RVing is tons of fun. That said, the idea of driving a big rig can be a little bit overwhelming, especially if you plan to visit a place that is unfamiliar to you. This means many people shy away from the idea of renting an RV for their family vacation, but this is too bad, as it means these families miss out on the magic of an RV getaway. Instead of skipping the RV rental altogether, we recommend looking into RV rental delivery!
RV delivery service is a totally awesome way to avoid driving a big rig—as well as campsite setup—but still enjoy all the benefits of an RV trip. It’s the perfect way to make your vacation as relaxing as it can be, and an option you should definitely consider.
The Convenience of RV Rental Delivery
Obviously, RV rental delivery is a super convenient option. If it sounds appealing to you, you may be wondering about how it works, what all the benefits are, and what you can expect when you choose delivery service when you rent through RVshare.
How RV Rental Delivery Works
First, let’s talk about how the RVshare recreational vehicle rental delivery service works. To start with, you will need to ensure that the RV you are interested in offers delivery service. You can find this information listed in the rental listing, and any fees and mileage limits associated with the delivery will be listed there.
When you request a reservation, be sure to include the fact that you wish to have the RV delivered, as well as information about where you hope to stay and when you hope to arrive, keeping campground check-in times in mind. If the owner agrees, be sure to book your campsite (this is your responsibility) and ask the campground what their policies are when it comes to rental deliveries. Sometimes owners will have suggestions for places to stay that are happy to accommodate deliveries, so if you need help, be sure to ask!
With your campsite and RV delivery booked, you can rest easy knowing the RV owner will deliver the RV to your campsite at the agreed-upon time on the day of your reservation. Generally, the owner will set the RV and campsite up for you as well, so you can jump right into having fun!
5 Perks of RV Rental Delivery for Your Outdoor Adventure
Clearly, there are a number of wonderful benefits to having your rental RV delivered to your campsite. Yes, it does cost a bit more, but in return you get to enjoy all of the awesome perks listed below:
- You don’t need to worry about driving a large vehicle.
- You don’t have to find a tow vehicle for trailers.
- You won’t have to fill up the RV with gas.
- You just show up and the adventure begins!
- The owner will set up and tear down for you—no worrying about hookups or dumping tanks.
Ease of Planning Your Recreational Vehicle Rental
We love RV rental delivery because it takes the stress and work out of your RV camping experience but leaves all the fun and adventure in place. All you have to do is choose a place to camp (sometimes the owner will have a short list for you to choose from), book a campsite and an RV, and show up ready to have fun.
There is no worrying about driving a big rig or finding a truck big enough to tow a trailer, nor do you have to budget for gas for the RV, something that can be hugely expensive on a long trip. The need to learn things like how to plug the RV in, hook up water, and dump tanks is removed entirely, and you don’t have to worry about making a mistake and messing up somebody else’s home-on-wheels.
Considering the fact that a vacation is meant to be relaxing, we think the ease of having an RV delivered is absolutely incredible.
Maximizing Your Camping Experience with RV Rental Delivery
Of course, you will want to make the most of your outdoor adventure. For many, choosing RV rental delivery is the first step in that direction, as it helps them relax and enjoy their time to the fullest. That said, there are a few things you can do to make RV rental delivery improve your trip even more.
Have the RV Delivered Before You Arrive
If you can, schedule to have the RV delivered a little bit before you arrive. This will mean the campsite is completely set up and ready to go as soon as you get there, so you can jump right into having fun.
Request a Stocked RV (if Possible)
Some owners offer the option to include extras such as dishes, linens, and camping equipment with their RV rentals. Go ahead and choose to have those included if it’s an option—especially if you’ll be flying in, as packing these kinds of things can be a pain.
Consider RV Hopping
If there are ultimate places you’d like to visit, consider hopping from one campground to the next and having an RV delivered to each one. This will remove the need for you to set up and tear down at each new campsite, giving you more time to explore each location.
Cook in the RV and Use Campground Amenities
One of the biggest benefits of staying in an RV on any vacation is the fact that it can save you big bucks. In order to ensure you save as much as possible, be sure to make use of your RV kitchen by cooking your own meals, and remember to take full advantage of the campground amenities rather than paying for expensive attractions.
Choosing the Right RV to Have Delivered
Choosing to have an RV delivered means you don’t have to consider what your truck can tow, nor what you are comfortable driving and/or setting up when you pick your rental RV. That said, there are some other things you might want to think about.
