What to Consider When Looking to Rent a RV by Michael Saville
There are many things you should consider when renting a RV. This will guide you through the decision making process.
When renting a RV from a provider, you are looking for reliability, affordability and dependability to begin with. But there are many other issues you will need to consider before making the final decision on which rental service will meet your needs entirely.
To start with, you will have to know exactly how long you are going to want the motor home; this begins with planning where exactly you would like to go. You will need to know this so you can work out the distance you plan to travel, how many miles you estimate you will do each day and therefore how long it will take you to get to your destination and back. Once you have worked out the minimum amount of time that you would require a RV, you should then add on a few extra days. This is not only in case of emergencies (for example, if you break down or extra unplanned-for traffic slows you down and permits you from doing your estimated number of miles that day) but also because you may decide to stay in one certain place longer than you intended or you may just want to relax and have no specific schedule that day. If you add these extra days then you don't have to panic about getting the RV back in time; this will also give you some time to fully appreciate and explore your destinations.
When deciding on which RV rental company to go with, you will first need to consider which sort of rentable motor home you would need and then decide on a provider, who can give you the best deal on this kind. Most people go with a Class C RV but there are many other varieties available; for example, Class B motor homes, which tend to be smaller, or a larger version (Class A) may be what you call for. After you have picked the style of RV you want, then you should go to each rental company and compare prices, quality and features. Then you should build a short list of the best companies and judge them on the other issues that are mentioned below.
There are many other factors that you should really consider besides the price and quality. For example, you may need to tow a car for a day trip, or bring along a pet that you can't leave behind; many companies will not be able to fulfil these requirements. You will also need to know how expensive the fuel will be and how many miles you get per gallon. It would also to wise to check if you have to buy insurance or if that's covered in the price. While on the subject of insurance, if the company provides that for you, you should also identify what exactly is covered in the insurance and how much the deductible is. You must also be aware of what the deposit for the RV is and what the deposit return policy is if for some reason you can't go ahead with your trip. If your trip will be during the summer, it would be a good idea to find out about air conditioning, and similarly find out about the heating if you plan to go during the winter. You will probably also require a generator for electronic devices, such as a television, stereo or DVD player, you should ask about the availability of these as well. You should also check exactly what is included in the price, for example, you may have to rent the generator and electrical products separately.
Michael Saville has written more articles on Recreational Vehicles. These can be found at http://www.recreational-vehicle.biz. The site provides information and advice for people looking to rent or buy an RV as well as for experienced owners in this increasingly popular activity.