5 Ways To Make More Money From Your RV Rental
Convenience Fees Increase Your RV Rental Income
The buck stops here is not the case when renting out your RV to travelers. There are many ways that you can earn extra income, above and beyond your determined daily/weekly RV rental fee. Here are several ways to increase your RV income:
Make it easy for travelers to ‘get up and go’ with your RV rental. Here are four convenient kits you can provide to renters for an additional fee.
- Kitchen Kit- Include items like pots, pans, dish soap, linens, and even standard spices. Don’t forget durable plastic dinnerware!
- Bathroom Kit – An initial 12-pack of toilet paper, bath soap, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner (or an all-in-one hair product) and hair dryer will go a long way! Provide plenty of bath and hand towels, wash clothes and a bath/shower mat in this convenient kit.
- Bedroom Kit – Include pillow cases, top and bottom sheets, blankets and two extra pillows.
- Outdoor Entertainment Kit – Items in this kit should include a variety of lawn chairs, a small folding table, and/or a folding picnic table, a small grill with charcoal, lighter fluid, barbeque utensils, aluminum foil, and matches.
A positive way to market convenience kits to potential renters is to offer a combination of kits or all kits together at a discounted rate.
Road travelers often prefer to bring their pets with them while they travel. RVing makes pet travel friendlier than other travel and lodging scenarios. An additional pet fee and a pet security deposit is generally acceptable to pet owners. Be clear to renters, in the rental agreement, that they are responsible for any RV damage from pets. Also, it is a good idea to ask to meet the pet before you approve of the pet traveler.
RV owners can provide a convenience topping off service for water, propane and fuel. These tasks can be a nuisance to many travelers; therefore, they are happy to pay the nominal fee.
Most RV owners include a daily mileage allowance. An average 100 miles per day is typical; however, some renters go up to 150 miles per day. Be sure to charge an additional fee to any mileage above the daily allowance and include this policy on your rental agreement. Review some of the available RV rentals on Rentzio.com to see what other owners charge for their mileage overage fees.
You can charge an end-of-trip cleaning fee in addition to a fee to empty the holding tanks. Most travelers will gladly pay money so they do not have to do the ‘dirty work’; though you may not enjoy the task of emptying the gray and black holding tanks, you will smile all the way to the bank!
If you think you’re ready to rent out your RV or motorhome, be sure to check out our article on important things to consider before you take the leap.
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