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Looking for the best campervan rental for a road trip? Compare over 20 campervan hire suppliers in the USA. Pick from cheap campervans to luxury Class A motorhomes.
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A stay at an RV park will usually cost around $25–80 (USD) per night.
The cost of campgrounds has risen in recent years due to the popularity of RV vacations in the USA.
While free camping is only allowed in designated areas throughout the USA, there are plenty of locations in which you can do this.
Both the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management care for millions of acres of land where free camping is allowed.
Many retailers and casinos may also allow you to camp for a night in their parking lot with permission from the owner.
There are also truck stops and rest stops where you can pull up for a night, many of which have facilities included.
The majority of campervan rental suppliers in the US do not offer unlimited miles as a standard rental inclusion.
In most cases, miles (kilometres) are capped at a daily rate, and additional fees will be incurred if you exceed the limit. Additional miles can usually also be prepurchased in packages ranging from 100 miles up to unlimited. However, any remaining miles will not be refunded when the vehicle is returned.
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A wide variety of motorhomes are available in the USA, from smaller station wagons up to large motorhomes. Some of the common types include:
Class A motorhomes are often built on a commercial truck or bus chassis and run on either diesel or gas, depending on the type of engine.
Usually, Class A vehicles are fully loaded with all amenities and have a large living space.
Some Class B vehicles include a toilet or freshwater tank, but not all do. Class B vehicles usually have basic cooking equipment, folding beds and limited storage space.
Class B vehicles are a good option for short-term getaways.
Class C vehicles are a smaller version of the Class A motorhome. They are built on a truck or van cutaway chassis and usually have a gas-powered engine.
Class C motorhomes generally have sleeping quarters above the cab and more sleeping space in the back. Some Class Cs also have a slide-out option that increases the living space when the motorhome is parked.
Class C vehicles come equipped with a good number of facilities, including a self-contained toilet, refrigerator, heating or AC, and cooking facilities.
Class C vehicles are very versatile and are great for both short- and long-term getaways.
Our comparison tool will show you the specifications of each vehicle available to help you find a camper suitable for your needs.
All drivers must have a current and full driver’s licence to hire a vehicle. Foreign licences are generally acceptable if they are in English or accompanied by an accredited English translation. Otherwise, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.
In addition to your driver’s licence, you will often be required to show your passport at the time of pickup.
This depends on the company. Several rental suppliers will allow you to travel to Canada in your rental vehicle, including Apollo, El Monte, Jucy, Campervan North America, Travellers Autobarn, Escape Rentals and Cruise America.
Please contact support for information on other suppliers. You must comply with visa and customs requirements at all times.
Generally, no. Most campervan rental suppliers restrict travel into Mexico for campervans rented in the US. El Monte is the only exception; however, additional insurance is required.
Yes, a large number of campervan rental companies allow for one-way rentals. One-way rentals are not available on all routes, and additional fees apply, depending on the pickup and drop-off location.
Our comparison tool will automatically factor rental costs between two locations and show you which vehicles are available on your preferred route.
Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.
Best Time is an RV rental supplier based in Las Vegas with rental centres throughout the US. Best Time supplies only newer vehicles, with options from a Jeep all the way to a Class C Winnebago. Due to the fleet consisting of newer vehicles, they tend to come at a more premium price point.
Campervan North America is a midrange RV rental supplier with a fleet of newer model vehicles. The company brands itself as environmentally responsible, with its vehicles averaging 20 miles to the gallon and being set up for low-impact camping. Its vehicles are said to be much easier to drive than a regular motorhome.
Clippership is an Alaska-based campervan hire company with newer model motorhomes. Clippership has RVs for groups of all sizes, including a massive 32-foot Class C model that sleeps 8.
One of the largest suppliers in the US, Cruise America (also Cruise Canada) is available in over 127 locations and has over 45 years’ experience in the motorhome rental industry. Cruise America specializes in Class C motorhomes for groups of 3 to 5.
El Monte is part of the THL family of brands, which also includes Road Bear in the US. El Monte has over 50 years of experience in the RV hire industry and is available in multiple locations around America. El Monte has a variety of RVs available and also offers one-way rentals between its locations. El Monte also allows its vehicles to travel into Mexico under certain conditions.
Escape is a New Zealand–founded campervan rental supplier with locations throughout the US. The company specializes in campervans rather than RVs in an effort to offer a cheaper alternative. Escape has vehicles to suit groups of 3 to 5.
A luxury motorhome rental supplier based in Los Angeles, Expedition Motorhomes received a 5-star rating from the RV Rental Authority. Expedition has a variety of vehicles available but is only available in one location – its Los Angeles depot.
A budget-style camper rental brand established in 2007, Lost Campers supplies the van style of camper and is available in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Lost Campers includes unlimited mileage in its daily rental rates.
Road Bear is part of the THL family of brands, which also includes El Monte in the US. The company is a premium RV rental supplier with over 30 years in the motorhome hire industry. Road Bear only supplies newer vehicles, with its fleet consisting of motorhomes less than 1 year old.
Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park is 1,200 square miles of vast wilderness. The park is famous for its waterfalls but is also home to glaciers, ancient trees, valleys and much more. Within the park are also multiple campgrounds with sites available for recreational vehicles.
A road trip through Arizona is not complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon. Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide and is one of the world’s most popular natural attractions.
Grand Canyon National Park offers many locations to view the canyon, including the popular Lipan Point. April through June are particularly popular months to visit due to the prime weather conditions.
One of the largest urban parks in North America, Griffith Park is located near the Santa Monica Mountains.
Within the park is the famous Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Zoo. The park has numerous hiking trails andis a great location for outdoor activities.
Central Park is an urban park located in Manhattan, New York City. Central Park covers 843 acres and is a popular tourist site for those visiting the city. Within the park are Central Park Zoo, multiple locations to see performances, and plenty of paths to take a relaxing stroll.
Napa County is located north of San Francisco and is home to the famous Napa Valley wine region. It boasts over 400 wineries and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Napa Valley is a great stop on your road trip through the Bay Area.