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Can I use a rental or rented RV?
Can I use a rental or rented RV?
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Written by Tim
Updated over a week ago

We have many members of both Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome who rent RVs and participate in the program.

For Boondockers Welcome members, you will need to know the type of RV you're renting, the length of it, and be able to provide a photo of it to create your guest profile. (The rental agency website should have a photo you can copy.)

A rental RV must simply meet the RV standards we require as stated on our website:


All classes of RV’s are allowed (Class A, Class B, Class C) including motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, toy haulers, camper vans, truck campers, and schoolies. Vehicles towed behind RVs are also allowed at our Host locations.

Traditional pop-up campers, otherwise known as folding camping trailers, where the middle and sides of the trailer pop up and out, are prohibited in Harvest Hosts but are allowed in Boondockers Welcome as long as they are fully self-contained. They must have a bed, toilet (portable toilets are fine as long as you use it in the rig), sink, and a grey water holding tank at a minimum.

Also prohibited: Tents, such as ground tents or car rooftop tents; sleeping in cars, trucks, or minivans; overlanding in jeeps, bikes, or ATVs.

We do allow hybrid (expandable) travel trailers where only the bed areas pop out, but the rest of the trailer is composed of four rigid sides. We allow camper vans where the bed area at the top of the van pops up (but again, the rest of the van has four rigid sides). We allow clamshell and teardrop trailers, but their outdoor cooking facilities may not be used while on Host properties (see below).

Important: All camping vehicles must be fully self-contained.
Your RV must have an interior toilet and built-in holding tanks or bladders for wastewater. Porta-potties that remain inside the vehicle at all times are acceptable but must be dumped off-site at an appropriate facility. The dumping of gray water on Host properties is prohibited. You may only use your RV’s indoor cooking facilities at Host locations; the use of any outdoor cooking facilities is expressly prohibited.

For additional information about our program, here are two links to our website that might help: (Scroll down the page to review the "What types are vehicles are allowed" FAQ.

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