’s done, enter where you’ll be taking the RV, let the owner know if you’re a beginner, enthusiast or expert and click “Agree & Continue,” which takes you to the second step.

Quick reminder: by clicking continue, you’re confirming that you’re over the age of 25 and qualified to book an RV. You can’t lie about this because you’ll need to confirm your identity later on.

The second step involves your protection plan, roadside assistance and optional add-ons. Check everything twice and click “send booking request”. The owner has 72 hours to accept the request, and you’ll be asked to make the payment when they do.

Making your payment

On this page, you can find the exact instructions from RVezy. It’s updated occasionally, so by the time you read this it’s likely that the instructions will have changed again. This is what RVezy is saying at the time of writing:

  • If you book more than 37 days before your start date, you need to pay 25% of the total amount. The other 75% will have to be paid on the 37th day before your start date (this will happen automatically).
  • If you book 37 days or less before the start date, you must pay the full amount at once.
  • 72 hours prior to the start date, you’ll be charged the security deposit, which will be refunded once the closeout has been done—as I mentioned before (again, I’ll elaborate on this at the end of this article).

RVezy accepts payment by all types of credit cards and debit Visa cards. They don’t, however, accept e-transfer, PayPal, cheque, prepaid cards or other forms of payment.

What if you need to cancel your trip?

RVezy has a fair cancellation policy, so in most cases you should be able to get your money back. You can read all about their policy on this page.

Adding a driver

Once the payment is made, it’s time to add a driver, which will prove to RVezy that the person(s) who will drive the RV meets their requirements. And yes, this is also required when the RV is being delivered.

The main rule is that the driver must be at least 25 years old, but there are a few other criteria you must meet. You can find them all on this page.

Pay extra attention to this step, as RVezy will only pay out insurance money if you meet all the criteria. Once you’ve added a driver, you should be approved within minutes, but don’t hesitate to contact RVezy if that’s not the case.

How to add a driver

Log in to your account and go to “my profile” in the top right corner and then click on “add driver”. It is a simple process consisting of a few steps:

  • Fill in where your driver’s license is issued
  • Input your phone number, which will then receive a verification link
  • Fill in some basic information such as your name, date of birth, province, class of license and driver’s license number
  • Upload a picture (in .jpg or .png format) of both sides of your driver’s license.

For more information, please refer to RVezy’s page.

Contacting the owner

You’ve found the perfect RV, made the payment and added a driver, but how do you go from having your RV booked to driving it?

It’s time to contact the owner and discuss the time and location to pick up the RV. Go to your profile and click on “my trips”. This will show your upcoming trips so you can contact the owner of the RV.

Ask if there’s anything you need to bring from home. The owner knows his/her RV better than you do and should be able to give you all the information you need.

Do this 2 weeks prior to picking up the RV

This is a good time to contact the owner once again and reconfirm any details, such as:

  • The time and location to collect the RV
  • For travel trailers: the ball size, whether or not you need to bring safety chains, the type of brake controllers and trailer connectors.

If you’ll cross the border between Canada and the US, you’ll also have to bring the booking voucher, which includes the email and phone number of both the owner and the renter as well as the address of the RV. You can find this under “My Trips > “Upcoming Trips” > “My Booking Documents”.

Now is also the good time to print out your roadside document (if selected), which provides you with the booking number in case you need roadside assistance. This document can be found together with your booking voucher: “My Trips” > “Upcoming Trips” > “My Booking Documents”.

On the day of the rental, the owner will provide you with:

  • the insurance certificate
  • a copy of the RV registration
  • a pink slip (only in the USA), also known as a certificate of title

Along with the booking voucher and roadside certificate (if selected), these are all the documents you should keep in the RV during your trip.

Do this on the day of the rental

Once you meet the owner at the RV, there are still a few things you need to handle before you can leave.

  • Take photos of the RV’s inside and outside. The owner will do this as well. This is very important in case of an insurance claim or a dispute.
  • Ask all the remaining questions.
  • Make sure that the location and time to return the RV are clear to both you and the owner.

The owner should also bring a checklist that he/she will complete with you. This checklist represents the current conditions of the RV and will be used in the event of an insurance claim or dispute. It consists of three sections:

  • Pre-arrival. This part must be completed by the owner before you arrive at the RV location.
  • Departure. This will need to be filled out when meeting the owner.
  • Return. This will need to be filled out after your trip.

You can find all the checklists on this page. I recommend that you read through the appropriate one so you know what to expect.

Do this when you’re about to leave the campsite

As mentioned before, you’re obligated to bring the RV back in the same condition as when you collected it (if no agreement had been made with the owner). So there are a few things you may have to do:

  • Empty the black and grey tanks.
  • Clean the RV, throw out the trash and do the dishes.

Other than that, all you have to do is fill out the last part of the checklist and sign it together with the owner. Then you can both head home where the final phase of your rental can begin.

The closeout

Once the last part of the checklist is completed, it’s time to go to the RVezy website. The RV owner will need to do this first, entering any closeout charges, offering refunds, opening a claim or confirming that the rental went well.

Once the owner has entered the additional charges, it’s your turn to review and confirm those charges when appropriate. This will close the booking and your security deposit will be automatically released. All of this must be completed within seven days of your return date—unless you or the owner opens a dispute, which can be opened if you don’t agree with the extra charges or if there’s any other problem. This will cause RVezy to be called in. In this scenario, the owner will not be paid and your security deposit will not be refunded until the dispute is resolved.

Congratulations! You’ve managed to read all the way through RVezy’s process of renting an RV, and I think I’ve managed to do a decent job in guiding you. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact me on this page, drop a comment below or make use of RVezy’s helpdesk.

Enjoy your trip!

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