Taking RV Vacations is my new favorite pastime and renting them is a great way to get started! Today I’m going to share some of the most important things you need to know when planning your RV vacation and tips on using RVShare.com
First thing’s first, it’s important to know what type of vehicle you’re going to rent from RVshare, and important things to consider like the number of people who will be sleeping in it, driving distance budget, and what type of experience you want to have.
This RV is known as a class A! It’s the largest vehicle that you can rent. It comfortably sleeps between eight and ten people, so it’s ideal for a large group. It drives much like a bus, and you don’t need a special driver’s license to operate it. It converts to a comfortable sleeping space at night!
This is a class B van, sometimes called the camper van, conversion van, or sprinter van. It’s the most intimate way to get off the grid. They sleep one to two people comfortably but some accommodate up to four. It’s my favorite way to experience the wilderness!
This is a class C RV. It’s the most popular type of vehicle to rent! It comfortably sleeps between four and eight people, as the living spaces expand into sleeping areas. It drives much like a U-haul or other moving vans.
Another thing to consider is does your RV have a slide? A slide expands the living space when parked, and retracts when you’re driving and it doesn’t impact the way the vehicle drives at all. It opens with just the touch of a button. Items like retractable awnings, outward-facing televisions, and other creature comforts of home allow you to create additional outdoor space, making your RV vacation even better.
When we start planning RV adventures, the question is which comes first? The RV or the destination? Well, the answer is that it depends, If you have a specific date set in stone that you must travel, you might consider renting the RV first, as more and more people discover how exciting it is to travel this way and the supply becomes limited. The peak season for RVs is the summer, and holiday weekends are busy as well, so make sure you plan ahead. Destinations are limited in space and many are reducing their capacity because of COVID protocol. Make sure that you check in advance to find out what exactly is going on where you want to visit; state and national parks require reservations ahead of time, and they tend to book out early, especially during summer and holiday weekends.
When it comes to individually owned and operated campsites, each one is different and has its own set of rules, so make sure you look at those as you’re planning your trip. It’s a lot like putting together a puzzle, especially during the summer or busy holiday seasons, so advanced planning is key.
Either way, last and certainly not least, you’ve got to figure out what type of vacation experience you’re looking for. In considering this, you want to familiarize yourself with dry camping versus full RV hookups. RV hookups allow you to connect to water and power, and you’ll find these at most RV campgrounds.
If you want a more rustic experience and really want to get off the grid, “dry camping” might be just what you’re looking for. But remember, you need to bring everything with you that you think you’re going to need. Most RVs will come with a generator, and the beauty of RVshare is you can see all of the amenities that come with each vehicle on the site, so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting – no surprises.
There’s such a wide range of RV parks, from rustic campgrounds to full-blown glamping sites with amenities you wouldn’t even believe. It’s all about finding the right location and the right experience for you and your group. Additionally, there are trailers available on RVshare that can be towed behind a vehicle you might already have.
Keep in mind, the owners of the vehicles at RVshare are committed to making sure you have an outstanding experience, and believe me, as a novice RV user i’ve had a lot of questions. They’ve taken the time to answer them and get me to feel comfortable.
With this information, you now have the tools to start planning your RV vacation with RV Share! I wish you a great RV experience.
Over the past 20 years, Emily Kaufman, known as The Travel Mom, has built a loyal and engaged community of travel enthusiasts who watch her weekly on national TV shows as Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, CNN, local TV stations, and online for the latest travel news, tips, and giveaways. Emily engages the community offline as well through experiential events, including The Travel Mom Weekend Getaways. The Travel Mom is a 360-degree media brand that touches TV, digital, and experiential all in one.