RVing in the US and Canada has never been easier than it is today as there are more choices than ever when it comes to renting motorhomes and travel trailers. Not only are these vehicles outfitted with the basics, but many also feature five-star amenities. The right vehicle for your next Minneapolis RV rental is easy to find on RVshare, an online platform designed to bring private RV owners and potential renters together. Following is a brief description of the different types of RVs and camper rentals in Minneapolis that are available to set you on the right path.
RV Classes. What sets Class A, B, and C RVs apart from travel trailers is that they are self-powered. You don’t need a tow vehicle, and this is preferred by some people. They come in sizes perfect for two people, and some models are ideal for groups of 8 to 12. Class A RVs are the largest and are outfitted with state-of-the-art amenities.
Travel Trailers. Travel trailers require a tow vehicle, and many people prefer this setup because it means you can unhitch your trailer, set up camp and have your car or truck to drive around sightseeing.
Fifth wheels. These are the largest and most spacious RVs and are known for slide-out rooms and high ceilings. The master bedroom is situated over the truck in a unique tow-level design. They are similar to Class A RVs as they can also be lavishly appointed.
Hybrid trailers. This type of vehicle is a cross between a travel trailer and a pop-up camper. They are lighter than fifth wheels. They still have all the necessary amenities.
Truck campers. The trailer sits on the back of the truck. This option is convenient in that you still have all the benefits of a traditional trailer, and, at the same time, your truck can still tow a boat.
Pop-up campers. Also known as folding campers, these can expand once you’ve parked. Pop-up camper rentals in Minneapolis are inexpensive to operate, lightweight and easy to maneuver.
Toy Haulers. As the name implies, these vehicles are used to haul your toys on your travels whether it’s jet skis, snowmobiles, motorcycles or ATVs.
If you have to keep your RV vacation short, then it’s a good idea to thoroughly research all the campgrounds in or near Minneapolis, so you can plan your stops wisely and have a perfect trip. Town & Country RV Park and Campground is worth considering because service is excellent, and it’s maintained well. There’s a heated pool, a playground, a store on-site for groceries and all the other essentials you want when you’re camping.
There are six incredibly beautiful national parks in Minnesota: Pipestone National Monument, Voyageurs National Park, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Mississippi National River & Recreation Area (passes right through the Minneapolis), Grand Portage National Monument and North Country National Scenic Trail.
In addition to the parks, Minnesota is home to two large national forests. The Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness in the Superior National Forest is known throughout the world as a pristine canoeing destination. Chippewa National Forest is over 666,000 acres and has 1,300 lakes to explore. Between them, there are hundreds of places to camp, fish, hike, and boat.
It’s nice to be able to park your Minneapolis RV rental in a protected space when you know you won’t need it for a while. This protects it from the elements and possibly from being vandalized. Some of the RV storage options in and nearby Minneapolis include:
Keeping your RV rental in Minneapolis in top shape is important, and this includes emptying gray and black water in a timely manner. You should not find this an issue as there are several places near Minneapolis where you can do this, including:
If you have not already planned your 4th of July weekend, you may find RVshare’s trip planner a useful tool. The celebrations that the Twin Cities, which include Minneapolis and St. Paul, put on for America’s birthday are worth a trip. There’s music, family events and fireworks at Downtown Riverfront, and Fuller Park has a parade you can participate in as well as games, prizes, and food.
Across the pond, CHS Field also has games, parades, music, and fireworks. Historic Fort Snelling celebrates Independence Day in an old-fashioned style with a mock battle, cannon salutes, military dress parades, and historical games.
The Twin Cities together make up the largest city in the US and form a great example of a thriving American city. Whether you’re looking for culture, nature, modern marvels, art or sporting events, the city has something for you.
Minnehaha Regional Park to the southeast of the city is home to a 35-foot waterfall and other beautiful sites. Minneapolis Institute of Art offers free admission and public tours. The Institute gives you the opportunity to see art from a variety of cultures. Weisman Art Museum is an amazing architectural sight in itself. The collection of art is primarily American modern art. The Children’s Theatre Company has plays and theater arts training programs to inspire the younger generation. Plays take place from January to June and are enjoyable for all ages.
Downtown Minneapolis hosts professional teams in all major sports categories. If you’re there to watch the Minnesota Vikings, take a tour of their new home, the U.S. Bank Stadium. Once you catch a Twin’s game, you can try out the pub experience and go to Kieran’s Irish Pub or Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment. For a bird’s-eye view of Minneapolis, head to Prohibition for cocktails. It’s located on the 27th floor of the historic Foshay Tower.
Interstate 35 is a north-south highway in Minnesota that passes through Downtown Minneapolis. The I-94 connects Fergus Falls, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Saint Paul, St. Cloud and Alexandria.
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 Minneapolis, MN, 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 Minneapolis, MN 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.