Is RV Renting the Best Option?

If you're a fan of the outdoors, but not psyched about sleeping on the ground, you'll want an RV for your next outdoor adventure. With the comforts of a kitchen and luxury of a bed, you're sure to have a relaxed camping trip.

However, the question remains, is RV renting better than buying? If the answer to this question isn't at first obvious, it's because you need ask yourself a few other questions, first:

  • How often will you use it?
  • Do you have a convenient place to store it?
  • What are your needs for the current/future trips?

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Here are a few things to consider when thinking about each of these variables.

How Often Will You Use It?

This is the first and most important question to ask when considering RV renting vs. buying.

When it comes to purchasing, you want to be sure you'll use it enough to justify the price. For some this may be a non-issue, for others it's an important consideration to make.

Another aspect to consider is whether you live in a place where the seasons dictate your outdoor adventures. If you deal with many months of snow, you likely won't be getting optimal use out of it. 

  • Rent: If you are taking a single trip or if you live in an area where seasons dictate your camping schedule.
  • Buy: If you're driving cross-country or live in a region where you can camp most months of the year.

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About the Author

Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors.

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors.

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