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We get asked this question all the time. The first question that will pop into anyone’s mind when considering renting a recreational vehicle is: how much to rent an RV? The best response to that question is not totally satisfactory if one is looking for a quick, catch-all answer: It depends. That’s the truth.
Class-C RVShare: Rentals
Current interest is on a steep incline to rent (and to own). So companies have been popping up over the last 3 years to help consumers do just that: rent an RV. See below for a list. It’s a spectacular list! And only a partial…
Pop-Up Camper RVShare: Rentals
You’re thinking, “Gee, thanks. I could have figured that out.” Sorry, it’s really not that difficult to see why, below. Here are some things to figure in determining the cost of renting an RV:
- The cost per night the rental company charges. That’s the term they use – cost per night. By the way, during peak vacation months such as July and August, those nightly rates can vary.
- Then you figure about how many miles your trip will take. Using something like MapQuest will make that a piece of cake. Most RV rental companies charge a certain amount per mile. That’s from 34 to 45-cents per mile.
- You’ll then multiply the number of nights you’ll be renting the RV by the nightly rate and add that to the mileage times the cost per mile. For example, if the nightly rental rate is $99 and the total mileage traveled at, say, 34-cents per mile, a five-night, 600-mile trip would be $798.
- Most RVs come with a generator, so there is a relatively small charge associated with the generator. In hotter months generator use will increase as the onboard air conditioner is used more.
- In determining how much it costs to rent an RV, you should also consider the cost of kitchen utensils (pots, pans, etc.) and bedding. If the RV rental company provides those items, there will be a fee; however, you usually have the option of bringing your own utensils and bedding. In that case, of course, there is no fee charged for those items.
Before you rent an RV, there are some things you should do, including determining the exact dates of your trip or vacation, making an online reservation with a reputable RV rental company, and possibly making a deposit or credit card hold amount for the rental.
Considering the convenience of taking “home” with you and your family, renting an RV is quite the bargain, especially when you consider the issues and costs associated with air travel and the hassle of checking in and out of motels. And unlike a motel, your RV rental features all the comforts wherever you decide to stop.
Want to rent an RV? Here are just some of the rental companies contact info:
- RVShare (also called RVwithMe)
- El Monte RV elmonterv.com
- RV Rental Seattle @RVGUYSRental
- Via RV Rental&Sales @ViaRVRent
- Hightened Path RV Rentals (yes, heightened is spelled this way by the company)
- N Atlanta RV Rentals @NARVRentals
- Lightnin RV Rentals @LRVRENTALS
- Dream Big Rv Rental
- RV Rental Connection @RVRentalsOnline
- Quest RV Rental @questrv
- @holiday-rental (owner rentals)
- @BellaTerraRvres (they own a high-end resort)
- @campervans (campervan.com)
- @OKanaganRVRents (meant for family rentals as their specialty)
And potentially hundreds of others. So, wherever you are, you are likely to find an RV rental facility/company not far from you. 10-15 years ago this was not the case. Most of us on Staff were renting from Cruise America or El Monte RV. The choices were limited and the ride there to pick up your RV rental was long. Exciting, non-the-less.
As a note: renting from RV sales companies are a good way to rent-to-own mentality. You can try out different models and see what suits you, then purchase from them since they’re also in sales.
If simply renting suits your needs and lifestyle or budget, renting from people who own these RVs is the way to go. It’s called a Shared Economy and we as a company, are all for this new trend. You rent from people who don’t use their RVs much, or during particular times of the year. The rental is handled through a company, not the owner. This is a good thing. Insurance, rules, expectations, instructions for use, customer service, assistance along your drive, etc., are all handled by a company where no emotions are involved and all the paperwork and legalities worked out to everyone’s satisfaction. The RV owners make money while their rvs aren’t being used, the company takes all the risk away from the owner. The renter gets the comfort of a clean, vacation-ready vehicle of their choosing, and just gets to enjoy! Re-use and “recycling” at it’s finest. Best footprint for the planet. Why buy when you can rent at your whim? Happy travels!