Thursday, September 3, 2015

Next Generation of Portable, Wire-Free Rear Vision System

(Press Release)

Hyndsight Vision Systems is taking a big step forward in the consumer vision industry with the introduction of their new portable, wireless rear view vision system. This turnkey system is comprised of a custom designed wire-free camera and monitor with a sunlight readable screen, antenna set, and two mounts in a hard shell case. The system is rugged, weather resistant and provides a “real-to-life” visual field versus fish-eye vision systems. The system provides real-time video stream through a direct wireless connection (camera to monitor) and a clear image that can transmit up to one-third of a mile with direct line of sight.

One of the revolutionary highlights of the product is that it can be mounted literally anywhere within seconds, with the ability to pair-up to four cameras per monitor. It can operate four to five hours before charging is required or can be optionally hard-wired. Three product lines with different lens angles are available, offering additional flexibility and options for use in any environment.

“So many so-called “wireless” rear vision systems leave consumers disappointed because most of these systems need to be hard-wired for power and antenna connections which can be time consuming and result in costly installation fees on top of the cost of the unit,” says Melissa Thompson, CEO of Hyndsight. “This breakthrough system offers a high quality construction, monitor and three different camera options with absolutely no wire instillation.”

Because the system is totally portable and wireless, it is easily transferable for multiple applications that require clear rear view visualization to help prevent collisions and provide safety monitoring, including:
  • Back-up system on a car or RV
  • Rowing shells, motor or sail boats
  • Horse trailers and stable security
  • Tractor trailers and agricultural machinery
  • Home and car security
Without the hassle of wires, the flexibility of the system is only limited by the consumer’s imagination. Obstructed vision in all of these industries can cause injury and even death to individuals. “We recently got a call from a gentleman in the Midwest who is using the system on his airplane while crop dusting,” notes Thompson. “The portability, sunlight readability, ruggedness, and wire free solution give users greater flexibility when purchasing a camera and monitor system.”

“No other remote camera system on the market today offers more versatility, true wireless operation, or more rugged construction than the Hyndsight Vision System," notes Brad Harter, former Professor of the Backcountry Horsemanship program at Hocking College and leader of hundreds of wilderness horsemanship programs throughout the U.S. “In my business, it’s a perfect system for monitoring horses in a trailer and in the evening you can easily move the camera and monitor wherever needed such as a stable or pen.”

Founded in 2011, Hyndsight Vision Systems corporate offices and distribution center is located in Peterborough, NH. The company has secured world-wide distribution agreements with national and international companies and has several new products in development. The product is featured on Tractor Supply Company’s online store and soon will be on Amazon. For more information, go to http://www.hyndsightvision.com or call 603-924-1334.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dometic to Introduce PowerChannel Awning Accessories

Elkhart, Ind.-based Dometic Group, global supplier of comfort and convenience products for the RV, automotive, truck, marine and lodging industries, will showcase three new PowerChannel accessories for the Dometic 9100 PowerChannel Awning at the industry-only 2015 Elkhart Open House in September.

RVers should expect to see this Powerhannel Awning on RVs as soon as this fall at consumer RV Shows.

The Dometic PowerChannel patent-pending technology provides power through the 9100 PowerChannel Awning’s roller tube and provides a place to connect and run Dometic’s range of new PowerChannel accessories, such as the PowerChannel Bluetooth Speaker, PowerChannel Fan and PowerChannel LED Spotlight. The accessories attach, cord-free, to the awning roller tube. Just insert an accessory’s power base into the PowerChannel, then twist and click for it to stay in place wherever you want it positioned.

“The PowerChannel eliminates cord clutter that can be unsightly and hazardous: No extension cords are necessary to get light, music and a cool breeze while enjoying outdoor space. RVers can pull up to a campsite, flick a switch to open up their power awning, and quickly snap on a fan, Bluetooth speaker or extra light,” said VP of OEM Sales & Marketing Dave Schutz. “Within minutes of arrival, RVers can be sitting out under their awning, relaxing with friends and family.”

The PowerChannel awning also includes a strip of LED ambient lighting that runs the length of the awning, and is independently controlled with an on/off switch. The PowerChannel draws 12 volts of power and can run multiple and different types of accessories up to 15 amps.

