5 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a RV

Are you looking to rent a RV but don’t know what to choose?  Booking a RV rental may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be!  We have complied the answers to the most common questions renters have when choosing a RV for their trip.

What Type of RV Should I Rent?

There are several different types of RV’s available.  You want to determine what will work best for your family and the trip you will be taking.  The first thing to consider is do you have a tow vehicle?  If so, what is the towing capacity?  This can determine the size/weight of the camper you can tow.  When you do not have a tow vehicle or do not want to tow yourself you can choose a otravel trailer to be delivered to your location.  D0 plan on taking a trip that will be a long distance with multiple stops?  You may want to consider renting a driveable RV or towing a camper yourself.

Travel Trailer

A travel trailer is made to tow behind a SUV, van, or truck using a hitch.  Travel trailers include all of the comforts of a house.

Class A

Generally the largest and most luxurious type of RV. Separate master bedroom and plenty of cargo storage.

Class C

Mid sized RV intended for larger families or groups. Extra sleeping quarters or storage above drivers cab.

Who Can Travel In a RV?

A RV can be great for any age!  Take into account how many people will be traveling and make sure the camper you are looking at has the appropriate amount of beds.

When children are traveling with you and you are renting a motorhome, you will also want to consider that there will be enough lap belts to secure the appropriate child safety restraints.

If you want to bring your pets along, make sure to be honest and let the RV rental agency know you will be traveling with pets. The Camper Connection allows pets in most of our rental units. There may be an addtional one time cleaning fee for pets.

Is Special Training Required?

No, a special CDL license is not required for most states to drive a motorhome or to tow a trailer.  If you have never driven or operated a RV there is no need to worry.  The Camper Connection staff provides you with a complete walkthrough at the time of delivery/pickup including:

  • Campground set-up
  • Using the RV
  • RV driving techniques
  • RV accessories
  • RV safety features

Renters through The Camper Connection also have access to roadside assistance and 24/7 support from certified RV technicians.  Learn more about this program here.

What is Included with a Rental?

It is important to pay attention what comes with a renal unit.  All rentals through The Camper Connection come with the following:

  • Full tank of propane (used for cooking and heating if needed)
  • Air conditioning
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Toilet paper, septic tabs
  • Driveable RV’s 150 miles included per night. Additional miles are charged at $ .39 per mile.
  • For Driveable RV’s 2 free hours of generator use for each night it is rented.

Some branches offer additional addon’s such as generators, linens, movie packages, bike rack and campers package.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, just ask, we would be happy to help!

What Protection Options Are Available?

The Camper Connection offers 3 different types of coverage which range from $30-$55 per night it is rented. Coverage options include such things as road side assistance, liability, physical damage coverage, and windshield repair.  We also offer additional coverage for trip protection and interior damage protection. 

Ready to plan your adventure?  Find the nearest branch here or contact our customer service line 269-205-3349.

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