Another company with a good reputation is El Monte, which Chesak considers to be "good, solid, reliable." It has locations all over the country, which is an important benefit — or at least it has been.
No matter how good El Monte or any traditional rental company is, there is no avoiding that the rent-direct model is disrupting the industry to its bones. "Companies like RVshare and Outdoorsy are on the cutting edge," says Sean Green, an RV owner, writer, and owner of Campers and Campfires. "Much like Airbnb, they are connecting people with needs," making it more convenient to rent an RV than a traditional rental outlet such as Cruise America or El Monte by having larger selections almost anywhere you go, Green says.
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