Thinking about buying an RV? There are great options available if you are not sure if the RV lifestyle is for you. There are many companies that will rent you an RV for a set amount of time. These companies connect owners with renters. If you feel unsure about driving a rig, they will often offer to deliver and set it up for you at select campgrounds. Using a service like these is a great way to learn more about RVing without committing to the expense.
There are companies that specialize in nostalgic recreational vehicles such as VW or Air Stream. You can also try out pop-ups, tow behinds, tiny trailers all the way up to large, and luxury class rigs. It might be wise to try out different kinds of RVs to see which matches up to your personal needs and best fits your budget.
If you do decide to try out a company that rents, be sure to read the fine print. Sometimes the insurance is required as part of the rental term, if it is not, we do highly recommend purchasing the insurance. It is common to have ala cart charges for things like cleaning and tank dumping. Some owners will limit the distance you can travel or the number of miles you can travel without incurring overage charges.
If you already own an RV or decide to invest in the RV lifestyle and purchase one, renting it out while you are not actively using it can become money in your pocket. Depending on your RV and schedule of availability many owners earn in the range of 5K-30K. Some RV owners say that doing this has allowed them to live the life they have dreamed about.
Another part of the experience you will not want to miss, and possibly the best part of the experience will be the people you meet on your journey. You will learn much whether it be from other newbies venturing out for the first time or the well-seasoned camping pros. Open up to the adventure and you will not be disappointed in the journey.