Going on an RV trip is an experience unlike any other.
Compared to other trips where you take flights or stay in hotels, choosing to take a camper trailer road trip you can vacation at your own pace and in comfort. Rushing to board a flight, squeezing in next to strangers, worrying about check-in times; these are things you don’t have to worry about if you rent a camper trailer.
We recommend renting a camper trailer if you’re new to RVs or if you’re uncomfortable with the thought of buying one. The RV lifestyle is growing in popularity, so renting a camper trailer is the perfect way to try out this kind of vacation.
A camper trailer rental might also be a better option for you versus a drivable RV if you don’t feel comfortable driving a large motorhome or if you want to be able to leave the trailer at camp while you use your vehicle around town.
There are different types of camper trailers, and each has qualities that could make it the right trailer for your vacation. Once you decide which one is best for your trip, the only question you’ll be asking is, “Where can I find campers for rent near me?”
Pop-Up Campers - These are very lightweight and easy to pull by almost any vehicle. They are also one of the cheaper trailers to rent. A downside is they take time and effort to set-up and tear-down. They also don’t offer much storage.
Truck Campers - Because it sits atop a truck, you can take this trailer over more rugged terrain. A drawback is if you want to explore the area in your truck, you have to either pack up the camper or remove the entire camper from the truck.
Travel Trailers - These come in all sizes, offer more storage, and include full kitchens and bathrooms. You can also easily leave the camper set up at camp while you head out to explore in your truck.
Teardrop Trailers - Technically these are travel trailers, but they are much smaller. They are easy to maneuver, lightweight, and easy to pull by many vehicles. They also might include a kitchen, bathroom, and bed. Their small size means very limited storage, however.
Fifth-Wheels - These have more storage and living space than any other type of RV. It connects to the inside bed of your truck making it easier to control and maneuver. Due to its large size, however, you will need a heavy-duty truck. Also, it might not fit at all campsites.
Toy Haulers - These come as either a travel trailer or a fifth wheel. They have living areas in the front but also have room in the back to carry “toys” like motorcycles, golf carts, four-wheelers, etc. A downside is that they are very heavy, especially when loaded.
There are a few things to consider when you’re towing a camper trailer. Turning and backing up will take practice, so take your time. You might want to look ahead at your route so you know when to expect sharp turns and overpasses.
You should also pack as lightly as possible and load the heavier items towards the front of the trailer; doing so avoids having a tail-heavy trailer that can swing unpredictably while on the road.
Outdoorsy’s RV rental marketplace
makes renting a camper trailer easy! Once you know how many people are going on the vacation and how much storage you’ll need, you can use Outdoorsy’s peer-to-peer platform to search by city, date, trailer type, and price.
Planning your vacation should be fun and hassle-free. By starting your search on Outdoorsy, you’re setting the terms of your vacation and not following anyone else’s timeline. Plus, knowing you’re saving hundreds of dollars by not spending money on flights and hotels should put your mind (and wallet) at ease.