Austin is an amazing place and you have so much surrounding it. One of the best ways to experience Austin is in an RV Rental. I don’t know about you but I have no desire to own an RV. But I love traveling and staying in an RV because lets face it, it’s fun and you always have a place to stay no matter where you are.
Austin is a booming city and they are of course home to The University Of Texas. So you pretty much always have some sort of sporting event going on. As we all know the main sport in Austin is football, especially Longhorn football. One of the best ways to tailgate is with an RV. If you don’t own one or have a friend or family member that has one then you are going to have to rent one which in my opinion is the only way to go.
You also have Lake Travis and Buchanan Lake nearby which are great places to camp with an RV or camper trailer. In Austin you are pretty much in the center of the state so you can pretty much go in any direction and find something cool. The best way to experience everything in and around Austin is to rent an RV. That way with an RV you can go anywhere you want.
You have a few different options when it come to renting an RV in Austin:
- Peer To Peer
- Cruise America
Peer To Peer
In my opinion this is the best one. Peer to peer RV rental is the same thing as AirBnb but it is for RVs instead of rooms and houses. Basically you have owners that want to earn some extra cash by renting out their RV and you have renters that want to rent an RV and you have a couple websites that connect the two and facilitate all the money and insurance stuff. To me it is absolutely brilliant. There is two main companies/websites out that do this. It’s kind of like how you have Uber and Lyft. The two main ones are RVShare and Outdoorsy. I have only used RVShare and I had a really good experience. Read about my experience with RVShare here. I have never used Outdoorsy but I have heard good things about them. They are both reputable and will take care of you if you have an accident. One warning I have is that remember you are dealing with the owners of the RVs and some are just not that motivated to rent so they may never get back to you if you have a questions or request to rent. So basically what I’m saying is do not wait till the last minute to book your RV.
I have used Cruise America before and I had a good experience. We used them because the peer to peer option was not invented yet. It is another option for you to check out. I really have no complaints with them except they were a little expensive and they will charge you a lot it you go over on miles per day or use pots and pans and stuff like that. Just be careful and stick to your plan and you will be all right if you go this route. And a fair warning, you will have their name and phone number plastered all over the RV. If you are okay with that then go for it.
Not all RV dealerships rent out RVs but some do. You have to do some research on your own to find the ones that do. I have never went this route but I have nothing against it. The good thing about going through a dealership is that they maintain them and keep them all up to date since they know a lot about RVs. They tend to be a little expensive but you are using them because you may know the company and they are trustworthy. If this is the route you want to go then go for it and have fun.
Have fun while renting your RV in Austin. You have many different options with the peer to peer one being my favorite. Whichever option you choose just remember to be safe and have fun.