Dallas is a mega city and it’s actually two cities in one with Fort Worth being right next to it. The best way to experience Dallas is to rent an RV or camper trailer. You have many destinations you can drive to from Dallas. It’s near a lot and it has a mega huge airport that has cheap flights going in and out of it everyday. So you really have no excuse to not come to Dallas Fort Worth.
Dallas also has a number of professional sports teams. We all know who they are so I don’t have to mention them. They also have some college sports but the stadium that houses the Dallas Cowboys holds a lot of special events. Anything from college sporting events to concerts. You name it they have it in Dallas. At times rooms can be hard to get with so much going on. One good alternative to booking a room is renting an RV.
When renting an RV you have a few different options:
- Peer To Peer
- Cruise America
- Rental Business
Peer to Peer
This one is my favorite and in my opinion the best route to go. Peer to peer renting is basically you renting an RV from a complete stranger but you have a website that facilitates everything for you such as payment and insurance. It’s basically AirBnb but for RVs. You have two main players when it comes to this and they are RVShare and Outdoorsy. I have used RVShare and I had a really good experience with it. Check out my story and review of it here. I have not used Outdoorsy yet but plan on it in the future but I have heard a lot of good stuff about them. It’s good competition just like Uber and Lyft is good competition for each other. So basically what you do is you go to their website and put in your location and then you get a bunch of RVs to rent in or near the area you put in. One warning I have is that you are dealing with people and not a company so sometimes people will not get back to you or accept your rental which is annoying but it’s reality. For some reason some people are just not that motivated to rent. So don’t wait till the last minute to rent.
Your next best option is Cruise America. I have used them in the past and I had a pretty good experience. They do tend to be a little more expensive compared to the peer to peer option but you are buying into that you are renting from a trustworthy company that will take care of you if anything happens. One thing you have to be careful of is them charging you for extras such as going over allowed miles and using propane, etc. As long as you have your trip well planned out and you stick to the plan you should be okay. I split the cost between 3 other people so it was not that bad at all for us and we stuck to our plan.
Another option you have is to rent from an RV dealership. Not all dealerships rent RVs so you are going to have to look around and see who does. I have never rented one this way but from what I can tell they tend to be a little more expensive and during busy times they tend to rent out very quickly. I have nothing against doing it this way just make sure that you find a good and reputable dealership that has a lot of good reviews and you should be okay. Another advantage is that they can service them so you are less likely to have a breakdown because they are well taken care of.
The last option I have for renting an RV in Dallas is to rent from a brick and mortar business that specializes in renting only RVs and travel trailers. Not every city has this option but if you are in an area that has good weather most of the year like Dallas you are likely to find one. I have seen prices all over the place from rental places. I have seen some that are real expensive and some that are really reasonably priced. Just make sure you do your research before renting. Look for reviews and make sure most are positive and that the positive ones look legit.
You have many different options when renting an RV in Dallas TX with the peer to peer option being my favorite. Again don’t wait till the last minute to rent one and have fun.