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HOW TO RENT AN RV – RV RENTAL. Wondering how to rent an RV for vacation? In this video, learn the things you need to know before renting an RV for the first time. The type and size of RV you pick could have you feeling like your Camping instead of in a motorhome rental. Also, I’ll explain why renting a recreational vehicle from a place like Cruise America differs from RV Share and Outdoorsy! RENTING YOUR FIRST RV? Got questions… (1) RV Types & Sizes (2) How much to Rent an Rv? Cost / Price i.e. Rent an RV for a week (3) Where can I rent an RV?

Hey, I’m brandi, they actually call me bloggin Brandi, and this is rversity, a university for RVers. In this video, I’m going to teach you how to rent an Rv. Be sure to stay tuned until the end of the video so you can learn the best place to find your next rv and the Rv for your next vacation. Okay, let’s get started. There’s two different types of rvs that you can rant. One is gonna be a motorized unit, which is like the one that we’re in, so you can either drive up here. You can see I’m sitting on the couch or we can go to the bathroom back there. I have my fridge right here. There’s a stove and stuff. If you haven’t seen the tour of my Rv, you can check it out in the description below this video. This is a class a rv and what you call a motorhome Rv.

There’s two types of rvs and what is going to be a motorized drivable unit, and the second time is going to be a total unit, which means that you actually have to have a tow car. So in the drivable agreement, you can drive and live and the total unit you can only live, but you can bring a tow car and the advantage of having something like that means that when you get to say an rv park or a campground, you already have a car to be able to drive so you can just unhook and go. For the most part, these are the most basic types that you’re going to say are the most common types of rvs that you’re going to sit. Motorized units or motor homes as you might hear them called more often, there’s three classes that you’re going to hear about when you’re trying to rent an rv or buy an Rv.

There’s three classes that you want to know if there’s Class A, which are those really big buses that you see and they can sleep anywhere from four, six, 10 people or more depending on how big of a rig it is. Every army is going to be different, so that’s going to be your largest rv and obviously the larger, the bigger, the more luxurious, the more expensive. Then you’re going to have your class feet. We’re in the class B right now. It’s more of a van. You can have anywhere from two to four. Sometimes you’ll have people say six, but it really depends on the layout and there’s so many different floor plans. The one I’m in is made for two people specifically and the last of rv or motorized rv motor home is the Class C, so the class, see, believe it or not is actually in between the glass I invade, which is a little weird, but it’s the typical rv that you see which is that big overhang and you say, oh my gosh, that’s an rv over there.

Can you could probably sleep anywhere in there from four to maybe even 10 people, but six to eight comfortably probably, but it really depends on what unit you get. Like I said this, this drivable unit here for a class B is made for two people, but a class C could also just be made for two people. It keep in mind, just because it’s a bigger or b doesn’t mean that you can sleep more people and just because it says it sleeps, say six people just didn’t really made the deck and sleep six people on it and say for if it says six, same for because you don’t know how the beds are set up in may have bunk beds, it may not. It really just depends how do you choose the right type and size of Rv for your vacation or next trip. You got to ask yourself some questions.

Where are you going, how big is your group, and what is your budget? Now you’re going to need to do some pre planning. Always plan ahead, otherwise it can get really costly or it can leave you feeling rushed, traded and definitely not having fun on your next trip planned. First, you need to plan your drive. Second, you want to plan for when you are, when it comes to planning your drive, but you need to remember that rvs are tall and heavy and they can necessarily go everywhere. A car can go. There may be restricted roads. Narrow streets are low bridges and when it comes to planning your trip, you also want to consider how many miles you’re going to be driving and the amount of days that you’re going to be gone next. Got To make sure that you’ve planned for when you arrive. Now, that includes things like parking and sleeping.

Where are you going to sleep or you couldn’t go to an rv park. If it’s your first time rv thing, I would suggest you go to an rv park, maybe somewhere like a Koa campground because they’re very resorting and they usually have staff to amp full hookup. Do you want to understand what hookups are? Made a bunch of tutorials about that. You can check those out in the description below and your hookups or include things like your water, electricity, sewer. They may also include things like Wifi and cable, but those are the basic and if you plan on going to a camp ground or Rv Park, make sure you plan on paying that additional expense because it’s going to cost you probably somewhere between 25 up to even a hundred dollars a day at these places. And keep in mind, if you go weekly or monthly, you get a much deeper discount even if you’re not going to sustain their entire time.

