Here are some tips for renting an RV that vacationers can use to make their trip more enjoyable. While buying an RV is a large expensive and a big commitment, renting an RV for the occasional trip might be a worthwhile option to consider. Renting an RV is also a good way to test out the RV experience for those interested in buying a recreational vehicle. Here are some things that a renter can do to make the RV rental process go as smoothly as possible.
Don’t Have to Drive
Many people fear driving an RV due to its large size. While driving an RV is not as difficult as it may seem another option is to rent an RV that is already set up at the destination. Many RV parks, campgrounds, and other destinations have RVs that are available for rent. These RVs are typically more expensive (though the cost may be worth it considering insurance and fuel costs as well as the reduction in hassle).
RV dealers that rent RVs will typically allow a renter to test drive the vehicle before the rental agreement is finalized as well as provide tips and instruction on driving and using the RV. The test drive is important for learning how the RV works and drives.
Plan Your Trip
There are many RV based websites that provide information on various vacation destinations that are RV friendly. Information on these websites can help a person renting an RV to find places that are easy to get to and park as well as other related information.
Check Your Insurance
An RV is an expensive piece of equipment and being properly insured is important. Renters should check with their auto insurer to see what is covered as well as any credit card that offers car rental coverage. RV dealers that rent RV will typically offer coverage as well.
What is Included?
Renters will need to find out what is included in the rental. Dishes, linens, and other items may or may not be included and this detail needs to be worked out in advance to make the trip go as smoothly as possible.
A large credit card rental deposit is likely to be required when renting an RV. Renters should find out what this amount is so the money can be set aside for this purpose.