Camping vehicles are available in two types: self-contained and non-self-contained. A camping vehicle that is considered to be self-contained has a built-in toilet, basin or portable chemical toilet, stove, refrigerator, water tank (hot & cold), and electrical system. The roof must also have the capacity to support an air conditioner if there is one fitted to the vehicle.
A motorcycle or scooter with appropriate equipment may be rented for use as a touring vehicle when insured under the renter’s own policy of insurance. Vehicles will not be insured under any other type of contract, including hire purchase/lease agreements, etc. Camping vehicles are classed as non-roadworthy unless specifically stated otherwise by management staff at each resort.
Campgrounds offer various types of camping accommodations, including campers and RVs (recreational vehicles). However, renting a camper or RV can be quite expensive.
Before you make any long-term plans about renting an RV or camper, do some research on what options are available in your area.
Campground directories often contain information about local campers for rent. You may also want to check with the place where you stay when you’re visiting national parks or other popular attractions. Many of these locations include rentals as part of their services. If you know someone who owns an RV or camping vehicle that they don’t use regularly, ask if they would consider lending it to you — all costs associated with the rental would then be eliminated.
If you’re interested in renting an RV or camper locally, look into the costs associated with such a rental — not just for one day or week, but long-term. You may find that owning is more affordable than renting.
Before committing to any agreement, read the fine print and understand all of your obligations and responsibilities as a renter. Also, verify exactly what is and isn’t included in the rental price so there won’t be any confusion later on regarding extra fees or charges. If you still can’t afford to own your own vehicle, look into car rental options in your area – again, check long-term rates since they sometimes work out cheaper than short-term rentals.
Many people want to rent RVs and camping vehicles, but they can be quite expensive. Some companies even allow renters to purchase their rentals within a certain time period, like one year or two years of renting them. This way, if you get more familiarized with their inventory and products, you might even consider purchasing one of their RVs instead of renting them forever.
Before you make any long-term plans about renting an RV or camper, do some research on what options are available in your area. Many of these locations include rentals as part of their services. If you know someone who owns an RV or camping vehicle that they don’t use regularly, ask if they would consider lending it to you — all costs associated with the rental would then be eliminated.