Swap My Van

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What's Swap My Van?

A Community

Swap My Van is an online community of world travelers. 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 temporarily exchange vehicles.

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. It’s a Win-Win!

How does this work?

3 Steps

Get Registered: Upload some basic info about your Vehicle, yourself and your availability.

Connect: Search for other users, contact them and arrange a temporarily swap of your Van, Camper or Motorhome. You can search by continent, country, dates… Or just leave the filters blank and get inspired!

Travel: Pack your bags and get ready to go!

 

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Nothing! In Swap My Van, you can get in touch with like-minded people for absolutely free.

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.

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 vehicle for your dates. You will also get a lot of local firsthand tips from the other vehicle owner!

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.

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 exchange at the exact time, some other times it might be not so convenient, for instance if you are swapping with a person from the other hemisphere of the planet.

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 Van 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.

No. Swap My Van is only a mean to get people with complementary interests to know each other. What you do with it it’s only your responsibility.

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.

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 you 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.

We think that is very unlikely, since it doesn´t make a lot of sense to travel to other country, arrange a swap, get identified, and then steal a vehicle. It would be easier for a robber to just rent a vehicle and never bring it back, or just steal one from the street. In any case, in the very rare situation that that happened, you would have to go to the police, where you could provide your contract and the identity info of the person.