  • Bluetooth Speaker – Designed to be compact yet powerful, this Bluetooth-compatible speaker provides excellent sound quality.
  • Fan – Providing fixed or oscillating operation with an adjustable angle, this fan has a full safety grille and a long-life motor.
  • LED Spotlight – Built to last with waterproof metal/polycarbonate construction, this spotlight has a four-LED array providing 600 lumens and a 30,000-hour life. 

PowerChannel technology can be used indoors as well as outdoors. At the Open House, Dometic also introduced the PowerChannel Rail, an easy-to-install track that delivers the same 12V power for indoor use. RVers simply snap on a fan, speaker or extra light to cool down, listen to music or read. The rail also serves as a place to store those appliances when not in use. The PowerChannel Rail comes in 2-foot or 4-foot lengths.

“Dometic’s PowerChannel technology is redefining outdoor electrical connectivity for RVers and their coaches,” said Dometic VP of Marketing Doug Curtis. “It is the only product on the market that provides simultaneous connection of multiple and different types of accessories. RVers will love its simplicity and practicality.”

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Campers in Minnesota urged to help prevent wildfires

Photo courtesy of texasagriculture.gov
With conservation officers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assisting with California wildfires, attention was recently paid to preventing wildfires in Minnesota.

Conservation Officer Eric Benjamin of Warroad encountered a campfire at Bemis Hill Campground in Beltrami Island State Forest that was left unextinguished while the campers went for a ride on their ATV. He spoke with them when they returned.

“They stated that when they left earlier in the morning it was just smoldering ash with a log that was thrown on, but there were no flames,” said Benjamin.
The conditions that day were very windy, and Benjamin explained to the campers that it doesn’t take much wind to reignite a smoldering heap of ash into a fire when there is a fuel source nearby, as was evident by the flaming log.

The DNR reminds campers to follow these guidelines when extinguishing a campfire:
  • Allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible.
  • Pour lots of water on the fire; drown all embers, not just the red ones.
  • Pour until the hissing sound stops.
  • Stir the campfire ashes and embers with a shovel.
  • Scrape sticks and logs to remove any embers.
  • Make sure everything is wet and cold to the touch.
  • If there is no water, mix dirt or sand in with the embers. Continue adding and stirring until all material is cool. Remember, do not bury the fire as it will continue to smolder and could ignite roots that will eventually get to the surface and start a wildfire.
  • People who spot a wildfire should call 9-1-1 immediately.
For more information on wildfire prevention and safety, visit http://www.smokeybear.com.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Love Your RV videos: 360 Siphon RV Waste Tank Vent, Waste Master Sewer Hose, RV Remodeling Part III, Sewer Hose Storage, Power Awning Maintenance & RV Power Plug Conversion Kit



About Love Your RV

Three and one half years ago Ray and Anne Burr sold their home in Victoria, British Columbia, and bought a brand new fifth wheel trailer. They set off on an amazing one-year journey traveling all around the U.S. and Canada. About three months into it, they knew this was the life for them and became full timers traveling south in the winters and retreating to the north for the summers. They regularly update their blogsite of their travels and adventures.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

#SipAndGlamp Photo Contest: Win a Luxury Camping Trip with Natura Wines & Glamping Hub

Natura Wines, produced by Emiliana Organic Vineyards, the world's leading organic winery, is offering its first ever social media photo contest in collaboration with Glamping Hub. The contest, hosted across Facebook and Instagram*, invites consumers to upload their favorite photo of Natura Wines in nature. The Grand Prize winner will receive a luxury camping - aka "glamping" - experience at a luxury safari tent featured on www.glampinghub.com.

Natura, made from 100% organically grown grapes, is a wine inspired by nature and the brand's consumers appreciate a mindful and active lifestyle. "Natura wine drinkers have a respect for all things natural and a love of all things outdoors," says Natura Brand Director, Lauren Marano. "There is a fit and true synergy with Glamping Hub, which is all about unique getaways and adventurous experiences in nature."

Glamping Hub is the world's leading online booking platform offering luxury camping and alternative accommodations to travelers all over the world. The service connects travelers with nature in a whole new way, providing off-the-grid, sustainable, and one-of-a-kind lodging.

"For us, pairing organic wine and luxury camping made perfect sense. Glamping is about the moment, the experience, the beauty of it all," says Glamping Hub's Marketing Manager, Katie Stearns. "Adding organic wine to the agenda simply takes the entire experience to the next level. After a day out enjoying the surroundings, it's natural to want to unwind with a glass of wine as you take in the views."

