In the lucrative and expanding business of RV rentals, all dealerships work hard to stay ahead of trends. A great way to capitalize on your growing popularity and beat the competition is to know which RVs lead to higher utilization rates and glowing customer reviews.
Apart from lovers of retro campers, renters want for the newest RVs possible at the lowest rental prices for their road trips. In the minds of an increasing number of renters, Winnebago is king in the world of RV’s. 2016 gave Winnebago a prince and a princess in the forms of the Vista 31BE and Minnie Winnie 31G respectively. Superior storage in the Vista as opposed to Minnie Winnie’s excellent performance on the roads would make them appear to be sibling rivals. However, considering their lineage, both are tremendous vehicles that bring an interest that goes far beyond its well-known brand name.
Not to be outdone, the equally formidable Fleetwood introduced the Fleetwood Pace Arrow LXE. A diesel pusher and coach, it may seem below the standards of certain wise-minded RV enthusiasts. But as the old saying goes, never judge a book by its cover, or in this case, the RV. Renters have found find little to complain about with fantastic features and enough space for the entire family.
There are customers who are intimidated by the sheer size of some RV’s. They may prefer a smaller vehicle with all the same features that bigger RV’s have to offer. For smaller motorhomes, brand names like Leisure Travel Vans and Airstream have the LTV Wonder and Interstate Grand Tour EXT respectively. It’s not the size but how they’re used, which makes these types of RV’s popular.
The year an RV hits the road is important for perceived reliability, especially in the newer models as opposed to the older ones. Some customers may go for an RV that drives well, has a spacious interior and storage, or overall size. If you have the choice, go with the option to “forward-date” your RVs as you buy them so that they stay current for two years rather than one. Wheelbase software helps you understand which of your RVs are high performers and which may need to be traded out. If you haven’t yet explored using professional software like Wheelbase to help you manage your fleet, now is the time.
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