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RVezy Review: Is It Really the Easiest Way to Rent an RV?

When it comes to RV rentals, is renting an RV on RVezy as EZY as the name suggests?

We break down everything you’ll need to know about North America’s top-rated, peer-to-peer RV rental company so you can decide if an RVezy rental is right for your next Canadian road trip.

How RVezy works

RVezy, sometimes referred to as the Airbnb of RVs, is like a vacation rental platform with wheels. On RVezy, RV owners list their private RVs for rent, and individuals, like you and me, connect with these owners to rent an RV.

Searching for an RV is as simple as taking out your phone. The RVezy app, available for free on iOS and Android, is your gateway to adventure. Even if you’re not sure where or when you want to take an RV road trip, you can browse listings by location or date to get an idea of what types of RVs are available for rent.

Peer-to-peer vs fleet RV rentals

Peer-to-peer RV rentals are a relatively new way to rent an RV. Before platforms like RVezy existed, people could only really rent RVs from dealerships or fleet agencies. 

While the other RV rental options have some advantages, a growing number of travelers are choosing peer-to-peer RV rentals over traditional rental companies. Why? Because renting from a person is convenient, customizable, and more affordable. 

Added bonus? When you rent from a peer-to-peer RV company, no one will know you’re in a rental. Nothing screams newbie RVer like rolling into a campground in a rental rig covered in corporate branding.

The RVezy difference

Photo courtesy of RVezy

Personalized touches

On RVezy, every listing comes with personal touches that help make the RV feel like home right from the start. Most owners include pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, and sometimes linens and bedding. Experienced RVers know what they need on the road, so they try to create the same experiences for you. Some will even leave their renters a treat like a bottle of wine, a s’mores kit, or even bottles of sunscreen and bug spray.

Aside from perks, many RV owners offer weekly and monthly discounts, off-season pricing, and incentives such as unlimited mileage. Other personalized touches might include add-ons, like portable grills, camp chairs, generators, and bikes, that can make your rental feel like you’re staying in a fully stocked vacation home. Since owners control their listings, you’ll find unique offers on every RV.

Pet-friendly RVs

Photo courtesy of RVezy

One of the reasons people choose an RV rental is because they can bring the whole family—dogs and cats included—with them on their road trip. What’s better than taking leisurely walks and long drives with your four-legged friend? Not much! The easiest way to find a pet-friendly RV is to filter your search for RVs that permit pets.

Deliverable RVs

RVezy also knows that renters sometimes need a more specialized RV rental experience, so many RV listings have add-ons like airport pickup and campground delivery. Deliverable RVs are an excellent option for any campers, especially those new to RVing or people who want to rent a rig that’s larger than their vehicle can tow. 

New to RVing? Find out which RV type is best for first-timers and decide if you’d prefer to take your rental out yourself or have your RV delivered.

Simple communication

Photo courtesy of RVezy

The RVezy app makes communication simple, from searching and booking to renting and returning the RV. We recommend that you reach out to an RV owner any time you may have a question because no one knows their unit better than them.

Pro tip: During the booking process, tell the RV owner a little about yourself and where you plan to take your rental. Open communication increases your booking chances and helps both the owner and rental feel at ease with each other.

Even though the booking process is straightforward with easy-to-follow steps, there may be a point where you need clarification. Depending on your question, you can find your answer by asking the owner or reaching out to RVezy’s customer success team.

Verification and RV rental insurance

You can never be too cautious when it comes to your money and personal safety. That’s why RVezy screens owners and renters and verifies their rental units and identities. So, whichever end of the transaction you’re on, you’ll know that you’re dealing with real people with good intentions.

With that said, we all know accidents can happen no matter how good someone’s intentions may be. That’s why all RVezy rentals are covered with a security deposit and RV rental insurance. As an added layer of protection, renters can opt to add a 24-hour roadside assistance plan to their booking. Roadside assistance steps in should something, like a flat tire or dead battery, happen during your rental.

Pros and cons

Photo courtesy of RVezy

Based on all of the above, we think RVezy is your best choice for renting an RV, but it’s still good practice to weigh the pros and cons of renting an RV before you plan your road trip. 

Pros

  • Easy to book. Renting an RV on RVezy really is one of the easiest ways to try out the RV lifestyle. If you can book a hotel, you’ll be able to book an RV.
  • Response rate. RVezy’s response rate shows prospective renters how fast they can typically expect to hear back from an owner during the booking process. The faster you hear back, the sooner you can start planning your trip.
  • Customer success team. If you need to connect with a customer success agent, you’ll talk with experienced customer service agents who know the RV industry and can help with what you need.
  • Multilingual experience. RVezy’s home base is in Ottawa, Canada, and many of the agents speak French, Spanish, and English. Should you want to speak to someone in your native language, ask for a French or Spanish-speaking agent.

Cons

  • Minimum age requirement. RVezy renters must be at least 25 years old, have a clean driving record, and have a regular, unrestricted driver’s license for a minimum of eight years at the time of the rental.
  • Restricted or prohibited travel areas. Even though RV owners can decide whether to accept a festival rental request, RVezy’s insurance restricts or prohibits travel to certain festivals and travel areas.
  • Inventory. Since RVezy is a peer-to-peer rental platform, inventory is limited to the number of RV owners within an area. Even though RVezy has a growing inventory, some locations might not have as many rentals as others.
  • One-way options are typically not available. On occasion, you may find an owner who’ll pick up a one-way rental, but in general, if you need to pick up your rental in one place and drop it off in another, you’ll have to search elsewhere.

Final thoughts

RVezy does live up to its name, and renting an RV is now more affordable and easier than ever before. Want a better way to explore the great outdoors? Start by renting an RVezy RV and booking a unique place to camp using Hipcamp.

Hipcamp is an online marketplace where you can list, discover, and book campsites and accommodations on private and public land. Hipcamp is your go-to guide to getting outside. If you’re a landowner, Hipcamp creates new revenue streams for your business, which can help conserve your land and keep it wild. #FindYourselfOutside #LeaveItBetter

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