If you’re thinking about renting an RV for an upcoming trip, how do you know which RV rental to choose? There are a lot of different RV types and classes out there which can make it difficult to choose the perfect one. 

In order to choose the best RV rental for you, your family, and your trip, you’ll need to ask yourself what you need for your trip and what you expect from your trip. 

Let’s dive deeper into the kind of questions you need to ask yourself that will determine which RV rental is right for you.

What Kind of Trip Is It?

Knowing what kind of trip you are taking will help you choose among the best RV rentals out there. The size and style of the RV you choose will depend on how long your trip is, where you’re going, and what you plan on doing. If you’re going on a simple weekend camping trip, a travel trailer will work out just fine. If you’re planning a trip with a bit more luxury in mind, a Class A RV or fifth wheel might be more your speed. Once you’ve figured out what type of trip you want to experience, you’ll be able to start the renting process.

How Much Space Do You Need?

Since you’re choosing to travel by RV, you likely know that cars offer no space at all and that space is important on an RV road trip. So, how much space do you want for your trip? Simple travel trailers are good for one to two people, while Class A RVs and fifth wheels give you more space for more people. These RVs also give you way more space to bring all the fun stuff from home on your trip. Toy haulers, meanwhile, are perfect for the outdoorsy folks who want to explore the local spots with their ATVs, motorbikes, and golf carts. 

Who’s Joining You?

Size matters when it comes to RV rentals, especially if you’re bringing the whole family. You might do just fine in a travel trailer or Class C RV if it’s just you and one other person. If you’re planning on bringing 4 or more people, though, consider renting a Class A or a Class C. These RVs offer more space for sleeping, hanging out, and storage for all the supplies you need on the road. 

Can You Tow?

If you are considering renting a travel trailer that needs to be towed, you need to have access to a vehicle that is capable of towing these types of RVs. If you don’t have a capable pickup or SUV, you can always opt for a Class A RV. This can also work if you can’t or don’t want to tow a trailer. Since a Class A RV is drivable, it’s often the preferred RV rental for beginners. 

Who Is Driving?

Choosing to rent an RV means choosing who will be driving later on. Will you be the one driving? Do you have experience with driving or towing RVs? Are you comfortable driving a big Class A RV on winding country roads? If you’re traveling alone, then you have no choice, but if you have capable adults traveling with you, you can share driving responsibilities. 

Staying in One Place?

If you’re planning on parking your RV in one place for longer than a week, renting a travel trailer or a Class C will come in handy. Being able to unhitch your vehicle from the RV will help the RV feel more like a home that you can travel to and from. Plus, it’s much easier to park a pickup or SUV at the grocery store.

What’s Your Budget?

How much you are willing to spend to rent an RV will likely play the biggest role in determining which RV you end up choosing. RVs are not inexpensive undertakings, even for a simple weekend camping trip. 

The amenities and fancy gadgets that an RV has will determine the amount of money you spend. On the other hand, if things are tight, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Choose Travelcamp

If you’re ready to go on that road trip across the country or just to take that weekend camping trip, Travelcamp is the place to go. Here, we have a wide selection of RV rentals that will be the perfect fit for you and your family. Check out our selection today and get that much closer to the trip of a lifetime.