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Looking to rent an RV for a week? Depending on the size and model you choose, RV rental prices can vary widely.
So, let’s look at some examples of costs to rent an RV for a week across the United States.
Plus, we’ll cover some must-know tips to save money on your next rental!
Average Cost to Rent an RV for a Week
The average cost of renting an RV for a week is between $350 to around $2,100, which comes out to $50 to $300 per day depending on the type of RV and other factors. However, the middle ground for a mid-sized RV will typically run from $750 to $1,000 to rent for the week.
Of course, this cost can vary wildly depending on the type of RV you rent, the rental dates (Spring Break, for example, might be higher than other times), where you rent it from, and so on.
Types of RVs and Their Weekly Rental Prices
As mentioned, the type of RV will have a large impact on the weekly rental cost, with larger, more luxurious rigs (like Class-A motorhomes) costing more money than smaller trailers and campervans.
This chart details the average cost to rent an RV for a week by RV type. These are just averages, and the prices may vary.
|Average Weekly Price
|$1,200 to $3,000
|$1,000 to $2,500
|$700 to $1,500
|$800 to $2,000
|Class-B Camper Vans
|$900 to $2,100
|Pop-Up and Tear-Drop Campers
|$350 to $700
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12 Weekly RV Rental Examples
Here’s a quick look at 12 real-life RV rental examples with their weekly rate. These examples are from various RV rental companies and at different locations across the U.S.
|Make and Model
|2021 Forest River Georgetown
|2018 Thor Motorcoach Ace
|2017 Mercedes sprinter AWD
|2018 Custom Ram Promaster
|2019 Thor Motorcoach Freedom
|Cruise America RV “Standard” Model
|$700 (+$296 for up to 700 miles travel)
|2022 Coachmen Chaparral
|2021 Jayco Northpoint
|2019 Coleman Lantern
|2020 Dutchmen Kodiak Ultralight
|2013 Forrest River Rockwood
|2021 Pleasant Valley Tag XL
How to Rent an RV for a Week Step-By-Step
It’s simple to rent an RV for a week (or any amount of time, really). Whether you choose a big chain like Cruise America, a small local firm, or a peer-to-peer network like Outdoorsy, the rental process follows the same steps.
Here’s how to rent an RV for a week step-by-step:
- Start by searching the company’s website (or local inventory) for an RV type that best suits your needs. You may have to enter your travel dates first to view the available inventory during that given time. Peer-to-peer networks like Outdoorsy and RVshare will have the largest number and types of rentals to choose from.
- After that, you’ll see the standard rate, deposits, and other expenses. Many companies will provide you with a discount if you rent an RV for a week or more.
- Make sure you understand all of the terms and conditions before ordering your rental. The majority of RV rental businesses charge for mileage and other fees. Some offer unlimited mileage options. Plus, there may be additional costs for rental insurance, roadside assistance, gas refill, late returns, etc.
- Almost every RV rental company requires a deposit to hold the RV, whether that be a security deposit that’s deducted from your rental cost or a damage deposit.
- Upon pickup, you will likely be given a tour of the vehicle and a demonstration of how everything works. Pay attention and ask questions to avoid any headaches later.
- When returning from your trip, the renter will do a walkthrough to check for any damage that may have occurred during the trip. If any damage is found, it will be deducted from your deposit. If applicable, you will have to pay for the mileage and other fees at this point, as well.
Thinking about extending that weekly rental to a month?
The average cost to rent an RV for a month is between $1500 to $4500. This breaks down to an average of $50 to $150 per night. You can stay on the cheaper end by renting from peer-to-peer websites, being flexible with your dates, and choosing a camper no bigger than what you need.
Tips to Save Money on Weekly RV Rentals
The cheapest way to rent an RV for a week is to use a peer-to-peer RV rental site like Outdoorsy, pick a camper that meets your size requirements and is no bigger, and, if possible, opt for a cheaper type of RV like a pop-up camper versus a Class-C.
Let’s take a closer look at these, plus a few other tips to save money on your rental!
Find the Right Sized Camper
You could potentially pay $300 plus per night when renting a luxury Class-A motorhome (even after the weekly discount). But, if there are only 4 to 6 of you camping, for example, you likely won’t need that extra room.
In other words, pick an RV that sleeps only the number of campers staying in it. This tip alone can save you thousands on your next vacation!
You can save even more money by choosing a different type of RV. For example, you can find pop-up campers and Class-C vehicles that both sleep 7 people, but you’ll likely spend hundreds less over the course of a week in a pop-up.
Camping is about spending time in the great outdoors with family and friends, not spending the entire trip in your RV. So, pick one that meets your requirements and no more, and you’ll save a lot of money on your next trip.
Renting an RV from an owner, also known as peer-to-peer RV rental, opens you up to an almost unlimited inventory at prices cheaper than corporate rental companies. Outdoorsy and RVshare are the two largest peer-to-peer RV rental companies in the U.S.
Rental by owner campers are typically stocked with camping utensils and supplies, including kitchen and cookware, linens, camping table and chairs, a grill, etc. You will have to pay extra for these amenities when renting from a corporate rental website or have to buy them yourself.
Check out our guide on how to find the best RV for rent by owner to learn everything you need to know to rent from a private owner.
Bring Your Own Camping Essentials
If you do rent from a corporate RV rental company, you can save a few hundred bucks by supplying your own camping essentials like bedding and cookware.
If renting from a peer-to-peer network, inquire what is provided before agreeing to the rental, as you’ll want to figure in any additional expenses into the total cost of the trip.
Use Free or Cheap Campgrounds
Don’t forget, on top of your RV rental cost, you’ll need to pay for a place to park it! And similar to RV rentals, campground prices can vary wildly.
How much you spend typically is in line with the number of amenities that the campground offers. State and national parks can cost as little as $15/night. You can even find some boondocking spots for free.
On the other end of the spectrum are campgrounds with various perks (showers, swimming pools, playgrounds, etc.) that can run over $100 per night!
The choice is yours, but to save some money, try to stay in cheaper, more natural locations like state parks as often as possible. You can always splurge on those more expensive campgrounds every once in a while if they fit your budget.
Make Your Own Meals
An RV is like a home on wheels, complete with a kitchen and cooking utensils to prepare your own meals. You could save hundreds of dollars throughout your trip if you prepare your meals yourself versus eating out at restaurants. Besides, cooking over a campfire is half the fun of RVing!