Recreational vehicle exchange: how does it work?

Travel almost anywhere in the world for free!

Recreational vehicle exchange is a new way of traveling: more economical, more sustainable and more humane.

With SwapTheRoad, owners of converted vans, motorhomes, pickups, caravans or 4x4s with roof tents share much more than just their own vehicle… And that’s what makes their road trip so different, their experience so unique, their adventure so authentic!

What are the steps for getting started?

Join the community for free

Sign up with a simple email address

Add your vehicle & complete your user profil

Receive your travel capital in RoadPoints

Please indicate the availability of your vehicle in the associated calendar

Find the right vehicle for your needs

Use the search filters (destination, vehicle type, etc.)
Discover all the vehicles available in the community

Send personalized messages via the internal messaging system

Don’t forget to reply to requests you receive from other members…

Validate your exchange and travel easily with your RoadPoints

Contact the lender to discuss all the terms and conditions of the exchange

Opt for our additional services if you want more guarantees

Send your exchange request to the vehicle owner

Once you’ve received approval, all you have to do is pack your bags!

What types of exchange are possible?

Reciprocal exchange

Tow owners exchange their recreational vehicles with each other.

This might take place at the same time (simultaneous) or at different times (staggered).

Non-reciprocal exchange

Just like all members of the SwapTheRoad community, when you sign up your receive RoadPoints.

With those, you can borrow another member’s vehicle even if that person doesn’t want to borrow yours in return.

What formulas are available?


The « Trust » plan

100% FREE

Any type of exchange & with no annual limit

This is the formula that automatically allows you to benefit from SwapTheRoad’s basic services, free of charge, as soon as your vehicle is published:
  • find the right vehicle for you
  • contact the owner and organize your exchange
  • enjoy your “welcome pack” of 2 000 RoadPoints
  • carry out both reciprocal and non-reciprocal swaps


The « Serenity » plan

79$ / year

Any type of exchange, with no annual limit & tailored safeguards

This is the plan that allows you to benefit from additional guarantees when you exchange your vehicle: SwapTheRoad supports you when you lend your vehicle by managing the security deposit, and offers you your second year if you haven’t found a trade-in during the first…
Exchange with total peace of mind, the only thing we can’t help you with is packing your bags!