The type of RV you travel in will make a difference to your trip, so it’s a good idea to start your next RV adventure by choosing the right class of RV to suit your needs. RVshare makes it easy to find an RV, understand what it offers, and contact the owner if you’re ready to rent. Here’s a quick look at the different types of RVs and trailers available.
Class A, B, and C RVs and Towable Trailers
It’s not a surprise that Class A RVs are the largest. These are very strong, made with a heavy-duty frame, built on a truck or commercial bus chassis, and self-powered. If space and state-of-the-art amenities are what you’d like on your trip, Class A motorhome rentals in Providence would be the best option for you.
Class B RVs, however, are the smallest of the self-powered RVs. They still have all the facilities you’d need, and they are easier to drive and park. They are also more fuel efficient. If you’re a couple or a small family and you plan to spend most of your time outside, Class B camper rentals in Providence are a really good option.
Class C RVs are the type of RV you see most often. They can be recognized by the over cab sleeping area. They are bigger than the Class B campervans and are built with a cabin chassis. The main benefits of this type are that there is room for a family of four to eight and you can tow a car.
Towable RVs must be pulled, so you need to own or rent a car or truck that can tow it. The tiniest trailer is a teardrop trailer and the largest is the fifth wheeler, which can be up to 40 feet in length. Pop-up camper rental in Providence is probably the most popular type of travel trailer because it’s light and easy to pull with a small car. It opens up to provide more space.
RVshare offers a great list of the top 10 campgrounds in Providence, Rhode Island, that will get you thinking about some places to visit. Some campgrounds to consider include:
While none of the 60 US National Parks are in Rhode Island, there are National Heritage Sites in the state. The closest US National Park is Acadia, which is located 313 miles from Providence, just over a 5-hour drive up I-95.
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a national park with a difference. The 400,000-acre area is located within Providence County and Worcester County in Massachusetts. It’s a national park that isn't just wilderness but also contains one million people plus cities and villages. It gained national park status in 1986 to protect the heritage of the valley for generations to come.
When thinking about RVing and searching for places to explore, it’s hard to beat what the Blackstone River Valley can offer. From tours of how industrial America began there to paddling down the river, there are many different ways you can plan and enjoy your trip to this part of the world.
If you’re not going to be traveling in your RV for a period of time, it’s a good idea to protect it from the elements and vandalism by using an RV storage facility. Your options for storage facilities nearby Providence include:
Getting rid of your waste is something you want to plan for, so here’s a list of your options in the areas surrounding Providence:
Rhode Island is known for showcasing Independence Day spirit, so pick your spot in or near Providence and enjoy the fireworks and events with the entire family. Bristol, RI, holds the record for continuously running Independence Day celebrations, but you might also consider crossing the border and heading to Boston, MA, for some of the most spectacular fireworks. Plan your 4th of July trip with RVshare’s trip planner for a quick and easy way to find the right RV at the right price.
Five places that continue to attract tourists due to their historical significance include:
If you're in Providence between the middle of May to late November, then you don’t want to miss the WaterFire. This is when fires fill the braziers in the middle of the river and light up the surrounding areas. The festival is one of the best to enjoy in Rhode Island as its mission is to foster community engagement and creatively transform the city. It's free.
The sports scene in Providence is steeped in history as many legends come from there. You can catch boating and other water activities due to its 400 miles of coastline, and you can catch all kinds of events in the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, including skating, cheerleading tournaments, and basketball games. Brown University has a full slate of athletic activities and concerts to discover, too.
If the adults in your group would like some entertainment, then there is always something to do in Providence at night. For karaoke and showing off your trivia smarts, head to WRIK Entertainment, or enjoy a night of comedy at Comedy Connection of Rhode Island.
When driving your Providence RV rental, it's important to know how to navigate the area. Interstate 95 runs north to south in Rhode Island and goes through Providence. The I-295 runs parallel to the west of Providence, also heading north. Coming from the east is the I-195 that joins the I-95. U.S. Route 6 goes east to west 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 Providence, RI, 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 Providence, RI 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.