Vacations are all about getting your mind off the usual. It’s about freedom and enjoying new sites, sceneries, and making memories with the people you love.
One way to experience that freedom in the best way possible is to hire an RV rental.
Renting one has its share of benefits, numerous by the way. But it can be hard to feel at home while you’re travelling in your RV. So here are some tips you could use next time you want to hire an RV rental for your next adventure.
It’s all about priorities
When you are planning to go out for a vacation, it’s good to be selfish. By that, I mean, try to put your needs first.
Get to know what kind of experience you’d like to have, the number of people who’ll accompany you, the best places to visit, and the kind of RV rental you want.
Besides that, you need to have a budget and know how long the trip will take. Remember, your budget will dictate so many things, including the kind of RV rental you’ll hire.
Understand the basics of RV renting
There are different RV rentals you’ll come across. Most companies offer three types of these camping vans, type A, B, and C.
If you have a smaller family or need a smaller space, type B and C will do for you. On the other hand, Type A is larger than the others and will have more room for you and several other occupants.
For those who don’t know which one to pick, you can ask for recommendations from people who know more about this space. You can also look out for sites such as TravellBuzz, where they offer different deals for people looking for rentals.
Here’s where your budget comes into play. The thing is, each RV owner prices his or her RVs differently. Each will charge in regards to the miles you cover and the cost per night.
The price will also go high or low depending on the utilities that the RV provides. For instance, if the owner includes kitchen utilities and beddings inside the RV, you may have to pay for that. Some even charge you on the number of times you use the generator.
On the other hand, you can try to bargain. If you don’t need things like kitchen utensils and so forth, you can ask them to lower the price for you.
Remember also to read the quotation thoroughly to avoid paying extra. Having an insurance cover can be super helpful, especially in the case of an accident or any delays. Therefore, ask the owner if he or she includes one in the pricing.
Get to know how to use the RV efficiently
Nothing is as disappointing as not knowing what to do while in the middle of a journey. So before you start the journey, ask the owner to help you understand how to use the RV effectively.
For instance, things like using the electrical, powering the generator, and even learning how to reverse and turn the RV could help you. You can also ask them to help you know how to change the tire if you get a tire burst along your journey. And if you are not handy, ask them if they have contacts with mechanics who can help you fix the problem right away.
Some people opt to hire old RVs to save money. That can be expensive, especially because they are prone to breaking down. You’d better pay more for a newer RV and have the assurance of a motorhome that won’t break down in the middle of the journey.
Know the route you want to take
Before you start the journey again, get to map out some of the sceneries you’d like to see. Also, know the route you’d like to take.
It’s also critical that you make early bookings to campsites and parks that you want to visit. That way, you’ll be able to get some space.
Another thing to note is that you need to know the best places to park. Most rookies make the mistake of driving for long hours then miss awesome scenery. Instead, take your time and be spontaneous because driving for long hours can make the journey tiring and boring.
Take your time while planning your trip. But don’t forget to be spontaneous. That can make the entire journey awesome and unforgettable. And remember, this journey is about making memories. So, bring your furry friends, ask your friend to accompany you, and ensure that you take pictures.