Motorhome rental continues to increase after pandemic
NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) – There is an RV sharing boom amid the pandemic.
Along Percy Priest Lake at the Elm Hill RV Resort, they’ve been busy. âModern amenities are really attracting more and more people because it’s glamping, not camping,â said Maddi Bourgerie.
Bourgerie works for RVshare which is a company similar to Airbnb. âSure, people are starting to travel again, but there is a shortage of rental cars, resorts on the coast are reserving, and things are expensive, and motorhomes are still a great affordable option,â said Bourgerie.
During the pandemic, some people wanted to travel safely with their family unit, so they started looking to rent or buy an RV. âWe would definitely say it was an RV boom, we had more than triple the customers we had the year before,â Bourgerie said.
Due to demand, Bourgerie said some people are buying recreational vehicles for hire as a side activity. âThe average rate is around $ 215 a night and up to $ 60,000 a year, so when you’re looking to buy to rent you kind of want to see what’s popular in your market,â he said. she declared.
Owners will deliver for free in some cases or charge a fee. They can also configure it for customers who don’t know them. âThe most popular RVs on our rental site are Class C, so these are the ones with the hull on top,â Bourgerie said.
As RVshare adapts to demand, they hope to attract new hosts and customers to Music City. They have about 100,000 recreational vehicles listed on their website for rent. You can check out the one we visited here.