RVing was hot in 2020 — popular RV rental company Outdoorsy saw a 4,500% increase in bookings in 2020, for example. And in 2021, it may just be again: A recent survey by the RV Industry Association found that about three in 10 Americans hope to take an RV trip this year — 10% of whom have never done it before.
The appeal of RVing is obvious. You get the creature comforts of home, including a comfy bed and mini-kitchen, while out in nature. And there are plenty of RV rental options, including Outdoorsy and RVShare. Here’s what to know before you go.
Where do you rent an RV?
There are a handful of companies that offer RV, trailer and camper van rentals, which can range anywhere from $50 a night for an older trailer to upwards of $400 or more for a newer RV. Here are a few of the top-rated companies offering RV rentals:
- Outdoorsy: Travel site TripSavvy rates Outdoorsy as its No. 1 pick, and Business Insider puts it on the list of the “4 best RV rentals.” Outdoorsy is like an Airbnb for RV rentals (you’re renting from RV owners themselves), and it offers camper van and RV rentals. You can arrange pickup and delivery with the RV owner, and there are plenty of pet-friendly options. Check out RV options from Outdoorsy here.
- RVShare: This company also landed on Business Insider’s list, and it made TripSavvy’s list as the “best value” RV pick. Like Outdoorsy, its’ a peer-to-peer rental company, so you rent from individual owners, and it has pet-friendly options as well as delivery options. Check out RV options from RVShare here.
- Cruise America: This is a more traditional RV rental (you rent from the company), and TripSavvy calls it the “best traditional rental.”
Wherever you choose to rent, do you homework, checking rates, reviews (for example, on Outdoorsy and RV Share, you can see how people who also rented the RV liked it), fees and more.
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