Making the case for encouraging two-day RV rentals

From the bloggers at RV Rental Connections:

The RVRA (Recreational Vehicle Rental Association) recently released an RV rental marketplace survey that mentioned four eye-opening trends in the RV rental industry, RV Rental Connection reported.

While most RV rental operators and dealers are experiencing a welcome increase in this year’s revenues, there are some surprising trends to take note of, such as:

  1. 15% of RV rental operators were concerned about remaining profitable
  2. 24% of RV rental operators say the rental season is too short
  3. 20% of RV rental operators say profit margins are inadequate

But most surprising to me was trend number four, which hit me like a hard Tyson uppercut.

4. 100% of the RV rental dealers do not allow two-night rentals. Boom!

The looming question I have to ask is this: Is the RV Industry missing the chance to win a heavy-weight-title? Who is ready to step into the ring, innovate and add two-night rentals to their menu of services, at least for part of the year?

Consider these questions:

  • What rewards could this bring?
  • Is this something I can easily undo if it doesn’t work?
  • What’s the worst that could happen?

To read RV Rental Connection’s full explanation as to why dealers should consider two-night rentals, visit www.rvrentalconnection.com.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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