Renting an RV is a great way to go explore or enjoy a tailgate without having the burden of owning an RV. Owning an RV has a lot of responsibility and costs associated with it and if you are like me at this point in my life I just can’t afford one so I have to rent an RV which in my opinion is the way to go.
So the question is how much should it cost to rent an RV? If you are like me then you do not like to get totally ripped off.
The answer to the question is it depends on what exactly you want to rent and when you want to rent it. It can be any where from $80/day to $250/day. I would have to say that is the typical range I have seen. Of course you will always have exceptions to that especially when demand is way up or way low.
When renting an RV you have options and these are good places to check for prices also.
- Peer to Peer
- Cruise America
- Dedicated Place
Peer to Peer
This is where you can find some really good deals. This is AirBnb but for RVs instead of rooms and houses. You have a couple different options when it comes to this. You have RVShare and Outdoorsy. Basically what you do is put in the location you want to get an RV from and then choose from all the different options. It’s really as simple as that. I have used RVShare and had a really good experience. Read my review here of RVShare. When booking through either of these you do have to remember that you are dealing with people and not a company so they may not ever get back to you. So don’t wait till the last minute to book.
Cruise America is another place you can check prices but I will flat out tell you that it will usually be a little more expensive than the peer to peer option. You have to be careful with all the extras they charge you for because they will add up fast if you’re not paying attention. I have used them in the past and had a really good experience but we were careful to not use any of the extra stuff they charge you for. The main downside to this is you have to drive around in an RV that has the name Cruise America and their phone number plastered all over it.
Another place you can check for prices is at an RV dealership. Not all dealerships rent but some do so you will have to do some searching to find one. I have never rented from a dealership but from what I can tell they do tend to be a little bit more expensive than the other options but you usually do get a well maintained good quality RV. This is not a bad way to go but you will be paying for it. I am not against this but I just think you have better options.
The last place I would check for pricing is to look for a place that only rents RVs and camper trailers. Not every city will have one of these so this option might not be available to you. I have not ever rented this way but I have seen some that are really expensive and some that have pricing that is really competitive. I guess it depends where you are in the country and what demand is like at the time. But definitely research and see if you have anywhere like this and see what their pricing is like.
You have a few options when renting an RV. Of course the peer to peer option is my favorite and I think you can find some really good affordable RVs to rent that way. I’m not against the other options but I just really like RVShare and Outdoorsy. Have fun and be safe renting an RV.