Are you dreaming of taking the ultimate road trip and taking “home” with you? RV Rental companies are making it easier than ever before to get you on the road without the high price of RV ownership. Now it’s easy to rent an RV, take it out yourself or have it set up at your vacation destination, and see if the RV life is for you.
Discover 5 national recreational vehicle and trailer rental agencies that offer everything from large, luxurious motorhomes to small RV rentals like VW bus conversions and pop-ups.
There has never been a better time to jump into RVing. Whether you want to try the RV life and hit the road or just enjoy arrive to enjoy a parked travel trailer parked, you have so many options to live your best adventure yet.
Benefits of Renting an RV?
This year, more than ever before, people are looking for a safer way to travel and enjoy the great outdoors. Renting an RV is great for people looking to do this as many recreational vehicles are fully contained allowing you take “home” on the road and wherever you’d like to go. Plus many rental companies have implemented cleaning protocols to help ensure your safety.
Renting an RV is great for anyone:
- Taking a road trip or vacation and looking to stay in lodging other than a hotel room or condo
- Considering buying an RV or travel trailer and want to try out different options to see what you need versus what you want
- Who enjoys RVing but doesn’t want the hassle of owning one
Where to Rent an RV
Here you will find 4 places/rental agencies that offer RV and trailer rentals around the United States. These RV rentals range from fully contained Class A RVs (the big bus style) to tow behind travel trailers and pop up tent trailers.
RVezy is the first of our AirBnB model RV rental companies on this list. They are one of the newest (founded in 2016) and based in Canada where they quickly became the #1 RV rental company there. They expanded into the United States in 2020 and offer a huge selection of peer-to-peer rentals all across Canada and in larger markets/destinations. With RVezy, you can find a wide range of available models and class options. Their site is easy to navigate to help you find the rental right for you including pet-friendly and stationary rentals.
One of the things I appreciate most is their customer service. Unlike with other companies, you can reach the company by phone easily. Secondly, the company has an in-house insurance department. RVezy provides excellent $1,000,000 comprehensive insurance coverage (one of the best in the industry) to both RV owners and rentals plus 24/7 roadside assistance. So if there is ever an issue, you can get a hold of someone quickly to help resolve the issue.
How much is it to rent an RV from RVezy?
Individual owner set their own prices, but you can find rates for motorhomes average $200 a night and towable trailers average $120 a night. For 7 nights with a Class C at $157 nightly rate, insurance, and fees, you could look to pay $1740. Many rentals include unlimited mileage and up to 8 hours of generator use includeded in fee. Most RV owners also offer weekly and mothly discounts between 10-20% off as well
RV Share is the largest peer-to-peer rental company connecting over 60,000 RV owners with renters. With RVshare you can find luxurious Class A motorhomes to pop up campers. It’s also possible to find something that can be delivered and set up on-site, pet-friendly, and short-term/temporary lodging if needed. RVshare offers a 5% cashback loyalty program if you rent often. We’ve found there is less insurance protection than with RVezy or Outdoorsy.
How much is it to rent an RV from RVshare?
Individual owner set their own prices, but you can find rates for a Class C between $150-$400 a night depending on age. Other classes start at $100 and travel trailers start at $50. For 7 nights with an older Class C at $157 nightly rate, insurance, and fees, you could look to pay $1600. Rentals include 150 miles per day. $0.45 a mile overage applies.
Just like RVShare and RVezy, Outdoorsy connects RV owners to the people looking to rent. On their website, you can find every class of RV, fifth wheels, toy haulers, adventure rigs, Sprinter vans, and teardrop trailers. Outdoorsy is different than the others as you can find vintage and one-of-a-kind options; restored Airstream or old Volkswagen van conversion. Delivery options vary by the owner, just like with RV Share and Rvezy. Outdoorsy offers $1,000,000 insurance protection for the renter, owner, and vehicle.
How much is it to rent an RV from Outdoorsy?
Individual owner set their own prices, but you can find rates for a Class C between $150-$400 a night depending on age. Other classes start at $100 and travel trailers start at $50. For 7 nights with an older Class C at $148 nightly rate and fees, you could look to pay $1519. Many rentals include 150 miles per day ANDa set number of generator hours free. $0.35 a mile over applies.
Cruise America RV rental is your Avis/Hertz rental car option for RVs. Instead of renting for a RV owner, you rent directly from one of the 125+ Cruise America locations available across 33 states and take your rig on the road. You have most likely seen their Class C (van style cab with an attached motorhome) out on the road or at a national park parking lot. Here you can find several sizes of Class C rentals and a compact truck camper attached to a Ford F150. Their rentals accommodate 3-7 people.
How much is it to rent an RV from Cruise America?
Cruise America charges a nightly rental rate plus total mileage traveled. For a seven-night, 500-mile trip in a standard motorhome, you could expect to pay a nightly rental rate of $142 and $175 per 500 miles would be about $1178. Most Cruise America RVs come with a generator for a small extra.
Tip: If you want to stay away from the crowds, opt to get a membership to Harvest Hosts, a collection of farms, wineries, and breweries, that allow fully contained RVs to stay for free. The yearly fee is just $79!! It’s a fun way to see the country.
El Monte RV
Find an RV at one of their rental locations across 13 states including California, Colorado, New York, Texas, Utah, and Washington state. Here you will find Class A and Class C rentals. Plus it also offers one way rentals, so you may be able to pick one up, road trip, and then fly home if you are limited on time. Their rentals accommodate 3-7 people.
How much is it to rent an RV from El Monte RV?
El Monte RV charges a nightly rental rate plus total mileage traveled. For a seven-night, 500-mile trip you could expect to pay $1335 with includes a nightly rental rate of $150 for a Class C, and a mileage rate of $145 per 100 miles. Most Del Monte RVs come with a generator at no extra fee but there is a starter fee for propane fill.
Note: For the pricing, estimates were based on 7 nights, 500 miles, picking up and dropping off in Dallas, Texas.
Like with car rental agencies, fees and rates vary by company/owner, season, and type of vehicle you rent. So shop around, ask questions before you rent an RV, read the reviews, and don’t be after to ask if the company is offering any rental deals.
These are just 5 of the most popular RV rental agencies in the U.S. You can find regional dealers on the GoRving website. Local dealers may also have rentals available, so it doesn’t hurt to check in with them as well. Where ever you decide to rent from, be sure to ask questions about what’s included in your rate, cleaning, etc. An informed traveler is a happy traveler, especially these days.
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