Going on a road trip with family and friends sure is fun, especially when you travel by RV. In fact, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the number of households who owns an RV has reached 8.9 million. But just because you don’t own an RV doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to travel in a comfortable and cost-effective way. These days, you also have the option of renting RVs. However, before you choose a company to to rent an RV from, you need to make sure to ask the necessary questions. Here is the list of questions you should ask before renting an RV:
- What kind of RV should I rent?
You should know that there are different kinds of RVs available. For example, there is the Class C that is built on the chassis of the truck. At the front, it looks quite similar to that of a pickup truck, and it has a bed loft located just above the driver’s seat. On the other hand, the Class A RV looks more like a bus, which offers more space.
- How many of you would be joining the road trip?
Before you even contact an RV Rental company, determine the number of people who will be joining you on your road trip. Perhaps, you may want to bring your kids, parents, and even grandparents with you. By asking this question, you will be able to know how much space you need your rented RV to have.
- How big is your budget?
Prior to your RV vacation, you should set a budget. After all, the rent for the RV is not the only expense that you will need to pay for. You will also need to pay for the food, attractions, and often even for parking. You should also bring some emergency cash with you. Setting a budget will help to determine how much it will cost for you to fill up the RV with enough fuel. After having a rough estimate of the entire cost, look for an RV that you can still rent within your remaining budget.
- Do you need to get insurance?
Although just having your driver’s license will do, it would still be best for you to purchase auto insurance. On the other hand, most RV rental companies out there offer 24-hours roadside assistance, keeping you safe during the entire time that you are on the road.
- What are the things that you need and want?
Although for some, simply having a bathroom and kitchen in the RV will do, there are also those who will want to experience more luxury during their road trip. Make a list of the things that you need and want for your RV vacation. Perhaps, it may include a TV set, refrigerator, sofa, speaker, A/C units, bedroom, DVD player, and more. You may also want to consider whether the RV has a GPS to help you in navigating the road or rear and sideview mirrors to assist you in parking it.
By asking these questions before you rent an RV, you will have a stress-free and worry-free road trip experience with your loved ones. This will also ensure that you are knowledgeable about all of the particulars of the RV rental process. Make sure to develop a rapport with your RV dealer so that he or she can openly and honestly answer all of these questions for you before you decide to rent an RV.