GUIDE TO RV'S FOR YOUR US ROAD TRIP

IS IT CHEAPER TO RENT AN RV VERSUS STAYING IN HOTELS?

For every article you read that says it is cheaper, there is another one that says it is not.  You might save on meals but spend more on fuel whether you are getting a drivable RV or hauling a travel trailer, your fuel costs will be higher.  If you are pulling a travel trailer, you might have to rent a tow vehicle.  And the daily costs of renting an RV plus RV park fees may be comparable to a hotel stay depending on the deals you are able to find. 

Saving money is not why you should consider this option. 

AN RV CAN BE YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR YOUR JOURNEY. 

  • ·         Once you move in for your trip that’s it, you’re done.  Pull into your RV space at night, unlock the door and you are home. 

  • ·         You can store and cook your food in your RV.  Ready for lunch, pull into a rest stop or point of interest and have lunch at home. 

  • ·         On the road late, pull into a rest stop, Walmart or truck stop and go to bed. 

  • ·         You are instantly part of a friendly campground community. 

  • ·         You become part of the places you are visiting. 

WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A LIST OF THOSE THINGS YOU’LL WANT TO CONSIDER WHEN RENTING AN RV FOR YOUR NEXT PERFECT ROAD TRIP ADVENTURE. 

RENTING AN RV

Many RV dealers that sell RV’s also rent them so check out your local RV dealer.  Or check out www.cruiseamerica.com.  There are also a few marketplaces that coordinate renting from private RV owners  – just like AirBnB. Some even deliver the RV to your destination.  Check out www.outdoorsy.com, www.rvshare.com, https://www.campanda.com/ or www.mightyvans.com 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT AN RV?

While you may not save money renting an RV, it does still have its advantages.  Check out this article to find out what will cost you to rent an RV. 

·         https://www.thewanderingrv.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-rent-an-rv/

RENTING VERSUS OWNING

If you are going to go on a lot of road trips, you may want to consider buying. If your road trip is a once in a lifetime adventure than renting is a great choice.  Check out these sites for the things to consider for renting versus owning. 

·         https://www.rvtravel.com/rvs-rent-or-own/

·         http://www.traveltrailerguide.com/rent-vs-own/  

TYPES OF RV’S

There are many types of RV’s and travel trailers from the huge Class A to the tiny motorcycle trailers.  There are lots of things to consider for your RV road trip adventure.  Check out these articles to find out which RV is right for you. 

·         https://www.thorindustries.com/

·         https://rvshare.com/blog/type_of_camper/

·         https://www.campanda.com/magazine/which-rv-rental-is-right-for-you/

TOW VEHICLES & HITCHES

If you are have chosen a travel trailer, make sure you have the right vehicle and tow hitch to tow your trailer. Check out these articles for towing.

WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR RV ROAD TRIP

We have already covered what you will need to store and cook food.  What are some of the other essentials you will need for your RV or travel trailer?  If you are renting, find out what is included.  Is the kitchen stocked?  Are linens and bedding provided?  You will need everything you need in regular life to eat, sleep and bath.  Plus a few extras.  Check out this article with printable check lists for what to pack. 

·         https://www.campanda.com/magazine/rv-checklists-printable/

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Check out these books for everything you need to know about RV’s and travel trailers. 

  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to RVing, ABC’s of RVing

  • ·The RV Book

  • Mary Jane Butters Glamping Book


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