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Renting an RV

Try before you buy

Where to Rent

National chain outlets and local RV dealerships rent RVs, including state-of-the-art, late-model-year units. A growing number of campgrounds offer on-site RV rentals as well and peer-to-peer rentals are a fast-growing segment of the rental market.

Have the Experts Stock the RV

Most RV rental companies offer housekeeping packages (dishes, pots, pans, bed linens, etc.) for a nominal fee, or you can bring your own.

Affordability

Renting is a cost-effective way to experiment with different RV models and achieve hands-on learning before making a big purchase.

Which RV is Right For You?

RV travel provides an appealing vacation option for American families, groups of friends, outdoor enthusiasts, and couples. For those with a new interest in RVing, renting can be a cost-effective way to try RVing before you buy one. Renting allows people to experiment with different RV types, layouts, and get first-hand experience using an RV before committing to one particular model. You may realize that you need less space than you anticipated. Or that you need a unit that allows you to bring your kayaks and bikes. Or that you want a solid entertainment set up for tailgating. Whatever your reason, renting is a great way to become acquainted with multiple RV options and experiment with models that you may never have considered.

Choosing Your First RV

Unexpected Adventures

Adventure skier and climber Brody Leven and photographer Adam Clark take us through their travels in a Go RVing mini-series, Unexpected. The story chronicles their adventures in four different regions of the U.S. using four different types of RVs. For Brody, who grew up camping and being outdoors, RVing meant 50-foot motorhomes filled with people who spend time watching TV. RVing was simply not for him—until he tried it. And what he found was very unexpected. 

Unexpected Adventures

Real RVers on the Freedom of RVing

Brody Leven

It was surprising to learn the diversity of RVers. They come in all shapes, sizes, races, genders, sexual orientations, creeds and colors. Like me, they love public lands, they love to experience the outdoors, and they love finding a great campsite.

Brody Leven | RVer

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Oneika the Traveler

I love the freedom that an RV gives me as a single female traveler because I’m able to go wherever I want, whenever I want. No permission needed.

Oneika the Traveler | RVer

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Robert and Jessica Meinhoffer

It’s not just a place to park and live, but it’s a place to live outside as well. We’ve learned that this is how we find the most important things.

Robert and Jessica Meinhoffer | Lifestyle Blogger

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Brandon Palaniuk

The RV really allows us to have a home away from home. It really ups our quality of life.

Brandon Palaniuk | Bassmaster Elite Series Angler

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Class B Motorhome
Class B Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics

Class Bs offer a kitchen, seating, bathroom and place to sleep.

Class C Full Bathroom

Full Bathroom

Space is used efficiently in class B RVs and many have full wet or dry baths.

Motorized

Class B Motorhomes

Class B motorhomes, also known as camper vans, feature all the conveniences of a furnished motor home but are compact enough to make driving one as easy as your regular van or SUV.

  • Sleeps 2 to 4 people
  • Easy Parking
  • Nimble & easy to drive
  • Simple Bathroom Facilities
  • Compact kitchen
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Class C Motorhome
Class C Motorhome Cockpit and Bunk

Cockpit and Bunk

Class Cs use the cabin space above the cockpit as a loft bed.

Class C Motorhome Private Bedroom

Private bedroom

Class Cs are large enough to include a separate bedroom with a king or queen size bed, closet space, and additional storage.

class c bathroom

Full Bathroom

This type of RV is equipped with a full size dry bath with a toilet, sink, and shower or bath.

Class C Motorhome Living Area

Living area

The living area can be made larger with slide-outs for a roomy living, dining and kitchen area.

Motorhome

Class C Motorhomes

Built on an automotive van frame with a wider body section attached to the original cab, class C motorhomes are easily recognizable by the over-the-cab portion that is often an optional sleeping area.

  • Sleeps up to 8 people
  • Can tow another vehicle for side trips
  • Loft for extra sleeping space
  • Full-sized kitchen and bathroom
  • Storage
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Travel Trailer
Travel Trailer Spacious Living

Spacious Living

Travel Trailers often have large living room areas and dedicated dining and kitchen space with full size appliances and large windows for lots of natural lighting.

travel trailer bathroom

Large Bathroom

Travel trailers are large enough to offer extra storage cabinets and full size showers and bathtubs.

Travel Trailer Separate Bedroom

Separate Bedroom

Travel Trailers are large enough to offer a private bedroom, sometimes with king size beds, and additional closet and cabinet space.

travel trailer bunk bed

Bunk beds

In addition to couches and dinettes that convert to beds, some travel trailers have full sized bunk beds with additional storage space.

Towable

Travel Trailers

Travel Trailers are the most popular type of RV because they come in all shapes and sizes and can accommodate solo travelers all the way up to large families.

  • Sleeps up to 10 people
  • Extra storage
  • Full-sized bathroom and toilet
  • Large living space & separate bedroom
  • Large Entertainment Systems
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Pop Up Camper
Pop Up Camper Open-air Sides

Open-air Sides

The canvas-sided sleeping areas in pop-ups allow fresh air to breeze through the RV so the user can feel like they are sleeping outdoors without sleeping on the ground.

Pop Up Camper Transforming Furniture

Transforming Furniture

Tables and seating can be folded up and down for multiple uses such as eating, sitting, or sleeping.

Pop Up Camper Roomy interior

Roomy interior

With sides that pop out, there is plenty of space for two sleeping areas and a full dining area within the pop-up.

Towable

Pop-up Camper

Pop-up campers are designed for the RVer that wants to feel closer to nature and connected to the outdoors in a way that feels as though you are sleeping outside in the fresh air. Pop-ups offer plenty of room at the campground but are folded down to a more compact size for easy storage and travel.

  • Sleeps up to 8 people
  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy to store
  • Basic bathroom amenities
  • Open-air sleeping experience
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Teardrop Trailer
Teardrop Trailer Lounge, Cook, Sleep

Lounge, Cook, Sleep

The bench seating teardrop trailers is often used for couch space, seating for meals, and converts to a bed for sleeping. Basic kitchens are standard in teardrops.

Teardrop Trailer Roomy

Roomy

Despite their exterior appearance, there is plenty of room to stretch out, cook, and sleep.

Teardrop Trailer Sleep

Sleep

Larger teardrop trailers have a dedicated bed and sleeping area.

Towable

Teardrop Trailers

Teardrop Trailers

  • Sleeps 2-3 people
  • Light-weight, can be towed with a family car, minivan or SUV
  • Basic bathroom amenities
  • Basic kitchen amenities
  • Can be stored in a garage

Find the Right RV

Still exploring RV adventures? You can rent an RV before you decide to purchase.

Unexpected Adventures

Keep Exploring

See what adventures real RVers enjoy.