If you want to visit the sizzling southern area of Texas, consider getting a Houston RV rental. Houston is situated 162 miles southeast of Austin and 57 miles north of the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. This makes it a good starting point for a Texas road trip.
Before you embark on your excursion, it's wise to do a little preparation. The first step is to decide the right type of recreational vehicle to rent before you search listings on RVshare.
If you own a truck or SUV, you could get a trailer. These RV rentals in Houston are often large enough to fit six or more travelers. However, it's important to remember that a passenger car likely won’t have the capacity to tow a trailer. An exception would be a pop-up camper rental in Houston. These ultralight trailers can expand, or "pop up," once you are parked.
If you prefer not to tow, there are a variety of motorhomes and camper vans to meet your needs. Motorhome classifications include Class A, B, and C. Class A units are the most luxurious, and they can accommodate up to eight adults. The interiors often rival luxury homes, down to the restroom fittings. With an average length of 33 feet, these top-of-the-line camper rentals in Houston allow you to travel in style.
Class B motorhomes are smaller; however, they still have a comfortable level of amenities. Most Class B motorhome rentals in Houston are around 20 feet long. This is enough room to sleep between two and four people.
If your adventures will keep you away from the RV most of the day, a Class C motorhome may be what you’re looking for. Representing the middle ground between A and B, these RVs are built on the chassis of full-size passenger trucks. For those who want good maneuverability with plenty of space, the Class C may be the best option.
One of the best parts of going on an RV road trip is having the opportunity to visit all the fantastic campgrounds. There are plenty of great campgrounds in the Houston area. Southlake RV Resort, one of several local campgrounds owned and operated by Quality RV, remains one of the top options.
Close to city center, Southlake offers a great place to slow down after sporting events, visiting family, or any of the area attractions. This RV park offers necessities such as Wi-Fi, full hookups, back-in and pull-through sites, showers, laundry facilities, and a dumpstation. All Star RV Resort is another great option that offers a fitness center, a pool, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, a dump station, and a rec room. The campground is also pet friendly.
Big Bend National Park is a must-see site if you're interested in desert wildlife and beautiful vistas. Located nine hours west of Houston, it's one of the most remote parks in the U.S. national park system. It also has some of the most extreme weather changes, with temperatures often soaring past 100 degrees and dropping to below freezing at night. Spring is the best time to visit because it experiences only moderate temperature fluctuations. A haven for the adventurous, Big Bend National Park is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. The terrain varies from winding rivers on the prairie to mountains, canyons, and thermal hot springs. Texas is full of amazing parks; be sure to check out these top 8 Texas state parks!
The Houston area lays claim to several top-rated RV storage facilities in the area. Those with the highest ratings and reviews offer gated entrances, camera coverage, a variety of lot sizes, and reasonable prices. Some of the best options include A & B Boat & RV Storage, Canino Boat & RV Storage, and Vintage RV Storage.
If you're going on a long road trip, it's important to keep your RV sanitary. Thankfully, there are more than 10 dumpstations in the Houston area. Houston Leisure RV Resort in Highlands, TX, is open year-round and offers potable and non-potable water. Love’s - Travel Stops and Country Stores, which has locations throughout Houston, also offers dumpstations to RVers. Riverbend RV Park in Richmond, TX, is open year-round, offers potable and non-potable water, and charges a small fee for dumpstation services.
There is no shortage of attractions to see and explore in Houston. Check out Houston’s Street Art; there are many murals done by the artist known as Gonzo247 and a few by COPE2. Be sure to also shop all the vintage stores along 19th Street in the Heights. From haute couture to quirky household items, you can find it all on 19th Street. Take a day trip to the beaches of Galveston to cool off in the Gulf breeze.
Houston is home to several major sports teams, such as the MLB's Astros, NFL's Texans, and the NBA's Rockets. If you are the more adventurous type, iFly Indoor Skydiving will get your heart pumping, and Battlefield Houston will give you plenty of memories playing laser tag. Art aficionados will love all the local art museums and galleries.
There are myriad roads in and out of Houston. Interstate 10 runs east and west through the heart of the city. Interstate 45 stops in Houston, leading north. Meanwhile, Interstate 610 encircles the city. Traffic runs the normal patterns, so be sure to plan accordingly.
If you are considering a rental from RVshare, then you will need to be 25 years of age to be approved.
Just like any vehicle that you rent, with camper rentals in Houston, TX, you are going to need to have insurance that will cover the vehicle in the event that there is an accident. If you do not have insurance that you can use for the rental, then take a look at our insurance page for more information about your options.
When you rent an RV, it’s a good practice to bring the RV back with a full tank. At the same time, not all owners require it, so be sure to communicate with the RV owner before you rent so that you understand his or her refueling requirements.
One-way RV rentals in Houston, TX are available, but it is not always an option with every RV owner. It's important to ask the renter if a one-way rental is an option prior to renting your vehicle.