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How RV Rentals Work

You can rent directly from an established RV dealership or you can rent directly from an owner. Renting from an RV dealership ensures that your recreational vehicle has undergone proper maintenance and they will be able to walk you through the Dos and Don’ts of the RV. 

If you are the least bit nervous about operating an RV, many dealerships also offer an operations crash course to help you build confidence on the road. If your budget permits, consider renting the RV for an extra day and practice any tasks you feel will pose difficulty (backing into parking spots or campsites, braking, taking sharp curves).

You can rent directly from an established RV dealership or you can rent directly from an owner. Renting from an RV dealership ensures that your recreational vehicle has undergone proper maintenance and they will be able to walk you through the Dos and Don’ts of the RV.

If you are the least bit nervous about operating an RV, many dealerships also offer an operations crash course to help you build confidence on the road. If your budget permits, consider renting the RV for an extra day and practice any tasks you feel will pose difficulty (backing into parking spots or campsites, braking, taking sharp curves).

Know Before You Go:

    1. Educate yourself on the different types of RVs as well as any rules, regulations, and road restrictions in your area
    2. Locate RV dealerships and rentals in your area
    3. Research Insurance requirements* and rental deposits to factor in additional costs
    4. Calculate the cost of renting an RV taking into consideration the duration of the trip, seasonal price hikes, and how average MPG affect gas prices
    5. Brainstorm on how and when you will prepare meals and factor that into the RV you rent

There are 5 different types of recreational vehicles to choose from. Your selection will depend on the size of your camping party, if you have a vehicle with towing capabilities, what the towing restrictions your vehicle has, where you are going, and for how long.             

Towable Travel Trailers — Recreational vehicles you tow behind your car, truck, or SUV. These trailers are typically outfitted with sleeping areas (for up to 5) a kitchen, and lavatories. Towing RVs give you mobility to explore the area you are camping in after the RV is set up, however, others in your party cannot access the

RV while hooked up and in motion. There are many additional options within the towable trailer family including travel trailers, expandable, pop-up, and small campers.

fifth wheelFifth Wheel Campers — To tow these campers, you need a fifth wheel hitch which is mounted in a truck bed. These campers are sizable with two full beds, bunk beds, a kitchen, dinette, and lavatories. More room for the whole family!

 

Class C Cabovers — No car or truck needed! This recreational vehicle has a van cab and an attached motorhome. Features include a bedroom, kitchen, and lavatory that can be converted into additional sleeping quarters. This RV is a bit on the smaller side making it a perfect choice for people daunted at driving a larger RV.

 

Class A Motorhomes — These are the behemoths you see on the road and is the definition of camping in luxury. Your party has full access to the motorhome while you drive and is fully equipped for living your best life on the road. If you and your family plan on spending  weeks to months on the road, this may be your best bet for comfort.

 

Class B Motorhomes — Regular full-size vans that are converted into an up fitter or RV manufacturer to offer more comfort but a smaller size for easy maneuverability. If you plan on moving campsites often, a Class B motorhome could be your best friend.

The size of your recreational vehicle determines how many features and amenities are included. Think about what amenities are crucial and which ones you can live without to help you choose the best RV for your trip. Also consider what amenities will be available at campgrounds and RV parks.


Let The Search Begin!

Once you know what kind of RV will best suit your next outdoor adventure, it’s time to find that bad boy! Visiting sites like Outdoorsy.com, RVRentalConnection.com, CruiseAmerica.com, RVShare.com, as well as local dealers in your area will help you compare RVs and get the best price for your journey. In most instances, a deposit will secure your RV reservation. Simply pick it up when your journey begins and return it after all the fun has gone down. Just be sure when you return the vehicle that you follow the proper protocol as outlined by the owner!

Keep your eyes peeled for our next article explaining the nuances of RV Campgrounds and Parks and how to choose the best option for your next adventure! (Your desired location may impact which RV is best for you.)

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