An RV rental in Long Island can lead to all sorts of vacation fun in the Big Apple. Cruising around the city and seeing the sights in style and comfort is usually just reserved for big celebrities. While an RV probably isn't the same experience as a ride in a limousine, it sure isn't something to pass up.
When you're considering a Long Island RV rental, you should try to educate yourself on what kind of options you have; specifically, what RV classes you can rent from RVshare.
RVs are divided up into three classes of vehicles that roughly describe how large and extravagant they are. The first of these is the Class A, which measure up to 45 feet long and accommodate around eight adults without a problem. These have luxurious amenities, most of them equipped with a full kitchen, showers, and entertainment devices for your comfort and enjoyment. The only real downside is that their large size can make them hard to handle if you don't have any experience driving an oversized vehicle.
Class B comes in as the smallest of the motorized RVs but still has a good number of features akin to a Class A. While you can expect things like a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bed, they're often scaled down to fit the more intimate confines of a Class B. Overall, these RVs only have enough room for about four adults, though this small size does make them more agile on the road.
There’s also the Class C. Comfortably accommodating around six, they come equipped with amenities closer to a Class A. They are unique in how they're made as they are constructed into the chassis of a regular truck to make driving easier for people who have never been in an RV before.
Beyond RVs, there are various other types of camper rentals in Long Island. Pull-behind trailers are one of these, and they provide the same basic function as an RV without being a vehicle in their own right. If you already have access to a powerful truck or SUV, these might be a good way to save money on a rental.
Your first option is likely a pop-up trailer. A pop-up camper rental in Long Island includes a decently sized (B or C Class equivalent, though leaning smaller) trailer to tow behind you, and its unique feature is that the walls are made from a canvas material instead of metal. This lets the trailers fold down when not in use, reducing drag while driving and making them lighter overall.
Next is the travel trailer as the closest equivalent to your traditional RV. With a similar design to a mid-sized RV, the travel trailer provides a great option for motorhome rentals in Long Island by emulating the general RV experience quite closely.
For those who only want the most luxurious experience, you could also rent the fifth wheel trailer. Approximately the same size as a Class A RV in most cases, these massive trailers are packed full of different amenities and equipment to make your ride as comfortable and fun as possible. Their large size will require an exceptionally powerful vehicle to tow them, though, often with an in-bed hitch system for maximum security.
Finally, there's the toy hauler. These are not a living space at all but a mobile garage, allowing you to park a small vehicle like an ATV or jet ski to haul with you on your vacation.
When you're out on your RV vacation, staying at an RV campground is the obvious choice. Some of the benefits of staying at a campground include being surrounded by other RVers and having tons of great amenities at your disposal, not to mention the fantastic locations of many of these sites.
One of the best RV campgrounds in Long Island is known as Floyd Bennett Field. With its perfectly maintained spaces, expansive green areas, fishing areas, shower facilities, and a full airfield for flying remote-controlled planes, it certainly stands out among the crowd.
Nickerson Beach Campground is a campground with a view. This RV park is near the water, and you can bring your pet along with you.
A trip to a US national park is always unforgettable, so make yours worth remembering by stopping at Acadia National Park. Located in neighboring Maine, there are all sorts of things to do and see here. While it might be a bit of a drive to get all the way there from Long Island, that's half the fun of RVing.
Once you reach the park, you'll have the option of exploring all manner of attractions, chief among them being the beautiful Cadillac Mountain, which is the tallest peak along the Atlantic coast. Other than that, you could also walk the over 158 miles of hiking trails within the park, go for a scenic carriage ride, or simply enjoy the temperate climate and breathtaking allure of nature. Summer to early fall is when many of the scheduled activities by rangers take place, giving you even more options for things to do if you're there during that time of year.
Storing your RV at a reputable facility is a good way to ensure your RV is safe during your adventures. There is always a chance of the weather affecting your rental, so a storage facility can help keep it in good condition.
Broadway Self Storage is one business that provides these services, having a variety of 24-hour access garages to park your RV with many security features to keep your things safe, plus a free truck rental when storing your vehicle. CubeSmart Storage is also an option, and their exceptionally clean grounds and friendly staff make the storage experience a breeze every time.
Dumpstations allow you to empty your RV's waste tank without worrying about safety or hygiene and gets you back on the road quickly. Knowing where some of these stations are is imperative to a good vacation, so plan out your route accordingly to account for them.
Luckily, with dumpstations being such an important feature of RVing, it's not uncommon for them to be found at various campgrounds or state parks throughout different states. Battle Row and Heckscher State Park are two examples, both providing dumping services for a small fee to RVers.
There's plenty to see in Long Island when you go there on your RV vacation. For one, you have to stop by the Noguchi Museum to see the intriguing sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. Visit the Fire Island Lighthouse for a bit of local history or head down to any of the numerous beaches along the coast for a day of fun in the sun.
Sports fans taking a vacation in the area could enjoy a Long Island Ducks baseball game or Long Island Nets basketball game, both teams provide an exciting look into what rookie players are capable of. Nearby, you've also got the option to see live performances of theater or music at places like the Radio City Music Hall or John W. Engeman Theater.
In Long Island, you'll have no problem getting from place to place thanks to the robust roadways all around. The main highway through the city is I-495, also known as the LIE (Long Island Expressway), and takes drivers all the way from Manhattan to Riverhead. You can also merge into the I-95 if you go through the I-295 in Queens.
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 Long Island, NY, 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 Long Island, NY 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.