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About Joel Smith

Hello and thank you for taking the time to check out my RV! My 7 years of rental experience will serve you well in your quest to explore and enjoy Alaska in a clean, safe and well stocked motor home. I consider myself lucky to be living in a place surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Alaska’s road system and my favorite locations to go RVing - including a few “secret” spots. I have traveled extensively in Alaska, the continental US and internationally. My favorite trip is anywhere I can see an outdoor music festival with friends. I also enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, fly fishing and many other outdoor endeavors. Thanks again for your interest! I look forward to helping you on your journey!! Joel

Outdoorsy memberHost since May 2018


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Memories made on trips with Joel Smith's RVs

Sam A.

5May 2023

Joel was super friendly and very helpful in getting us situated for our trip! Id never rented an RV before, but he walked us through all the ins and outs.

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Tommy T.

5October 2022

Joel was very helpful and excellent at communication through out the trip. I would happily rent from him again.

Dale D.

4August 2022

Joel our host was great. We had a wheel issue and outdoorsy roadside assistance was horrible. My wife called them and explained what was needed which was more than just a tire change and was told the best that could be done was a tow with no hope in sight for a remedy since this was an early Saturday afternoon. We were told that they couldn’t find any business to help out because of our “remote” location. We were basically in a suburb of Anchorage, Alaska. It was hardly a remote location. I found 2 mobile mechanics on my own who both came out to help. The one agreed with the other’s diagnosis and then left. We finally were back on the road 5 hours later. It should have been 3 but at least we were not stranded till Monday or worse.
Joel the RV owner was very responsive and helpful with this issue but he should have double checked his mechanics work as this issue could have resulted in a very serious situation. Otherwise, his rig functioned well and served our needs. Joel also picked us up at the airport and took us to our Airbnb at the end of the trip. This was very much appreciated.

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Alan S.

5August 2022

Great truck!

David S.

5August 2022

Stephen H.

4August 2022

Good price. Truck ran good but had a few gremlins that Joel was going to get fixed.

James D.

5July 2022

Joel was wonderful coordinating and very responsive. The truck ran great and slept comfortably. Tons of blankets, and all the necessities!

1 Photo submitted by James D.

Glenn A.

0July 2022

Joel Smith canceled the booking 0 days before departure. This is an automated posting.

Laura M.

5June 2022

Nice truck for the 4 of us to travel around in. Having the topper was a plus for storing luggage, and the 1 rainy day we had

Tim P.

5June 2022

The RV was clean, warm, comfortable, and ran perfectly. Joe was the most accommodating host ever, and amazing to work with.

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Eeliyana P.

5September 2021

Joel was easy to communicate with! Pickup and drop off was quick and easy! Thank you so much Joel!

Guillermo F.

5September 2021

the trip was excellent we are form mexico and alska its beautiful place., joe the owner is a super nice person when we arrive the pickup was redy, before the trip he was very attentive and answered al our questions quickly and very kindly if yore plan it to be in alaska I highly recommend joe.

Joseph N.

5August 2021

Things went smooth. Truck ran great.

Timothy H.

5August 2021

I thought the owner Joel was great to work with, I was able to text him with any questions that I had. The Chevy Tahoe ran great

Joel’s answer

Thanks Tim!!

Anthony C.

5August 2021

Truck was the right vehicle for getting around Alaska. Owner was flexible and a good communicator.

Kristen G.

5July 2021

Joel was amazing to work with and such a nice guy! He made our experience so easy!!! The Tahoe was the perfect size to park anywhere we went, but still held everything we needed it to! We are so thankful to have connected with him, and our camping trip on the Kenai Peninsula was perfect!

1 Photo submitted by Kristen G.