What Kind of RV Should I Rent?

There are so many choices in selecting an RV to rent. Here a a few things to consider:

  • How many people are going? (Adults/children)
    • This is important because there are a certain number of beds in each RV layout. While it may say sleeps 4, that does not necessarily mean it will sleep 4 adults. So, be sure you check the dimensions of each bed. For example, most RV booth tables push down and make into a small bed. Or, there may be a bed above the driver’s seat.
    • BE SURE there are seat belts in the RV for each passenger.
  • How long do you plan to rent the RV?
    • if you are only going for a short weekend, you might be able to get by with a smaller RV. But, if you have a planned trip of a week or two, you will enjoy splurging on a little more space for your personal comfort.
  • Where do you intend to travel?
    • Large RV spaces at most public campgrounds can be limited. Private campgrounds tend to offer a larger selection of RV camp sites, but often at a premium. If you want to stay in a public campground, consider renting something around 30′ long. In fact, in Canada, most public campgrounds have size limitations. It is a beautiful country so you won’t want to miss staying in one of the government managed parks.
  • Have you used an RV before?
    • The easiest RV to rent is actually a Class C or Class A. The Class C is on a truck chassis and is like driving a small moving van and come in various sizes. A Class A motor home tends to be more spacious and a little trickier to drive, more like a bus.
    • A trailer is an option if you have a vehicle rated to tow the trailer when loaded and have experience in towing
  • What is your budget?
    • This may be your deciding factor as the price pretty much is determined by the size of the RV you rent and all of the luxuries included.
    • Keep an eye out for specials such as free upgrades. The smaller units tend to rent out first.

I created a list of places for you to know Where to Rent a Recreational Vehicle in the USA

Also, be sure to read my article on How to Compare RV Rental Companies

Happy Camping friends!

The RV Lady