Why Spend Tens of Thousands of Dollars on an RV or Camper When RVshare Has Your Back?

Everyone seems to love a good camper, trailer, or RV, but rarely do we want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a machine we're only going to use for around 21 days a year. What if there was a better way to do RVing? Guess what, there is!
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Folks, in my search for amazing RVs, I've stumbled upon a different kind of experience, one created and led by a team known as RVshare. Just as its name would suggest, RVshare is a rental platform based around nothing more than campers, trailers, and RVs, like a sort of Airbnb, but for on-road living. But how did we get here?

Well, the story of RVshare began back in 2013 from a want and need to do something with your RV when you aren't using it. From there, the idea of a platform began, one where RV owners and enthusiasts can link up and get whatever ball they want rolling.

So, how does it all work? Well, it depends on which side of the story you're on. For example, suppose you're an RV or camper owner. In that case, you'll have to go through an entire process of listing your habitat, be it a trailer, Class A, B, or C motorhome, or any other based on countless styles. Once you've created and updated your profile with images and a little story about you and your unit, it's time to set a price.

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Photo: Michael via RVshare
Now, this is part of the magic of RVshare and why I'd honestly consider using this platform for countless RV needs, be they short or long-term. I was able to find Class C RVs in Tempe, Arizona, going for $150 a night. Is a Class C not quite your style? How about a downright motorcoach from Thor for $289 a night!? Heck, grab a 2022 Winnebago Solis for $192 a night. Starting to understand why this RV-sharing idea is a win in my book?

Furthermore, let's say you're in the market for a camper yourself and just don't know where to begin. Well, it's not like a dealership is just going to let you try out a $100K RV for a few days and then walk away from the deal if you don't like the experience. So, why not open up your browser and hit up old RVshare to take a test? Sure, it's going to cost you a tad of cash, but the ability to test an RV is an outstanding opportunity.

Come to think of it, you can even live your life like this: year after year, just rent a new unit and experience the world, one RV at a time. If we consider that the average American only spends around three weeks in an RV each year, I really don't see the point in ever buying an RV at all, not for the average Joe like myself, anyway.

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Photo: Michael via RVshare
If you find the right unit for you, you'll find that your 21 days a year can cost you as little as $2,000, assuming you grab a unit that costs $100 per night and you don't factor in any fuel costs and lot rental fees.

Now, since I was rather intrigued as to what RVshare has to offer, I decided to explore a bit more of what it means for folks like you and me to use this platform, and what I found surprised me again.

I tested how easy it is to find an RV just about anywhere in America, and the results were surprising, to say the least. I started with Tempe, Arizona, and came across 900+ results for RVs and travel trailers of every kind. In San Diego, California, over 1,700 options are available.

But what about places like Morton, Wyoming, Goodland, Kansas, or Willow, Alaska? Guess what? I even found units up for grabs in Willow, just two, but they're there. As for Morton and Goodland, there's no shortage of options. In short, it kind of doesn't matter where you're headed; over the past ten years, RVshare has made sure to spread the word about the work they do, and the rest just happened on its own.

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Photo: Steven via RVshare
As a final little treat, I've decided to share with you some of the options I found while literally planning my next vacation. Out in Santee, California, I ran across a 2022 Thor Ace Motorcoach suitable for a family of nine and decked out with bunk beds, slideouts, and everything else you need to live a comfortable and memorable life for those 21 days. $6,510 is what you'll be paying in comparison to the average of $120K for a used unit (depending on its features).

Be sure to check out that 2020 Winnebago View with a nearly flawless interior going for $239 a night. These babies retail for around $100K, too. Travel trailers like a 2022 Keystone Bullet Crossfire are available, too, and so are pop-up tents as well. So take the time to really explore and find the perfect machine for your next RV experience. Planning to travel with pets? Just click the pet-friendly button in RVshare's filters, and tada!

Maybe you're looking to test an RV, maybe you're planning your next vacation, or, quite possibly, you already own an RV or camper and want to turn it into a little side hustle instead of catching dust on your driveway. If only there was a solution to all of these questions, wink-wink.
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Editor's note: Images in the gallery include a number of units that were available at the time of writing this article.

About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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