Are you thinking of renting an RV for your business? Maybe to blog about your travels, or to film a particular camping trip and create a video series on your adventures. If yes, do not be in a hurry to book your business travel yet, as there are some things you need to know about RV rentals that will enable you to make the right decision. In this guide, we have compiled a list of facts about how to make the most of your business travel. Let’s jump in!
Why RV Rentals?
Have you ever wondered why you need to rent an RV for that long-awaited journey? Perhaps, you may be wondering what makes it special. RVing is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience the thrills and excitement a location has to offer, without restrictions.
This travel platform gives you the opportunity to change locations at will throughout your journey, unlike other travel options. Better still, you do not have to worry about where you will sleep or eat – everything is right in the comfort of an RV. And guess what? It is by far one of the most affordable forms of travel.
Where Can I Rent An RV?
Interestingly, there are companies that provide standard RV rental services, an example being Cruise America. On the other hand, many renters find peer-to-peer rental platforms more flexible and convenient for their travel needs. Companies such as Outdoorsy and RVshare provide such platforms.
With peer-to-peer RV rentals, renters can connect with owners to discuss available rental options and book vacations – learn more about these options here: https://www.thewanderingrv.com/rv-rental-companies/.
RV Rental Costs
Renting an RV is incomplete without finding out the cost. Having an ideal of rental costs will help you properly plan out your trip and get the best out of it. However, there are no clear-cut rental costs as there are several factors to consider, such as location, market, RV type and age, duration, and many more.
Nevertheless, here are some estimations that will give you an idea of what to expect when renting an RV from either the rental company (directly) or RV owners:
- Class A RVs: $175 to $275 per night
- Class B RVs: $100 to $200 per night
- Class C RVs: $150 to $200 per night
- Travel Trailer: $50 to $125 per night
- Campervan: $100 to $175 per night
- Fifth wheel: $100 to $200 per night
- Toy Hauler: $100 to $200 per night
- Pop up camper: $50 to $100 per night
These costs also vary from one RV rental company to another. When checking out RVs, compare features, prices, and other options to get the best deal.
Simple Easy Steps To Renting An RV
The RV rental process is easy and straightforward. You do not have to place calls to anyone. There are online platforms where renters can get quotes and book their travels. Here are some steps to follow:
- Visit a rental site, enter your start and end location, alongside the travel duration.
- Search based on categories like RV type, cost, amenities, pet friendliness, and many more. You can use the search filter to narrow down your search. Here is a tip: look for RVs with higher ratings, as they tend to make your journey more enjoyable.
- Once you have found the ideal RV for your travel needs, click on the request button. During this period you will not be charged as it is still in hold for 10 minutes, which gives you the time to complete the remaining process.
- Complete the payment process. It is as simple as that. You can enjoy your trip with your spouse, family, friends, and colleagues.
How You Can Get The Best RV Renting Experience
So, it is your first time embarking on an RV trip with your family and you are wondering how to give them the best getaway experience of their lives – let’s face it, we’ve all been there. However, there is no need to panic. You can learn through the following steps how to RV like a pro.
1. Vehicle Age
Many RVers don’t know this, but the age of the RV you intend to rent plays an important role in the type of experience you will get. Newer vehicles enhance comfort and functionality. Renting an old RV may seem cheap on the surface, but over time and in certain conditions, you may spend more than you bargained. Many rental companies are aware of this fact and offer mouth-watering discounts on RVs beyond 10 years of existence. Hence you need to know the risks involved before pulling out your wallet. Being your first RV experience, it is important that you get an RV that will give you peace and comfort.
2. RV Class
Another factor that plays an important role in RVing is your RV class. There are three different classes of RVs and each of them offers unique features tailored to meet the requirements of different RV renters. Depending on the number of travelers going with you, your choice of amenities, and your budget, you may need a particular class, let’s say Class C to sleep 6 occupants and still access most of the amenities that come with Class A RVs. However, if you are camping alone, then you don’t need a Class A RV, except you want it. A fifth wheel may be ideal for a smaller group of tourists who just want to spend a couple of days in the woods or a campground.
Often, we underplay the need for a checklist. “Why need a checklist?” “I know everything I need for this trip!” that little voice inside the head screams. It sounds okay until a camper gets to the campsite and realizes that some key camping kits have been left at home. Nothing in the world of camping hurts more than that. He would have to cope with other available resources, making his camping experience miserable. A checklist helps you stay organized and well-prepared for the trip. Perchance you forget any item, you can always get them at a nearby convenience store on the campground. Nevertheless, you enjoy your getaway best when you prepare ahead.
4. Practice, practice, practice
It is your first behind an RV wheel, and in reality, you will not get the same driving experience as you would with other vehicles. For this reason, you need to practice driving an RV before hitting the road, as a bad driving experience can cost you a lot. RVs are bigger, which means that they require more skills to turn, manoeuvre and park. You can get an RV expert to guide you through this process.
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