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How Much Does RV Rental Cost?

 
low costPop-Up Camping Trailer: $50-$90 Per Nightaverage costClass C Motorhome: $70-$150+ Per Nighthigh costClass A Motorhome: $150-$350 Per Night
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Renting a recreational vehicle allows for a relatively low-cost and flexible vacation with family or friends, and can be a good way to experience an RV before buying one. Motorized RVs (motorhomes) typically rent for a per-night fee plus mileage charges. Non-motorized RVs rent for a flat per-night fee with no mileage charges. Longer rentals usually have a slightly lower per-night fee and there's often a minimum rental of 3-7 days.

Typical costs:

  • The most common rental is a Class C motorhome, also called a mini-motorhome. These are typically 20'-30' long, with a sleeping area over the driver's cab, and rent for $70-$150 or more a night, depending on size, season, location and amenities. Mileage fees add 25 cents to 40 cents a mile. With taxes plus fees for any extra equipment, supplies or services provided by the rental company, a Class C rental typically costs $1,000-$2,500 for seven nights and up to 700 miles. For example, CruiseAmerica.com[1] offers a 25'-27' Class C for a 700-mile, 7-night July trip out of San Francisco for $1,600-$2,100 (plus a refundable $500 damage deposit); AccessRVRental.com estimates it costs $2,360 for a 1,200-mile, 7-night June rental of a 32' Class C with two sliders from Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • A larger, more luxurious Class A motorhome typically rents for $150-$350 a night, plus 35 cents to 60 cents a mile. Class As are 21'-40' long, with all the comforts of home. Total costs can be $1,400-$3,500 or more for a week-long trip. ElMonteRV.com[2] estimates $2,200-$2,300 for a 7-night, 700-mile trip in a 34'-35' Class A in August out of Orlando, FL; and AccessRVRental.com charges slightly less than $3,000 for a 33' Class A motorhome with a slide-out for 7 nights and 700 miles in August from Jackson Hole, WY.
  • Travel trailers, which require a suitable tow vehicle, typically rent for $50-$175 a night, or $350-$1,225 weekly. RV Northwest[3] in Oregon offers a 19-foot lightweight travel trailer for $525-$745 a week and a toy hauler for $749-$896 a week.
  • Renting a pop-up camping trailer that can typically be towed behind an average family vehicle costs $50-$90 a night, or $350-$600 weekly. This is a small, box-like trailer that folds out to create a tent-like living space that can be 15'-30' long. Camper & Trailer Outlet in California charges $375-$450 a week for a 17'-25' camper trailer.
Related articles: Class A Motorhome, Class C Motorhome, Motorhome RV, RV

What should be included:
  • In most cases, driving a motorhome requires only a standard license. NewRVer.com posts RV driving tips[4] .
  • The rental is usually picked up and returned at the same place; one-way rentals require special arrangements.
  • When picking up the RV, check that it is clean, in good condition and that all equipment and appliances work properly. RoadTripAmerica explains how to examine an RV rental[5] .
Additional costs:
  • Expect to fill out a rental application and pay a deposit of $200-$600 or more, with the full amount due when picking up the motorhome. Some rental companies charge an additional $50-$100 if the RV is picked up on a weekend during peak season.
  • Class As average about 8-10 miles per gallon, with a typical fuel tank holding 100-150 gallons. At $2.50-$4 a gallon, a fill-up could cost $250-$600 and last 800-1,500 miles. Class C motorhomes average 10 mpg with fuel tanks holding 25-55 gallons; at $2.50-$4 a gallon a fill-up could cost $60-$220 and last for 250-550 miles.
  • Renters usually supply their own linens, kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies and other items. If included with the RV, it can cost $50-$100 for a basic kitchen kit, or $15-$80 or more per person for a more complete package. Some companies charge an extra $5-$50 a day for items such as a TV-DVD player, portable generator, bicycle rack, camp chairs or other extras.
  • Check whether the rented motorhome is covered under by existing automobile insurance; if not, additional insurance from the rental company can cost $15-$75 a day.
  • Campgrounds or RV parks typically cost $10-$50 a night. When making reservations, check the maximum RV size allowed.
  • If the RV is returned with the fuel tank empty, most companies charge a high price per gallon for refueling. Renters are expected to return the motorhome in clean condition and with the waste system emptied; cleaning fees can add $40-$150 or more.
Discounts:
  • Rental rates are lower in the winter months. .
Shopping for rv rental:
  • Ask for written documentation of rental rates, mileage rates and miscellaneous fees, plus details about any required security deposit and the cancellation policies. LoveTheOutdoors.com provides an overview of RV rentals[6] .
  • Two major national rental companies are CruiseAmerica[7] and ElMonteRV[8] . Search for local companies through the Recreational Vehicle Rental Association[9] .
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Posted by: Joe B in Toms river, NJ.Posted: March 29th, 2017 05:03AM
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The class C was a 2007. A white metal bracket broke on the awning above the slide. We were accused of breaking it by running the RV into something. But there was no damage to the slide or the rest of the awning. It broke because thing do break with age. The tv just palin did not work.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.cruiseamerica.com/rent/
  2.  www.elmonterv.com/
  3.  rv-northwest.com/content/rental-rates.php
  4.  www.newrver.com/howto/drive_rv.shtml
  5.  www.roadtripamerica.com/rv/Check-Out-Your-Rental-RV.htm
  6.  www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/rv/rv_rental.htm
  7.  www.cruiseamerica.com/rent/
  8.  www.elmonterv.com/
  9.  www.rvra.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=LocateDealer
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