It might be cheaper to do one of those rates or at least reserve it for that amount of time. Now, if you don’t want to hook up, you can always go the boondocking route or dry camping as they call it. If you haven’t heard about that, I made a video about too when you can check that out in the description below this video. But essentially you are camping without hookups and camping. The next thing that we need to do is actually pick an rv first. You want to think about things like your amenity, so how much room do you want do on slide? Now in your kitchen, do you want a stove or a mile away? Do you want a full frame?

This is a, I would say fuller size fridge. You can get a standard one for the house to also want to check and saying, do you have a full freezer? This has plenty of shelving, but some of them only have a small freezer or no freezer at all, so that’s something to keep in mind. And then is your bedroom, and this is kind of weird. My bedroom is essentially here in this slot. You can see this slides out so when we talk about slide out this slides out of the RV and this turns into a bed so right now at the couch, but you can see my bed linens up here because this folds down into a bed and some rvs also have bunk beds, so if you have children, that might be something to consider. You can also choose the option to have a full bath, full shower and know I have a sink and a toilet.

Sometimes your shower and your toilet are together and you’re saying they’re all like one this thing and that’s just not me, but for some people that works and when it comes to picking an Rv, it really depends on the number of people that are going to be traveling with you and the number of seats, the number of beds. How much room are you really going to have a budget now, how much does it cost to rent an rv? It depends on the type of Rv, how old it is, and how long you’re going to be renting it for. Now the prices can be a lot cheaper. If you rent them for say a week, I would rent an Rv for a week or a month if I wanted to get a better discount and you can get anywhere from 10 to even 50 percent off of what the daily rate is.

If you rent it for a longer period of time. Flip side, there’s actually a minimum for most of the RV rentals that you have to rent them for say, two to three days. And of course another thing to think about is when you’re renting, if you’re renting in July or August, that’s peak season for people to be traveling and going on vacations, so it’s probably going to cost you a heck of a lot more to rent an rv. So some other things that you can expect to pay in the cost of your rv. Rentals are things like a deposit insurance taxes, as far as the deposit goes, they’re going to probably ask you for a card to put for your reservation to actually reserve the RV, and then whenever you rent the Rv, they’re going to want something like a liability and damages type deposit.

This can be anywhere from three, 500 on the low range, up to a thousand dollars or more that they’re going to want to hold on your card in case something happens. Now this will normally be refunded to you. Next you’re going to think about insurance, so usually what happens is you check with your car insurance company and say, Hey, will you cover me if something happens whenever I rent this Rv, you probably want to call and find out and ask them a couple of questions and find out what all they cover and then whenever it comes time to rent the RV, they might ask you to sign some type of liability waiver saying, yes, I have my own insurance, but if your car insurance company doesn’t cover that, you’re going to want to pick up insurance from the RV facility where you’re renting and they will usually provide this somewhere in between.

I’d say 25 to $45 a day on top of the cost of your rv and then you’re going to have things like Texas, so don’t forget everywhere there are texts, so that’s going to have to be factored in is maybe something that they can tell you up front or it may be something you’re just going to have to think, okay, well I’m going to have to pay a percentage of taxes. This is a big one. Obviously they have to give you some type of mileage limit. Typically they give you about 100 to 150 miles a day when you rent the Rv, and then if you go over that, you have to pay excess fees for the additional mileage. This is Mba. You’re going to need field for driving and fuel for your fuel. Fear driving is going to be your gas or diesel that you actually put into the RV.

If you have a motorized unit to take it from one place to another, just like you would your car or if you’re towing and Rv, you’re still going to have to pay for your fuel. So you want to think about the fuel that you need in the cost of renting. Can’t really drive this thing as fast as a car. It’s kind of deadly and heavy, so I’m going to do that. I would probably stick around 55 miles an hour to 60 if you want to get the best gas mileage and just so you know, you’re probably going to get really shitty gas mileage anyway, so just expect to pay a lot at the bumps, feel free, but if you’re not clogged up at an rv park, you have to bring your resources with you. That means you’re going to have to run your generator and in my case, my generator takes lp or you might hear it referred to as propane gas.

