When selecting an RV rental in Los Angeles, you can choose between a motorhome and a towable trailer. Motorhomes have all the living amenities you need to go RVing, including a kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom, and sleeping areas. In addition, they have an engine, a drivetrain, and a driver compartment. Towables have living quarters, but they need another vehicle to tow them. When you get to your destination, the tow vehicle can be used as transportation around the area. After you decide between a motorhome and a towable, you then must decide on the type of motorhome or towable you want.
Motorhomes are further divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. Class A RVs are the largest and most expensive motorhomes. They are 20 feet to 45 feet long, resemble a bus, sleep more people, and are the most comfortable, especially for long trips. Class A motorhomes get the lowest mpg; however, that is offset by the comfort and the number of people who can comfortably travel in them. While nicely furnished, Class C motorhomes are smaller and less expensive. They sleep fewer people but are just as comfortable as Class A rigs, get good mpg, and feature nice amenities. Built on a truck chassis, they are easier to drive than Class A motorhomes. Class B RVs are the smallest motorhomes, so they are the easiest to drive. Being cheaper and offering the best gas mileage, they are great for weekend family camping trips.
Towables are available in four styles: pop-up campers, travel trailers, toy haulers, and fifth wheelers. Pop-up campers have canvas sides and need to be set up at the campground. Travel trailers are similar to motorhomes without the engine, drivetrain, or driver's compartment. Toy haulers are travel trailers with interior space in the rear to haul an ATV, a watercraft, a motorbike, or a snowmobile. Fifth wheelers are the largest and among the most luxurious RVs. To pull a fifth wheeler, you need a heavy-duty pickup truck with an in-bed tow hitch.
In order to find a fifth wheeler or pop-up camper rental in Los Angeles, browse RVshare and filter the results.
The best way to choose which LA campgrounds and RV parks to stay at is by your vacation destination so that you are staying near sites you want to visit.
Hollywood RV Park is in the center of Hollywood where you will find TCL Graumann's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nearby are Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. The park features 180 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30- or 50-amp electricity. It has Wi-Fi and a gym. Pets are welcome. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are offered.
Dockweiler RV Park, operated by Los Angeles County, is located on the beach with a view of Malibu and the Catalina Islands. The park provides 118 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30- or 50-amp power. Pets are welcome, and daily rates are offered.
Golden Shore RV Resort in Long Beach provides 80 back-in sites with full hookups and 30- or 50-amp electricity. It is next to the Aquarium of the Pacific, a marina where you can rent a boat and visit museums and other tourist sites. Pets are welcome. There is a 5-foot-deep pool, an adults-only hot tub, and a fire pit. Daily and weekly rates are offered.
Malibu Beach RV Park, overlooking the beach, provides 177 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30 or 50 amp. A dumpstation is available. Wild green parrots live in the area, and in the winter, you can view the migration of whales and dolphins. Pets are welcome. There is a clubhouse and a playground. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are offered.
Anaheim RV Park, next to Disneyland, provides 115 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30 or 50 amp. Pets are welcome, and dog walkers are available. Daily and weekly rates are offered.
Castaic Lake RV Park provides 103 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30 or 50 amp. Pets are welcome. There is a pool, hot tub, miniature golf, and a playground. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are offered.
The Los Angeles / Pomona / Fairplex KOA, located on the east-side of LA, provides 185 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30 or 50 amp. RV storage is available. It has a pool, a gym, Wi-Fi, and cabins. Pets are welcome. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are offered.
Pick oranges from the trees at Orangeland RV Park near Disneyland. It provides 212 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30 or 50 amp. Orangeland offers Wi-Fi and a pool. Pets are welcome. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are offered.
Anaheim Harbor RV Park next to Disneyland provides 198 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30 or 50 amp. Pets are welcome. There is a pool, a clubhouse, and a putting green. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are offered.
Soledad Canyon RV and Camping Resort provides 854 back-in and pull-through sites with full hookups and 30 or 50 amp. It has a pool, spa, lounges, a playground, and Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are offered.
After you have visited the sites in your Los Angeles RV rental, if you want to visit a national park near LA, hop on a ferry to check out the 250,000-acre Channel Islands National Park. Off the coast of Santa Barbara, Channel Islands National Park offers opportunities for whale watching, birding, tide pooling, spotting other wildlife, backcountry camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.
Many cities have regulations against storing an RV on a residential property. Therefore, you should find a facility with a fence, indoor storage, or a security guard to protect your investment. Compare amenities and locations of storage facilities in Los Angeles for the one that is best for you.
The easiest way to find a dumpstation in Los Angeles would be to check with the campgrounds listed above.
If you are considering a family RV trip over Independence Day, traveling the Pacific Coast via Highway 101 offers a lot of places to explore along the way. Use RVshare's trip planner to help you make your plans, find offers for camper rentals in Los Angeles, and make your reservation.
Besides Disneyland, there are three additional amusement parks in the Los Angeles area: Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Amusement Park, and Universal Studios Hollywood, In addition, there are some special beaches to explore in Los Angeles, such as the Santa Monica Beach and Pier and Venice Beach.
If you want to enjoy some local sports teams, check out the Dodgers during baseball season. Staples Center is host for the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Sparks. Even if the teams aren't playing, you can visit some of the stadiums. Dodger Stadium and Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena are well worth a tour.
LA's most scenic highway is the Pacific Coast Highway, or State Route 1. This is a narrow road with cliffs along one side, so it is not recommended for motorhome rentals in Los Angeles. Take 101 instead of the Pacific Coast Highway for sightseeing. If you are in a hurry, take I-5 or one of the many other freeways that crisscross the Greater Los Angeles area, like the 405, the 110, or I-10.