Everyone is making plans for the summer, please understand that you asking for and me sending you a quote does NOT reserve the RV. Your down payment does. Someone else can still book the RV as it does not become unavailable to someone else until you make the down payment. 50% is due at booking, balance 30 days prior to start of rental. Deposit gets collected the day prior or the day of. If you book less than 30 days out, the entire balance is due at that time. RVshare will hold and not send the payout to us until you pick up the RV. They also hold the deposit until you return it.
There is nothing like experiencing the open road and our country, sitting up high and being able to see instead of just staring at the trunk of the car ahead of you.
If you are interested in RV-ing and want to check out if this is for you before you take the plunge and take on the expense of buying your own, or if you are seasoned but want to wait until you can work less to enjoy your RV more, then renting is the way to go.
In October of 2017, we purchased a 40-ft Diesel Pusher because we needed a larger RV and so we would be able to toad our car. But after putting all this work into Dancer, we decided to make her available to you instead of just selling her for a song. We would take her out on the road to anywhere in a heart beat, because she has proven to be dependable on 2 trips from El Paso to DC within the past 8 month
From out of town? No problem! If you are flying in, we can meet you with the RV at the airport once you land, and you can drop off the RV at the airport for your return flight. If you are driving in from out of town, you can park your car under our carport.
5 May: ordering replacements for the kitchen and bedroom side windows
23 Apr: replaced baggage compartment locks with keyed alike locks
03 Apr: replaced the Clevis pin,a double ball joint arm, which extends and retracts the automatic steps.
31 Mar: replaced the plastic handles on the gray and black water dump valves with metal handles
06 Mar: installed ShadePro dash mat
13 Feb: Step Tub & Surround were refinished
10 Feb: had the rear bumper/hose storage replaced and support under tub added.
05 Jan '18: replaced the metal weathershield that safely encases the 22-ft fabric awning when not in use or while traveling.
30 Dec '17: installed a 19-in TV in the bedroom and a 19-in TV/DVD combo in the front. Both are on articulated wall mounts and each has a 50-mi TV antenna with amplifier.
Oct '17: Dancer just came out of the shop after our last 2 1/2-month trip to the DC area. She had a head-2-toe check-up to make sure everything is in top condition for her next adventure with you. The back brake pads were replaced, new igniter switch for the stove installed, head lights adjusted, exhaust pipe secured with a bracket, and a general check of all the systems/equipment, to include checking the roof for any leaks and resealing the roof lights. She also got all the carpet in the living and bedroom replaced with heavy duty tile and wood-look vinyl tiles and the windows re-screened.
While this is a 1994, she is well maintained with low mileage (only 70K), only had 2 prior owners (the last owner had her for 15 years), and the inside was completely redone before we purchased her in Jan '17. (newly re-upholstered captain's chairs, seats, couch and dinette).
Since then, we had the starter replaced on the generator, new motor and digital thermostat for the gas furnace installed, new Kenwood radio/cd player with bluetooth connectivity, new bass speakers, replaced both roof ACs-both now also have heat strips (at that time we also had all the electrical wiring checked and replaced as necessary), had the suspension redone: added stabilizer bars on the front, front airbags were replaced with SuperSprings coils, the rear had the leaf suspension reshaped and an extra leaf added on both sides and SuperSprings SumoSprings Rear Bump Stop Upgrade Kit installed (it now rides super smooth) and of course we also had it just aligned, new head lights, new vehicle battery and new compressor for the dash AC.
The motorhome has a solar charger on the roof that continuously charges the house and the vehicle batteries. It has an auxiliary start, which allows you to temporarily use the house battery to assist the vehicle battery in starting the RV. Toilet w/sink is separate from the shower. The shower has a small tub with a seat at the back so you can sit down to shower. Bathroom has a ceiling fan. The center of the passenger area has a Fantastic ceiling fan. The fridge/freezer works on propane, generator or when the RV is hooked up to a 30 amp outlet. It has hydraulic leveling jacks and lots of storage inside and underneath. Sleeping spaces: queen-size RV mattress in rear bedroom, dinette converts to a twin and the sofa to a full-size sleeper. It is very simple to operate and of course we will go over everything with you.
Pick-up and drop-off times are totally negotiable. Going over everything on pick-up day will take about 1 to 1 1/2hrs. Responsible pet owners are welcome to bring their well-behaved furry companions, birds, etc.
Unloaded weight with full tanks is about 13,500 pounds. 20 gal black water tank, 65 gal fresh, 40 gal grey. You only need to run the generator if you want to run the roof ACs, microwave or use the 110 outlets. Furnace & stove run on propane. Texas taxes are included.
Also included in the rental are:
- bedding, towels, dinnerware, unbreakable cups, flatware. These are newly purchased strictly for our RVs
- a 12ft cigarette lighter outlet extension cord. There are 4 12V outlets: 2 in the dash, 1 for the front TV/DVD combo, and 1 for the bedroom TV. This will allow you to conveniently plug in a car charger for your cell phone while anywhere in the RV.
- a triple cigarette lighter socket.
- a 200 watt inverter with 3 regular and 4 USB sockets. It plugs into any of the 4 12V outlets. When watching TV in the bedroom, use it to power the TV and amplified antenna.
- 12V DC Electric Car Fan - Rotatable 2 Speed Dual Blade with 9FT Cord - Quiet Strong Dashboard Cooling Fan
- 55" Aluminum Camping Table
- 6 folding Camping Chairs
- sheets, blankets, towels, dishtowels, melamine bowls & plates, indestructible cups, silverware,first aid kit
- 4 LED Camping Lanterns
- fold-able Kennel so your pet does not have to be on a leash the whole time
- optional, We have a dual hitch receiver extender. You could use our hitch carrier , 2-bike rack, 4x6 enclosed travel trailer, or a combination of any two.
Please send the initial payment once you request a quote to reserve the RV, otherwise someone else can still reserve it during the time frame you contacted us about.
If you are allergic to dogs: the previous owners had dogs and so do we. While we thoroughly clean Dancer after each use, we cannot guarantee there won't be a stray hair or dander here and there.
The cleaning fee is for rentals less than 3 nights. Yes, military and senior discounts available.
Insurance: RVshare only provides insurance for vehicles built in 2003 or newer. Please contact your insurance company and verify you are covered during the lease period. RVshare will provide roadside assistance.
We only allow use on hard/blacktop roads/surfaces, so you will not have to level Dancer. This is to prevent any issue with retracting the hydraulic jacks, as the RV cannot be driven with the jacks down.
Dancer weighs in at 13,500 pounds with full water, gas and fuel tanks). The maximum towing capacity is 2,000 pounds, Maximum weight (water, gas & fuel tanks full + passengers, luggage & anything towed) cannot exceed 18,000 pounds.
If you want to tow anything heavier-a car or boat on a trailer- you will need to rent a diesel pusher as most gasoline coaches were not designed to tow something very heavy.