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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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Watchung is a small borough located on the outskirts of Newark in New Jersey. When you're considering an RV rental in Watchung, you'll find the town to be close to big cities, as Newark and New York are within easy driving distance. Travelers will also be close to many nature reserves, giving visitors the right balance between the city and the outdoors.

The word "watchung" means "high hills" and the town was named this by local Native Americans. A local legend surrounds this tribe which states that when the Dutch settled in the area, they fought with the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans in the region. One battle led to the capture of a Dutch captain, who was released after a tribal princess traveling with the Dutch agreed to marry the chief of the Lenni-Lenape tribe. As a result, the Dutch became allies with the Native Americans and settled the area. This rich history coupled with its access to some great natural and human-made sights makes having an RV rental in Watchung, NJ a unique experience.

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The Great Outdoors

Despite being so close to one of the most densely populated areas in the country, Watchung is close to some great natural wonders. One nearby is the Watchung Reservation. Closer to the city of Summit than Watchung, this reservation is the largest nature reserve in Union County. This park has plenty of trails for avid hikers, with different lengths ranging from under a mile to over 10 miles long. There is also an abandoned historical village called Feltville to explore in the park if you're feeling adventurous.

There are numerous reservations scattered around the counties surrounding Newark and another you might want to consider visiting when you book an RV in Watchung is South Mountain Reservation. This reservation is a great place to walk your pup or enjoy a hike, as you pass by streams and ponds under the shade of tall hardwood trees. The park is located within the Watchung Mountains, meaning there are plenty of steep hills to enjoy panoramic views from when you rent an RV in Watchung.

If you're looking for a bigger park to explore with the Watchung RV rental, you might want to consider a stop at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Located under 30 miles from Manhattan, this nature reserve contains a varied environment due to its size. The refuge is a protected area for over 200 species of birds as well as other wildlife, including turtles and foxes. There are also lots of activities for visitors, including deer hunting and environmental education classes to help preserve the park.

RV Parks

There a few campgrounds where you can stay with the RV rental from Watchung. If you're looking for something in the heart of Newark, then consider Liberty Harbor RV Resort in Jersey City. This campground offers roughly 70 paved or gravel sites complete with water and electrical hookups. All sites are back-in and provide room for slide-outs. Uniquely, campers will have a view of the Manhattan skyline when staying here, and this campground could be ideal if you're looking for easy access to New York City.

Another campground to consider when you book a camper rental in Watchung is FLA-Net Park near the small town of Flanders. This park offers gravel sites, most of which come with full hookups. There are also pull-through sites as well as space for slide-outs. There is also a fire pit at every campsite and plenty of on-site recreation, including a swimming pool.

Exploring the City

With two huge cities on your doorstep, there's plenty to do when you rent an RV in Watchung. All the essentials such as groceries and gas can be found in Watchung, while anything else can be found in Newark, which is under 30 miles away. If you want to experience a slice of American history, then you should visit the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Visitors can tour the home of famous inventor Thomas Edison, including his laboratory, which is a fantastic experience for the whole family. There are lots of ways to experience Edison's mansion, including a cell phone and audio tour. The tour contains many artifacts owned by Edison as well as a peek into his personal life, which makes this an ideal experience if you want to learn more about one of the most important inventors in modern times.

Exploring New York is a must when you book a campervan rental in Watchung, and a unique way to see it is from the Staten Island Ferry. One of the few remaining ferries in New York, this famous boat ride was initially intended to bring commuters into the city from New York's many boroughs. The ship is now used more by tourists as a great way to see the city's famous skyline from the Hudson River, as well as seeing other landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty.

There are hundreds of great sights and attractions in and around New York, and another one campers shouldn't miss is the Central Park Zoo. Situated within Central Park (which is worth exploring too), this zoo is one of the biggest and best zoos in the country and houses some of the rarest creatures on the planet, some of which are on the edge of extinction, including snow leopards. This zoo has something for the whole family and shouldn't be missed when you book a travel trailer rental in Watchung.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Glenhurst Nature Trail, NJWarren, NJ
  • Spring Lake Park Trail, NJSouth Plainfield, NJ
  • Great Swamp Wilderness - Orange Trail, NJGreat Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, NJ
  • Watchung Reservation Trails, NJMountainside, NJ
  • Watchung Reservation History Trail, NJMountainside, NJ
  • Watchung Sierra Sampler, NJBerkeley Heights, NJ
  • The Great Swamp - Red Trail, NJBernardsville, NJ
  • Bird-Blinds Loop, NJGreat Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, NJ
  • Lake Surprise Trail, NJSummit, NJ
  • Songbird Trail to Dismal Swamp, NJSouth Plainfield, NJ

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