3 Mistakes To Avoid When Renting An RV

Looking to take a vacation but want to break away from staying in traditional hotels? Ready to become one with the great outdoors? If so, then an RV trip might be the perfect vacation for you. Of course, if you don't already own an RV, you're going to want to rent one from a local dealership like Orangewood RV Center. To make the most of your trip, however, there are a few important mistakes you'll want to avoid when it comes to renting an RV for your next trip.

Automatically Paying Extra for Insurance

No matter where you rent your RV from (unless it's from an individual), you're probably going to be urged to purchase some kind of insurance for an additional daily or weekly cost. Before you agree to this coverage, however, check with your current auto insurance company to see if you're already covered. Some credit card companies will also provide insurance coverage for RV rentals at no additional fee. If you have coverage already, you can politely decline the additional insurance and potentially save yourself hundreds on your rental RV.

Choosing an RV That's Too Big

If you're new to driving an RV, you might be tempted to go with the biggest and fanciest RV you can find, but it's really in your best interest to go with something smaller and easier to handle. Not only will you be safer and more confident driving a smaller RV, but you'll probably also get better gas mileage than you would in a big rig RV. By speaking with an RV rental company, you can get the help you need in choosing an RV size that's appropriate for you.

Not Asking Enough Questions

Finally, while you may be eager to finalize your RV rental and get on the road, it's important that you take the time to ask some important questions to your RV rental agent before you make a decision. Some questions you may want to ask include:

  • are pets allowed (and, if so, are there pet fees)?
  • what's the RV's towing capacity?
  • does the RV come with a GPS device?
  • how many miles are included, or is the mileage unlimited?

By taking the time to avoid some common RV rental mistakes among first-timers, you'll ultimately be able to make the right decision to meet your needs. From there, you'll also be sure to have the best possible time on your upcoming trip!