Driveables are More Expensive
Generally speaking, drivable RVs are more expensive. While a motorhome might be worth the extra expense if you planned on actually driving it, there’s really no reason to pay extra for an RV with an engine if you’re having it delivered anyway.
Towables Offer More Living Space
Not only do motorhomes tend to cost more, they also offer less living space then their towable counterparts of similar length. The reason for this is, towable RVs don’t have to give up some of their inside space for a cab. Because of this, you get more out of the space in a trailer than you might in a motorhome when you won’t be driving the rig.
Keep Campsite Size in Mind
When choosing your rental RV, be sure to keep in mind the size of the campsite you wish to stay in. While you might be able to have a 40-foot fifth wheel delivered, there are many campsites out there that cannot accommodate such a big rig.
How to Search for an RV to Have Delivered
Not sure how to find an RV that can be delivered? Simply go to the RVshare search page, choose the delivery search tab on the top right (labeled “Destination Delivery”), type in the city you’d like to visit, add dates, and hit search. This will reveal all of the available deliverable RVs in the area you’ll be visiting.
Factors to Consider when Choosing Delivery
Having your rental RV delivered does change the way things work a little. Therefore, there are some things you’ll want to keep in mind when planning a trip with RV rental delivery service.
Not Every RV is Deliverable
Keep in mind, not every RV can be delivered. If you have a specific RV in mind, make sure the owner offers delivery. If they don’t, you may have to pick the RV up yourself or search for a comparable rig that can be delivered to your campsite.
Know What to Pack
While some RVs do come fully stocked, not all do. Make sure you know what is included in your rental rig, and make room to pack what you need. If you’ll be flying in, this might be tricky. You might want to set a checked bag aside for camping essentials or plan to make a Walmart stop on your way to the campsite.
Know Campground Check-in and Check-out Times
The fact that you’re having your RV delivered doesn’t mean campground check-in and check-out times don’t apply to you. Even if the owner you are renting from offers an earlier pick-up time, they will still have to abide by the check-in times put in place by the campground you’re visiting, so you may lose a little bit of time with the RV by choosing delivery.
Some Campgrounds Don’t Allow RV Deliveries
While not common, there are a handful of campgrounds out there that do not allow rental RVs to be delivered to campsites. Make sure you talk to the campground you’ll be visiting before booking to make sure RV delivery is something they allow.
Find Lodging Along the Way
The biggest drawback to choosing RV rental delivery over picking up the RV yourself is the fact that you won’t have the rig to sleep and eat in along the way to your final destination. Be sure to keep this in mind and book lodging on the way to and from the campground if necessary.
Still have questions about RV delivery through RVshare? Below we offer some answers to frequently asked questions that might help you better understand the process.
What does RV delivery mean?
RV delivery is just what you might think: a service that delivers your RV rental right to your campsite. It’s the perfect solution in certain situations and can make your camping experience an awesome one.
What’s the best RV to have delivered?
Generally speaking, we like to have larger trailers and fifth wheels delivered. As we mentioned above, these tend to be a bit lower in price than drivable RVs and provide a bit more living space. Since you won’t be driving the rig anyway, there’s really no reason for it to have a motor.
Who should choose RV delivery?
Rental RV delivery is an excellent option for a wide variety of people. Some examples of campers who might benefit from having their rental delivered include…
- Those who are nervous to drive a motorhome.
- Those who don’t own a truck to tow a trailer.
- Parents who don’t feel comfortable putting car seats in an RV.
- Campers who prefer to skip setup and teardown.
- People who are short on time and prefer to use their time having fun rather than driving and setting up camp.
How do I know if an owner offers RV delivery?
If delivery is an option for a particular rental unit, that fact will be clearly stated online. In search results, you will see the “offers delivery” tag in the top left corner of the photo of the RV. If you’re on the rental listing, look for this information toward the top of the listing or in the rules section of the listing.
Make sure to also look for information on delivery fees and delivery mileage limits, as each owner sets their own fees and limits, so these things will vary from rig to rig.
How do I find RV delivery options?
The aforementioned “Destination Delivery” search tab on the RVshare homepage can be used to find RV delivery options in a specific area and during a specific timeframe. Using this filter will ensure you see options that suit all of your needs.
Clearly, RV rental delivery is an excellent option in a lot of cases. Why not find the perfect RV rental for delivery today so you can enjoy your stress-free outdoor adventure as soon as possible?