WHAT´S SWAP MY VAN?
VAN SWAP AND DISCOVER THE WORLD
Swap My Van is the world biggest community for temporary vehicle exchange. To join, you must be in possession of a Motorhome, RV, Camper, Van or a similar leisure vehicle.
Our goal is to get in touch with vehicle owners from other parts of the World, to temporary exchange rides.
Because we all love to travel on our own wheels, but sometimes it’s just not practical to take your ride to the other side of the world.
With Swap My Van, you can get there yourself by plane, and enjoy a free house on wheels on destination. In exchange, you will let the other person use your vehicle while you don´t need it.
A Van Exchange is better than a Van Rental, since It’s a Win-Win!
How does this Works?
SWAP AND DISCOVER THE WORLD
Why should I do a Van Swap?
We genuinely think that van swapping is the best way to travel, but if you want “someone else’s” opinion, here is what ChatGPT has to say about it:
Temporary van swapping, also known as campervan or RV swapping, refers to the practice of exchanging campervans or RVs with someone else for a certain period of time, allowing each person to experience different types of vehicles and destinations. Here are some of the advantages of temporary van swapping:
- Cost savings: Temporary van swapping can be a cost-effective way to travel, as it eliminates the need to rent, send, or buy a vehicle.
- Unique travel experiences: By exchanging vehicles, you can experience a wider range of destinations and travel experiences that might not be available otherwise.
- Testing new vehicles: With a temporary van swap, you can try different RVs or campervans. This will help you learn what the most suitable type of vehicle for you is, and help you decide, if you are thinking about buying something new.
- Enjoying the most suitable vehicle for each environment: Different destinations can be better suited for a certain type of vehicle. Some factors to take into account are vehicle size, position of the steering wheel, or off-road capability.
- Cultural exchange: Temporary van swapping provides an opportunity to connect with other travelers and learn about different cultures and ways of life.
- More personalized experience: By traveling in a campervan or RV that belongs to someone else, you can get a more authentic and personalized travel experience, as you have access to their knowledge and recommendations for places to visit.
Overall, temporary van swapping can be a fun and cost-effective way to travel, and it offers a unique opportunity to connect with other travelers and experience new destinations.
Most Frequent questions and answers
How much does this cost?
¡Nothing! En Swap My Van, you can get in touch with like-minded people completely free of charge.
But if you want to increase your chances of exchange, you can upgrade to a premium account.
With a premium account, you'll have unlimited contacts through direct chat with other users.
What are the advantages of exchanging my vehicle?
It allows you to travel to different parts of the world, and have a ride once you get there. It’s particularly useful to travel far, or overseas.
It helps you save a lot of money, since you don´t need to rent a motorhome or a van, nor send your own in a ship container.
It’s fun! Not sure where to go? Just enter swapmyvan.com and see where there is an available van exchange for your dates. You will also get a lot of local firsthand tips from the other vehicle owner!
How do I organize a van exchange?
We suggest you use the search engine to find vehicle owners that fit your interests and you message them. (You need to register in order to message other users, make sure your profile looks appealing!) If things get interesting, we suggest you consider doing video calls, or you use any form of communication you see fit, to get to know each other, and your vehicles, better.
Do we need to exchange at the exact same time?
That is up to you guys! Swap My Van in a trusted-based platform with the goal to get people in touch. It is up to you to make and agreement and be truthful to your word. Many times it will be great to van exchange at the exact time, some other times it might be not so convenient, for instance if you are campervan swapping with a person from the other hemisphere of the planet.
Why not just rent my Van and use that money to rent another one?
If you decide to rent your RV or your Van, you have no control over who is going to use your vehicle, or how. Most people who don´t own a Van or RV of their own, are not really ready to take good care of your beloved ride. Here, you will know exactly who is using your vehicle, and you will be using theirs; there is no better insurance than that!
Also, if you rent your Motorhome or campervan commercially, you will have to pay a lot of taxes, your insurance won’t cover you for any damage since it’s a commercial activity, and in some countries, you need to register as an enterprise to be able to legally rent a vehicle for profit.
Is Swap My Van responsible for my vehicle exchange?
What if the other person damages my vehicle?
We encourage you to make sure you are covered with your insurance company before doing any vehicle exchange. Most companies will get you covered if you let your vehicle to a friend with no commercial interest, and that’s exactly what Swap My Van is.
Any other safety measures?
We recommend that both parties sign a temporary exchange contract that includes a copy of the driver’s passport. Always make sure to know who you are swapping with, you should both get identified with your passport or similar documents. You can download a sample contract here (Please note we take no responsibility for this contract, which is provided only as an example, use it under your responsibility or write your own). This document will also be useful if you get pulled over by the police while driving the other person vehicle.
This safety measures should only be taken as advice, your own security it is only your responsibility.