The partnership between Natura and Glamping Hub is primarily brought to life through the social media photo contest, which runs Aug. 1 to Oct. 10, 2015. Consumers can visit www.Facebook.com/NaturaWine and complete the online entry form to upload a photo of Natura in nature. Alternatively, the contest can be entered on Instagram using #SipAndGlamp and tagging @NaturaWines and @GlampingHub to qualify.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a two-night experience at a select Glamping Hub location and 10 second prize winners receive a $50 gift certificate toward a Glamping Hub getaway. Judging will be based on (i) adherence to the "Natura in nature" theme; (ii) creativity and originality; and (iii) technicial merit, i.e., clarity and resolution of the photo. Complete rules can be found on the Natura Facebook page.

Additionally, travel and wine lovers can browse the Glamping Hub website to choose from Natura Collection destinations, which are Glamping Hub accommodations that align with the essence of both brands.

Visit Natura's website and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn more.

*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram Inc. or Facebook Inc. Participants are providing information to Banfi Vintners/Natura and not to Facebook or Instagram.

About Natura

Natura, imported by Banfi Vintners, is the #1 imported organic wine brand and is produced by Emiliana Organic Vineyards, the world's leading organic winery. It is a top 10 brand in the Chilean category, showing incredible momentum and the strongest growth trends amongst top players in the segment. Natura produces a range of well-balanced wines with new world style and sophistication. Certified organic by IMO, produced with 100% organically grown grapes and vegan friendly - a statement of quality and purity.

For more information, visit www.naturawines.com.

About Glamping Hub 

Launched in 2012, Glamping Hub is the world's first online booking platform offering luxury camping and alternative accommodations on all five continents. With more than 7,000 unique glamping rooms in 90 countries, and a vast range of prices and amenities, Glamping Hub connects travelers with nature in a whole new way, providing off-the-grid, sustainable and truly one-of-a-kind lodging and outdoor adventure in some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth.

For more information, please visit glampinghub.com.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rollin' On TV video: Itasca Solei, Wildcat Maxx and Kayaks



In this episode (#2015-12), Rollin' on TV takes a look at the Itasca Solei class A motorhome, then from a large class A to a small travel trailer, Jeff Johnston shows us the new WildCat Max. And then they take a look at a popular RV and camping toy … kayaks.

About Rollin' on TV
Now in its fourth year of production, Rollin’ On TV has become a leading RV, lifestyle television program reaching over 30 million homes on both cable and satellite TV. The weekly program is also available online. For additional information and for times and days the show airs, visit  www.rollinontv.com

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Showcasing the Michigan DNR: Explorer Guides educate and entertain at Michigan state parks

As the sun sets over Lake Michigan, Mike Latus holds court on the sand of Warren Dunes State Park. He’s an animated one-man show, walking in circles around a small fire pit, talking about voyageurs and Indians, legends and myths, planets and ghosts, while a crowd of more than a hundred – mostly youngsters, but adults, too – listen, some amused, others enthralled.

To Latus, it is a typical weekend night, when the fireside story hour regularly draws a big crowd.

Several hours earlier, he’d led a group of 30 on a hike through the woods, pointing out medicinal plants or unusual trees, answering numerous questions. As soon as his fireside chat is finished, he’s setting up telescopes for visitors to explore the night sky for his regular “Sky Watch” program.

Latus is an Explorer Guide, one of an army of Department of Natural Resources employees who educate and entertain visitors at 43 state parks in Michigan.

Latus, a high school math and science teacher the rest of the year, has enjoyed his summer job for 21 years. He’s considered a rock star by the other program members for his longevity, enthusiasm and ability to wow a crowd.

“This is my summer vacation, it’s my hobby, and I Iive close enough to the park that I’m out here every weekend, even during the winter,” he said. “It’s teaching and being outdoors and connecting with people who are trying to connect to nature.”

Latus is aware of his status among Explore Guides. “I think I’ve gotten a reputation because I just don’t quit,” he said. He puts on 11 scheduled presentations a week, but will rearrange his schedule for church, Scout and school groups or whoever may be coming to the park but can’t make a scheduled event. He presents some programs regularly, others intermittently.

“Certain programs are just made for Warren Dunes,” Latus said. “You’ve got to do dune hikes; you’ve got to do beach hikes. And people have come to depend on the storytelling. We do Sky Watch every Friday and Saturday night and we always get a crowd for that.”

Explorer program coordinator Karen Gourlay says the Explorer Guides are “seasonal naturalists.”

