Small RV Rental
Many people are tempted by the thought of an RV holiday but are put off by the belief that an RV is huge and cumbersome to drive.
The reality of the situation is much different; there is a range of different types of RVs for rent.
This is where RV rental provides the intrepid vacationer with a range of options with which to experiment. Why not try a few long weekend style trips and rent a different size and style of RV for each trip. This is a great way to investigate and learn which type of vehicle best suits your needs.
What Are The Different Classes Of Vehicles
As with anything in life, it is important to educate yourself on the different types of vehicles in order to make an informed decision. Generally speaking, RVs are put into three different classifications. Click Here
Class A Motorhomes
These vehicles are the top of the pile; they exude luxury and are what most people imagine when they think of large American style RVs. The main benefits of this type of rental are the luxury interior, the large amount of storage space, and dependent on the vehicle itself, the possibility of sleeping up to twelve people. The downside is the poor fuel economy (between 8 to 10 miles per gallon) and the fact that this is a large, cumbersome vehicle to drive.
Class B Motorhomes / Camper Vans
Class B Motorhomes are much more like a large style van and are often called camper vans or compact RV by the general public. They usually come complete with a small but useable kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Generally speaking, the toilet and shower are combined into one area. If you are interested in a small RV to rent, then Class B RV rentals are the category you need to focus on.
They are the perfect choice for a first RV rental experience, as they are easy to drive, economical, and perhaps most importantly of all, easy to park.
In our experience, most people have the biggest issue when hiring an RV for the first time is mastering the skill of parking it. At CampervanHire.com, we have a huge range of Class B Motorhomes to choose from, and our staff are all RV enthusiasts. We will be delighted to discuss each vehicle’s benefits and help you choose the most appropriate compact RV for your needs.
Class C Motorhomes
Built on a truck chassis, the Class C motorhome has more in common with a Class A than with the Class B campervan type.
Outdoorsy describe these vehicles as the ‘Not-as-Big-Guys’ and they tend to come in at between 20 and 33 feet in length.
A Class C is easy to drive but the living and sleeping space is more restricted (though still roomy compared to a Class B). They normally include an extendable section of living area which can be pulled out at the destination. Sleeping quarters are often at the back of the vehicle or over the cab, giving them a distinctive shape.
Folding Trailers and
Pop Up Camper Rental
Also known as pop up campers or folding campers, folding trailers can be towed by a normal car using a standard hitch.
When you arrive at your destination, the trailer is folded out to reveal a screened, caravan-style living space.
Most folding trailers will include double beds, a sink, cooking hobs and a small dining area. Larger versions may also add in a toilet and shower.
How Much Should I Expect To Pay To Rent A Small RV?
The price of an RV rental can vary due to a range of different reasons, including the size, and age of the vehicle, the classification, the season, and the length of the rental. It is also important to make sure that there are no hidden expenses. At Campervanhire.com, everything is included in the price you pay. There is no need to worry about setup fees, cleaning fees, or insurance; the price you are quoted is the price you will pay.
How Much is a Small RV Rental?
On average, you should expect to pay:
- $100-$200/night (£75 to £150 per night for a Class B RV (10+ years or older)
- $200-$350/night (£150 – £225 (newer).
What Advice Would You Give To Anyone Embarking On Their First RV Rental Trip?
Book Well In Advance – The most important piece of advice we would give anyone contemplating renting a small RV for the first time is to book well in advance. The popularity of RV rentals has exploded in recent years, and particularly during busier periods, demand will exceed supply. To avoid disappointment, make sure you book well in advance, and once you have secured your RV, then go a step further, plan your route and book the sites where you want to stay.
Consider Your Sleeping Arrangements – Make sure you understand the sleeping arrangements for the vehicle you choose. One of the most common mistakes people make when renting a small RV for the first time is assuming that because the brochure says it sleeps four people that there are four beds. In many cases, RV beds are hidden or may be convertible, so it is important to understand this. If the seats have to be changed into a bed for the kids, you may not have anywhere to sit and relax as adults, once the kids are in bed.
Always Secure Your Items Before Setting Off on A Trip – Another gotcha for anyone on their first RV holiday is underestimating how easily the contents of an RV can shift when driving down the road. The best way to prevent any accidents or potential breakages is to ensure that you have secured everything properly before driving away. Remove everything from the counters and tables, ensure all your cabinets are latched and stow away all loose items such as shoes, cutlery, and crockery. Compact RV’s have plenty of clever storage to stow away your belongings.
Make Sure You Know What Type Of Mileage To Expect
The only real variable that you need to factor into the cost of your vacation is your fuel expenses. Make sure to ask or research what kind of mileage to expect from your small RV hire. Obviously, if you anticipate driving hundreds of miles, then this will need to be factored into your budget so you don’t get an unwelcome surprise. This is a distinct advantage of a compact RV, as the fuel costs will be less.
Campervanhire.com is one of the leading providers of RV for rent, and we have achieved this due to our passion for customer service and our enthusiasm for RV hire in general. Many of the staff are RV owners in a private capacity and are passionate about introducing new people to the delights of an RV rental. We are always keen to answer any questions or to provide advice and guidance, so feel free to contact us at any time. There is no such thing as a silly question; we were all beginners at one time.
Why Rent a Small RV
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Types of Small RVs
There are four main types of small RVs:
- Camper Vans
- Travel Trailers
- Pop-up Campers
- Truck Campers
Which of these is best for you? Search Here find out!