I don’t know why but Houston is home to a lot of RV dealerships. So that tells me that you probably have a lot of people that own an RV in Houston and a lot of them probably want to rent them out.
Houston is right next to the Gulf Of Mexico and you have a lot of beaches north an south of it so if you are renting an RV you have so many places you can go in the State of Texas in an RV. Houston is also home to professional and college sports teams so tailgating is always a favorite activity and what better way to tailgate in than an RV.
I have no desire to own an RV and I also can not afford one but I love to camp and tailgate so I am left with the option of either renting one or borrowing one. I really do not like to borrow big ticket items like an RV from a friend or family member because something always goes wrong and that usually kills the relationship. So that leaves me with renting which is a great way to do it.
When renting you have a few different options in Houston.
- Peer to Peer
- Cruise America
- Dedicated Rental Place
Peer to Peer
This is my favorite option out of all them. This is basically AirBnb but for RVs instead of rooms or houses. Basically if someone has an RV and they want to rent it out they rent it out though a website that facilities all the payments and insurance. You basically have two players in this and they are RVShare and Outdoorsy. They are both reputable companies that have been around for a few years so they now know what they are doing. I have only used RVShare so far but plan on trying out Outdoorsy soon. Read my review of RVShare here. I had a really good experience doing it this way but let me remind you that you are dealing with people instead of a company so if you ask a person with an RV to rent a question they may not ever get back to you especially if they are not real motivated to rent their RV out. So don’t wait till the last minute to rent your RV.
This is another good and reputable place to rent an RV. They have been around for a while and they have locations all over the country. So basically you won’t get ripped off and I know that is everyones worry including me. I have used them once in the past and had a really good experience with it. They do tend to be a little expensive but not terrible by any means. You have to be careful about getting charged extra for using pots and pans and stuff like that. As long as you plan your trip out and don’t go over the allotted miles per day then you will be fine.
I have never used this option but it can be a good way to go. Houston has lot of RV dealerships. It’s actually amazing how many RV dealerships are in Houston and that they all still stay in business. I guess lots of people buy RVs and camper trailers in Houston. Not every dealership rents RV but some do so you are going to have to search and find one that does. Dealerships do tend to be a little more expensive but they maintain them all very well and you are dealing with a reputable company most of the time.
Dedicated Rental Place
Some areas will have brick and mortar businesses that only rents RVs and camper trailers. Not every city has this option but large cities usually will have something like this. I have never rented this way but from my research I have seen them have really expensive prices to really awesome prices. I guess it depends on where you are and what time of year it is. Before renting this way do your research and make sure they have good reviews and are reputable.
In Houston you have a lot of ways to rent an RV. Peer to peer is my favorite but if that does not sound good to you then you have many different options when it come to renting an RV in Houston TX. Have fun and be safe on your adventure