There's plenty to do while on vacation in Jacksonville. From entertainment venues like Theatre Jacksonville to outdoor areas like Dogwood Park to educational opportunities like the Museum of Science and History, there's never a dull moment in this city. If you can believe it, an RV rental can make it even better.
Renting an RV in Jacksonville is a fun experience all its own, not to mention incredibly easy with the help of RVshare. A place to stay and entertain on the move, a motorhome gets you where you need to go and then some. Before you can think about renting one, though, you need to learn about the different classes of RV to make an informed decision about what you might need.
There are three classes in total, the first being Class A. The biggest of these vehicles, a Class A can comfortably fit around eight people without a problem, having room enough for them to move about inside. One of the main draws for a Class A besides its sheer size is how luxurious the inside is, similar to the interior of a house. Typically outfitted with the best electronics, kitchen utilities, and other things that make riding in one more akin to staying at an expensive hotel, a Class A's only downsides are the price point (for both renting and refueling due to poor gas mileage) and how some people without much experience driving large vehicles might have difficulty.
Next is the Class B. The Class B is a bit more humble in size and presentation while still being a fancy set of wheels. Equipped with many of the same amenities as the Class A, the Class B usually fits around six people or so. While a bit easier to use for people without large vehicle experience and slightly better in terms of gas mileage, it can still be somewhat overwhelming for first-time drivers.
Finally, there's the Class C. While they're the smallest of the three RV classes and only seat around four people, this also makes them the easiest to use and most fuel-efficient. Built into the chassis of a traditional truck, they drive somewhat similar to a normal vehicle and are often the easiest for first-time renters to get the hang of. While their interiors can be a bit sparse and lack the luxury of the other options, they more than get the job done at a fraction of the cost.
An RV isn't all you can rent for your vacation, though. There are also a number of pull-behind trailer campers that serve a similar purpose. This can be a good option for someone who already owns a powerful truck that can tow large and heavy objects, with trailer camper rentals typically being cheaper than renting an RV.
Many of these trailers are in the smaller range, similar to the B or C Class RVs in terms of size and general layout. Both travel trailer and pop-up camper rentals in Jacksonville fit into this category, the former being a large live-in trailer pulled behind your vehicle while the latter's canvas walls allow it to fold down when on the road and not in use. However, this trend is broken by the fifth wheel trailer, often being just as large and luxurious as a full Class A RV and requiring a very powerful truck with an in-bed hitch to pull it along. Finally, there's the simple toy hauler, effectively working as a miniature garage for small vehicles like ATVs and jet skis.
Staying overnight at a campground while renting an RV in Jacksonville is almost as fun as your actual vacation plans. Filled with friendly people and useful perks, a campground is a safe and exciting place to park and wind down at the end of the day.
One of the best RV campgrounds in Jacksonville is Pecan Park RV Resort. Located near the best restaurants and stores in the northern part of the city, this attractive campground provides you with all the amenities you could want, from an on-site pool to great Wi-Fi and cell service to a clubhouse to hang out with the other campers. It and the other campgrounds around the city are a fantastic way to turn a good vacation into a great one.
Visiting a national park is one of the quintessential RV trip experiences, so it's lucky that Florida has one of the best in the country in Everglades National Park. The park encompasses much of Florida's famous evergreen forests, any trip automatically becoming unforgettable after looking upon them in all their majesty. Florida's trademark humidity is present all year round with the expected warm to hot temperatures, though frequent rain can help to cool you off.
Some of the most popular activities in the park revolve around admiring nature. Birdwatching, stargazing and camping are just some of the great ways to spend your time here. For a more guided tour, rangers offer educational activities and airboat tours across the water on the regular and a full calendar of events hosted all year.
When you're not using your RV, who is watching your vehicle? Hopefully, it's no one, but that's not exactly a safe decision unless you're keeping it at an RV storage facility. Tons of these handy businesses can be found around the city of Jacksonville, including Atlantic Self Store, Jax's Boat RV Storage, Solomon's RV & Boat Storage and Secure RV Boat Storage. They provide you a secure place to keep your RV when you're not using it with around-the-clock security and plentiful garage spaces to protect your motorhome from the elements.
A dumpstation is a designated area for dumping the waste collected inside your RV. Thankfully, there's plenty of these dumpstations scattered around Jacksonville, most in conjunction with campgrounds or storage facilities. Some places that offer camper rentals in Jacksonville will also have dumpsites. Most of these facilities are free to use if you're already staying there, though even outsiders are allowed to use their stations for a small fee of around $20 in most cases. Examples include Pelican Roost RV Park, Fleetwood RV Park and Dick Gore's RV World.
With Independence Day barely a month away, you owe it to yourself and your family to start planning your RV trip early. You'll find tons to do during the holiday in Jacksonville, from watching the fireworks on the beach to grabbing a pre-show drink at any of the many bars in the area. This all revolves around the massive party at the Fourth of July Celebration Downtown that features food, drinks, live music, and more. An RV rental in Jacksonville lets you see this for yourself.
There's a ton to see while you're taking your RV vacation in Jacksonville. St. John's Cathedral is a breathtakingly beautiful work of religious art that anyone can take the time to see. Stop by the Veterans Memorial Wall to remember the fallen. If antiques are your thing, you might look to one of the numerous shops around the city like 5 Points Vintage for something memorable to take home.
Welcome to Rockville is an annual event held at the Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Since 2011, it has showcased modern and classic rock, as well as metal bands. It is one of the largest concerts of its kind in the country, with an estimated 90,000 people flocking to the event in 2018 alone.
As the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, it shouldn't surprise anyone to know that the city has plenty for sports fans to enjoy. From baseball's Jumbo Shrimp to hockey's Icemen, there's never a dull moment in the world of competitive entertainment when you're visiting. If you're looking for something else exciting to see while you're here, why not catch a show at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra?
There's a number of inter- and intrastate highways that can help you in getting around with your Jacksonville RV rental. SR 8, for example, leads up from Alabama right into the city, while SR 9A from I-95 traverses through the city.
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 Jacksonville, FL, 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 Jacksonville, FL 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.