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If you're looking for a vacation that offers something a little different, why not consider renting an RV? Renting an RV is something that the whole family can enjoy. Today's RV rentals aren't anything like they were 10 or 20 years ago. RV rentals now come equipped with every type of luxury you can imagine. If you've never considered renting an RV for a great getaway, then consider it now.

RV rentals are spacious. Depending on the motorhome rental model you choose to rent, it can comfortably sleep from 4 to 8 individuals. Some RV rentals come equipped with leather furniture, DVD players, televisions, enormous beds, full-sized showers, and all the pots, pans, dishes, glassware, silverware, appliances and bedding you need. Camper rentals have never been so good. Travel trailer rentals provide everything you could need out on the road or the campsite. Better still, renting an RV means that no destination is out of reach.

When renting an RV you get the best of both worlds. You get affordable camper rental accommodations that are amazingly comfortable, plus you have a vehicle you can use for sightseeing. With a travel trailer rental, you don't have to worry about long lines at the airport, delayed trains or any of the other security issues now involved with traveling.

RV Rental Operating Tips

Before renting an RV, thoroughly check the vehicle inside and out for any existing damage. If there is damage anywhere on the RV rental, be sure to bring it to the attention of the RV rental operator and make sure the existing damage is listed on the RV rental agreement or RV rental contract.

If you are renting an RV for the first time, the RV rental operator might suggest taking an hour or so to go over some basic RV rental guidelines for safe operation of the RV. Together with the RV rental operator, you might wish to practice starting, stopping, turning, backing up and parking your new motor home rental. The RV rental operator should also ensure that all brake lights, headlights, tail lights, directional signals and belts are operating properly and that all tires are properly inflated before allowing you to leave the premises with your motorhome rental. You can also expect the RV rental operator to give you a thorough orientation of the motorhome rental to demonstrate all of its features. For example, you'll need to know how to:

  1. Safely secure dishes, luggage and other items while traveling in your motorhome rental.
  2. Operate any pop-outs and slide-outs on your travel trailer rental.
  3. Use the toilet in your RV rental and flush out the holding tanks.
  4. Hook the RV rental up to water and electrical outlets.
  5. Ready the sleeping quarters in your camper rental.
  6. Use the RV rental generator.
  7. Use the RV's side and back view mirrors to identify obstacles.
  8. Winterize the RV rental (if necessary).
  9. Operate the air conditioning unit, the refrigerator and other appliances in the RV rental.
  10. Set the brakes to your RV rental.
  11. Shut off the gas supply to the motor home rental.

RV Rental Safety Equipment

  1. Your RV rental must have an emergency road kit (flashlights, batteries, first aid kit, prescriptions, non-perishable food, bottled water, pet food and portable weather radio).
  2. You should be prepared with road maps and guidebooks of the areas you plan to visit.
  3. Know where the fire extinguishers are in the RV rental.
  4. Have warning devices to set at night if the RV rental is in any way disabled.
  5. Bring a cell phone with fully charged back-up batteries (or a way to charge the battery).
  6. Bring contact information for the RV rental company including numbers to call in case of an accident.
  7. Bring a weather radio receiver.
  8. Carry smoke alarms in the RV rental.
  9. Insurance. If the RV rental is not already insured by the owner, you may need to obtain a rider from your insurance agency that will cover the motor home rental.
  10. Have a spare tire ready for the motorhome rental.

Safe Driving Practices for RV Rentals

  1. Allow plenty of extra room to prepare for stopping the motorhome rental. The RV rental is considerably heavier than what you are used to driving and it will take you longer to safely stop.
  2. If possible, never slam on the brakes when in your motorhome rental.
  3. Before leaving a parked position, make sure all items inside the camper rental are safely secured. Completely shut all cabinets, drawers and doors. Make sure all steps and jacks are up, and that all canopies, cords and hoses are properly secured.
  4. Carefully check out your surroundings, especially before you back up in your travel trailer rental. By doing so, there is less chance that you will back into a tree branch or stump, sign, bicycle, or other type of obstacle that might cause considerable damage to the camper rental. When necessary, have someone stand behind the RV rental and safely guide you.
  5. Know the height of the RV rental so that you can safely travel beneath bridges.
  6. Drive in the right-hand lane except when you need to pass or turn.
  7. If your motorhome rental is causing a vehicle back-up behind you, pull over at the next opportunity to allow others to pass.
  8. If the RV rental experiences some type of mechanical breakdown, move as far off the road as possible.
  9. Never operate the camper rental while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  10. Never operate the camper rental when you are tired.
  11. Never allow someone who does not have the proper training to operate the RV rental.
  12. Never overload the RV rental.
  13. Plan an escape route and make sure exits are never blocked.

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Camper Rental Questions

11-2-09 Can camper rentals be too large for some campgrounds?

Most camper rentals will fit fine in any campground. The average campground requires RV rentals to be no longer than 31 feet long, which includes most camper rentals.

10-26-09 Do I need to have my own insurance when renting a camper rental?

Different states and even specific camper rental companies require different things from those renting an RV with their camper rental company. Some camper rental companies require you to have the camper rental insurance beforehand, while others may allow you to purchase insurance for the camper rentals as an added rate per day. The best advice is to check with the camper rental company you are getting your camper rentals from.

10-16-09 How old do you have to be to rent a camper rental?

