If you are on a budget then an RV rental in Las Vegas is the way to go. Rooms can be really expensive at peak times of the year especially if there is a big fight going on or some type of special event. When all the rooms in the city are sold out then you should check out renting an RV.
You also have a number of music festivals nearby that would be ideal for renting an RV. You have Coachella and Burning Man music festivals that are just a few hours away and Las Vegas is the perfect starting point for them mainly because flights are really cheap into Vegas.
You are also really close to the Grand Canyon and other parks that are awesome to explore in an RV or travel trailer.
If you don’t own an RV and have no desire to ever own one then you of course have to rent one which in my opinion is the way to go. For renting you have a few different options:
- Peer to Peer
- Cruise America
Peer to Peer
This is my favorite option out of all them. Peer to peer RV rental is basically the same thing as AirBnb but it is for RVs instead of rooms and houses. You basically have two companies that have taken over this space just like you have Uber and Lyft. The two companies are RVShare and Outdoorsy. They are both really good reputable companies and you will not get blatantly ripped off by them. You will see some complaints out there but my experiences have been good. I mainly have experience with RVShare. Check out my review of RVShare here. Just remember you are dealing with people and some are in no hurry to rent out their RV. So my one piece of advice is dot not wait until the last minute to book one. I did and it was almost a disaster but it ended up working out for me. Again definitely check this out because it’s awesome.
I have used Cruise America once and actually had a really good experience. I used it because the whole peer to peer concept was not around yet but regardless of that I had a good experience. You are dealing with a large reputable company that has been around for a while and you will not get robbed but you do have to be careful. They do tend to be a little expensive and they will charge you for extras such as extra mileage and use of the pots and pans. As long as you have your trip very well planned out then you should be fine. The main downside in my opinion is that you are a traveling billboard for Cruise America. They have their name and phone number plastered all over the RV. Nothing screams amateur tourist like having that on your vehicle. If you’re fine with that then I say go for it if the peer to peer option does not work out for you.
The last option you have is to rent from an RV dealership. I do not have any experience with this but I have talked to enough dealerships and looked at enough websites to know that this is another good option for you. Most dealerships are reputable and have enough clout behind them where they will not run away with your money after you rent. They have a physical location so you can camp out and complain to them personally if you’re not happy. They do tend to be a little expensive but again you are renting from them because you can deal with them in person. Make sure they have good reviews and again this is another good option if the peer to peer does not work out for you or you are just plain uncomfortable with it.
You have multiple options for renting an RV or trailer in Las Vegas. Whatever your adventure is be safe and have an awesome time.