If you really want to enjoy Reno and especially the surrounding areas then an RV Rental in Reno is the way to go. Granted Reno itself has a lot of hotels and places to stay but you have some amazing places that are really close to it. But if you want to rent an RV and stay in Reno you can do that also.
Reno is probably the closest major city to Burning Man Music Festival. And to really enjoy that show you have to camp. You can either camp in a tent or you can rent an RV for Burning Man. I would recommend renting an RV or camper trailer because it is way more comfortable to sleep in a bed and have your own bathroom.
You are also really close to Lake Tahoe which is beautiful in both the summer and winter. No matter what the season is you can enjoy Tahoe. In Summer you have the lake and the Winter you have the mountains. Reno is also really close to Yosemite National Park and again who wants to camp in a tent when you can drive and explore the whole park in an RV and at the end of the day you can rest in a comfort after hiking up Half Dome or exploring some awesome waterfalls.
For renting an RV you have a few different options:
- Peer to Peer
- Cruise America
- Speciality Place
Peer To Peer
Out of all the options this one is now my favorite one and one I recommend you check out first. How it works is you have an RV owner that wants to rent their RV and you have a person that wants to rent an RV for the weekend. In the past people have gone to Craigslist to meet each other but as most people know Craigslist can’t always be trusted and who knows what the condition the RV is in or what type of renter you will get. So you have two companies that will list peoples RV to rent and then all what someone has to do is put in where they want to rent an RV. Then a RV in or near that location will appear with pricing per night. Plus you have insurance through these companies so when an accident happens you are covered. The two main companies are RVShare and Outdoorsy. I have used RVShare and had a really good experience with them. Read my RVShare review here. I have also heard really good stuff about Outdoorsy. I would recommend you check both out. You still have to remember that you are dealing with people on the other end and not a company so don’t wait till the last minute to book. Look to see if they have positive reviews and don’t rent an RV that looks like it has been put through the ringer.
Another good option is to utilize Cruise America. They have been around for a while and have a good reputation. They do usually cost a little more than peer to peer but you are renting from a reputable company that in most cases will take care of you if something major happens. Just make sure you read all the agreements and know exactly what you are getting into. They will charge you a lot if you go over the allotted miles and if you use extras in the RV. As long as you have a plan and stick to it you should be just fine. Also I have to warn you that they will have their name and phone number plastered all over it.
There is a lot of RV dealerships that rent out a portion of their RVs. Not every dealership does this so you will have to do some research and find out which ones do. I have never rented one this way and I am not against doing it this way. They do tend to be a bit more expensive but you are usually renting from a reputable company that in most cases will take care of you. Do your research and make sure they have good reviews and that the prices are somewhat reasonable. But if it is a busy weekend or a big event going on like Burning Man they will rent our very fast. Again do not wait till the last minute to rent one.
You have many different options when renting an RV in Reno NV. Whatever you end up doing have a good time and be safe.