RV’s are an increasingly popular way of vacationing, especially for those who love the great outdoors. You have the freedom to travel to wherever you please and get to stay in some of the most beautiful destinations in the country whilst still having the luxuries of your own home with you.
In this article we shall look at what options are available for you both in terms of renting an RV or for servicing an RV that you already own.
RV Services - Caring For Recreational Vehicles
If you are not quite ready to commit to buying an RV, renting can be a great option for you. There are hundreds of places around the USA where you can hire any type of RV, and they range in sizes, styles, features and much more. There is an RV to suit everyone’s needs and budget!
To find somewhere to rent an RV from in your local area, the best place to look is in your Yellow Pages under: Recreational Vehicles: Renting and Leasing. There should be plenty of dealers listed.
The benefits of renting an RV are plentiful. Perhaps you are thinking of purchasing an RV but you want to test drive one first and see which one is right for you and whether or not an RV is what you want. They aren’t cheap to buy, so it’s important you make the right decision. Some people may not have plans to buy an RV and simply want to experience an RV vacation as a once off. What ever your reasons you are sure to love the RV you rent!
The most popular form of RV that people rent are motor homes in various sizes. Travel trailers, truck campers and folding camping trailers are other types of RV’s that are also popular to rent. However, there are usually a larger choice of options for motor homes at most dealers.
Most companies that rent out RV’s provide housekeeping items including dishes, pans, cutlery and so on for a small fee. Often you may just want to take some of your own from home. Some of the features that first time RV drivers may want from their rented RV are things like automatic transmissions, power brakes and steering to help adjust to the difference there is when driving an RV.
Before setting out on your RV vacation it is important to ensure you know who you will call if you require any assistance with your vehicle, even if it is something as small as a flat tire. You don’t want to find yourself stranded in a secluded desert somewhere! Your best option is to pay for an RV road service plan before you set out on your trip. Then you know that you are covered no matter what happens. Normal car policies generally don’t cover RV’s or motor homes, so you will usually need to purchase a separate plan to make sure you’re covered.
There are several specialty RV policies available across the USA. Some of the most popular are offered by: Good Sam Club Road Service; Camping World Roadcare; AAA offers an additional RV plan; Allstate Motor Club Emergency Road Service also offers a plan that includes RV’s.
By having insurance on your RV, whether it is owned or rented is an essential part of your vacation. RV road assistance plans can be used 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help you with whatever problems you have no matter how big or small. A good insurance plan will also cover any emergency travel arrangements you need including towing, accommodation and maybe even a flight home if this is necessary.
If your RV is unable to move at all or is unlivable, your RV road service insurance should cover the cost of accommodation, meals and toiletries as required whilst the work is being done. Depending on your cover policy, there will usually be a maximum amount that you can claim back.
RV insurance and road service is generally more expensive than traditional car cover policies as essentially it covers both a house and a car. The basic options are the cheapest and these only include ‘named perils’. This means that you choose what you want to be insured against such as wind, rain, storms etc. The more perils you add on the more expensive your policy. The most expensive RV road service policies cover all policies, although this usually excludes acts of war and acts of God such as tornados and hurricanes.
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