Are you ready to get on the open road? Then a Class A RV rental might be the perfect option for you and your family. A Class A motorhome has all of the amenities you’re used to in a home, just on a smaller scale.
Class As come in all sizes, from 25 to 45 feet, and have many different layouts. No matter the size, however, they all come with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.
Class A RVs are also motorized, which means you drive the RV itself and don’t have to tow it. If you’re hesitant about towing, you won’t have to worry about that with Class A RV rentals.
A Class A motorhome can sleep two to ten people, depending on the size of the RV. There’s a bedroom in the back, and some Class A’s have an additional bedroom with bunk beds. Of course, there’s usually a convertible dinette or sofa that will create additional sleeping areas. It all depends on the layout of the Class A.
Class A RV rentals also come with either diesel or gas engines. They both have pros and cons, so you’ll have to see what works best for your trip. Below we list some of the differences between the two types of engines:
1. Diesel engines have more towing power and have a longer lifespan than gas engines.
2. Diesel RVs will cost more and maintenance will be more expensive than with a gas RV.
3. The ride will be smoother in a diesel RV and it won’t sway as much because of its air ride suspension.
4. Going up a hill in a diesel RV is safer thanks to its Jake brakes which slow down the engine.
5. Diesel RVs have the generator upfront, unlike gas RVs that have it in the back near the bedroom. This will make a difference if you’re sleeping while the generator is running.
6. Space-wise, diesel RVs have less headroom in the back of the RV while gas RVs have less room between the two front seats because of a hump known as a “doghouse.” The hump also doesn’t allow for the front seats to swivel.
If your trip isn’t that long, a gas Class A RV rental might be a better option because you’ll save on costs. However, if it’s a longer trip and comfort is more of a priority, a diesel RV might be preferable.
Buying an RV is a big commitment. If you’re not quite ready to make that leap, you can still enjoy the open road in a Class A motorhome rental.
When you rent a Class A RV versus buying one, you don’t have to worry about the large cost of an RV or making monthly payments on a loan; you just have to pay for the amount of time you’re renting.
A Class A RV rental also lets you and your family try out the RV life without fully committing to it. Renting also lets you try out different sizes and layouts of Class As so you can learn which works best, that way when it is time to buy an RV, you’ll know exactly what to get.
When you rent a Class A RV, you also don’t have to worry about maintenance and storage, which can get pretty expensive.
Class A RV rentals can vary in pricing, depending on a few factors. The location of the rental, the year and size of the model, and the season in which you wish to rent all play a role in determining the price.
On Outdoorsy, a smaller Class A RV rental can cost just over $100 a day, while bigger diesel engine Class A RV rentals can cost as much as $500 a day. Always remember, however, that you can usually negotiate a lower daily rate for long term rentals.
You can find Class A RV rentals using Outdoorsy’s RV search
to easily find local RV owners to rent from. You can search based on location, price range, and class. Once you find a Class A that you like, you can contact the owner to ask them any questions you may have or to see if you can get a lower daily rate.
So if you’re ready to hit the open road, a Class A RV rental could be the perfect option for your family. They come in a variety of sizes and layouts, so you can find the one that works best for your vacation needs. It will be the perfect home away from home!
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