When you think about renting an RV or motor home, you probably think about doing so for a trip or vacation. After all, touring around the country with all the comforts of home at your immediate disposal is a great way to have an adventure. And there is no denying that renting an RV is considerably cheaper than owning one, particularly if you will only be traveling once or twice a year.

But there are plenty of other reasons why you might want to consider renting an RV.

Special Events

Many people look forward to attending special events like fairs, car races, sporting events and tailgate parties. What they don’t look forward to is trying to find accommodations along with hundreds if not thousands of other events attendees. And good luck finding good deals on hotels or motels during these events, as this peak season is when hotel operators typically raise prices.

Many of these events happen in areas that offer RV grounds nearby. Some big events even have RV accommodations right on the property. So, forget trying to find an affordable hotel room, consider renting an RV instead.

Make Moving Easier

Uprooting and moving your entire life and household long distance is one of the most stressful things you can experience. Often what happens is you pay exorbitant fees to have movers take your big items, then you have to figure out how to fit two adults, three kids, one dog and a plethora of smaller household items into the minivan.

A better option?

Rent an RV. You will have plenty of room for all of those belongings that didn’t make it onto the truck. You won’t have to worry about leaving your minivan unattended in a hotel parking lot as you will be staying with your “stuff.” You can stop and sleep whenever you need on your long journey, and maybe even take in some sights on the way.


Has this ever happened to you? You get a phone call or email one day announcing that long-lost relatives will be dropping in for a visit? All 6 of them!

What do you do? Tell four of them they can stay comfortably in your home and two of them that they’ll have to find accommodations somewhere else?

A better option is to rent an RV and convert your driveway into an extension of your home. Beds are comfy, and your guests will have their own bathroom and kitchen to boot!


There are those times when certain businesses or agencies need remote command centers. These could be for annual conferences, trade shows, or special industry events.

A comfortable and self-contained RV is great for either day or night use or both! They can be parked almost anywhere and remain fully functional.

Rent Before You Own

Perhaps one of the absolute best reasons to rent an RV is to determine what your needs are before purchasing your own RV. Too many people get the idea into their head that they’d love to travel part-time, or even live full-time, in an RV. They then go to their local dealership and buy the RV that comes with the most bells and whistles. And they do this without ever spending any real time in an RV!

This is a recipe for disaster.

If you’re interested in buying an RV, the absolute best thing you can do is rent a handful of different models and spend time trying them out. This will help you determine what you need (and don’t need), understand exactly how RVs work, decide what layout will work best for you and your family, and practice how to drive one before having to drive one off the lot! In the end, renting an RV before buying one can save you money and a major headache.

Why rent an RV? There are plenty of reasons! See your local dealership today.