Questions You Should Ask When You Rent an RV
November 6, 2019 08:47 AM
Your adventure should begin after you rent an RV, not as you’re renting. So, there are some things to consider before renting one. It is important to anticipate what is down the road.
Questions to Ask When You Rent:
- How does the RV rental insurance policy work?
- Will they allow your pet in the RV?
- Is there 24/7 roadside assistance? How does it work?
- Will I get charged for mileage?
- What is the cancellation policy?
- What are the RV rental company charges?
- Is WiFi available?
There Are a Few Other things You Should Consider
What sort of RV is right for you? The right size and right level of comfort are critical. Be aware of your budget. Do you look for all the comforts of home or are you getting away from it all? Think about weather conditions. Driving a motorhome can be challenging in winter conditions. Where you’re headed is also important. Some locations have poor road conditions. Make sure your rental is appropriate for where you’re taking it. A regular driver’s license is usually just fine, but it is always a good idea to ask. Make sure to check your insurance policy and see that you have coverage for renting an RV. And always read the fine print. There may be hidden, or under-emphasized liabilities listed. Know your responsibilities ahead of time.
Important Questions to Ask If You Are Renting from an RV Owner:
There are companies that are set-up just like Airbnb for RV rentals! This is good for both you and the RV owner. There are motorhomes, class C’s, vans, trailers, 5th wheels for you to choose from. With websites like RVshare.com and Outdoorsy, you can communicate with the RV owner all through the booking process. You’ll have an opportunity to learn all about your RV rental, making sure it’s the right one for you and your group. Part of making sure that it is the right one includes knowing about any additional charges that might come up. Here are just some of the questions you may want to ask:
- Does your RV come with GPS?
- Are there rear and side-view cameras to assist in parking and turning your RV?
- Does the rental offer things like linens, plates, silverware, and pillows? These are must-have RV accessories!
- What does it cost, on average, to fill up the RV?
- How many miles per gallon should you expect?
- How many people does this RV accommodate comfortably?
- Does the RV have an air conditioner? This could be important depending on where you are going!
- If you are getting a big rig, aks for tips on finding the right gas stations for filling up while on the road.
With the right questions answered, and the right considerations covered ahead of time, you’ll enjoy the road ahead. If you’re thinking of a relaxing vacation and thinking of an RV rental, think Expedition Motorhomes. It’s a family vacation you will remember forever.
What Customers Say
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From Toronto, Canada. We came down to Expedition to pick up an RV for a special surfing vacation for my son here who turned 15 this week. I gotta tell ya, it’s been an awesome experience. We went up the coast to Santa Barabara and down. We had perfect sites of the beach; looking at the ocean. He got a chance to experience surfing the California way – an overall great experience. RV was just the way to go. Made it a beautiful experience for us. The people at Expedition were perfect; helped us out throughout… were very kind and generous and we just had a great vacation because of it. So I recommend anyone whose thinking about it… Definitely call Expedition. You’ll enjoy it and you won’t regret it.
We flew from Europe and rented a motor home from ExpeditionMotorHomes.com. And, it was a fantastic experience from start to end. When we arrived, we had… the staff was very friendly; taught us how to use the motor home. They had videos online you can practice with and look at. And the actual trip, the quality of the motor home was perfect. This was the first time for my family and I and it will not be the last. We will be doing this again and obviously from the same supplier because everything from start to finish was perfect.
I have rented from this company seven times in the last eight years. They do an amazing job. Most recently, I had errored on my departure date (I should have looked at the contract when they sent it to me!) and when I arrived a day early, they accommodated me. Thank you, Matt, for making a year without Martin easy! I recommend this company to anyone wanting to rent an RV. It’s so much easier than you think.
The Expedition Motorhome family took great care of our family. This is our third straight year renting trailers and RV’s from Expedition and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are a small shop with big customer service. The RV’s are in great condition on the inside and under the hood. We drive to the Tahoe area from LA every year and they make the long haul with no problems. We camped with other families who rented from other vendors and had nothing but problems. See you next year!
Was the first time we rented and RV and we had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. WE travel with the jamboree 23 ft for about 20 days around California and nevada without any problem.Everything worked the way it should. At the office Martin and Ilda where super nice and helpful with us. Definitely we are coming back!
We had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. My family and I rented an RV for a weekend camping trip, something we had never done before. The staff was extremely helpful and informative, and everything went smoothly. The RV was in great working order, very clean and great looking. We will definitely rent from the again in the future!
This was our first rental from Expedition. Everything went smoothly. They had excellent customer service from the beginning to the return. The RV we rented was in great condition, with the exception of a few minor issues. These issues didn’t cause any trouble, and I know they will have them fixed for the next renter. We are already looking forward to our next RV vacation, and we will be sure to use Expedition!