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Traveling during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a known no-no, but if you’re eager to get out of your house and visit a land far, far away, there may be a safe-ish option you haven’t considered. With cool travel brand Outdoorsy, you can rent an RV like you do with homes on Airbnb and travel cross-country.
The innovative outdoor company makes it easy to rent all types of recreational vehicles, from trendy camper vans and trailers, to Class Cs and luxury Class As. Think of Outdoorsy as the Uber or Airbnb exclusively for RV rentals — though you might find a small selection of RV rentals on Airbnb, too.
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Here’s how it works: Search for an RV according to the amenities you want. Send the RV owner a booking request for your preferred dates and then, once approved, arrange a pickup time with the owner or have it delivered to your campsite. Then, you’re ready to hit the road!
Outdoorsy also offers road trip guides if you’re looking for some travel inspo. Fortunately, there are any pet-friendly rental options, family-friendly rental options and rentals under $150, so you’re sure to find the right one for your lifestyle.
Should you need it, Outdoorsy offers 24/7 roadside assistance. When you’re finished with your trip, return the RV to its owner — in the same condition you received it, of course.
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Partners in life and work, Jeff Cavins and Jennifer Young, founded Outdoorsy in 2014.
“There is something so tangibly American about the wide open road,” according to the website. “It’s the best way to see, truly see, the country and many vehicles in all their forms, are baked into the American landscape. Symbolically, it takes a country so rich in diverse topography and people and unites them. Our road ahead is unpaved but open and vast, and we can’t wait to share the journey with you.”
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