Typically the age requirement to rent camper rentals is 21. However, several states have different age requirements for camper rental age limits, so the best idea would be to check with the camper rental company you are using.

10-5-09 Where are some fun places to go in my camper rental?

There are so many options of fun things to do and fun places to go in your %{state} camper rental. Many people simply take their camper rentals to a campsite or campground. These are located near almost any state park, or out in nature, and typically welcome those camping with camper rentals. Some people also take their camper rentals to football games, NASCAR races, concerts and fairgrounds for convenient travel and tailgating before the event. Camper rentals allow you to have a home away from home where ever your travels take you. Whether it is a camping vacation or a day at the big game, camper rentals are a great way to travel.

9-16-09 How do I tow my camper rental to the camp site?

Many companies that offer camper rentals will deliver camper rentals to their customers' campsites. However, if you are towing your camper rental yourself, you will need get everything inside the camper rental secured, and then raise the trailer jacks on your camper rental. Next you will need to back your vehicle up to the camper rental, connect the towing hitch from the vehicle to the camper rental and then secure the latch. You can now hook the wiring from the camper rental to the vehicle, and enjoy your time with your camper rental.

9-2-09 What type of camper rentals can I tow with a minivan?

If towing a camper rental with a minivan, one needs to be aware of the tongue weight of the camper. It's best to rent a camper that is light weight. Some examples of lightweight campers are popup tent camper rentals and tear drop rental campers.

Travel Trailer Rental Questions

10-30-09 10-23-09 How far in advance should I book my reservation for a travel trailer rental?

Most travel trailer rental companies are booked a month or two in advance, so we recommend making reservations for travel trailer rentals as far in advance as possible. If you want to take your travel trailer rental on a trip coming up, it is always a good idea to call the travel trailer rental company and ask them if they have any available. Many people love renting travel trailer rentals, so they book up quick, but if you are lucky, they may have a travel trailer rental available, have had a travel trailer rental cancellation, or know of other rental companies that have travel trailer rentals available.

10-15-09 What happens if my travel trailer rentals break down while on vacation?

Many travel trailer rental companies offer 24 hour roadside assistance on accidents and emergencies. Ask your travel trailer rental company about this beforehand, so you know what to do in case of an emergency with the travel trailer rentals.

9-25-09 How many people does a travel trailer rental typically sleep?

Travel trailer rentals can sleep anywhere from 5 to 8 people. Most travel trailer rentals come with a full size bed, a bunk bed, a sofa and a dinette that converts into a bed.

9-16-09 What makes a travel trailer different from any other motorhome rental?

A travel trailer rental is a unit that is intended to be towed by another vehicle. Travel trailer rentals will have many of the same amenities that motor home rentals have, but the travel trailer rental is more portable, and allows you to detach your vehicle from the travel trailer rental so you don't always have to drive the large travel trailer rental around town.

9-2-09 What type of vehicle would I need to tow a travel trailer rental with my personal vehicle?

You can tow your travel trailer rental with your vehicle as long as your vehicle is at least the size of an SUV or pickup truck. To tow most travel trailer rentals, it is required that your vehicle must have a reese hitch, not just a bumper hitch.

Motorhome Rental Questions

11-6-09 What kind of gas mileage do motorhome rentals typically get?

Generally, the gas mileage for motor home rentals varies from motorhome rental to motorhome rental. The average range of the gas mileage on motor home rentals is anywhere from 7 and 13 miles per gallon, or 3 to 5 kilometres per litre. The RV rentals company should be able to give you specific details on the motorhome rental you are renting.

10-28-09 What is the difference between the Class A and Class C motor home rentals and a camper rental or travel trailer rental?

The main difference between most motorhome rentals and the camper rentals or travel trailer rentals are that camper rentals and travel trailer rentals typically have to be pulled by a truck or van, while motorhome rentals are self-contained vehicles.

10-21-09 What do the different motorhome rental classifications indicate?

Class A motorhome rentals are typically the biggest and most expensive motor home rentals available, as these motorhome rentals have more room and better windows for viewing. A Class B motor home rental are the smallest type of motorhome rental, and are also commonly known as van conversions. Class C motor home rentals the middle size motor home rental, but are still large enough to have a bedroom in the rear and all the utilities you would expect from a motor home rental.

10-14-09 Is it difficult to drive a motor home rental?

motor home rentals drive much like a car, but much larger. If you have ever driven a large truck before, you will see a similarity between that and a motorhome rental.

9-28-09 Do motorhome rental companies allow pets to come aboard the motorhome rentals?

Most motorhome rental companies will allow you to bring a pet with you on your motorhome rental. However, some motor home rental companies do not allow pets on the motor home rentals. It is best to check with the motor home rental company about this issue before you decide to rent a motorhome with them. If it is a priority for you to be able to bring your pet with you on the motorhome rental, there are sure to be some motor home rental companies that will meet all of your RV rental needs.

9-25-09 What are the requirements of being able to drive motorhome rentals?

There is no special motorhome rental driving license needed to operate the motor home rental. Most companies that offer motor home rentals require that the driver be 25 years of age, with a valid driver's license.

9-2-09 What types of features would a motorhome rental have that other RV rentals may not have?

Motorhome rentals tend to be larger recreational vehicles, with more living space. There are also some motorhome rentals that have the convenience of being fully self-contained with no hookup necessary, being completely battery and propane operated.