That’s something that I have to buy in addition to the gas in days, soul that I use in the Rv to get from place to place. So it’s actual propane tank like you would have in a gas grill at your house, but it’s underneath the RV. This would power things like my ac or my microwave and then if you say, oh, well I’m not going to use those will. You might also want to consider that if you’re not plugged up in an Rv Park, you might want some hot water or you might want to hate the rv and those things are probably also going to require some profane or you’re going to need gas to cook. Of course, if you use all of the propane gas, you’re probably gonna have to refill the propane gas or at least pay or refilling it, so that’s something to consider. And then back to talking about the generator. Now the generator itself is going to need fuel to run, but they look at the hours that are on your generator. For Mine, you can see that there’s not a lot of hours.

So mine, there’s 37 point four hours. Next you’re going to want to think about your water and your waist. If you decide to hook up at an Rv Park, you’re gonna want some water, right? To be able to wash your hand or maybe take a shower and to be able to do that, you’re going to need some water so you can either fill your fresh water tank before we leave or you can get water when you get to the rv park or a campground. That’s what you call hooking up so that you can have all of your amenities. What goes in must come out, go after you’ve taken a shower, wash your hands, use the bathroom. Eventually you’re going to have to empty your holding tanks. No way that I know this are from my gauges, so I come and check these every once in a while and I say, here’s my fresh water and this is the clean water that I have on board and then this is my grey tank, which shows that it’s md and my black tank shows that it’s empty.

So that lets me know the same thing. It tells me what my battery and the propane as well, but this lets me know whether Anita to actually anti my holding tanks and you want to keep an eye on the gauges because if not it’s going to back up in your drains and you’re going to see it and it’s really not as bad as you’re saying a native video about how to dump your rv holding tanks. You can check that out in the description below this video and if you decide not to empty your tanks and bring it back full, they’re probably going to charge you the theme because nobody wants to empty your poop. Some other costs to think about when renting an rv or the number of people that you’re bringing and if you have pets, they may or may not allow pets either in the RV or say you’re going to a campground.

He might want to consider. They might have a pet fee as well as a people fee. So some places charge you by the number of people and rvs or just like houses. So are you going to be bringing your own utensils and towels or are you going to be renting them face as well as a cleaning fee? So a lot of times if you rent from a private individual, they’re going to have some type of cleaning fee to be able to clean the RV whenever you’re done and prep it and get it ready for the next person. Cleaning fees often times range anywhere from $100 to $150. It really just depends on how big the Rv is in what that owner says in their rental policy. But here’s a few tips. Not all rvs are made alive. Another tip is to make sure in plan your meals ahead and like I said, bring your utensils, your linens or towels, all of that stuff with you is going to save you money on top of the cost of renting the rv and all of the other expenses that come along with it has been always you want to find a reputable rv dealers to rent from because one, you want to think about safety and how they upkeep the RV.

Do they check the tire pressure and the engine and something on the road breaks like every time or right now my transfer inverter boxes fried, so that’s something that I have to have fixed and that sort of thing I have to think about. So if I wanted to rent my rv broken right now so I wouldn’t be able to rent it and if somebody was on a trip and that was broken or happen, I would probably have to refund them their money. So that’s something you want to consider is do they also offer any kind of emergency roadside assistance and what’s deemed an emergency so as the TV goes out or the fridge or something like that? Or are you going to get your money back? Or is that just part of the RV experiences? You’re all things to think about when you’re renting an RV and if you’re renting from a private person versus say a major dealership or of a major corporation rental agency, they might have more rvs available.

Should something happen versus an individual. If they cancel your reservation or something happens to the Rv at the last minute, you may be an ally, so now you know how to rent an Rv, but do you know where to find one and all of the right questions to ask? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with my rv rental. Roundup is my guide to help you find the perfect ride. You can check that out in the description below this video for all of the goodies and everything else that I mentioned. I’m blogging Brandi, and this is RVersity, a university for RVers. Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to subscribe and I’ll see you in the next video.