Going on a vacation with a Salem RV rental is always a recipe for great fun. Setting out on the open road and seeing all that Oregon has to offer is an unforgettable experience because of the unique wonder of the state. Thanks to RVshare, you can explore this beautiful region for yourself. The RV renting process is easy, but you still need to make sure you know what class of RV you wish to rent.
There are three classes of RV rental in Salem, and the first of them is the Class A. Class A RVs are the largest you can find and are usually outfitted with the best and latest amenities. You can expect things like TVs, a full kitchen, fancy sleeping areas, a full-sized refrigerator, and more. Being as big as it is, though, you might find it difficult to control while you're driving unless you have experience handling larger vehicles.
The Class B is the smallest. This RV is often referred to as a sleepervan and can fit a couple of people. A Class B is great for those that plan to camp outdoors because there isn't too much space within the vehicle.
There's also the Class C, which is the happy medium between a Class A and Class B in terms of size. They have a number of amenities, and overall, they're probably the easiest to drive given that they're constructed into a commercial truck chassis.
In addition to self-powered RVs, you could also opt for renting a pull-behind trailer. This can be a cost-effective option for people who already own a sufficiently powerful vehicle but would still like the RV vacation experience.
A pop-up camper rental in Salem might be what you're looking for, especially if you have a vehicle that's on the less powerful side. To cut down on weight and drag, these campers can fold down into a compact shape thanks to their canvas walls, making them easy to transport from place to place.
There's also the travel trailer. Probably the closest to a normal RVing experience, they're similar in layout to a mid-sized RV and have many of the same features, and the major difference is that they're a trailer instead of a vehicle.
After that, you have the fifth wheel. These trailers are very big and filled with luxury items, some even giving the Class A a run for its money. It has a gooseneck hitch, so you need a flatbed truck to tow one of these around.
Finally, you've got the toy hauler. A toy hauler isn't so much a living space as it is a mobile garage, allowing you to take your ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, and more with you on vacation.
While one of the beauties of RVing is that you can stop anywhere when you're done driving for the day, it's both safer and more fun to take a rest at an RV campground. With tons of interesting people to meet and plenty of excitement around every corner, campgrounds are a great way to spend your vacation whether you're just stopping by along the way or making a whole trip out of it.
If you'd like to stay at one of the best RV campgrounds in Salem, you'll want to look out for Phoenix RV Park. With great cell reception, shower, and laundry facilities on-site, plus a strategic location within the city itself, you can enjoy all the comforts of home.
Salem Campground and RVs is another great option and offers a lake for campers. They even have an on-site grocery store. This campground lets you bring your pets and has an exercise yard for them.
When you go out RVing, it's only natural you might want to experience nature. This is best done by visiting national and state parks. In western Oregon is Crater Lake National Park, which is home to the largest lake in the US. More than 750,000 people visit the park to hike, bike, ski, or visit one of its two islands. In the south-west corner of the state is Valley of the Rogue River State Park.
One national park that is worth the visit is Redwood National Park, which is located in California and only a 5-hour drive. California's famous redwood trees are like nothing else you'll ever see, and you'll be able to see them up-close. Hiking, boating, animal spotting, and more are all free to do within the park with tons of other things to see and do year-round.
An RV storage facility is the best way to ensure your camper rentals in Salem stay out of trouble when you're not around to watch them. Staffed by a team of dedicated people intent on keeping your things safe from both humans and nature, you'll never have to worry about coming back to a disaster after a day of fun.
South Salem RV storage is one option, and it has multiple parking spaces indoors, outdoors, and under cover. It also has 24-hour gate access. You might also try Storage Oregon with its state-of-the-art security cameras and on-site management to help you with whatever you need.
All motorhome rentals in Salem will eventually need to dump their grey water. To do so hygienically and safely, you need a dumpstation.
Located all across Oregon, you shouldn't have much trouble location a dumpstation to use. Many are operated in conjunction with campgrounds like Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort, charging a small fee to outsiders but waiving it if you're already renting a lot. Silver Falls State Park is another place you could go, and dumping is free to all visitors.
If you're looking for suggestions on what to do while you're RVing around Salem, you've come to the right place. There's plenty to do for people of all ages, one of the best being the Gilbert House Children's Museum, an interactive exhibit based around the inventions of A. C. Gilbert. Sample fine wine at any of the numerous vineyards in the area like Bethel Heights Vineyard. There's also Salem's Riverfront Carousel, a fun fairground ride with a great view of the Willamette River.
The minor league baseball team known as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes is jointly owned by the city and neighboring Keizer and plays all their home games here during the season.
When the games are over, you might like B&G Bingo, offering Bingo 7 days a week, or Elsinore Theatre, a 1926 restored theater that hosts over 140 events a year, including Broadway shows and ballet.
Drivers have nothing to fear when it comes to getting around in a timely manner while visiting Salem. There's a ton of convenient roadways across the city to make RVing easier. Some of these include OR 22 leading from Willamina into Salem and OR 99EB, a section of the Interstate 5 traveling through Salem.
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 Salem, OR, 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 Salem, OR 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.