Many people dream of seeing the country in an RV! If you’re thinking of taking a road trip – and you want to include your pets – renting an RV is a popular option. Below you’ll find everything you’ll need to know to find the perfect RV rental that’s pet friendly.
RV Rental Companies That Are Pet Friendly
Wouldn’t it be nice to take your family on a vacation to your favorite destinations without ever leaving the comfort of home? Getting an RV rental that’s pet friendly gives you that option! Complete with a refrigerator, microwave, toilet, shower, air conditioning, and heat – it’s like having a home on wheels. Explore and play all day, and at night recharge in familiar and comfortable surroundings that make it easy to relax.
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National RV Rental Companies
Cruise America offers pet friendly RV rentals at 132 locations in the United States, Canada, and Alaska. There are no restrictions on the size or number of pets in the motorhome, and no additional deposits are required for traveling with a pet. In fact, as long as the RV is returned as clean as you received it, you won’t incur any additional charges for taking your pet along! If the RV does require cleaning, a $250 fee is charged.
Cruise America also offers a free app, which directs you to the campsites that provide the amenities that you want. They also offer both round-trip and one-way rentals.
El Monte RV
With 30 locations across the country, El Monte has been renting pet friendly RVs for more than 40 years! And they understand that pets are part of the family. When you rent with El Monte, there are no restrictions on the size or number of pets, no additional deposits, and a charge of $50 to $100 for cleaning only if the RV is not returned in the condition it was received.
El Monte also offers a discount to AAA members, provides extensive travel information on their website, and offers both round-trip and one-way rentals.
Sometimes smaller is better! Escape Campervans has ten locations in the US and two in Canada where you can rent fully-equipped, easy-to-drive campervans. Inspiring their clients to embrace the Escape spirit, they’ve converted their vans into works of art by having them painted by local artists.
Escape charges a $150 non-refundable pet fee for up to 2 pets. Additionally, pets are not allowed on trips during the months of July, August, and September.
Local RV Rental Companies
Around the Park RV
Around the Park RV offers pet friendly RV rentals in Denver, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They specialize in helping you plan the perfect trip with expert advice on scenic routes and unique campgrounds. Whether you’re heading to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, or exploring the Colorado wilderness, they’ll even deliver your RV and set-up for you!
Chill RV Rentals
Operating out of the Los Angeles area, Chill RV Rentals offers fully-equipped and stocked luxury motorhome rentals. Pets are welcome to join you for an additional fee of $100, and an increase in the vehicle deposit. Chill RV will even deliver the RV to your front door in Los Angeles County for free!
Outervan offers hand-crafted campervans with solar power and modern amenities like bluetooth and touch screen navigation. Pets are welcome to join your Outervan adventure for an additional fee of $75. The company is located in the San Francisco Bay area, convenient for trips to Yosemite, Big Sur, Lake Tahoe or wine country.
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RV Rental Networks Offering Pet Friendly Rentals
In addition to companies that offer pet friendly RV rentals, a number of RV rental networks have sprung up in recent years. Similar to VRBO, these businesses connect RV owners who want to rent their RVs with potential renters. In addition, the companies offer add-on products, like roadside assistance, additional insurance, and damage protection coverage.
Because they don’t have their own fleet, these companies are able to offer a wider selection of RVs and campers. If you’re heart is set on traveling in a vintage Airstream, or you want a toy hauler to take your motorcycle along, these companies will be able to help. Additionally, because they have no rental centers, you may be able to find RV rental options closer to you.
Outdoorsy.com – Website filters available RV rentals for those that are pet friendly
RVRentalConnection.com – Listings for RV rentals in the US, Canada, and Germany
RVShare.com – Filters available RV rentals for those that are pet friendly
RV Rentals at Local Dealerships
If you still haven’t found the perfect RV rental that’s pet friendly, check with the RV dealers in your area. Many have a small rental fleets of motorhomes available.
READ MORE ⇒ The Ultimate Pet Friendly American Road Trip
Does It Pay To Go RVing?
The cost of your RV rental will depend on the size of the RV you select and the length of your trip. But, renting an RV will likely save you money over staying in hotels. First, the average campground costs around $40 per night, and few charge pet fees. You can even find less expensive options at national parks, forests, and state parks. Next, having the RV allows you to keep snacks and beverages handy and prepare most of your own meals. Finally, many campgrounds have pools, nearby hiking, or other forms of entertainment that are included with your stay. Overall, RVing can be a very economical way to travel.
Is RVing Hard?
If you’ve never done it, RV travel (with or without pets) is an adventure. Each RV has different mechanical systems you’ll need to understand, so be sure to get a thorough walk-through before taking off in your rental. You’ll want to know how to plug the RV into shore power, how to start the generator, where the water hose gets connected, and how to dump the tanks. It’s a lot to absorb at once, so take notes or record your conversation. And, if you do forget something, don’t worry! The RVers you’ll meet in the campgrounds friendly and happy to show a rookie the ropes.
There’s a whole country out there to explore, and we’re having a blast seeing it with the Ty and Buster in the Winnebago. So, what’s stopping you from giving it a try?! If you’re still unsure, check out our best tips for RVing with pets, and you’ll see there’s really nothing to it!
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