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Rent an RV for Your Vacation


by Fran Crawford

Changing seasons usually bring to mind vacation time! Travel time! RVing time!

Get out the road atlas or google RVs... it’s time to dream about where you want to go and how you want to get there. People all around the country are making plans, packing things, plotting directions... getting ready to hit the road in a motorhome for some goooood times. Vacation time is time to break the routine of your daily living, to rest, relax, try new things, visit new places. Just get away and recharge your batteries.

The highways are dotted with recreational vehicles heading out to explore new territory, going camping, off to visit relatives or attend sporting events such as NASCAR, motorcross races or ball games or just heading for a favorite campground, fishing spot or RV park.

If you have never experienced an RV vacation it’s time you gave it a try.

Traveling by RV makes the journey as exciting as the destination. You will be in control of where you want to go, what you want to see and how long you want to be there. You will love the comfort of sleeping in the same bed each night of the trip and the convenience of not needing to lug your ‘stuff’ into and out of hotels and motels on a daily basis.

Renting an RV is a great way to get started if you have never experienced the lifestyle. Once you feel the flexibility, the freedom of RVing you will understand what it’s all about! Careful though... it’s really easy to get hooked!! But renting is also a good idea before buying.

If you are wondering how to get started here are some ideas to get you going. First attend an RV Show if there is one within reasonable access of where you live.

Here is a Calendar of RV Shows

RV shows have multiple dealers and those dealers have many types of recreational vehicles for you to see from pickup shells and campers, tent or pop-up campers, trailers for bumper hitches, fifth wheels, class B motorhomes (modified vans), class C motorhomes (on van or pick-up chassis) and class A motorhomes and diesel pushers.

Go through as many RVs as you can. Get a feel for the floor plans and placement of beds, tables, kitchen, cabinets, etc. Different makes of rigs have different layouts.

Ask questions, pick up brochures and information sheets. Be sure to ask each dealership displaying there if they rent RVs. If they do, find out their rates. Ask what kind of RVs they use for rentals? How are they equipped?

All the information you gather from an RV Show and RV dealers may be overwhelming but you will grasp the basic information. You will be able to get more details once you get a feel for the size and type of RV you want.

When you get home with the information you gathered go over it all and compare with equipment from other RV dealers and what you have located online.

Think about each RV you are considering. Is there enough storage space for what you will take along? Does it have enough sleeping places for your family? Will you be comfortable driving, or towing, the rig?

Here is a web page that will help you decide Which RV is Right for You

Renting makes choosing an RV easier because if you decide you don’t like the first one you return it anyway. And you will have a better idea of what you want and need when it comes time to rent, or buy, for your next trip. So pick out one that looks to be the most workable and have fun on your trip while you learn all about RVing.

Here is a web page with a Directory of RV Rental Compaines

Hopefully this article has given you enough information and ideas about RVs to get you started. See you on the road!

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