ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Jan. 17, 2019 - PRLog -- Due to the longest government shutdown in history, many government and military families are struggling to make ends meet. With no end in sight, things are beginning to look bleak.
Furloughed families may not know they may have a source of income sitting in their driveway. They may have a trailer, a fifth-wheel, Class C or some other type of RV that someone else may want to rent.
The typical RV owner only uses their RV about 3 – 4 weeks a year, while the rest of the year, the RV sits in a driveway, parking lot or some type of storage facility, collecting dust and not being properly maintained.
Michael and Melissa Harlow began renting out their RV last year and in one summer, netted over $25,000. "We had a strategic plan from the beginning," says Michael. "When looking at RV's, we chose this model because of the easy drive-ability and because it checked off every box in our must have list. We knew that after we traveled the USA, Canada and Alaska that we were going to rent our RV to make extra income."
There are several peer-to-peer rental websites on the internet; however the Harlow's rent their RV on the internet platform, Outdoorsy. With this service, their RV is protected by a million dollar policy that protects them and the renter. The company also does a DMV check on all drivers and even offers 24/7 roadside assistance.
"We feel fully protected when our RV is rented," Michael continues, "Not only are we making good money, but we are also helping others enjoy their vacations in a way they may not be able to do without our help. The best part is we have free time to do other things when our vehicle is out on a rental. We are getting money just sitting there."
With Spring Break and summer on the way, now is the perfect time for furloughed workers to list their RV. They can list their RV by clicking https://theadventuretravelers.com/rv101/ and choosing either Outdoorsy, RVshare or both.