RV rentals - Tips for the Trip of a Lifetime

If you have never traveled in an RV, you don't know what your missing. Planning a trip across the country, visiting neighboring countries, or just vacationing with the family, you will enjoy your trip in the luxury only a RV can possess.

If you are not a RV owner, rentals are available all over the country. This is an economical and fun way to experience your first RV trip or to enjoy RV trips throughout the year, without the maintenance and storage requirements of owning a RV. RV rentals are also a good way to "try before you buy" if you are interested in owning a RV of your own.

Because there are so many types of Recreational Vehicles, renting is a great option for discovering your needs and desires. Complete motorhomes to pop up campers are available for rental and will give you a feel for what each one offers. This will also allow you to test out your comfort level and become accustomed to the different driving skills needed when driving a full-blown motorcoach or towing a camper.

Some RV's, especially the larger versions, will require that you possess a special driver's license. This needs to be investigated before leaving on your trip as some states have different requirements. Usually a Class A or Class C license is the minimal requirement for driving these vehicles in most states. You might also inquire about insurance requirements. If your own automobile insurance company will not cover you on your trip, ask if the rental facility has insurance that can be purchased along with the rental fees.

Fees associated with rentals will vary on the packages available at each dealership, what accessories you request, additional insurance and "housekeeping". RV rental facilities may require housekeeping deposits for the cleaning of the unit on return. They may also have kitchenware and the like available to rent with the unit if you are not interested in packing a great deal. Patio furniture such as collapsible lawn furniture and tables may be available by request also.

If you are looking to rent a pop-up camper or a travel trailer, you will want to look into the towing capacity of your vehicle. This option is easier for people who already own a large truck or SUV type vehicle with a proper tow package installed. You will need to know your towing capacity and hitch capacity before you rent a unit. Trying to tow a vehicle of any kind without the proper tow and engine package can be disastrous for your vehicle. Some dealerships will rent the travel trailer with a vehicle to tow it.

Take care to know the rules of the road and the vehicle you will be driving. Knowing safety features and procedures will keep you and your family on the right track to fun for your RV trip. Don't leave the rental dealer without being sure of your ability to not only drive and stop the vehicle, but to avoid accidents and keep your family safe on the road. Ask questions and take the number of the dealer and salesperson with you on your trip so that if questions arise while you are away, you will have someone to call.

Renting a RV is a great way to try out different models, makes and brands of RVs. Renting can also give you a feel for the different luxury items that are available for campers and motorcoaches. If you are looking to buy a RV, this is a fantastic way to build your comfort zone with a product! Additionally, if you love RVing and don't want to maintain one, you can rent exactly what you want and the only thing you will have to wash is the dishes. Some of the most popular places to rent an RV include California or Arizona. RV rentals should be fun, and not a chore.


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