Sometimes, it can be a lot cheaper to rent an RV for your vacation, holidays or upcoming road trip, than to drive multiple cars for the number of people coming with you. Although the cost of gasoline is not exactly conducive to saving money, but the $100 to $400 per day price tag on RV rentals at RV rental businesses that rent out the newer, more luxurious models. Leather bucket captain’s chairs are normally found in the driver’s area up front, with details made for a comfortable driving experience. So, how to rent an RV, and why?
If you are going on a group vacation, with five to eight friends, renting an RV will be a lot cheaper than renting two or three cars. While renting an RV, you only have to pay for one camping spot each night, and most campgrounds will allow you to set up one or two tents on your RV site, as well. When the cost of gas is split between six to eight people, it becomes a whole lot more manageable, and leaves everyone with more money to go to theme parks, water parks, Federal and State Parks, and national historic sites. It is also cheaper to rent campsites at a campground with an RV, than it is to rent multiple campsites for each car involved in the trip.
There are a few different ways as to how to rent an RV, and each has it’s own, unique benefits and drawbacks. You can rent an RV from an RV dealership, an automobile and recreational vehicle renting company, from a stranger who is not using their RV and wants to make a little money renting theirs, and from friends and family. Renting from friends and family is the least favourable way to rent an RV, because if any damages occur, far beyond your ability to pay to have fixed, there will be hard feelings and it could split up the family dynamic.
The best way to rent an RV is from a rental business, which can be found on-line or through one of those big books with people’s names, addresses and phone numbers in them (phone books?), or through local and nearly local newspapers. Renting an RV through a rental business, any accidental damages are covered through the insurance that they provide, or that is provided through the credit card that you use. And, possibly the best reason to rent an RV from a rental business is that if it breaks down, they may possibly bring you a replacement RV and send you on your way.
If you have to drive a hundred miles or so to rent an RV which is a lot more comfortable and less expensive than any RV’s that can be rented locally, it is well worth the drive. How to rent an RV includes picking a model that would be the most comfortable for the number and personality types of people joining you on your adventure. You may want the beds to be in the back and the kitchen up front, closer to the driver, or the other way around. There is a wealth of different configurations of RVs to choose from, and renting from an RV rental business gives you a much bigger selection to choose from.
Many people who own RVs only use them for certain parts of the year, and try renting them out for the remainder of the year. You can find these people on-line, in a phone book, or through local and nearby newspapers. Just make sure that you go and see the RV before renting it, as some people will misrepresent the condition of their RV in order to rent it more frequently.
Travel safe, travel informed.