When it comes to hitting the roads and skipping the hotels, you have a variety of recreation vehicle (RV) classes to choose from. The dichotomy begins with motorcoaches and travel trailers.
RVshare motorhome rentals in New York combine the luxurious amenities of home and a truck-pulling capabilities into one seamless package. Class A models look like celebrity touring buses that famous rock groups rely on to unwind as they travel city to city. These models and their Class C cousins are both like luxury homes on wheels. They can often accommodate up to eight adults.
Class B models look more like large vans that are upgraded with ample space for a small family or four adults. These Class B vehicles have a toilet, a sink, a shower, a kitchen, and beds. Class B New York RV rentals are very popular because they are lighter on the wallet, consume less fuel, and can be driven into narrow back roads. When accessing campsites, this type of maneuverability is important because many campsites are difficult to reach.
In addition, larger Class A and C motorcoaches can make it difficult to quickly travel to the store and other locations once you reach your campsite. Class C vehicles are like Class A models, but they are built upon a heavy-duty truck platform that makes them easier to service and more economical to drive.
You will need a half-ton or 1-ton truck to pull most travel trailers unless you choose a pop-up camper rental in New York. Travel trailers are very popular because you can unhitch and travel nearby when you reach your destination. Many first-time campers want an ultralight pop-up RV rental in New York so that they can pull it with an SUV or car.
Throughout New York, there are nature spots for you to park your RV and enjoy life. There are numerous campgrounds to choose from including ones in New York City. There are also other campgrounds on Staten Island and Brooklyn such as Camp Gateway and Ecology Village. The KOA franchise has several campsites across the state.
Interlake RV Park is located in southeast part of the state and features a pool, Wi-Fi, a game room, and themed weekends. Camp Bell Campground in Campbell is perfect for those with families because there are wagon rides, movie nights, candy bingo, crafts, and wine tastings for adults.
There aren't any national parks in New York, but there are quite a few state parks you can visit. The most popular state park in New York is Niagara Falls. It is a 6.5-hour drive on interstates 90 W and 81 N from the Big Apple, and there is no more spectacular view of nature in the state. Here, you will witness the awesome power of Mother Nature and get to experience the laid-back vibe of upstate New York as you pass through Syracuse.
This landmark attracts over 8 million visitors a year who are awed by the three massive waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Some parts of the falls measure over 17 stories in vertical height. You can go whitewater rafting, wine tasting, ice skating, biking, hiking, fishing and on various boat rides, among other activities.
Adirondack Park is one great big park with many pristine ecosystems and frontiers to pioneer in your RV rental.
The choices for RV storage in New York are too numerous to cover. Life Storage, Prime Storage, CubeSmart and U-Haul Storage & Moving are just a few franchises with locations all over the state. You can find more affordable rates by going across the bridge and storing your RV or trailer in a New Jersey storage unit if you are close to the Big Apple. Regardless of what you choose, there are a wide range of pricing options for every budget that even include offers of one-month-free storage in select locations. Storing your RV may be practical if you decide to fly somewhere on the spur of the moment or if you want to rely on train transport and taxis to cover cities more thoroughly.
Although you will find dumpstations to empty out your sewage tanks at most campgrounds, there are additional resources to choose from listed below:
Although Niagara Falls is one of the top nature retreats, you can find so much more in New York. Whether you like the gourmet restaurants in the big city, the wild wonders of the Adirondacks, or just quaint little communities that are peaceful and kind, there is something in the state for everyone.
Held in the shadow of one of the most exciting cities on earth, Electric Zoo promises an unforgettable weekend, crammed with live entertainment from some of the hottest names in modern electronica. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, this festival is one of the largest in the NYC metro area, and provides an excellent excuse to visit and explore the Big Apple.
Listen to your favorite artists under the mountain skies surrounded by evergreens at the Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, N.Y. Camp on the mountainsides of a ski resort and while enjoying all genres of country music for three days.
The Governors Ball Music Festival is an exciting, three-day annual celebration that music lovers adore. This festival lineup includes a variety of music genres, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, Americana, pop, and folk, meaning there is truly something for everyone at this event.
For over 20 years, attendees have traveled to the Finger Lakes region of New York to celebrate summer and partake in the Finger Lakes Wine Festival.
Four days, 80 events, and an all-star cast that’ll put your Food-Network-loving heart a-flutter, there’s really no food festival quite like the one in the Big Apple. Held yearly during harvest season, the New York City Food and Wine Festival is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for every food lover, a foodie pilgrimage well worth making.
Picture standing outside among rolling hills, surrounded by greenery, hearing nothing but the melody of screaming crowds and hum of motocross bikes as their riders hurtle through the sky in a series of jumps, spins, dips, and other daring maneuvers. It’s a thrilling way to spend a weekend! Whether you’re headed to the Unadilla National races solo or are bringing the family, it’s sure to be a trip you’ll never forget!
When traveling in New York, you will spend a lot of time on Interstates 80, 87, 90 and 91. These major interstates have a lot of tolls to pay, especially when you are passing through New York City. In other areas of New York, the tolls are infrequent and affordable. Be sure to carry plenty of cash for the George Washington Bridge, for the Lincoln Tunnel and even for entering Manhattan.
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 New York, 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 New York 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.