“They work in state parks all over Michigan,” she said. “Their job is to connect the visitors to the resources available in the park. They create their own programs, market their own programs and present their own programs.

“They’re a very creative bunch of employees. I’m always excited to see the programs they develop and their ability to get the visitors excited about natural resources and the parks.”

Many of the Explorer Guides are college students – often natural resources or education majors – who are working summer jobs as they explore potential careers, but they needn’t be.

“Mostly I’m looking for people who are enthusiastic and willing to learn and teach what they learn to others,” Gourlay said. “Having enthusiasm for outdoors is important. The youngest person I’ve had working for me was fresh out of high school. The oldest was 70 years old.”

Explorer Guides attend a weeklong training session at the beginning of the summer, where they learn about the job and share experiences with each other. A full day is devoted to fishing, but employees also learn additional program-creating techniques.

“Hook, Line and Sinker is a huge part of the program,” Gourlay said. “They may know a lot about fishing, but they may not know how to teach fishing.”

Other than that, guides are free to develop their own programs.

“They’re individualized,” Gourlay said. “They figure out the cool factor – what it is that brings people to those parks – and go with that.”

Michelle Schepke, the Explorer Guide at North Higgins Lake State Park, conducts a regular fishing program at nearby Marl Lake every Friday evening. And Saturday afternoon she leads a tour through the CCC Museum. The rest of the week, Schepke, in her second season, presents programs on archery, canoeing, kayaking or any number of subjects.

“I love teaching and I love working with children and families,” said Schepke, a preschool teacher. “I love to see their faces light up when they learn something new or exciting. I always try to have some nature programs – a turtle program or a frog program with a live animal – something unique that will draw people in.

“I love it.”

So does Shelby Brown, in her third year of running programs at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area. A student at Central Michigan University, Brown said she started out by presenting well-established programs, but has since developed her own unique presentation.

“Last week I did a Michigander program. I researched a bunch of cool Michigan facts and set it up trivia style,” she said. “People seemed to like that. And I do a program on ‘hoppers’– frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer – animals that hop.

“It’s a great summer job. I like being outside all day and I’m a people person so I’m with other people all the time. And everyone who comes to my programs is genuinely interested – it’s not like school. They want to be here. It’s awesome.”

Always popular with state park visitors, the Explorer program is becoming even more of a draw. Originally designed to cater to park visitors, the programs are increasingly being regularly attended by local residents. The DNR has expanded outreach to local community centers and libraries to publicize the programs.

“That’s a huge component now of what we do,” Gourlay said.

To help meet demand, Explorer Guides sometimes make presentations at other nearby parks. And some park supervisors send one of their summer workers to the training so they’ll know how to present occasional programs.

For a list of state parks with Explorer programs and scheduled events, visit www.michigan.gov/stateparks.

The DNR is always looking to expand outreach opportunities and will be hiring more guides next year. The job is perfect for educators or naturalists, but those are not requirements, Gourlay said.

“You can’t be afraid of bugs,” she said. “Or you can be, but you just can’t show it.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Gone with the Wynns videos: 2016 Bounder, 'Unplanning' Travels, Alaska! & Chicago




About Gone with the Wynns
Jason and Nikki Wynn are a couple of perpetual travelers, RVers and modern day documentarians. Their RV is the home of their discoveries and adventures, all depicting the unscripted tale of the quirky couple who traded in everyday life to satisfy their wear-out-your-shoes sense of adventure. Visit their website.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top Family Parks by the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide



The Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide recently highlighted Top Family Parks as part of the publisher’s 12 Months of RVing promotion.

These RV parks feature amenities, entertainment and education programs that serve family members of all ages. The parks cultivate an atmosphere that's welcoming for families big and small. Whether showing G-rated movies or conducting educational nature programs, these parks enable families to enjoy long periods of quality time together.

The editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide chose the list of Family Parks from the annual publication’s database of more than 7,000 private parks.

