Everything You Need to Know to Rent an RV + 5 Places to Rent One

While RVing has been popular for a while, the pandemic kicked RVing into high gear. A survey by the RV Industry Association in 2020 reported that 20% of respondents became more interested in RVing due to the pandemic.

With travel shut down or restricted, people turned to camping and traveling in RVs as a way to get out while remaining socially distanced.

The first question you may have regarding RVs is whether you need a special license to drive/tow one.

Luckily, the general rule is that you do not need a special license to drive/tow an RV weighing less than 26,000 pounds or less than 40 feet. Even better, most RVs fall under that weight and length, especially RVs that you’d be potentially renting. 

Any restrictions or special license requirements will be disclosed during the rental process when you rent an RV, so you shouldn’t have to worry. However, if you’re concerned or traveling out of state, you can check with the state DMV for special licensing requirements.

The second question you may have when renting an RV is what the different types are? Generally speaking, there are two types of RVs: drivable and towable.

The first type of RV is drivable, more commonly known as motorhomes. There are three different classes of drivable RVs: Class A, B, and C.

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