The Benefits of Renting Out Your Camper Van (And How to Get Started)

If you’re a camper van owner, renting out your van with GoCamp means you can give others the opportunity to live the #vanlife for a few days or months. And you can make (potentially a lot of) money doing it!

You bought a camper van because you love the outdoors and the freedom of the open road. But for many, living on four wheels full-time just isn’t practical.

So what do you do when your camper van’s not in use?

More and more people are jumping at the opportunity to bring in extra cash between road trips by renting out their van on GoCamp. You can offset your van’s purchase price and maintenance costs, avoid paying for storage, and invite others to share in the spirit of vanlife. What can be sweeter than that?

Learn how you can benefit from renting your van through GoCamp and how our process works.

The Benefits of Renting Out Your Van with GoCamp

Beyond the potential for making some serious money — some van owners are on track to make as much as $50,000 a year! — there are a number of reasons why you should consider adding your van to the GoCamp fleet.

Introduce New People to the Joys of Van Life

Whether your renters are single, couples, besties, or families with kiddos, you have the opportunity to make a lot of new friends. Renting out your camper van is a fresh and exciting way to connect with people you wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

You’ll feel great knowing you’ve opened a new way to experience the outdoors for someone else!

Counterbalance Costs of Maintenance of Your Camper Van

Your camper van will always require ongoing upkeep. By renting your van out to other travelers, you’ll have extra cash to put toward keeping your van in pristine condition. And you’ll also be able to make upgrades to elevate the experience for yourself and your renters.  

Plus, while your van is on the road, it’s not at home collecting dust or racking up storage fees elsewhere.

Rent Your Camper Van Out As Little or Much As You’d Like

With GoCamp, there’s no obligation or contract to list your van. Put it up for a few months, a year, or longer!

There will likely be times throughout the year when you want to enjoy the van for yourself. With GoCamp, you have the flexibility and the autonomy to build your rental schedule around your adventure needs.

Keep in mind that you can list more than one camper van, too. You may find yourself at a point where you can rent one out year-round and enjoy the second whenever you want!

GoCamp Does the Marketing and Lead Generation Work For You

When you list your camper van with GoCamp, you have the opportunity to make the most money possible without doing all the heavy lifting.

The GoCamp team will optimize your listing, schedule a professional photoshoot, market your van, and vet potential renters. All of this while offering you the best rates in the industry.

And we’re van owners too! Three out of four GoCamp staff own a camper van and rent it out, so we’re drawing on deep experience when helping you meet your goals.

Options for Listing Your Camper Van With GoCamp

You have two options when you list with GoCamp. Both will provide you with a personalized experience and reliable customer service, but it’s up to you to choose how much money you’d like to make, how your camper van is prioritized in our search features, and how streamlined the booking process will be.

Short Wheelbase Program

This option is great for van owners who manage listings elsewhere, but want an extra bump of attention from potential renters. You can use GoCamp as a secondary listing channel and can still enjoy help from our team in managing your listing and filling up your calendar.

How it Works:

  • You’ll be assigned a dedicated staff member who will help you meet your renting goals.
  • Renters have to submit a reservation request to book your van. Once they do, we help with the communication.
  • Insurance coverage includes $1 million in liability to both you and the renter and up to $200k in comp and collision.
  • Your listing will only be prioritized in date-specific searches. It appears otherwise on the lower half of the screen when renters are browsing.

GoCamp takes a commission on the total rental rate. This includes the nightly fee, cleaning fees, and add-ons.

Long Wheelbase Program

This is by far the most popular option. 90% of the GoCamp van fleet is in this program. The Long Wheelbase Program is your best choice for maximizing your earnings and benefitting from GoCamp’s expertise and industry relationships.

Receive all of the benefits of the Short Wheelbase Program, plus:

  • A complimentary listing on Outdoorsy’s website, with calendar synching so that your calendar is always up to date.
  • Free photoshoot of your camper van with a professional photographer.
  • Your listing will get priority placement when renters are searching for options on GoCamp’s website.
  • Renters can instantly book your van without submitting a formal request.

GoCamp takes a commission only on the nightly rental fee, regardless of where your van gets rented, when you choose this option.

How Listing Your Van with GoCamp Works

When you’re ready to join the GoCamp community, you’ll need to fill out an initial contact form before you start the onboarding process.

You’ll receive a sample payout so you can see how everything works, as well as a side-by-side analysis of how GoCamp works compared to other rental sites. You’ll also receive insider tips for successfully renting out your camper van.

A GoCamp Owner Success team member will be assigned to you to help best determine what your goals are and how you can reach them.

Start Making Money With GoCamp

With all of the opportunities for extra cash and expanding your community, why wait another minute?

We pride ourselves on the open communication and partnerships we build with van owners and renters alike. There’s nothing like sharing the love of the outdoors with others who are passionate about exploring nature.

If you’re curious about starting the process of listing your van, GoCamp’s crew is available seven days a week, 365 days of the year. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Contact us to rent your camper van today >