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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

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With eight people you’ll be limited to a large Class A...if any A will seat that number. This may not work unless some follow in a another vehicle.


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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?

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Make sure the RV you rent has enough seat belts for all occupants.





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obgraham wrote:

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.

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For comfort Class A rental


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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.

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We often say that our 35' Class A can accommodate:

Drinks for 6
Dinner for 4
Beds for 2

Of course we have exceeded those parameters, but not for a long trip.

We have rented from Cruise-America before we purchased our first motor home, and it worked out great, but that was more than 15 years ago.


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What time are drinks offered, Ron?

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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

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.

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