Top Family RV Parks

Arizona
Pleasant Harbor RV Resort, Peoria

California
Anaheim Resort RV Park, Anaheim
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Santee

Connecticut
Stateline Campresort & Cabins, East Killingly

Florida
Camp Gulf, Destin
Flamingo Lake RV Resort, Jacksonville
Tropical Palms Resort & Campground, Kissimmee
Sun-N-Fun RV Resort, Sarasota

Georgia
Pine Mountain an RVC Outdoor Destination, Pine Mountain

Idaho
Ambassador RV Resort, Caldwell

Louisiana
Cajun Palms RV Resort, Henderson

Maine
Wagon Wheel RV Resort & Campground, Old Orchard Beach
Saco/Old Orchard Beach KOA, Saco

Maryland
Cherry Hill Park, College Park

Massachusetts
Pinewood Lodge, Plymouth

Michigan
Myers Lake Campground, Byron
Hidden Ridge RV Resort, Hopkins

Missisippi
Yogi on the Lake, Pelahatchie

Nevada
Hi-Desert RV, Winnemucca

New Hampshire
Mountain Lake Campground RV Park & Log Cabins, Lancaster
Friendly Beaver Campground, New Boston

New Jersey
Big Timber Lake RV and Camping Resort, Cape May Court House
Driftwood Camping Resort, Clermont

New Mexico
USA RV Park, Gallup

New York
Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres, Ellenville
Jellystone Park of Western New York, North Java (see video at top)

North Carolina
Yogi In the Smokies, Cherokee
Raleigh Oaks RV Resort & Cottages, Four Oaks



Ohio
Cross Creek Camping Resort, Columbus (see video above)
Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort, Geneva-On-The-Lake
Evergreen Park RV Resort, Mount Eaton



Ontario
Campark Resorts, Niagara Falls (see video above)
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Niagara Falls
Bissell's Hideaway Resort, Pelham
Sherkston Shores, Port Colborne

Pennsylvania
Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg
Yogi at Shangri-La, Milton
Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages, Pine Grove
Shenango Valley RV Park, Sharon



South Carolina
The Campground at James Island County Park, Charleston
Lakewood Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach (see video above)

Tennessee
Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills

Texas
Summit Vacation & RV Resort, Canyon Lake
Destiny RV Resorts-Dallas, Denton
Loyd Park/Joe Pool Lake, Grand Prairie
Lonestar Yogi, Waller

Virginia
Cherrystone Family Camping Resort, Cheriton



Wisconsin
Westward Ho RV Resort & Campground, Fond Du Lac
Hidden Valley RV Resort & Campground, Milton (see video above)
Jellystone Park Warrens, Warrens
Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park, Wisconsin Dells

12 Months of RVing

The 12 Months of RVing lists celebrate the diversity of the RV lifestyle. Regardless of RVing travel preferences, the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide helps consumers find the parks that support their interests.

Parks participating in this program are featured in press releases, enewsletters and blog posts. Each of the parks will have Top Parks badge in their park information page. Click here for a list of all parks included in the 12 Months of RVing.

In addition to in-depth listings of RV parks and campgrounds across North America, the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide features RV lifestyle articles, travel tips, helpful maps and informative itineraries that RVers can use for a journey anywhere in North America.

Monday, August 24, 2015

RV Education 101 videos: Holding Tank Flush Products & Maintenance Accessories from Valterra




RV Education 101 e-book series
As I've said many times, Mark Polk is my favorite RV expert. I'm pleased he and his wife, Dawn, have allowed me to sell his RV e-book series. E-books (electronic books) are immediately downloaded to your computer after you make the purchase. The RV Education 101 e-book series includes:
  • "The Original Checklist for RVers"
  • "The RV Book"
  • "RV Campground Basics"
  • "101 Tips for RVers"
  • "RV Care and Maintenance"
  • "Insiders Guide to Buying an RV"
  • "Winterizing & Storing your RV"
  • "RV Awning Use & Care"
  • "Deep Cycle Battery Care & Maintenance"
  • "RV Buyers Survival Guide"
  • "Complete Guide To: RV Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing"
  • "Pop-Up Basics 101"
  • "Dinghy Towing"

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine celebrates 75 Years



Celebrate Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Magazine's 75th anniversary! Learn some of the history behind this award-winning publication.

Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine has been the source for true stories about the state's woods, waters, prairies, fish, and wildlife for three-quarters of a century. Readers make MCV possible, and this short video will educate people about the history of this publication. People also are invited to email their story to lettertoeditor.mcv@state.mn.us or share via Facebook or Twitter at #MyMCVstory.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Introducing Outdoorsy, A Community-Driven Marketplace for Renting RVs Directly from Local RV Owners



Editor's note: I had the opportunity to talk to one of the co-founders of this company for my work at RVBusiness magazine, and I think they have a terrific business model. Over the years, several readers of this blog have asked me for advice on renting out their RV. After learning about Outdoorsy, I will refer people to this company from now on.

