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Renting a Winnebago RV with RVshare
The RV industry has grown exponentially over the last century. Since its humble beginnings in 1910 (yes, 1910!), RV manufacturers have invented new ways to travel with all the comforts of home. These days, there are thousands of different RV classes, makes, and models on the market. But few RV brands are as well-known as the classic Winnebago.
History of the Winnebago
Winnebago wasn’t always the household name it is today. The company began in Forest City, Iowa in 1956, at a time when the farming economy of the area was on the edge of crumbling. After a choppy 10 years, the company was purchased by five residents of the city. The founder, John K. Hanson, became president. The newly named Winnebago Industries started to gain traction.
Since then, Winnebago Industries has become known as an innovator in their field; They were one of the first RV companies to use insulated wall panels; they built their own furniture specifically for RVs, and their prices were half the prices of their competitors’. Winnebago is now a billion-dollar company, but their values remain the same: a dedication to quality, innovation, and safety. Whether you’re looking to rent a Winnebago or to buy one, you’ll notice the outstanding quality from the moment you step inside.
Types of Winnebagos
The Winnebago legacy began with travel trailers. These days, they make every RV class under the sun. No matter the class, Winnebagos are made with exceptional care and state-of-the-art technology. This includes their E-coating system, which they use to protect the longevity of each chassis. If you’re looking for a Winnebago rental, you’ll have plenty to choose from. They make:
- Class A Diesels
- Class A Gas
- Class B’s
- Class C’s
- Fifth Wheels
- Travel Trailers
- Toy Haulers
- Specialty vehicles, either equipped for accessibility or commercial use.
New Winnebago Features
Winnebago is committed to innovation. As such, each new year brings a handful of impressive technology to the Winnebago showroom. Newer Winnebagos for rent or purchase are the pinnacle of comfort and safety, with features like:
- The TrueLevel tank monitoring system does away with probes and accurately reads levels from outside the tanks.
- The QuickPort Service connection area lets you easily hook up hoses, close bay doors, and keep the area clean.
- The Infotainment Center with Rand McNally GPS, which controls music, navigation, and from a touchscreen on your dash.
- The Winnebago Smart Storage system allows for slide-through basement storage. Some models even have storage doors that turn into picnic tables!
- Three Position Controls, which let you adjust the leveling jacks from three areas of the RV. You can raise or lower the jack from the driver’s seat, at the front door, or at the service center.
- Benchmark, the new Winnebago comfort dinette, that’s made with inner springs like luxury furniture. No more uncomfortable dining or sleeping.
Features may vary depending on what class and year Winnebago you get, but you can be sure that a trip in a Winnebago will always be a comfortable one.
Which Type of Winnebago Should I Rent?
Which type of rental Winnebago you get will depend on how you intend to use it. There are so many to choose from, and each has their pros and cons. Ask yourself the following questions:
- How many people will be traveling with you? If you’re traveling with kids or friends, you may want a bigger sized fifth wheel or Class A.
- Do you have your own truck and can tow the RV yourself? Winnebago towable RVs may be more affordable than their motorized counterparts.
- Where do you plan on camping? If you’ll be doing a lot of “off the beaten path” type of travel, you should look for something on the smaller side that’s still self-contained.
- What type of features do you want? Check out this list of Winnebago features to see which classes have them.
Winnebago Rental Prices
Since we’ve obviously sold you on renting a Winnie, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to rent a Winnebago. Winnebagos have been around for a long time, so rental prices vary widely. You’ll notice different prices depending on year and class. Hopefully, the questions in the previous section helped you narrow down your choices.
In general, you can expect to see older (8-10 years) motorized Winnebagos around $200+ per night. Newer models, whether motorized or towable, can run you anywhere from $300-400 per night. Again, price depends on size, features, and even location! You’ll have to do your research to find the best deal.
Where to Rent a Winnebago
What better place to find a Winnebago for rent than right here on RVshare? Rental prices are some of the lowest around because we put control in the owner's’ hands. They set their prices and rules, and they don’t have to pay us any fees to list their rig. That means you get to cash in on their savings. You’ll also get 24/7 roadside assistance while you’re on the road. To get started, just put in your location and dates of your trip on our main page. Then, you can start looking for the perfect Winnebago for your adventure!
Winnebagos didn’t become the #1 RV manufacturer for nothing. Their commitment to quality and innovation has given us some of the most advanced and comfortable RVs on the market. RV owners everywhere love their Winnies – just ask one! Chances are, whether you buy or rent a Winnebago, you too will end up loving it for years to come.