How to Make Money Through Your Campervan
There are no end of positives to campervan ownership. It’s your ticket to freedom, a chance to escape the everyday routine and get away – be it by yourself or with those you hold dear. But for most, the reality is that you can’t use it all the time. Life has a pesky habit of getting in the way, and you may go weeks or even months without getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road.
During those long periods of inactivity, not only are you unable to make the most of the campervanning experience, but you’re still having to foot the bill, too. Storage, maintenance, tax, repairs, insurance – it all adds up.
So, how can you take advantage of the situation and make some money with your campervan? Read our handy guide to find out.
How can you make money with your campervan?
The best way to boost your income is to rent out your campervan. This is not something you should do on a whim. After all, it’s your pride and joy, your home away from home. But if you lend it to people you can trust, there’s no reason why it can’t prove to be a fruitful venture. Essentially, when it comes to hiring out your vehicle, you can do so to friends and family, or people you don’t know. We’ve broken down both options below.
Renting out your campervan to strangers
Hiring out your camper to people you don’t know can seem like a daunting prospect. You might have fears over whether you can trust them to look after your vehicle properly. But you can always arrange to meet before you agree to anything. This will give you a chance to get a feel for them and satisfy yourself that they’re like-minded folk who are equally keen to enjoy the campervanning experience.
And there’s a major benefit in that you won’t feel obligated to offer them campervan hire at a knock-down price, as you might with friends and family. Instead, you can set a rate that maximises your earnings – without charging over the odds, of course.
Renting out your campervan to friends and family
You might not make quite as much money through your campervan if you hire it out to your nearest and dearest. After all, you might decide it’s only right that they get a discounted rate! But there are plenty of advantages.
For a start, these are likely to be people that you’ve known for a long time and can therefore be trusted to return your pride in one piece. If you do want to check in on how things are going, you’ll also feel more comfortable asking them for regular updates throughout the trip. Plus, you can rely on them for honest feedback on any issues or problems with your vehicle.
How can you advertise your campervan for hire in the UK?
If you’re worried about getting set up to offer private campervan hire, fear not. Help is at hand with Camplify, the UK’s fastest growing campervan, motorhome and caravan sharing community. It’s a site which allows you to list your vehicle safely and securely, and if you’re a Comfort Insurance customer, you’ll get an exclusive 0% commission rate for the first 12 months.
It allows others to browse by location and see photos of the various campers, and if they choose yours then you can rest assured you’ll be fully protected for the duration of the hire. While it does a lot of the hard work for you, Camplify means you’re still in full control, so you can accept or decline any requests as you see fit. You can also make clear any specifications as part of your listing – such as whether pets are allowed.
How can you find the right campervan hire insurance?
If you decide to rent out your campervan through Camplify, you can secure cover via their platform. Or, if you’re a customer with Comfort Insurance, our Discover temporary campervan insurance means you’re comprehensively protected while your vehicle is on hire.
It covers accidental damage, fire, theft, breakdown and damage to other people’s property. You’re even covered if the hirer makes the mistake of filling up with the wrong kind of fuel. It’s a policy that provides that all-important peace of mind, and any claims made by the hirer will not affect your no-claims bonus or your standard campervan insurance.
Rent out your campervan with confidence thanks to Comfort Insurance
So, now you know how to make money through your campervan. And perhaps more importantly, you know how you can find the right campervan hire insurance, so that you don’t have to worry when you hand over the keys.
If you’re thinking about lending your vehicle to a friend, family member or even somebody less familiar and you want to know more about the protection we can offer, get in touch with us today. You can give us a call on 0208 984 0666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our friendly team will be on hand to help
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We’re a family run business with over 30 years' experience in the provision of specialist motorhome and campervan insurance. With a wealth of awards under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly and professional service, offering you the most comprehensive cover money can buy - starting from just £200!