Iowa is full of rolling hills and wide-open spaces, which makes it a great place to explore by RV. When you are considering an Iowa RV rental, you are going to need to decide whether you want to get a motorhome that you can drive or a towable option that you can unhook. Some of the options that you can opt to rent include:
For more information about the different RVs that you can rent, RVshare has an RV classes page to help you out.
Since you are going to need a place to stay during your travels, you should choose one of the best campgrounds in Iowa. Make sure that the campground has full hookup available, pull-through sites, and entertainment that you will enjoy. If you like to go fishing during your vacation, Griffs Valley View RV Park and Campground in Altoona is a great choice. Looking for private bathrooms, good cell phone reception, and Wi-Fi? Park yourself at Crossroads RV Park in Mount Pleasant.
Since there is not a national park in the state of Iowa, you are going to need to travel north to Minnesota to reach the closest one. Voyageurs National Park, is roughly about 500 miles from Iowa, so you will need to take a road trip to explore the park fully. One of the most unique aspects of this park is that over 40 percent of it is water. Activities in the park include kayaking, boating, ice fishing, and more. During the winter, you can even go skiing.
If you are planning to leave your RV, then you are going to need an RV storage facility to keep an eye on your vehicle. Mega Boat and RV Storage, which is located in Grimes, and Three Rivers RV Storage in Carlisle are good options to consider.
When traveling in an RV, you are going to need to have access to a dumpstation where you can get rid of your sewage for little to no cost. In Des Moises, Adventureland RV Park has a dumpstation that is free for guests to use. In Clinton, Riverview RV Park's dumpstation is free for everyone to use.
If you are looking for places to visit in the great state, the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is along the eastern border of the state. The state capitol can be found in downtown Des Moines, and the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is in West Branch.
There are no professional sports teams in the state of Iowa, but there are plenty of other forms of entertainment. The Iowa State Fair provides plenty of fun, and since it is a larger venue, it can entertain a lot of people. There are quite a few rides at the fair for kids and adults alike to enjoy, and there is also free entertainment that plays throughout the summer. Major Iowa cities are host to a variety of nightlife and urban activities.
This is a state that has a lot of interstates and highways that connect the cities and the towns. Interstates in the state include I-80, I-380, and I-35. US highways that you may need to take as well include 69, 34, 6, 169, 20, and 59.
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 Iowa, 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 Iowa 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.