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Things to Consider Before Renting an RV this Summer

If you’re thinking about renting an RV for your summer vacation then you are probably very excited. An Rv provides a hotel on wheels and that can be very convenient for your travels. 

When renting an RV it is easier for you to achieve your dreams of traveling from one destination to the next. You will already have the facilities you need to make things a lot more comfortable and you will not need to stop at a bed and breakfast, or motels unless you want to. 

There are endless possibilities about where and when you can go on your vacation. However, before renting an RV there are some things that you should bear in mind. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

The Space in the RV

Before you rent an RV, you need to know how much space you will need. You need to look at the size of the party that will be traveling with you and then decide on how big your RV needs to be so that everybody can be comfortable. 

The size RV that you need is largely dependent on how long you will be traveling and the places you will be visiting. If the RV is too big, in some places you might have an issue finding parking.

Rent Right

When it comes to renting your RV, you want to make sure that you are renting from the right companies. If you were booking a hotel you would do due diligence before you make final travel plans. 

When you’re booking an RV you should take the same care before you decide who to rent your RV from. There are several RV rental companies that will gladly assist you. Make sure that you look at the reviews and compare prices before you settle on an RV.

There are also peer-to-peer rental sites that you can use for RV rental as well. Make sure that you only rent from a peer-to-peer site with a good reputation.

No matter where you receive the vehicle, make sure that you do a thorough inspection so that you know as much about the RV as possible. Inspect the bathroom, bedrooms, flooring, private plates, and tires before signing off.

Finding a Campsite

Finding a campsite is an important task when you are driving an RV You may need to book some campsites in advance. Make sure that you do this so that you don’t have problems when you arrive at any campsite.

The type of campsites you can choose from will differ greatly. There are campsites that just offer you parking and then there are other campsites that are much more luxurious. 

You’ll be able to get a great view of lakes, the sea and even have swimming pools in some cases. Golf courses may also be available for those who want to play some sport.

This means that the price for an RV campsite can differ greatly.

Get Insurance

It is important to understand the insurance coverage that the RV company provides for the RV that you are renting. Many rental companies will include insurance costs in the fees that you pay upfront.

Depending on the type of coverage you have, you may be eligible to receive roadside assistance, and towing and tire services for your RV.

Plan Ahead

One of the things you must do when you have an RV is to plan ahead. You want to make sure that you plan out all the routes you will be taking and any place you will be stopping along the way. 

Finding out your routes will help you decide how much feed you will need, and how much food you should take with you. Depending on the length of your travels and the destinations you will be stopping, you need to decide whether you have enough water. 

Make sure you have enough gas in your generator to keep you going until you are able to top up again. If you have young children you need to be especially mindful of the fact that they need constant stimulation to prevent boredom, so make provisions to entertain them along the way.

The Condition of the RV

When you take an RV from anyone you should make sure that you understand exactly what condition you get the RV in. Sometimes just looking at the RV with your naked eyes will not help you spot any problems. 

If you are renting the RV from someone it is best to call in with a mechanic to take a look at the RV before you rent it. 

The last thing you want is to be out on the road and experience mechanical and other problems with your RV. This can be avoided by calling in a mechanic to take a look at the vehicle for you. 

Ensure that your mechanic takes a proper look at the condition of the tires, brakes, as well as the engine before you sign off to go out on the road with the vehicle. If the person who is renting it has an issue with this then it may be a red flag and a sign that you need to do business with someone else.

Rent Your RV

Renting an RV can be one of the most exciting adventures that you have this entire summer. When you rent an RV you’ll be able to have a hotel that follows you everywhere you go. 

It’s very convenient. The only thing standing between you and having a lot of fun is careful planning. Make sure that you select the right company or peer-to-peer website to be renting an RV from. 

Ensure that the RV is in good working condition and get insurance for it when available. Decide on the campsites that you will be stopping at ahead of time so that you can find the most affordable and with the amenities that you need.