Whether you intend to eventually buy an RV at some point or not, renting an RV is always good idea (…and a FUN one, too).
It might also be the best course of action before you purchase a motorhome of your own.
If you plan to use your RV the typical number of days per year (27), and you purchase your 3-year-old RV on credit, you will pay a premium of $200 more per day for the privilege of ownership versus renting! To make ownership financially worthwhile you need to use your RV about 40 days per year if you buy the RV outright or about 50 days per year if you buy the RV on credit. On the other hand for those who live full-time in their RV the costs per day can be well under $100. — ‘Rent vs Buy’ by Dave Neale
In our case, Jim has driven RVs and motorhomes of all shapes and sizes in his work with NHRA drag racing teams. So, other than “for the fun factor alone,” we don’t have the same pressing need to rent an RV before we buy one that most potential RVers have.
But test-drive a few RVs before we buy one?… That’s another story! We will definitely be test-driving several RVs before we ultimately purchase our own.
Must read: How Much Does It Cost To Rent An RV?
Little-Known Facts About Renting RVs
- RV rentals are on the rise! Source
- In addition to the rental fee (which could range from several hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on the length of your trip) the mileage cost for renting an RV from Cruise America is typically .32 cents per mile. Source
- Campground costs are about $25/night, on average. Fuel costs are about $3.00/gallon, on average. The RV rental fee is about $215/night for a 32′ Class A motorhome. Source
- To help combat the high cost of gasoline, which might keep some travelers at home these days, rather than in the driver’s seat of a motorhome, many RV rental places (like Cruise America) have been known to offer as much as 50% off mileage charges on motorhome rentals. It’s worth asking the RV rental agency of your choice if they offer something similar. Source
- Most RV rental companies provide “housekeeping” packages (dishes, pots, pans, etc.) for a nominal fee. Source
See why you need RV rental insurance. (What you don’t know could cost you thousands of dollars!)
Where To Rent An RV
Whether you’re looking for a fun getaway for a day or two (or a multi-day vacation roadtrip), renting an RV makes a lot of sense.
And, RVing as a mode of travel turns a ‘fun’ trip into an adventure!
Here are some larger, more well-knonwn places where you can rent an RV:
- Alaska RV Rentals
- All Motorhome Rentals
- Allstar Luxury Motorhome Rentals
- Australian Motorhome Rentals
- Bates International Motorhome Rentals
- Blue Travel RV Rentals
- Canada RV Rentals
- Colorado Camper Rentals
- Cruise America RV Rentals
- El Monte RV Rentals
- GoRVing Rentals By State
- Island RV Hawaii Rentals
- Moturis RV & Motorcycle Rentals
- Neff Brothers RV Rentals In Ohio
- Northeast RV Rentals
- Oregon RV Rentals
- Private RV Motorhome Rentals
- Recreation Vehicle Rental Association Rentals By State
- Road Bear RV Rentals
- RV Rental Dealers
- RV Rentals Of Orlando
- RV USA Rental Search By State
- Texas RV Owners’ Rentals
- USA RV Rentals
Top 10 Reasons To Rent An RV
- Your luggage arrives when you do
- Sleep on your own bed linens
- Flexible travel plans
- A different view out your living room nightly
- No lines for the rest room
- No lines at the airport
- Economical and cost effective
- Snacks and meals literally on the go
- Nap time can be anytime
- Getting there is half the fun