What type of RV should I rent

Deciding on the best RV rental can often be a hard and drawn out task. Many factors need to be taken into consideration to ensure you are getting the best deal that is going to suit all your holiday needs.

As a general consensus, the larger the vehicle you rent, the more space, privacy and comfort it is going to offer. However, large vehicles generally end up costing the most so it becomes a matter of expense over comfort.

With the size of the vehicle in mind, you should also consider the sleeping needs of you and your family. Be wary of vehicles that claim they can sleep 5 or 6 people, as the beds are usually particularly small and 6 people can end up being an extremely tight squeeze. The needs of you and your fellow travelers should be your highest priority, so be sure to research all your options in order to find the best deal to suit you.

Some RVs feature a slide-out which increases the interior space. It slides into the body of the RV during travel and slides out when parked. For larger families or friends who want extra comfort this may be the perfect option.

Motorhomes

A motorhome rental usually contains a kitchen, sleeping areas, a bathroom and some dining facilities. They are easily distinguishable as they are usually built on a van chassis or look similar to a large, livable bus. Motorhomes can sleep from 2 to 8 people, depending on the make, and model.

Motorhomes may be divided into three classes:

Class A

Class A motorhomes are regarded as the king of the RV world. They are generally the largest and most luxury recreational vehicles and closely resemble a bus. They are the perfect option if you want to travel in style and are seeking all the comforts of home.

Class B

These motorhomes are usually the smallest and are built on a van chassis. Since they are so small, they are not very suitable for living in over an extended period, but they are ideal for couples who just want to get away for a while.

Class C

Class C motorhomes are also built on a van chassis, but are a little larger than Class B vehicles. They are distinguishable from Class B vehicles because they feature an extended section over the cab, which usually contains an extra bed. The Class C vehicle offers a nice combination of both Class A and B vehicles, making it ideal if you still want space and affordability in one.

The type of vehicle you choose is, of course, largely dependent on personal preference. However, knowing these few little extras should also help with the decision process.

The motorhome is a popular option if:

  • Your passengers want to pursue other activities, within the vehicle, while you are driving.
  • You don't want to make any bathroom stops along the way .
  • You wish to avoid difficulty and hassle in moving and setting up.
  • You wish to tow further vehicles behind your RV.

However, keep in mind that motorhomes are:

  • Generally more expensive than travel trailers.
  • Offer less living space than travel trailers.
  • Difficult to reverse/ back up if you are towing something behind them.
No matter which RV you end up deciding to hire, you are sure to have a wonderful time exploring the country on what can only be described as the trip of a lifetime.