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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Discover Thermal


In the deserts of Southern California, the community of Thermal is situated in the famed Coachella Valley. Thermal was originally established as a railroad camp and then developed into a railroad town, then into an agricultural center for Southern California. Today, visitors to Thermal can enjoy the central location of this community while exploring the various small towns that help create Southern California’s personality.

When you rent an RV in Thermal, you don’t have to worry about driving it all day every day. You can hop aboard a bus operated by SunLine Transit Agency. From the bus lines that move through Thermal, you can travel throughout Coachella Valley with ease.

When you book an RV in Riverside County, you will get to explore the stunning painted landscapes of the Southern Californian deserts, the nearby forests that serve as desert oases, and even enjoy the unique geologic formation that is the nearby salt lake. You’ll be able to fully indulge in the Southern California lifestyle in beautiful Riverside County.

The Great Outdoors

To the southeast of Thermal is the Salton Sea State Recreation Area near Mecca, CA, on the northern shores of the lake. The saline-rich lake is located right on the San Andreas Fault and is at home in the lowest elevation point of the Colorado Desert. This unique, one-of-a-kind lake is one of the largest saline lakes in the world. Visitors to this unique ecosystem can enjoy the sunny shores of the lake, swimming, and even go boating out on the water.

If you’re looking to challenge your hiking skills with some incline trails, then just to the west of town is the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Park in Palm Desert, CA. Just a short drive away with the Thermal RV rental, the park is home to two mountain ranges that provide ample opportunity to explore the varying terrain of Southern California. As you hike along the mountainous trails you will encounter a variety of stunning flora and fauna, such as brilliant red flowers, lush scrubland, and maybe even a bighorn sheep or two.

If you’re looking to experience something truly unique, then head to the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park in San Bernardino County, CA. The park is a blending of the two Californian deserts, the Mojave and Colorado. This merging of environments has created a stunning landscape that visitors can explore as they hike through the park. The more athletic visitors to the park can even try their hand at rock climbing through the various geologic features of the desert landscapes.

RV Parks

When you book an RV rental in Thermal, CA, you’ll have to make sure you book places to park your RV rental for the night. Luckily enough, there are a few places in and around Thermal that may be of interest.

Just north of Thermal is Indian Wells RV Resort. At Indian Wells, guests have access to full hookups, restroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, and an on-site library and fitness center. Not only that, but you will be treated stunning desert landscape views of Coachella Valley.

Also north of Thermal is the Village 29 RV Campground. At Village 29, you will have restroom and shower facilities, Wi-Fi, and access to nearby hiking and an on-site restaurant. You will be near the stunning Southern Californian deserts and can explore the breathtaking scenery around you.

Explore the City

When you book a motorhome rental in Thermal, be sure to set aside plenty of extra time to explore the fun and exciting Southern Californian community around you.

If you’re looking to get a true one-of-a-kind view of the Southern Californian deserts, then take advantage of one of the local hot air balloon tour companies in the area. You’ll be able to get one of the most memorable views of the Mojave and Colorado you could ever imagine.

Just to the west of Thermal is the award-winning Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, which is home to dozens of different species of animals, many of which come from desert habitats themselves. Not only will the animals from the different deserts all over the world mesmerize you, but the various desert plants and flowers that decorate the zoo will dazzle you.

If you’re looking for just a quick day hike, then head to the Coachella Valley Preserve with the Thermal camper rental. You can explore the sand dunes, try your luck at looking for some rare wildlife, and even go exploring for the different little oases that dot the landscape.

When in Thermal, be sure to treat yourself to some local Cali-Mex cuisine, which is like the lighter cousin to the heavier southern Tex-Mex. It'll be the perfect treat after a day of hiking.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Morrow Trail, CALa Quinta, CA
  • Little Painted Canyon, CAMecca Hills Wilderness, CA
  • Big Painted Canyon, CAMecca Hills Wilderness, CA
  • Rope Canyon Trail, CAMecca Hills Wilderness, CA
  • Mecca Hills Trail, CAMecca Hills Wilderness, CA
  • Ladder Canyon Trail, CAMecca Hills Wilderness, CA
  • Painted Canyon, CAMecca Hills Wilderness, CA
  • Box Canyon Road, CADesert Center, CA
  • Painted Canyon Drive, CAMecca Hills Wilderness, CA
  • Boo Hoff Trail, CALa Quinta, CA

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