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RE: questions about rental RV

Eight people sharing one teeny tiny bathroom should be the highlight of the trip :C point well taken :) an opportunity to educate the kids not everybody in the world has their own bathroom :)
yjc 11/11/20 07:32am Beginning RVing
RE: questions about rental RV

The Class C units they rent technically may sleep 6-8 but no way will it be even remotely comfortable. - 2 people will have to climb up and sleep in the overhead...which typically has weight limits. - 2 people will be in the converted dinnet which is usually on 5.5ft long so they need to be short. - 2 people will have to cling to each other to fit on the sofa. - 2 people will be hated for having the comfortable main bed. For 8 people, either get 2 units or are some willing to tent it? Thanks for the detailed information! I understand it won't be comfortable, but it will only be for a week, if I can find a RV that sleeps 8. I'm finding out if tent camping next to the RV is allowed.
yjc 11/11/20 07:30am Beginning RVing
RE: questions about rental RV

We rented 3 times before purchase to make sure that we like it, we did. :) The first rental was a class C, 31 ft. one slide, then a 38 ft. class A diesel with three slides and finally a 38 ft. class A diesel with four slides. (renting is not cheap!). During the second rental, friends rented a 37 ft. class A gas. We all went to Sedona, AZ, from CA. Had the best time as we all had our own sleeping quarters. Back to your rental....... the kids could sleep in sleeping bags, no need to try and find a unit that can sleep 8. Depending on the SUV/Van, the kids could camp in that for the night, I'm sure they would love their own space. To me, it seems a large class C would work as the adults would have their private spaces, two in the bedroom and two in the loft and maybe two on the fold-out sofa. Have you thought about renting two class C's? That way, everybody would have their own sleeping quarters. You could leave the SUV/Van at home if you were not going be touring during the day and just enjoying camping at your three travels stops. Anyway, whatever you decide you will have a blast even though it will be crowded. :) Safe travels, MM. Thanks for sharing! I've always thought I will try RV once my youngest finish highschool :) this will be my first time to try it. I've read some warnings about challenges of RVing. We will be touring the park, where some roads are not suitable for RVs, that's why we decide to try one RV, and one SUV/Van. looking at the floor plan of the largest RV that sleeps 7 offered by cruise-america, it doesn't look like there is enough floor space for the 8th person. it sounds that a tent is more feasible.
yjc 11/11/20 07:27am Beginning RVing
RE: questions about rental RV

Eight is a lot of people for most RVs to accommodate comfortably. My class C in theory could sleep eight, but two on the jackknife sofa would be very tight unless they were young children (and even one on it is impractical if they're on the tall side). Even with that, it would be crowded for socializing, eating, etc.; the table can't fit more than four reasonably. I'd suggest maybe having a tent or two for a few of the people. Some campgrounds might not permit eight persons on one site (though many will), and having the tent would also permit you to easily spread over two adjacent sites in such cases--and indeed even when not strictly needed. thanks for the suggestion! I'll check with the RV parks to see if they allow tent camping at the same location.
yjc 11/11/20 07:18am Beginning RVing
RE: questions about rental RV

I assume you mean Motorhome when you say RV. Towables are RVs also, if your van was capable of towing there are trailers that sleep that many. as they are designed more toward family Its possible that if you did find a suitable trailer for rent, that the rental co, owner, or a tow company would relocate it for you at a equal or lesser eventual cost than a Motorhome. Towables rent for far less than motorized and have all the features. Another issue to consider is many places have limitations on occupancy, so you might be required to rent 2 sites to accommodate all your group, so maybe a small trailer for sleeping the one family behind the van, a MH for the others. More mobility, no crowd, double the facility. thanks for your reply, looks like I need to edit the op with more details - the "van" is going to be a minivan or suv, don't think it has towing power for a big trailer. I didn't know there is that "relocate" option. but the trip is about just a week, and camping at 3 locations, so that may not be practical.
yjc 11/10/20 06:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: questions about rental RV

Man, that's a lot of people to put in an RV. Though there may well be some, I'm not sure I've seen one that sleeps 8 full or almost full sized people. Moreover, where are you going to seat 8 people safely while on the road? thanks for the reminder, most people in the group will be in the van on the road.
yjc 11/10/20 05:03pm Beginning RVing
questions about rental RV

Hi folks, I'm planning a trip with a rental RV - had been thinking about it for a while, but I don't know anything about RV. The trip will be about 1 week, camping at 3 locations, each place 2 nights. When I search for RV rentals (Class C most likely), to my surprise, there doesn't seem to be that many options. I'm looking for rental in Austin, TX, what are good reputable places to rent? Is this the right forum to ask questions about rental? If so, for a 1st time renter, is it better to rental from commercial companies, or RV-Share sites? Not sure if the commercial rental is better in terms of roadside assistance, and insurance? We have 6 adults and two 13 year olds, I checked cruise-america, their largest sleep 7. Are there commercial rentals that sleeps 8? (we will also drive a minivan or mid-size SUV on this trip, so only one driver and one co-driver will be in the RV on the road) thanks, Jason
yjc 11/10/20 04:33pm Beginning RVing
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