If you’re looking to get away from the city but you don’t want the expense of hotels and the fuss of travel, why not rent an RV?
We’re heading out in RVs on a tour of 12 different National Parks next summer.
There are so many great places you can rent one from now and they’re not very expensive at all.
According to Outdoorsy, an RV vacation is one of the most economical ways to travel with your family. On average you can save up to 57% on vacation costs compared to other forms of travel.
With our RV rental guide you could soon be on the road and enjoying a sense of freedom and security like never before in the great outdoors. Your choices are not just limited to full-size RVs – you can rent camper vans, pop-up campers and even teardrop trailers.
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Outdoorsy RV Rentals
We absolutely love Outdoorsy.
Their peer-to-peer lending model is fantastic as it brings you the widest range of choices for vehicles that you could ask for.
However, they may not always have the exact model that you want in a location that’s convenient to you – so, you may need to be a little flexible in your requirements to get a great RV.
One thing that makes Outdoorsy different from the rest is that they are a pet-friendly rental company.
You don’t have to pay additional fees to bring your furry chums with you, though, if they make too much mess or do some damage – you will, of course, have to pay for that.
You can find a rental with Outdoorsy in every state of America and that’s good enough for us to make them our top choice for RV rentals.
RVshare works on a peer-to-peer basis and has over 60,000 different rental RVs to choose from.
Their top end services can cost over $1,000 a night!
So, if you want the equivalent of Buckingham Palace on wheels, then you may well be in the right place.
We like the fact that they include insurance, roadside assistance, etc. in the price too – we hate hidden extras, they can really add up and spoil your plans.
The biggest traditional rental company in the RV market is Cruise America.
They have over 132 pick up locations across North America and they make certain that your price includes insurance and renter’s assistance.
You do have to arrange your own roadside recovery though.
They can offer a wide range of RVs for families of all sizes (up to 7 beds, anyway) and they tend to be fixed beds not pulldowns.
One thing you’re going to like if you’re not used to the RV life is that they all come with a flushing freshwater toilet too – sometimes, the little comforts are important.
Escape have a few locations across North America and that means you may have more choice of where to start your journey than with some of the other smaller companies below.
We like that they use modern vehicles in their fleet (nothing is allowed to be more than 8 years old) and that their campervans are really easy to learn to drive, we think a full-sized RV can be a bit ambitious for a weekend in the country.
All rental prices include insurance and recovery plans too.
Vintage Surfari Wagons
These guys are only on Costa Mesa, California but if you want a truly vintage trip in a camper van, you can’t go wrong.
They have models from the 70s and 80s and it’s like stepping back in time.
The downsides are, you’re not allowed to go too far away in them, and you can only rent for a short period of time.
RVnGo works on a peer-to-peer basis and as with all such companies, there may be restrictions on vehicle availability or requirements that mandate that you return the vehicle to where you picked it up from.
However, assuming that you can live with that – they are reasonably priced and have a decent catalog to choose from.
We are disappointed that their rates don’t include roadside assistance though.
If you’re on a very tight budget, then you should check out Lost Campers, they don’t have total nationwide coverage, as yet, but they do have some of the lowest RV rental rates where they are based.
What’s even better is that low rate also covers 24-hour a day roadside assistance!
We also found them to be super flexible about pick up and drop off times.
Last Word on RV Rentals
We hope that you’ve found the perfect place to rent an RV from now and that you enjoy your vacation.
That should get you heading in the right direction. Enjoy!