RV Rentals FAQ
By Guest Author: William Brister
The demand for RVs is booming and people are increasingly renting out RVs as a major source of recreational vacation and travel. In fact, there are outlets across the country that rent motorhomes, folding camping trailers and other RVs, giving non-owners the opportunity and flexibility to enjoy the excitement and freedom of an RV vacation.
What are the reasons for people to rent an RV?
The primary reason for people renting an RV is vacation travelling, more so for those who think that the journey is as or perhaps more important than the destination. You have the flexibility to make your own travel schedule and you can travel in as much comfort as you want.
Another reason for RV renting is affordability. It is cheaper and more comfortable for families to hire an RV while vacationing. Even in peak holiday season or when gas prices are high, RV trips remain the most economical type of vacation.
Even if saving money is less important to you, vacationing in a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel, is a comfortable, convenient, stress-free way to travel, enjoy the great outdoors and spend quality time with your family.
If you are intrigued by RV traveling and wish to explore the experience before actually buying one, RV rentals are a great opportunity to do so. Rentals also give you the opportunity to try and test various types of RVs to enable you to decide which one’s best for you.
RV rentals are convenient for people who enjoy the experience but do not want the hassle of ownership.
Motorhomes, are a comfortable means of travel as even the smallest motorhome is much roomier than a car. If you have young children an RV can make travel more enjoyable. It is convenient to have snacks and cold drinks in your refrigerator. You also have your own clean restroom handy anytime you need it.
Rent an RV for on-site hospitality at special events like automobile races and other recrational events.
What are the basic tips to rent an RV?
Rentals agencies require the people renting an RV to have a valid driver’s license and proof of age. While some companies require the person driving to be at least 25 years old, others charge extra for someone younger.
What do rental agencies charge for renting an RV?
Rental costs are dependent on the size, type and age of the RV. The rents may fluctuate depending on the season and the duration of period you want it for. Motrohomes rnage from $100 to $250 per day while truck campers and travel trailers average $50 to $120 per day.
What are the other charges besides the rental fee?
Some RV rental companies include insurance in the rental prices. Over and above the daily allowance, there is a certain charge for mileage. There is generator fee of around $3 per hour.
What housekeeping packages for RV rental companies offer?
Most RV rental agencies provide housekeeping packages like dishes, pots, pans at nominal fees. While most dealers require you to bring your own bed linens some will rent these as well. A 'Personal Kit' would include a sleeping bag or blanket, pillow, pillowcase, flat sheet, bath towel, washcloth and dishtowel. Approximate cost is $35 per person, for the duration of the trip. All items must be returned at end of the trip.
Is there any deposit against damages incurred?
When you rent an RV, you will be required to make a deposit against damages if they occur, which is usually in the range of $500. It will be refunded if you return the RV in good condition.
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