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Campervans have many advantages over the more popular A and C class motorhomes. For starters, they’re safer than larger RVs, they’re much easier to handle, and they’re much less expensive overall. Let’s learn a little more about them and how you can find a perfect campervan rental right in your backyard.

About Campervans

Campervans are some of the most basic recreational vehicles in existence. They found popularity around the 1960s to 1970s, when Volkswagon started manufacturing them. They’re still the most popular manufacturers of campervans today. Even with all the passing years, campervans are still usually relatively basic compared to the insane designs, sizes, and amenities that come standard in other types of RVs. They’re so basic in fact, that many consider them to be glorified caravans, than actual motorhomes.

They’re built from the chassis of regular vans, so you can imagine how much smaller they are compared to many of the typical RVs most people are accustomed to seeing. There is generally no divide between the cab and living quarters, so everything is easily accessible while on the road. Most are equipped only with very standard facilities for sleeping, washing, and cooking (if at all).

Campervans are considered to be safer than other motorhomes because of how much easier they are to drive. Driving a campervan is very much like driving a car, unlike other RV types.

These small RVs are famous for being efficient, mobile, and convenient. To give you an idea of how convenient they are, tons of people use them for regular transportation when they’re not vacationing with them. They fit in standard parking spaces and therefore don’t require any special storage when not in use. That can be quite advantageous if you’re renting one to see a friend or family member at their home. If you’re going to be trekking through tight roads, or a less accessible camping site, having a campervan may not only be the easiest way to get around, it may very well be your only way.

Besides their compact size, the reason a number of people prefer campervans, is because they’re so cheap compared to other RVs and motorhomes. While other RVs may get between 10 and 17 mpg, campervans can average around 25 mpg for huge savings!

Besides fuel economy, renting a campervan is typically a lot cheaper than other RVs, in terms of nightly rates. The nightly savings don’t come without their own price though. Campervans are known for not being anywhere near as luxurious as class A, C, fifth wheels, and even some sprinters! A campervan is meant for a group of no more than four, looking for a comfortable alternative to driving their cars on road trips and pitching a tent.

Renting a Campervan

So, how can you rent a campervan? Well, no need to look any further than RVshare. We’re the world’s largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace and boast some of the most high-quality and unique rigs available for rent!

Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar rental companies, RVshare gives you the ability to rent directly from RV owners and enthusiasts. This business model gives you the opportunity to rent more RV at better rates.

With just a few clicks, you can look through hundreds of beautiful RVs to choose from. Our website makes it much easier to view all the information you need on an RV. You can easily see detailed photos and descriptions of any RV in inventory, you can speak with the owner and ask them any question you want, and you can even read and leave reviews.

The process is pretty simple:

  • First, enter your location and dates.
  • Next, scroll through dozens of suitable options in your area. You can even filter by year, RV type, the number of passengers, and more.
  • Then, simply click “Request To Book,” and you’re basically done.

In minutes, an email will be sent to an owner, letting them know you’ve requested their RV. When it’s time to take your trip, all you need to do is meet the owner to pick up the keys and you’re on your way! You can rest assured knowing RVshare has you covered with protection options and even 24/7 roadside assistance should anything happen.

Lastly, when you’re done making memories, fill up the gas you used, and bring it right back. It’s that easy.

By now, you’re probably wondering, “How much does it cost to rent a small campervan near me for the weekend?” The answer depends on you.

RVshare is designed to save you as much money as possible (For example, the average owner spends a little over $700 a month on their RV. With our platform, you only pay for the nights you’re actually using one).

But even still, there are factors involved. How many days you rent and which days during the year you rent may affect rates. Busy season will cost a little more and so will holidays. If you choose to rent longer than a weekend, you’ll get better nightly rates. Above all, you can always work out a deal with the owner.

On average though, rates for typical campervan rentals are as follows:

One night: $125

Three nights: $375

Seven nights: $875

Of course, those are just average rates. If you’re looking for something even less expensive, we’ve got you covered. And if you’re in the market for something a little more luxurious, we can help you there as well.

Wrap Up

Whether you’re looking to go on a weekend getaway or take a longer vacation, a campervan rental could be perfect for your family if you’re not planning on going across the country and just want some basic accommodations for a low price. Spend some time on our website and get familiar with how it works, and you’ll quickly discover what a breeze it is to save money on your accommodations and vehicle, so you can spend your money on what matters; an incredible getaway close to nature, spent with our loved ones.