Renting an RV

Things You Need to Know

Renting an RV is one of the best ways to explore the United States. If you are planning to rent an RV the following are things you need to know:

Choosing the Size and Type of RV

There are several different RV types. The larger the unit, the more space, privacy and comfort it will afford its guests. If you are planning to stay at one place for a long time and would like some luxury it would be a good idea to rent a Fifth Wheel. This will enable you to park your trailer and have the ability to use the truck for daily excursions. If you are planning to move around or drive on rougher roads, a smaller camper would be a great choice. Your decision will depend on how many people are traveling, where you will be going and also your budget. Take your time deciding, because your choice may make your vacation the most memorable ever or you will be so miserable you will never want to look at another RV again. Once you know which unit you would like to rent, visit us and check out the camper to make sure it will meet your expectations.

Reserving Early

If you are traveling during high season and you know which RV or trailer you would like to rent, it is a good idea to book your RV early. You will be able to secure the RV you want.

Basic Set Up

When you are going over the RV features and basic set up, make sure you are familiar with the leveling system and gauges. Gate valves for emptying grey and black tanks should be closed all the way. You don’t want to be splashed by a bit of sewage when the dust cap is taken off. Adjust mirrors to needed position. Make sure everything is in proper working condition.


Making sure of insurance coverage is a good idea and will help ease any concerns about driving an expensive trailer.

Being Safe on the Road

Pick up your RV early. Drive it around a few blocks and test all the features yourself. If you come across a rare unexpected problem the mechanics may have missed, you will still have time to have it corrected before starting out, instead of finding out 300 miles into your trip.

Campgrounds and RV Parks

Canadian and US campgrounds offer camp sites ranging from back-to-nature basics in a wilderness setting, full facility campgrounds for RVs, quiet scenic camping sites, or RV parks with full resort facilities and amenities for families with children. When selecting an RV campground, it is important to plan ahead. Otherwise, you could arrive at your destination, only to find no place to stay. During peak season it is rare to find a campground without reserving. It is a good idea to purchase a couple of campground guides. They will give you information about fees and facilities.

Alternative Transportation

It may be enough to pack a couple of bicycles, there are foldable bikes on the market that are comparable to regular bikes. They are easy to store and fun to ride. A lot of experienced travelers bring along a small motorized scooter. Enjoyment of your vacation may depend on how you handle transportation needs once you park at a campground or RV park.

Secure your Load

Make sure everything in your trailer is put away in cabinets and whatever is not in cabinets is safely tied down so it can’t move. Checking the fridge is a good idea to make sure there is nothing that will spill or be thrown around during the trip. You wouldn’t want to get to your destination and find a fridge full of broken eggs or spilled milk. Not a fun way to start your trip.

Happy Travels!!

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