Planning Your Big RV Trip
Each year, we answer a lot of questions about RV rentals from first-timers and RV veteran’s alike. Here are five of the most frequently asked questions:
- What type of RV should I take?
- When should we rent an RV?
- How long can we take an RV without hookups?
- Do we need to bring our houseware?
- How much will it cost?
We have your answers! We are going to break down each question into a five blog-post series. We have a lot of information to cover! Let’s get started with #2
When should I rent an RV?
An RV is quite literally and ‘everywhere’ and ‘everything’ camping machine! One thing that will surprise a lot of people is how much fun they are. Many families have a long history of enjoying and loving the outdoors. RV’s are just one way to help get outside and “camp” where you want: many fail to realize that their RV can act as a catalyst to many more outdoor activities. Do you enjoy football and tail-gating? Take your RV. Do you enjoy riding quads or side-by-sides? Take your RV so you can spend more time at the dunes or in the woods.
You can take an RV year-round, and don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about how to RV in the winter.
Best time to book
If you are the frugal type, and you want to know how to save money, this is for you!
RV rentals are a lot like hotels. The busy season (around April to September) is competitive, and prices go up based on availability. The longer you wait to book your rental, the more you’re going to pay.
Whenever you decide to go, planning at least three months ahead of time. Planning before ensures that the unit you want to rent is available. If you want the best price possible, consider booking your trip up to 1 year out. The early bird gets the worm, and booking early it makes it easier for rental companies to accommodate you.
In our off-season, it is easy to find low prices for quick weekend trips.
Best time to go
Timing your trip is essential because it affects your price; weather, and travel plans; and where you can go.
We have gone over this a little so we won’t go crazy about it here. If the price is essential, consider booking outside of the busy season. Taking a trip during late September/early October gives you relatively comfortable temperatures and less than half of the crowd. If your trip doesn’t have to be on a specific timeframe, the off-season is your friend.
Going in the summer is hot hot hot sometimes, and that can make camping less enjoyable. Going in the late fall sometimes means snow. When it is snowing, driving takes longer and can be more difficult. Because of off-season prices, it is a lot easier to plan a last-minute trip.
Where you can go
Where can’t you go in September and October? Once school season starts the campgrounds clear up and the road is open to exploring! Take advantage of the freedom and go on a weekend trip. If you can afford a weeklong trip, go check out the west coast, or explore in Yellowstone. Once the snow starts falling, National Parks will have some closures, and a trailer or motorhome won’t be able to go everywhere, but there are still plenty of places to go!
We have a full-blown trip planner attached to the menu on our main page. If you’re planning on an RV trip in Utah, make sure to check it out!