RV Rental Austin
Best RV Rental Austin Texas
If you are searching for the best RV rentals/ camper rentals in the Austin Texas / Central Texas region, then you have landed at the right spot! Go RV Rentals’ participating dealers offer the best RVs for rent, at the best prices and
the best service in the Austin area. The communities served include Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lake Travis, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, West Lake Hills, Buda, San Marcos, Leander, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Manchaca, Lockhart and all points in between.
Go Where You Want, When You Want, How You Want Comfortably
RVing is the best way to explore the outdoors and visit interesting places. Be it a long trip or week-end get-a-away RVing allows you to make life-long memories with family and friends. You can go where you want without getting stuck in lines at the airport or being confined to a hotel room. Whether it’s a destination location or wilderness campground you can decide where to go and take it at your own pace. How relaxing is that?
With short notice you can take-off on your road trip and not have to worry about a set itinerary….unless you want one. The RV rental with its amenities will be your home away from home. You can bring your favorite items, like food, drinks, DVDs, and shampoo. You may even be able to bring your pet RVing (check with the dealer on their pet policy) and avoid kennel fees. Life is good!
How Much Does it Cost to Rent an RV?
First of all, renting an RV is much, much cheaper than buying one. You don’t have a down payment, monthly payment, insurance, depreciation, storage fee or maintenance to worry about. You can save money on an RV rental compared to staying at hotels, rental cars, airplane tickets, restaurants, kennels, and more.
The cost of an RV rental is mostly dependent on what type of RV you rent. Motorhomes are generally more expensive than travel trailers. And Class A motorhome rentals are generally more expensive than Class C motorhome rentals. Nevertheless, they are all nice choices depending on your needs and budget. A survey of GoRVRentals.com shows the average Daily Rate as follows: Class A- $300 to $1,000, Class C – $150 to $500 and Travel Trailer – less than $100 to $200.
Also, how long you plan to rent and when can affect how much it costs. Sometimes RV owner offer a weekly rate or monthly rate which will be less per day than the daily rate and is usually based on a 3-day minimum. Also, for special events or holidays the 3-day minimum may be increased or the daily rate increased due to peak demand. Likewise during the winter months in certain locations, some RV owners offer lower RV rental prices because it is considered “off season”.
For your information, some owners offer “all-inclusive” pricing which means you may not be charged extra for mileage, generator use or other items. Policies and practices in pricing vary across dealers so get an understanding of any fees charged for preparation, propane, tank dumping, cleaning, kitchen and linen kits, insurance, and etc. Sometimes these services are optional and purchased ala carte and other times they may be mandatory. Also, be sure to find out about any reservation or security deposits and related refund policies. It’s all fair and good, just do your homework and get a written quote so your expectations are met.
What to Pack to Go RVing?
This is an area where a little planning will go a long way. You don’t want to be miles down the road and realize that you forgot something important at home.
First of all, please read our article entitled RV Vacationer’s Packing Checklist from A-to-Z. This overview will help you plan your trip. Here you’ll realize RV packing comes down to a few decisions and some essential items. How long will you be traveling and what’s your destination? These will answer how much to bring and what types of gear and clothing you may need. Furthermore, the essential categories of items are first aid kit/meds, clothing, personal hygiene, kitchen/linens (although the dealer may furnish kitchen kits and linen kits or they may be available for rent).
Other items you will need to add to your check list will be any type of sporting equipment (such as fishing gear) depending on your location, entertainment items (such as bean bag toss, horseshoes, etc.), camp chairs and any type of items that you will need if you are bringing along a pet (this includes pet food, carriers, toys, medication, vet records, and etc.). Be sure to check with your owner in advance to make sure they allow pets and if so whether there are any extra fees or deposits required.
One last thing, don’t forget confirmations, tickets and navigation items such as addresses, maps, GPS, etc. before you take off. If in doubt about any of this be sure to consult with your RV rental dealer who will be happy to help you with your packing list.
A Few Questions Often Asked
Special Driver’s License Required? Travel trailers and motorhomes rentals are usually below the weight and/or length limit required for a commercial driver’s license, in this case no special driver’s license is required.
Difficult to Drive? You see all of those people driving down the road in an RV. If they can do it, you can too! Of course, you will need to understand and follow the safety standards for the vehicle.
Difficult to Operate? Not really but as with many new things there is a slight learning curve. Your dealer may give you an orientation on the operation of the various systems of the RV.
Fuel Mileage Expected? The average motorhome gets 7 – 11 miles per gallon (MPG) which is not that much different than the 8 – 13 MPG towing the average travel trailer. Driving speed, wind, and terrain will impact your MPG. For the best MPG, drive slower and avoid quick starts. Wind and hills may lower MPG.
Insurance Required? Owners and dealers almost always require proof insurance on the RV rental. In some cases this may be obtained through your auto carrier. Alternatively, you may need to buy insurance from a third party carrier often available through the owner’s platform.
Places to Go and Things to See in Austin Texas
Rodeo Austin “Where weird meets western” according to their website. The festivities include live music, stock show, fair and of course the rodeo.
South by Southwest is the premier destination for discovery featuring film, music and interactive technology.
Urban Music Festival recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and is an event for and by the African American community.
Pachanga Music Fest is a Latino music festival and fiesta.
Republic of Texas Biker Rally is the largest “turn style” motorcycle rally in the USA held at the Travis County Expo Center.
Austin City Limits Music Festival with lots of music, food, love and more is why Austin is called the Music Capital of the World.
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix a turbo charged party at the USA home of Formula One racing.
Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is a culinary delight featuring the top BBQ in the state, cold beer and music.
Texas Hill Country Wildflowers every spring the hills around Austin pop with colorful wildflowers.
Places to Park the RV Rental in Austin
If you are visiting Austin and looking for a place for your camper rental to rest its weary tires, no worries as there are many campgrounds to choose. We have found the Good Sam Club to consistently be a good resource for finding and ranking campsites in any given locale. A search of Austin RV Campgrounds results in about 10 parks. Many of the campgrounds show links to their website, virtual tour and amenities. Several of the parks are rated on scale of 1 to 10 (best) based on the following factors: Facility, Restroom and Appeal. You may also be interested in the many Texas State Parks that are located near Austin or the abbreviated version found in the Six Best State Parks Near Austin, Texas.
Places to Go Outside Central Texas
There are many, many places to go in an RV outside of Central Texas. Here are some of our favorites that we’ve written featured articles about:
- NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway
- Yellowstone National Park
- Black Hills and Badlands in South Dakota
- State Parks in the DFW Area
- State Parks in the Houston Area
- Grand Canyon
- Destin Florida
- Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
- Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival
Other Things to do in a Camper Rental
Tailgating at sporting events is a great way to have some fun in a motorhome rental or travel trailer rental. You could rent a camper with an outdoor kitchen and TV to entertain your family and friends.
Family reunions tied to camping are really special. Enjoy the great outdoors with your extended family while making memories. Can you say S’mores?
Whether you’re cooking BBQ, chili or some other cuisine, an RV rental will make the event more convenient and comfortable. You can shower and sleep at the event right next to your cooker.
Friends, the open road is calling you. Stop and listen. Life is too short to wait. Book your RV today and start making life-long memories!