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The components of a motorized recreational vehicle rental are nightly rental rate and mileage fees. Nightly rental rates vary throughout the year, often from one week to the next. For example the rental rate for a Standard Size 25’ Class-C motorhome may be $120/night for the week of July 15, $128/night the following week and $176/night for the week of July 29. By planning your vacation around the peak rate periods you can easily save hundreds of dollars on a typical rental.
Mileage fees are the other main component of a motorized RV rental. Typical fees for mileage are 32¢ for each mile traveled. For larger Class-A units the fee is usually 49¢ per mile.
Fuel consumption is the main other factor to
consider when pricing up an RV rental. Typical
fuel economy in a Class-C motorhome is 10 miles
per gallon (regular unleaded gas) on the
highway. For a five hundred mile trip you can
figure approximately 50 gallons of gas, at
$2.00/gallon that’s $100 in fuel costs. At
$2.50/gallon your fuel costs increase to $125
for the 500 mile trip.
|Using our example of renting a 25’
Class-C motorhome for seven nights starting the
15th of July for a 500 mile trip the math looks
7 nights @ $120/night = $840.
500 miles @ 32¢/mile = $160.
State Tax & Rental Tax = $106.
Cost of Rental = $1106.
50 gallons gas @ $2.50 = $125.
Total = $1231