Everything You Need to Know to Rent an RV + 5 Places to Rent One
Traveling and even living in a recreational vehicle (RV) has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Read on for an overview of everything you need to know to rent an RV.
1. Drivable (Motorhomes) The first type of RV is drivable, more commonly known as motorhomes. There are three different classes of drivable RVs: Class A, B, and C.
Types of RVs
A Class A motorhome is the largest drivable RV. They resemble a bus and are typically 30 to 40 feet long. They are also considered top-of-the-line amongst RVs and typically feature full bathrooms, entertainment centers, and spacious living areas.
Class B motorhomes are more commonly known as van campers because these RVs are built on a van chassis with a raised roof. Class Bs are typically the smallest drivable RV but still have a bathroom, convertible bed, and basic kitchen necessities.
The Class C motorhome is what most think of when they think of a drivable RV. These motorhomes fall between Class B and A in terms of space and size. Typically, they build them on a truck chassis with a cab overhang.
In addition to drivable RVs, there are several options for towable RVs that will require the use of a truck or SUV.
Fifth wheels are the largest of the towable RVs and can range from 25 to 45 feet. There is a vast range of styles and floorplans, but most feature multiple slide-outs and bi-level living space with full kitchens and bathrooms.
Travel trailers are the most popular RV option, combining affordability and flexibility. They range from 10 to 35 feet, have almost unlimited layout and amenity options, and can be towed by a range of vehicles depending on size.
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