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Renting an RV for Five

Finding the perfect RV for your family can be a difficult task. With so many different kinds of units out there, how do you know which one will be best for the size for your family? You want a nice, spacious RV that is both feature rich and easy on the wallet. How can you choose?

Thankfully, for a family of five, there are options upon options of amazing motorhomes to rent for low prices. Manufacturers already expect people to pack their RVs when they’re traveling. The goal of this article is to make choosing and finding a unit for five to be as straight forward as possible.

RVs Perfect for Five

If you’re planning on bringing along at least five people on your journey, you should know that you have the luxury of not having to settle between just one or two different classes. The truth is that there are many different classes of five person RV rentals that can make a great option, depending on what your requirements are.

Let’s check out a few of these options and look at some of the pros and cons of each.

Class C RV

C class RVs are a great option for families looking for a five-passenger RV rental. They’re medium sized units that are built on a cabin chassis. They come with plenty of living space and tend to accommodate between four and eight people. These usually feature a sink with cabinets, a refrigerator, and a microwave. C class RVs also come with a nice dining area and entertainment options like TVs and DVD players.

The best thing about renting C class RVs is the rate. They’re typically priced very fairly for the amount of passengers they sleep. They’re also highly mobile and decent on gas.

A negative aspect about C class RVs is that even though they’re roomy for their size, some families feel that they would still like to have more space.

Class A RV

A class RVs can make for an amazing rental that sleeps at least 5. They’re the largest and most luxurious of all the RV classes. They're built on a bus-like chassis and come with the longest list of features of any RV as well.

Typical A class RVs come standard with features like an elevated driver position for optimal visibility. They come with separate bedrooms and can even tow a vehicle instead of the other way around. If you’re planning on spending a long period of time on the road, this class of RV may be the best option.

On the negative side, A class RVs are by far the most expensive kind of motorhome. They’re terrible on fuel and can be quite difficult to drive for a novice RVer.

Travel Trailer

Travel trailers are non-motorized units designed to be towed. They come with features very similar to a house, and they can sometimes sleep up to ten people; that’s up to double the amount of space, for rental rates less than an A class.

The clear features of travel trailers are that they’re extremely spacious, especially because they don’t have cabins. Because of their low profile, they’re more mobile than a fifth wheel trailer.

The bad thing about travel trailers is that if you don’t already own a decent tow vehicle, it’ll be another expense when renting this type of unit. Another thing is that they tend to be difficult to maneuver. And, of course, unlike with motorized RVs, the fact that travel trailers are separate from their tow vehicles, food breaks and bathroom breaks become a little more of a pain.

Fifth Wheels

Fifth wheels are the last unit we’ll look at. They make another fantastic option of an RV rental for at least 5 people. Fifth wheels are large RVs that are very luxurious. Like travel trailers, they’re non-motorized. They have a section that actually hangs over the tow vehicle to provide added space.

The good news about fifth wheels is that they’re easier to maneuver and safer to drive than travel trailers. They also have the most storage space of all styles of RV. And, just like travel trailers, the tow vehicle can double as local transportation.

The cons of fifth wheels are that they tend to require a heavy duty tow vehicle. They’re also poor on gas (but not as bad as an A class). Finally, like travel trailers, the living area is inaccessible while on the move.

How to Find RVs to Rent that Sleep Five People

As you can see, there really are plenty of options of comfortable RVs for families of five. But if you want to make sure to rent the highest quality unit for the best price, look no further than RVshare.

We have one of the most extensive lists of RV rentals that accommodate from one to even 12 people extremely comfortably. Our prices start from as little as $10 per night and average around as little as $125 per night. Using the service and finding the perfect RV for your needs is made simple with our search and filtering features.

  1. On the bottom of the page, enter in where you want to rent and when you’re expecting to do so.
  2. When you see the results, simply browse through until you find a style you like. Keep in mind the ones we’ve covered.
  3. Click on the one you like and then click the yellow “request to book” button on the right to rent directly from the owner.

In order to get the best results, don’t forget to take advantage of the advanced filtering feature. On the left-hand side of the results page, you can choose to look up only the units in the classes that we’ve covered. Or, you can type in the amount of expected travelers (in your case five). To save the most money up front, you can even filter the results to show you the least expensive options for five on the top.

Concluding Thoughts

Hopefully, we were able to hone in on the best units for the amount of travelers in your family. Although there are dozens of different classes of motorhomes, you can’t possibly go wrong with choosing one of the four mentioned.

Save as much time and money as possible by choosing RVshare as your next RV rental service and hit the road to make unforgettable memories as soon as possible!