About Brian & Melanie

  • RVing for 2 years
  • Owned an RV for 2 years
We are a couple who have always loved the outdoors. We registered at REI for our wedding, and we spent our first anniversary camping in a tent, eating hot dogs and beans...and drinking champagne. In 2017, we bought our first RV, a 25' Thor Motorcoach Chateau with a Mercedes diesel engine. In 2018, we bought a 21' Winnebego Travato. When we retire, we hope to spend some time traveling the US in a larger motorhome, visiting national parks. In the meantime, we enjoy using our small RVs to tailgate at concerts and games, to camp on the Texas gulf coast (especially Padre Island National Seashore), and to take road trips. It's great to be able to pull off the road to rest or make a snack, and there are lots of free places to spend the night, including truck stops, many casinos, and Super Walmarts. We've been thrilled with our RV purchases, and we're equally thrilled to be able to share them with you! So, what are you waiting for? Reserve our RV today! Still have questions? Just ask!



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Reviewed on Aug 15th

We rented Thor for an extended weekend in Texas Hill Country...camped and tubed down the Frio River and stayed at Riverbend on the Frio RV Park. The RV was perfect for the getaway and was very easy to drive. Brian was easy to communicate with. We did have a flat on one of the back dual tires...

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Reviewed on Jul 1st

I rented the Chateau for a two week trip to the Texas Panhandle. It was surprisingly easy to drive and park, and the gas mileage was really reasonable. It is very spacious and comfortable. This is my second time renting from Brian and Melanie and they are the best to respond and quickly help me...

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Reviewed on Jun 1st

It’s the one year anniversary since my mother and I rented the Red Baron for an entire month. Together, we toured the entire southern United States making memories that we will never forget. The Travato was the perfect vehicle for the two of us, enabling us to travel in style. Everything we needed...

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Reviewed on May 23rd

The Red Baron was just what I needed for a long weekend. Brian and Melanie were super easy to rent from. I am already scheduled for 2 more rental with them this summer!

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Reviewed on Apr 1st

Our trip was too short....we'll definitely use their services again. Very accommodating.

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Reviewed on Mar 15th

Rides like a dream.

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Reviewed on Mar 4th

Great experience. Super easy to drive and operate. Brian was very helpful and accommodating.

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Reviewed on Feb 8th

This was the first time for me and found the process easy and professional. Brian was excellent at showing me how to use everything especially for a first time user. I highly recommend the Red Baron and Brian. Cheers,

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Reviewed on Jan 3rd

Awesome experience!! It was our first RV experience and Brian made it so easy by explaining everything in details with big smiles in his face all the time. RV was exactly as described and we really enjoyed our trip. If we ever decide to travel again in San Antonio area(hopefully soon), for sure...

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Reviewed on Nov 26th

Overall great experience. Brian is super easy to work with. The RV is easy and fun to drive. Perfect accommodation for 2 people. Would definitely rent this one again.

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Reviewed on Oct 19th

This little C-Class was perfect for a two-person week-long hiking trip in Big Bend NP. It was easy to drive, able to negotiate switch-backs in the park with which longer vehicles would have struggled or perhaps failed, and fully self-sufficient for being away from a campsite all day. Brian’s...

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Reviewed on Sep 22nd

We love the Red Baron! Traveling with a 3 and 5 year old can be interesting. To have all the amenities of an RV in the size of a van is amazing. No more drive thru meals or gas station bathrooms. We loaded up with enough food for a week and still had plenty of room in the fridge and...

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Reviewed on Sep 18th

Two week trip with my mom. - Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. She is elderly, so it was more about comfortable travel than ‘accommodations’ for her. For me, it was testing the waters to full-time. Great communication and ease of transaction. Perfect for our needs, and the coach handles like a...

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Reviewed on Sep 1st

This was our first RV experience. It was amazing from beginning to end. I had never been in a RV let alone driven one. I was a little nervous, of course I couldn't show that. I meet with the John who was very nice, patient, and understanding. He explained all the aspects of the RV unaware...

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Reviewed on Aug 26th

We had a great time and unit was just the right size. Brain was very helpful with information leading up to the trip and gave good instructions upon picking up the unit. Would rent from them again.

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Reviewed on Aug 5th

Brian and Melanie were wonderful! The RV was just as the photographs showed, clean, and the bed was comfy :) plenty of room to store items and any questions we had, Brian was able to help with. They were very timely on responses, fair, and helpful :)

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Reviewed on Aug 2nd

This was our first time to drive an RV, and the Red Baron was the perfect choice, as it is about as close to a car as you can get and fit a family (of 4)! Also, it is a real show-stopper, as we were literally flagged down by fans everywhere we went. Brian was exceedingly patient with my endless...

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Reviewed on May 17th

Our family had the best vacation in this RV! As RV newbies we appreciated the time Brian took to thoroughly tour and answer all of our questions. He was also approachable and promptly available by phone during our trip for questions. The Chateau was very comfy, clean, incredibly easy to...

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Reviewed on May 2nd

Fantastic RV. Smaller size makes it easy to drive and maneuver yet, with the slide-outs, quite roomy. The Owners made my first RV experience perfect. Can’t wait to rent it again.

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Reviewed on Apr 2nd

Outstanding vehicle that is economical and easy to drive and fits anywhere. The floor plan includes everything the larger RV’s have without the size. I recommend The Red Baron to anyone considering it! Brian and Melanie also made the experience super easy with no stress!

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Reviewed on Mar 27th

Brian and Melanie are awesome RV owners and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The RV is easy to drive, even at 5’1” I had no problems driving in all weather and highway conditions. It has all amenities one would expect and all were in perfect working condition. I would highly recommend the Res...