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6 Tips When Renting an RV For Your Summer Getaway

Enjoy a Perfect Road Trip by Being Prepared

Summer is the best time to go on a road trip with your family. If you’re looking for an economical and memorable experience at the same time, you might want to try out renting an RV for the trip.

Driving an RV to your destination may be more comfortable than driving a car or a van, which could get pretty cramped if you’re traveling with a large group of people and bringing along a lot of stuff for the trip.

It may also save you a lot of money on hotel rentals. Moreover, driving an RV will allow you to enjoy a road trip experience that brings families and friends together.

If you don’t own an RV, you could easily rent one. However, if it is your first time renting an RV, it could be a bit more complicated than you think.


What Are the Things to Consider When Renting an RV?

You need to do six things to ensure a perfect RV experience. Here are those things:

  • Book ahead.

The summer months are considered peak times for RV rentals. Make the booking months ahead to secure your preferred RV. Don’t wait until the last minute before doing so. Otherwise, you might get disappointed when you find out that no more vehicles are available for your trip.

  • Determineyour group size and the right RV type.

Since you want your companions to be comfortable during the trip, it’s important to know how many people are coming along before deciding on a type of RV to rent. Only after finding the number of riders can you decide if you’re going to rent a motorcoach, trailer, pop-up camper, or fifth-wheel to fit your needs.

  • Pay through safe channels.

Horror stories are everywhere about clients scammed by fly-by-night or unscrupulous companies supposedly renting out RVs. Do background checks about the companies you are dealing with and make sure you are paying through safe channels so that you won’t get scammed.

  • Choose your destination.

Before deciding on your destination, pick the type of RV experience you want. Make sure it’s a place that has something for everyone. Whether you choose to go to a fully-loaded RV park, a national park, the beach or a luxury RV resort, check the amenities and activities that members of your party will have fun with.

  • Know the costs that come with the RV.

Apart from setting aside money to pay for the rental, be aware of the additional costs such as upfront deposits and insurance for your trip. There may be additional fees as well depending on the duration of your trip or your destination. Check to see if your RV rental company offers additional amenities for an additional cost and weigh the practicality of getting them for your convenience or that of your passengers. You should also factor in the fees at RV camping grounds as well as the cost of fuel.

  • Bring your food.

You will save a lot of money by bringing your food. If your RV has a refrigerator and a provision for cooking, you can store food in the ref and prepare your food instead of dining out all the time.


What Can You Do With Your Old Motor Home?

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If you’re renting an RV because your old one has given up on you, you might want to consider donating it for a good cause.

If you’re looking for worthy advocacy to support, team up with us at Kids Car Donations. When you hand over your old RV to us, we’ll use it to save the lives of seriously ill children and teens in America.

We’ll sell your vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the critical programs and services of our charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofits use the funding they get from us to deliver solutions and treatments to a wide range of medical conditions that afflict children and teens.

You’ll also benefit from your donation since it will entitle you to receive a hefty tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll also provide you with our free towing service wherever you’re making your donation within the United States.

We accept nearly all types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in good working condition.

To find out the details of our vehicle donation process, head over to our FAQs page.

If you have inquiries or concerns, feel free to give us a call at 866-634-8395 or leave us a message online.


Use Your Old RV to Save Young Lives Today

Help ailing kids in their battle against life-threatening diseases and crippling disabilities. Donating your outdated RV to us can provide so much valuable assistance to these youngsters. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our online donation form to start saving young lives now!