Well, first of all this is a really great question and is the most frequently asked question put to us when we talk to prospective members and all who are interested in the benefits of using RV Worldwide.
RV Worldwide members have now been exchanging their RV’s worldwide since 2008 and is now the ‘go to’ place for international RV exchanges through being a website built and maintained for this express purpose. We are extremely happy that during this time many of our members have enjoyed multiple safe and very successful exchanges in all corners of the globe. You can read some of their stories here. We have been advised of only the one exchange that was unsuccessful. When the second party of that exchange went to use the other parties RV they found that the ‘lady’ that they had exchanged with had not been truthful in the details she had provided and it appears that she never had an RV to exchange at all. This instance occurred when RV Worldwide was a ‘listing’ site and any user could contact our members direct and the methods detailed below for checking and confirming were not used as the member concerned had enjoyed successful exchanges in the past and just became a little too trusting. For additional security RV Worldwide is now a ‘membership’ site where all exchange users are active members and are committed to arranging and enjoying a successful exchange through being members and paying for their RV Worldwide membership.
Firstly, all initial communication between members is through the ‘Contact Member’ facility we provide for safe communication and only divulge your personal direct communication details to each other once you both have the confidence to do so. You are always fully in control of your private details until you wish to divulge these!
The RV Worldwide community has been built around members who are committed, honest and trustworthy and is always dependent on this continuing.
It also has never been easier than it is today to check if the information that is being provided to you is correct. In this digital age there are many ways to ensure that your prospective exchange partner is genuine. Once you have communicated with a prospective exchange partner and are making progress we suggest that you consider using the following methods to verify the details provided. You will need at this stage to know each other’s Full Names, Email, Phone Number(s), Street Address and it is also good to know present employment details if any party is still working.
Please note that your RV Worldwide exchange membership and listing does not disclose any private details to other users and it is always entirely up to you what you what details you provide in your listing. We do display a ‘Google Map’ giving any interested member your general location however this is only detailed down to the closest city. Any casual user (Not a member) is not even able to access this ‘Google Map’ details.
So, please use our Contact Us facility if you wish to know or discuss anything else.
And, of course, we trust that you will always enjoy exciting and safe international travels through an RV / Motorhome exchange made possible by RV Worldwide. Have a great trip!