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Guide to Renting a Camper

Renting a camper is a great way to get out of the house and create lasting memories.

With the right planning, you c can make sure your family has a safe and enjoyable experience.

With the right planning, you and your family has a safe and enjoyable experience. This little guide to renting a camper for your next family vacation will help you do just that.

Renting a Camper Versus Buying a Camper

Renting a camper is a great way to enjoy all the conveniences of home without the commitment of owning one.

Before you make your decision, consider all the pros and cons of each option. This will help you make the best decision for your family’s vacation.

Renting a camper is much more affordable than buying a camper since there’s no maintenance or repairs needed.

Renting can also give you the opportunity to try out different types and sizes of campers. This can be especially helpful if you’re not sure which type or size is best for your family’s needs.

Finally, renting a camper can be a great way to introduce your family to camping. It can be less intimidating for new campers since you don’t have to make a long-term commitment.

Choosing the Right Camper

Once you’ve decided to rent a camper for your family vacation, you’ll need to choose the right one. Here are some tips to help you make the best

What size and type of camper should you choose? 

The most common camper types are motorhomes, travel trailer, fifth wheel, and pop-up camper.

Motorhomes are great for those who want the convenience of having a home away from home. They come with all the amenities you need, including a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping quarters. They are also easy to drive and offer a comfortable ride.

Travel trailers are a great option for those that already have a vehicle that they can tow that who want to experience camping without having to tow a large camper. They are lightweight and easy to tow, and some models come with slide-outs for extra space.

Pop-up campers are a great option for those who want a more traditional camping experience. They are lightweight and easy to tow, and some models come with an expandable tent for extra sleeping space.

Finally, fifth-wheel campers are great for those who want the luxury of a motorhome without the hefty price tag. They offer more space than traditional campers, and they come with all the amenities you nee

Insurance for Camper Rentals

Before you rent a camper, it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance coverage.

Most camper rental companies require you to have liability insurance that cover s damages to the camper or other property. 

Rental companies may also offer additional or  comprehensive insurance that covers trip cancellation, theft, vandalism, or road side assistance services.  

You may be able to save money by  checking with your current auto or homeowners insurance first. 

Also, be sure to understand the rental company’s policies before signing a contract. Some companies may offer a full refund if you cancel your trip before the rental period begins. Others may offer only a partial refund. 

Average Cost to Rent a Camper (and how to save money)

Renting a camper for your family vacation can be expensive, but there are some ways to save money.

Nightly camper rentals can run between $75-200 per night but the costs go down if  you rent by the week or month.

You may be able to save a lot of money by renting a camper from a private owner instead of a company . 

Second, look for discounts. Many rental companies offer discounts for members of certain organizations, such as AAA, AARP, and military personnel.

Third, shop around. Be sure to compare prices and check out all the available options before making your decision.

Finally, consider renting a camper during off-peak times. This can help you save money, since there won’t be as much demand.

International Camper Rentals 

90/180 Rule explains the 90/180 rule for Americans camping in Europe: 

Americans traveling to Europe are limited by the 90/180 rule. Basically you are allowed to stay visa-free for 90 days in the 26 countries that make up something called the “Schengen Area” (= most of Continental Europe and Scandinavia), then you have to be out of Schengen for the next 90 days before you can come back again.

Health and Allyssa has a great article detailing all the countries where you can RV here.

has a great article about touring Europe in a motorhome. 

Camper Resources and Services

There are a variety of resources and services available to help you plan the perfect family vacation. Here are a few of the most helpful.

Camping World is a great resource for all your camping needs. They offer a wide selection of camping gear, RV supplies, and more.

RV Trip Wizard is an online trip planning tool that makes it easy to find the perfect camping destination. It offers route planning, campsite recommendations, and more.

Good Sam is a membership club best known for offering discounts on camping sites, RV parks, and road side assistance but you can also rent campers through their website here.

Finally, is a great resource for finding rental campers. You can search for campers by location, type, size, and more

Camper and car rental services such as jeep rental dubai offers numerous choices for a vehicle capable of towing a camper. 


Renting a camper for your family vacation can be a great way to have an unforgettable experience.

With the right planning and preparation, you can make sure your vacation is safe and enjoyable.

Get ready to hit the open road and create some amazing memories with your loved ones!

Crystal Adkins created Mobile Home Living in 2011 after buying a 1978 single wide and searching online for mobile home remodeling ideas but finding very little. Today, it's the most popular resource in America for mobile home information and inspiration and has been visited over 40 million times.
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