Recreational Vehicles or RVs are motor homes. They are automobiles equipped with all the amenities found in your own home. One of the reasons why people shy away from taking vacations is because they don’t want to leave the comfort of their homes. But now with the use of an RV you can take your home with you on your vacation. These mobile homes typically come equipped with a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and a living room. RVs help reduce the fatigue to long travel and make the journey as enjoyable as the destination.
There are many types of RVs – Class A, B, and C motor home, Bus Conversion, Diesel Pusher, Truck Camper, Popup Camper, Travel Trailer, Teardrop Trailer, Hybrid Trailer, Fifth Wheel Trailer, Park Model, Toterhome and Toy Hauler. A Class A motor home has a commercial truck chassis. It also has slide-outs that allow for a lot more room. The Bus Conversion is when a passenger bus is converted into an RV. It is the largest type of RV available. A Diesel Pusher is just a Class A motor home with a diesel engine. The trailer type RV is basically a separate unit that needs to be towed by another vehicle like a van or a pick-up truck. Sometimes the trailer is also seen being towed by a motorcycle, for example, Teardrop Trailer. A trailer is also known as a Caravan.
Renting an RV can be a little stressful if you try to do so without a clear idea as to your wants and needs. You can end up with a total dud. There are a few guidelines you can follow to make sure you get the best deal possible.
The first thing to take into consideration is the rental agency. You must choose an agency that is reputed for its quality and service. The agency deals with travelers all the time so they can help you with the choosing process too. When you decide on renting an RV you have done so for its amenities. So make a list of amenities that are most important to you. This will prove useful to short-list when you are surrounded by RVs. Always get an RV whose amenities match your list the most. It’s your vacation, why should you have to compromise? The next thing to keep in mind is that RVs come in many varying sizes. So, you need to pick an RV that is just the right size to accommodate the number of people in your group. Another really important feature is insurance. When renting an RV, the agency will offer insurance for a fairly nominal cost. It is always to your advantage to take the insurance, to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. If you plan your vacation well in advance, there may be a number of deals and discounts available too.
Once you have rented your RV, remember to flip through the manual and take it out on a dry run so that you get comfortable with it. It will help to make your trip safer, better and whole lot more fun. Comfort is the integral part of taking an RV on a vacation so never compromise on that.