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About Donnie Gaines

Hi! I'm Don Gaines, and my wife is Kathy. We love our camper but we don't always have the time to enjoy it with my wife's work schedule so we decided to rent it out to allow others to enjoy it for a few days as well! We started our camping adventure years ago with tents, when we were ready to transition into a camper we started off small with a pop-up, then in 2016 we bought our travel trailer! When we do have the time to use our camper, we like to go camping in Grand Haven, Mi with our grandkids, or our youngest daughter, and our 3 big dogs. We love our animals and we are sure you do too! You want to take your animals with you on your vacation? We encourage you to bring them along with you to enjoy the outdoors! We do recommend that you bring a tie out for dogs, food and water dishes, as well as a leash and doggie bags for walks throughout the campground. We recommend that you bring your food dishes inside during the night, we have learned from experience that raccoons like to nibble on some dog food here and there! If you leave your pets alone in the RV, we ask that you are aware of how your pets may react to being alone, we would hate for anything to happen! Thank you for considering us for your camping experience! We truly do hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Memories made on trips with Donnie Gaines's RVs

Suzanne C.

5August 2022

Don was a great host. This was my first camper experience and Don assisted me from start to finish. I had a great weekend thanks to Don’s knowledge, convenience, and great communication via Outdoosy message board.
I’m looking forward to my family’s next adventure.

Michelle B.

5August 2022

Donnie, we super responsive and flexible. Explained how to use everything and the camper was extremely well stocked. You literally have everything you need!

Wilma V.

5August 2022

Donnie was very accommodating and genuinely wanted us to enjoy ourselves.

Adam M.

5August 2022

Donnie was great to work with. Responded to all communication promptly and delivery and pick-up went off without a hitch. Would absolutely rent from again. Thanks so much!

Kris L.

5July 2022

5 stars all around! We booked the trailer to be dropped off and set up for us at a campground. Donnie arrived on time and showed us everything we needed to know. Communication was great from booking to drop-off to pick-up. Trailer had everything we needed for our family of four with plenty of space. The A/C was needed and worked great. We would definitely rent again.

Benjamin L.

5July 2022

Donnie was responsive and provided everything needed for a nice camping trip.

Joe S.

5September 2021

Donnie was great to rent from. Very flexible, helpful, and seems like a genuinely nice guy. Camper was 100% as described, included a bunch of extras, was in great shape, and very clean. The AC worked great and was a life saver in the heat. I would defiantly do business with him again.

Tomasa C.

5August 2021

This trailer was absolutely perfect for my family of 8! Plenty of room and Don was so so friendly! If you’re considering this trailer, I definitely recommend!

Treina R.

5August 2021

Donnie was quick to respond to my request and was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely get ahold of him again if or when I need to rent again. Thank you for making my first experience a wonderful experience Donnie!!!

Judith H.

5July 2021

Super easy and friendly communication, everything as promised. 1st time that I have rented a camper and they made it super easy. Even had all the basics in it! Donny and Kathy were very flexible with drop off, pick up times and our plans changed and I am super appreciative of that. Will rent from again, thank you for helping make our trip easier.

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Shane B.

5July 2021

First time camper renter, first time Outdoorsy user. Was looking to rent a smaller camper, since it was only 2 of us, but the user never responded to the reservation or any questions, which surprised me, but then found this camper. Donnie was very responsive right away to my request and then additional questions leading up to the rental, during the rental, and after. I am slightly experienced in towing boats and trailers, but was new to a camper. We used a SUV to tow this camper, which had the capability, but learned with a camper of this size, a truck or vehicle with tow mirrors would make the experience a little easier. Donnie assisted us with getting the rig hooked up and showing the exterior features and usage of power, water lines, and dumping process, then his wife showed us the ins and outs of the inside of the camper. We arrived later than we were expecting to pick-up the camper and he was very flexible with our arrival time. Camper was parked off the road and easy to back-up and pick-up. The fold down bed in the front was very comfortable, interior and exterior kitchen were well equipped, and bathroom worked well. We did not use the back bunk beds. AC worked great during a hot Michigan weekend. Experienced a few issues with Outdoorsy, my driver license was not showing verified, and I had to connect with them to work out that, then had to get insurance after the fact, which was a little bit of an unexpended add on to my rental after I had already checked out. Outdoorsy was responsive during chats and then phone calls. With this enter experience, we wanted to experience a weekend in a camper and then the rental process, which has some learned curves, but overall was a great weekend away.

Amber L.

5June 2021

Wonderful experience! Communication was amazing. Donnie was very accommodating in making sure our needs were met. Camper was clean and in good working order. Will use again if the needs arise.