What Type of RV Rental is Right for You?
Debating what of camper, motorhome, or RV will best meet your rental needs? Choosing the perfect RV rental can be hard if you aren’t sure what to look for. Here is a quick overview of the different types that are available.
These large, luxurious motorhomes come with every amenity you can imagine, from full-sized kitchens to high-definition television sets. And since they’re self-powered motor coaches, you don’t need to worry about finding a tow vehicle to get you on your way. However, these bulky motorhomes might not be right for you if you want to get off the grid in tight, wild camping spaces, since they can be up to 45 feet long. They’re also one of the most expensive and fuel-inefficient types of campers.
Also known as sleeper or camper vans, these smaller RVs make up for their lack of space with a whole lot of flexibility. You can get just about anywhere you can imagine in a Class B RV, and have all the comforts of home with you while you do so! But if you’re traveling with a large family or have lots of stuff to take with you, a Class B camper might not accommodate your needs. Quarters can be pretty cramped!
The best of both worlds when it comes to self-powered motor coaches, the Class C combines all the comfort of the Class A motorhome with some of the flexibility and compactness of the Class B sleeper van. They’re slightly smaller and more fuel efficient than the big, bus-shaped rigs, but have a bit more room to roam than a camper van does!
If you have a tow-capable vehicle, a travel trailer is a great way to camp. Since they don’t have to devote any space to a motor and cockpit, you’ll get even more living room in the interior — and they’re less expensive, too.
Pop Up Trailer
This smaller kind of travel trailer is just a little bit magical. It starts as a tiny, ever-so-towable box… and then springs open into a comfortable living space with just a few cranks of a lever! Because they’re so small when they’re in towing mode, they can be pulled even by smaller vehicles, and you’ll be able to get into tighter, wilder spots. They often have canvas sides, however, so they’re not suited for camping in extreme temperatures.
The big daddy of the travel trailer world, fifth wheels offer the most living space of any kind of RV out there — sometimes as much as 500 square feet! (We’ve definitely heard of big city apartments that are smaller than that.) However, all that space does require a heavy duty tow vehicle and a special, truck-bed tow hitch attachment. So if you don’t already own a 1-ton truck, a fifth wheel might present a slightly more complicated option.
A hybrid cross between a travel trailer and a pop-up, expandable trailers are more durable than completely-canvas pop-up versions, but still offer affordability and flexibility for campers who want to immerse themselves in nature on a budget — and with a modicum of comfort.
Want to go camping, but remiss to leave home without your ATV, snowmobile, jet ski or other large “toy”? Toy haulers are the perfect option for you. These luxurious travel trailers include a large rear garage so you can bring all your extra horsepower along with you.
They might be small, but they’re mighty! Truck campers sit in the actual bed of a truck, and are therefore one of the most flexible and easily-driven RVs around. Of course, that small space doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for a big, rambunctious family, so if you’ve got small children, you may want to think twice about this setup.
Hopefully this helps you on your journey to selecting the best RV for your trip!