The state of Washington and the city of Seattle have so much to offer when it come to camping. If you are planning on doing any sort of camping then an RV rental in Seattle is the way to go. Seattle is the biggest city in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. So you have lots of options when it comes to renting an RV or camper trailer.
Seattle has a number of professional and college sports teams so that kind of tells you the size of the city. It also has a major airport so travel to and from is really easy. The only bad part is the airport is not super close to downtown Seattle but you have a number of options to getting downtown.
Seattle is surrounded awesome places to go explore and go camping. You have:
- The Whole Puget Sound Area
- Olympic National Forest
- Mt Rainier National Park
- Mt St Helens
I could go on and on with all the cool stuff to go and see that is located near Seattle.
If you are anything like me then you are sick of tent camping and want to go see everything in an RV. You have no desire to buy one so then you have to rent.
When renting an RV you have a few options:
- Peer To Peer
- Cruise America
Peer To Peer
This one is my favorite. It’s basically AirBnb but for RVs and camper trailers. It is by far the most affordable way of renting an RV or Camper Trailer. I will always choose this way first and if it does not work out then I will do the other ways. You basically have 2 companies that have taken over this space. You have RVShare and Outdoorsy. I have only used RVShare and I had a great experience renting through them. Read my RVShare review here. I have not used Outdoorsy but from everything I read it looks to be great and reputable. When renting you do have to remember that you are dealing with people so don’t wait till the last minute to book and RV and please don’t rent one that loos like it’s from 1985 because you could be asking for trouble.
I have used Cruise America before and I had a good experience. They tend to be a little more expensive than peer to peer but it is a valid way to rent an RV. You have to be careful and read everything you could get charged for and how much you could get charged for it. Such as how much per mile when you go over the allotted miles or how much to use the pots and pans etc. If you have everything well planed out and you stick to the plan then you should be fine. You also have to be aware that you will be a traveling billboard for them because they plaster Cruise America and their phone number all over it.
This is another valid way to rent an RV. Most dealerships are reputable and you usually can trust them. I have never rented from a dealership but from the research I have done I noticed that they do tend to be a little more expensive and they tend to rent out fast. You have to figure that most people will go and search for a dealership to rent from first just because they tend to be a little more trust worthy in peoples minds. So that is why the dealerships can get away with charging more.
Overall these are all solid ways of renting an RV with the peer to peer option being my favorite. Have fun and be safe as you travel around Washington in your rented RV.