RV Rental-Keep Your Social Distance and Explore the Great Outdoors

Many people are rethinking travel in light of the current health situation. When it’s time to ease back into travel, RV rental will be a great option to maintain some social distance and see the great outdoors!

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Our whole world is currently facing a pandemic and most travel plans have been put on hold, but it won’t be that way forever! Understandably, however, many people may be a little hesitant to jump right back into the normal travel modes that involve lots of crowds and busy places, like airlines, cruises, theme parks, and other tourist attractions.

I get it. I love to travel, but I also have to be extra diligent because I am one of those people who has a pre-existing condition and a compromised immune system. I’m under doctor’s orders to stay home right now, and I have to suit up in my mask, gloves, and a haircutting apron just to hug my kids goodnight. Yes, it’s a hysterical sight, but it’s just necessary right now!

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Why an RV Rental?

Once we get on the other side of this coronavirus outbreak (and I have faith that we will), RV rental vacations might be the best option for easing back into the travel world. I mean, think about it…

You might be thinking, “Yeah, but I’ve never really been an RV person. How do I know if it will be a good fit for my family?” Well, that’s why it’s an RV rental. You’re not making a long-term commitment here. You can try out an RV before you buy an RV at RVshare. If you like it, maybe you can think about purchasing one. If you don’t, you can go back to your preferred type of travel on your next vacation.

So, where can you go with your RV Rental?

The options are almost endless! Rent an RV to see all of our Amazing National Parks! A great place to start is the National Park Service. Get out there and see the great outdoors! You can find parks in every state along with all the current conditions (weather, roads, etc.). Get an annual pass for $80 (free if you’re in the military, have a 4th grader in your family this year, or have a permanent disability). Seniors can get an annual pass for $20 or a lifetime pass for $80.

See if your favorite State and National Park is open for camping
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The Good Sam Club can help you find other destinations that are great for RVers. Whether you want to hit the beach, find a nice secluded lake to fish, seek out an adventurous hike, or just find a quiet place with some different scenery, the Good Sam Club has got you covered!

How do I find an RV Rental?

It’s easy! Just go to a website like Outdoorsy RV Rentals for the best value and most variety. Enter some basic criteria, like how many people you need to sleep, the dates of your travel, and your location. Then, you’ll see a list of RV rentals that meet your needs and are available on the dates you want to travel. You can see photos, read reviews, and find out about the cost. Keep in mind that travel trailers are often less expensive to rent than motor homes. So if you have a vehicle that can tow, and you’re on a tighter budget, that might be your best bet. Make sure you read all of the details, so you’re not caught off guard by extra fees for mileage and generator usage.

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Have I convinced you to try an RV rental yet?

Are you ready to start planning your RV rental vacation while you’re stuck in the house during the pandemic? If you need some more convincing, do your research. Check out Outdoorsy and RVShare. See what’s feasible for your family in terms of RV type and destination. Look at the RV parks in the area you want to visit. Travel may need to look a little different than what you’re used to while we’re practicing social distance, but you can use this opportunity to create an epic memory for your family with an RV rental!

Are you an RV Owner? Rent out your RV for extra income!

Did you know that your RV that is just sitting there for most of the year could be making you money? Why not let other families get some use out of it and earn a side income (or help make your payments)!

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Where would you like to go in your RV Rental?

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  1. Larissa Reply

    Great post and it is helping me plan a trip this summer! The link to what National parks are currently open is going to be a big help too! Thanks!

    • Melissa F Reply

      I’m so glad it is helpful! Would love to hear about your trip! Keep in touch and let us know how it went!

  2. Pia Reply

    I want to rent a camping van for my trip to Tasmania in November! I hope this whole crisis is over by then and I don´t need to care about social distancing anymore!

    • Melissa F Reply

      That sounds like an amazing adventure! I hope you get to do it!

  3. Shannon Reply

    Sounds like a plan! I haven’t done any RVing but am interested.

    • Melissa F Reply

      It’s a great way to travel in comfort!

  4. Kariss Ainsworth Reply

    This is such a good idea, I’d never thought about an RV as an answer to this! Wish I had one more then ever!

    • Melissa F Reply

      Check out the links in the post for the RV rental places…maybe that would be a good way to start!

  5. Charu Goyal Reply

    That is so true! I think this is going to be the best way to travel for a little while at least.

    • Melissa F Reply

      I’m one of those people with a compromised immune system, so this will be a great way to ease back into travel!

  6. Nina Reply

    Such a great post! I’ve never rented a motorhome before, but I definitely want to experience it one day. I’ve only lived in a campervan in New Zealand during my Working Holiday there 🙆🏼‍♀️
    Take care and stay healthy! ❤️

    • Melissa F Reply

      Oh, New Zealand…One of my bucket list destinations! I wouldn’t mind doing a working holiday there!

  7. Lisa Manderino Reply

    Yes, I want to rent an RV someday! It would be such a fun adventure!

    • Melissa F Reply

      I have some great memories of traveling in an RV as a kid! We’ve actually lived in one twice while building houses…the first time with one baby, the second time with three kids. Now that was an adventure, for sure!

  8. Emma Reply

    I never thought of renting an RV for a holiday, but I am definitely going to consider it now! It looks like a very relaxing vacation!

    • Melissa F Reply

      Definitely a good time to think outside the box when it comes to travel! I’m hoping to do this in May for a family trip if everything calms down with this virus.

  9. Renee Reply

    I love this! I have been wanting to do an east coast RV trip with my husband and two kids. I appreciate the suggestions for places we can rent them. The very well known national place I found was out of our budget and the sites you shared have rentals posted in my budget. Thanks so much!

    • Melissa F Reply

      I’m so happy to hear that, Renee! An east coast RV trip sounds like so much fun! We did a trip to Virginia last fall, and it was so neat! I’d love to go back and see more of the east coast!

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