Startup company provides owners and travelers with peace of mind by offering industry’s first-ever $1 million liability insurance policy

Outdoorsy the first community-driven global marketplace for renting RVs directly from local RV owners, today announced the launch of the first-ever community-driven marketplace bridging the gap between the fast-growing demand for rental RVs and the people who supply them. After a successful beta program in California, RV inventory will now be available for rent in all 50 states.

Outdoorsy offers a secure platform that handles all phases of the transaction, including availability calendar, reservations, deposits, cashless payments, while offering 24-hour support to renters and owners. Now anyone can hit the road and enjoy the industry’s first $1 million insurance policy covering both domestic and international travelers.

The RV industry is a massive $32 billion market and growing at a record pace. More than 12% of American households own an RV but the majority will go unused 11.5 months out of the year.  While owners’ investments sit idle in the driveway many carry the burden of loan payments, storage and maintenance costs that can exceed $16,000 annually. Outdoorsy recognized an opportunity to unlock these underutilized assets. The company has created a new platform for RV owners to recoup some or even all of their costs while providing unprecedented access for the 45.6 million Americans who camp each year, but who have been priced out of RV ownership.

RV rentals have traditionally been served by expensive brick & mortar dealerships and brokers. Outdoorsy’s community-driven, global marketplace bypasses those hurdles and connects passionate RV owners with individual renters to make it easy and safe for them to do business with one another.

For renters of RVs, the Outdoorsy.co platform offers a wide range of benefits to travelers, including:

  • Easily search and discover a broad variety of RVs personally cared for by their owners that suit a variety of tastes and needs.
  • Book an RV directly through Outdoorsy without the hassle of having to go through traditional RV rental call centers or manually search through paper directories.
  • Communicate directly with owners who want to share their knowledge and often assist with advice and road trip itineraries.
  • Save money and enjoy more frequent, unique vacations as RVing is a cost-effective way to travel (24-59 percent less expensive than traditional travel).
  • Enjoy secure cashless payments direct-to-bank account with record of receipt.

For owners of RVs, Outdoorsy.co turns their idle asset into a money stream and allows them to realize potentially life-changing financial benefits. RV owners can:

  • Earn up to $86,000 per year renting their RV(s)
  • List their RV for free through a simple step-by-step process
  • Handpick pre-qualified renters through reviewing profiles, ratings and reviews and remain in complete control of who rents
  • Set rates and availability and only accept bookings they are comfortable with
  • Receive secure direct payments made directly into their bank account
  • Enjoy 24/7 customer service
  • Be part of a community of people who want to travel the way they do.

“Over the last few years there has been a resurgence of people looking to reconnect with nature and detach from the constant connectedness of everyday life,” says Jen Young, co-founder of Outdoorsy. “At Outdoorsy, we aren’t just looking to create the next big thing in the sharing economy, we want to create a community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts who are looking to connect and share their experiences with others. With Outdoorsy, users can experience the open road wherever, whenever and however they want. ”

Outdoorsy co-founders Jen Young and Jeff Cavins
Outdoorsy was founded by a team of experienced professionals and travelers: Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Young, Tyler Burnell, and Ryan Quinn. Cavins is a well-known, serial entrepreneur and CEO. Ryan leads front-end development and represents the epitome of a digital nomad working and living from his ‘Vansion’ -- a cool vintage GMC. The company will also add Trevor Stout and Ollie Wagner, a former Apple designer responsible for the original UI and UX design of the iPad. Trevor and Ollie join the team to roll out Outdoorsy’s mobile app experience, coming in the near future.

Anyone that refers a family or friend who lists an RV on Outdoorsy will receive $125 in travel credit on Outdoorsy. RV owners who list on Outdoorsy this year will receive $500 cash for their first completed rental. To list your RV, rent an RV or to find out more please visit: www.outdoorsy.co

About Outdoorsy

Outdoorsy is a community-driven global marketplace for renting RVs directly from local RV owners. The company’s mission is to mobilize the 16 million underutilized, idle RVs around the world, empowering owners to realize potentially life-changing financial benefits. For travelers, Outdoorsy means having access to the greatest selection of recreational vehicles and more choices than ever before – ensuring everyone has access, and opportunity to get outdoors.

For more information please visit www.outdoorsy.co and come along for the ride on Outdoorsy’s Never Idle journal www.outdoorsy.co/neveridle/