6/30/2023  RVPostings

Renting an RV will expose you to a new world of exploration and adventure. It offers you freedom and flexibility to enjoy your journey that can not be found in any other means of transportation. An RV is more than just a means of transportation. It's a lifestyle that has perfectly balanced comfort, flexibility, and travel.

An RV rental is an excellent choice for an adventurous holiday for you and your family. This blog will explore everything you should know before renting your first RV. Here are some points to remember to get the best out of your RV rental.

Know the Different RV Types.

The first thing you must know when renting an RV is that it comes in different shapes and sizes. The various features and amenities of the models can help determine their appropriateness for your trip. There are broadly two types of RVs: drivable RVs (motorhomes) and towable RVs (trailers)


These are further classified into three types.

Class A:

They are the biggest available, and they look similar to coach buses. They are usually around 21–41+ feet in length. They are the closest thing to taking your home with you on the road. These motorhomes are typically luxurious and offer many modern features you can find in homes. If you have a large group and require a lot of space, the Class A motorhome may be more fitting to your needs. Driving this motorhome for the first time could be difficult and unfamiliar if you've never handled a big rig.

Class B:

They are the smallest of the motorhomes and are also known as campervans. They are easier to maneuver because of their size. A Class B rental is more suitable for a solo camper or a couple who does not need much space.

Class C

Class C motorhomes are considered medium-sized. They are somewhere between the two other classes in size. They feature multiple sleeping spaces and might better serve a small group of friends or a small family. Class C rental is popular cause they are moderate-sized yet offer many features that make travel comfortable and enjoyable.

Towable RVs

As the name implies, Towable RV is the general name used to refer to all RVs meant to be towed by an SUV or pickup truck. They include fifth wheels, popup campers, toy haulers, travel trailers, and many more. The different types differ in size and features. When opting for an RV trailer rental, make sure to evaluate the towing capacity of your tow vehicle to ensure it can handle the combined weight of the loaded trailer and passengers.

RVs come in different sizes and designs. Understanding their features and amenities will help you decide on the right RV for you.

Choosing Your RV — The Newer the Better

After getting familiar with the available RV, you should pick the RV that best serves your travel needs. A small group of campers may go for an RV camper rental instead of the larger fifth-wheel or luxurious Class A motorhome. When choosing an RV, keep your route and destination in mind. Research for low clearance that you may be unable to drive under. Also, plan for parking space. Not all areas accommodate RVs.

The rule of thumb when renting an RV is– the newer, the better. Sure, an older RV may cost less, but you won't want to risk it acting up on the way. Think about the huge cost of repair you will have to shell out, and the time you'll have to wait. Newer RVs come with greater peace of mind; it's less likely to develop faults.

Plan Ahead

Plan everything well ahead of time, from your route to what you’ll need on the road and at the destination to your campground. If you don’t, you could end up scrambling to put everything together at the last minute or when you arrive at your destination. Unless you’re planning to boondock, rent your campsite and hookups before getting to your destination.

How much you need to plan your route cannot be stressed enough. If you're renting an RV for the first time, chances are that you've never driven one before. Low clearances can turn your adventure into a disaster. Also, take a paper map in addition to your phone's GPS. Just to be doubly sure of your route.

Pack With Space in Mind

Do not overload the RV. Pack what you need and can't buy or rent on your way or at your destination. Your choice of RV determines how much storage space you have. If you opt for long-term RV rentals, you may want a bigger rig with a dry shower, a kitchen, and other necessities for long travel time.

For a stress-free journey, limit your luggage and extra items to what you can store correctly. It won’t do for your living space to be clustered with items. Also, know your RV weight capacity. The Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR) specify the total load an RV can carry. So even if you have space, you will want to stay within that number.

Get to Know Your Rental Ride

Before heading off, get to know the RV's dimensions; height, width, weight, and length. These larger vehicles are quite different from your typical car or truck, so you must become familiar with handling the RV before putting it on the road. Although you won't typically require a special license to drive, as most RVs are under the 26,000 lbs vehicle weight limit on highways in most states, handling an RV takes practice.

Often, RV drivers forget just how tall their rigs are when passing under a bridge or at service stations. RV steer a lot differently from regular cars, so turning and parking may be tricky. Practice as much as you can before hitting the road.


Most auto insurance policies provide coverage for RV rentals, but you need to check what protection they offer and to what extent in case anything goes wrong. You can also consult your RV rental company on the insurance they offer.


There is a whole exciting world out there for you to explore. Renting an RV offers you the ultimate road trip dream. You get to enjoy the comfort and convenience of a home while immersing yourself in nature’s beauty. Traveling in an RV is adventuring on a home with wheels. RVPostings have a wide range of RVs you can choose from in any location that suits you.

RV rental is an excellent choice for your next trip, and once you’re familiar with all you should know about RV travel, you’re ready to enjoy the unique comfort of the RV lifestyle.