An RV Rental is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create wonderful family memories. Vacation RV rentals can help make family travel comfortable, fun, and relaxing. Renting an RV is a great way to find out which RV is right for you before making a purchase too. RV Rentals can serve as temporary housing during construction and emergencies. Even movie makers rent RV's for remote site productions. In the Unites States, "RV rental" is the common term, while outside the US, the term "RV hire" is common.
Just about every type of RV is available for rental. From pop up campers to the nicest Class A motor homes, you can pick the RV Rental unit that is right for you.
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The type of RV rental you choose is based on your personal preferences, number of people, and length of stay. Large RVs can be difficult to maneuver for an inexperienced operator so be honest about your driving abilities. Here's the basic information about various RV's available for rental.
Now that you what is available, and think you know what you may want to rent, read about what we think you should consider with an RV rental.
Depending on your destination, you reserve an RV rental in your area and drive to your vacation spot, or fly to your destination and rent from an RV dealer there. This is very convenient for those wishing to visit distant areas with limited time. Many RV rental dealers in popular locations offer fly and drive packages. RV rental companies require proof of age, and minimum age requirements can vary by state. Make sure you don't get to where you are renting only to find that you're not old enough to rent an RV. Of course a valid driver's license and a major credit card are required.
Not to worry. Every RV camper has to start somewhere! Most RV rental companies give test drives and information that help inexperienced operators feel comfortable behind the wheel. RVs include automatic transmissions, power steering and power brakes. The systems will be explained completely to you, so you should feel like a veteran RVer when you drive off the lot.
Bring your own bedding (check with the rental company for bed sizes) and towels. You can use our RV Checklist Section to help you determine what you may want to bring on your trip. It's a lot less expensive to take what you want than to buy it on the road. We've seen several folks over the years that forgot to bring such basics as soap and toothbrushes. Most RV rental companies offer housekeeping packages which include pots, pans, dishes, and silverware.
If you already have an auto insurance policy, your RV rental may be covered, but check with your insurance agent to see if you need to add an RV rental policy to your auto insurance policy. You may need to purchase additional RV insurance coverage from the RV rental company.
RV rentals are available from thousands of sources throughout the world. How you find a reputable RV rental dealer can be quite easy once you know what type RV rental unit you want, and where you want to rent it.
We'll not go into RV rentals outside North America...there are just too many possibilities for us to address here. However, the USA and Canada have wonderful RV rental units available for just about anywhere you might wish to travel. Consider a fly and drive vacation to Alaska or Canada for a trip of a lifetime. How about taking the family to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, where you will have opportunities to see some of the USA's most visited areas?
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USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about camping, campgrounds, regulations, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. Campgrounds are located in the most historic and scenic places in the USA, and the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping in America.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.