Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Timothy Magaw.
Sarah Grant always loved the open road but was never too high on staying in hotels, so the idea of purchasing an RV had obvious appeal
“If you can’t travel the world, you should at least have a good grasp of the lower 48,” said Grant, whose family typically travels each year by car from their home in Fostoria, Ohio, to Texas.
However, the prospect of a piece of equipment costing $50,000 or more sitting in her driveway for 10 or 11 months a year wasn’t ideal. That was until RVShare, a local startup, helped turned her apartment-on-wheels — a 2010 Fleetwood Quest, to be exact — into a revenue generator for her family. So far this vacation season, “The Quest,” as the family calls it, only sits in their driveway for two or three-day stretches at a time and the earned revenue more than covers the debt service on their RV.
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Originally published August 12, 2017.