Why Pay For Airfare And A Hotel When You Can Rent An RV?

Rent An RV On Your Next Vacation

If you’ve seen the movie RV, you know just how much an RV trip can bring a family closer together. Okay, maybe you don’t want to experience ALL of the things Robin Williams did, but the good parts sure seem enticing don’t they? Maybe you should rent an RV for your next vacation. You can probably do it a lot easier and for a lot less than you think.

How Much Does It Cost?

That’s the first question my wife asked when I told her I wanted to rent an RV for our next family vacation. Luckily, I had done my research and was able to win the battle on this argument. The RV I wanted to rent would cost us about $170 a day plus gas. Okay, that may sound like a lot, but when you figure that airfare is usually at least a few hundred and the hotels my wife picks out are normally a minimum of $250 to $300 a night, $170 sounds like a deal.

Where In the World Do You Rent One?

That was the next question on my wife’s list. Luckily, there’s an RV rental place less than an hour away from us. In fact, there’s an RV rental facility in almost every state so if you want to rent an RV, there’s likely to be a rental operation located somewhere nearby.

What about the Amenities?

This is where I ran into a problem. To my wife, amenities are a hot tub, spa treatments, a nice indoor swimming pool, room service, etc. Here is how I won this battle. I explained to my wife that I have always loved to camp. LOVED IT! Then, when we got married, I said goodbye to camping life. However, renting an RV would be a nice compromise. She wouldn’t have to sleep on the ground in a canvas tent and I wouldn’t have to deal with fou-fou hotel life. I’m sure many of you men (and even some of you women) can feel my pain here. Finally, she relented and we made reservations to rent an RV.

The Bottom Line

If you like to drive, you love roadside scenery and the idea of roughing it is appealing, but you don’t want to rough it too much, renting an RV may be the ideal vacation for you. Renting an RV is a heck of a lot cheaper than buying one and you may find that your overall vacation expense is much, much cheaper.

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