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The sharing economy and Camplify UK – a match made in caravan heaven

Camplify is is the UK’s fastest-growing caravan hire and RV sharing community. We’re pleased to welcome them onto our blog to talk about their arrival in the UK – and where GUARDHOG insurance comes in…

People all over the globe are now sharing their assets and belongings to complete strangers, some really cashing in and creating businesses of their own off the back of this surge in the sharing economy. When it comes to peer-to-peer property rental, you’ve got the likes of Airbnb and HomeAway who’ve got holiday rentals covered in countries spanning the world, but they’re missing an all-important market here in the UK; caravan rental.

The National Caravan Council tell us there’s a whopping 365,000 caravan holiday homes registered in the UK and this is only set to rise with it becoming a more affordable option in the desire to own a second home. Although existing caravan owners will know all too well that buying a static caravan or lodge is not necessarily an investment but a lifestyle choice which allows them to escape with their families to their favourite place whenever they choose. The catch is, most owners can’t enjoy their purchases all year round as life always seems to get in the way somehow! But the costs involved in owning a static caravan or lodge continue whether you use it or not, the solution to this is peer-to-peer sharing. By hiring out your caravan when you’re not using it could help offset the costs of ownership and that’s where Camplify UK come in.

Already the largest peer-to-peer RV sharing community in Australia, Camplify have now come over to the UK in order provide a nation of avid campers and caravanners with the opportunity to connect with owners of motorhomes, campervans, touring & static caravans who want to share theirs. Considered the Airbnb for caravans, it makes complete sense that there’s a platform that looks after these types of hire accommodation, especially in the UK.

Camplify provides owners with an easy-to-use platform that connects them with holidaymakers all over the UK that would like to use their beloved RVs for their break away. The appeal is having full control over who hires out their caravan whilst not having to worry about marketing and managing multiple listings on different websites. It’s free to list and the extra income that comes with sharing gives owners the potential to earn up to £10,000 each year whilst they aren’t using their RV themselves, makes a lot of sense right?

But we know there’s one thing that owners worry about more than anything else and that’s damage caused by their guests, the thought of which often stops them from going ahead with hiring out. This is the whole reason we’ve teamed up with GUARDHOG as our provider of static caravan hire insurance. We’ve worked hard to make sure you’re covered for almost every eventuality so our policy means that our owners don’t have to worry about a thing if the worst happens. And for extra peace of mind, we also hold a £1,000 security deposit from the holidaymaker at the time of booking that covers any minor damage anything over that is covered by our tailored insurance policy. You can access the full GUARDHOG policy documents on your dashboard when you list your caravan with us.

Here’s to a great future of sharing!

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