Self Isolation and Camping

ARE YOU GOING CRAZY YET OR HAVE A CASE OF CABIN FEAVER

Our National Parks are waiving admission costs in hopes people that are going crazy being locked in their homes. its a way to self isolate in wide open spaces.

Why You Should Rent an RV

Traveling the United States can be just as rewarding and fun as traveling the globe, especially if you’re in an RV. RV travel is the best of both worlds; you have the freedom and flexibility of being mobile, but the conveniences and comforts of home. Plus, you’ll save a lot of money if you’re not flying all over the country and staying in hotels.

Now you’re starting to think, right? You’re probably wondering if it’s possible for you to go on your own RV journey. Well, it is, and here’s why – You don’t need to own an RV to take off on an adventure! You can rent an RV for weeks or even months at a time. So, pack your bags, get your “US passport” out, and get ready to get stamped in every state!

National Park Service to waive entrance fees at open parks to aid social distancing

Washington (CNN)Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has directed the National Park Service to the waive entrance fees at all national parks that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic in an effort to aid public social distancing.

“This small step makes it a little easier for the American public to enjoy the outdoors in our incredible National Parks,” Bernhardt said in a news release Wednesday.
“Our vast public lands that are overseen by the Department offer special outdoor experiences to recreate, embrace nature and implement some social distancing.”
The step comes as more than 7,500 people have been infected by the virus in the US, and at least 125 have died. In response, states are ordering new shutdowns and restrictions every day and public health officials are encouraging the public to stay home and practice social distancing to contain the spread of the virus.
Still, while the National Park Service has temporarily closed some parks, the vast majority remain fully or partially open — though “many facilities will be closed.”
In an open letter released earlier this month, an organization representing National Park Service retirees called on the agency to introduce broader closures to protect the staff and the public.
Chair Phil Francis of The Coalition to Protect America’s Parks argues that “to suggest to the public that gathering at national park sites is acceptable.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS – PEER TO PEER NETWORKING

RV rentals have become tremendously popular over the last several years. RV ownership is growing faster than it ever has before, with more than 400,000 people buying RVs each year. Unfortunately, about 90% of those RVs sit in driveways or storage for most of the year. What’s the solution? Renting your RV to someone who wants to use it!

Enter peer to peer networking. Thanks to sites like Airbnb, people are now connecting with one another renting out their homes, RVs, cars; what have you. It’s the perfect solution for RV owners who don’t have the time to travel in their RV – and it’s the perfect solution for travelers who don’t want to buy an RV! RVshare is one such site. In fact, it’s the largest P2P RV rental network in the world. Here’s how it works:

Owners snap a few photos and upload them to the platform. They set whatever nightly rate they want, along with any rules they have for using their RV.

Renters search through a huge marketplace of RVs, based on their travel dates and location. You’ll see RVs of all shapes, sizes, and ages.

When you find the RV you want, you’ll submit a reservation request. The owner will do a background check on you before they decide. In the meantime, you can message them through the platform if you have questions.

 

Once approved, you’ll pay a security deposit (just like you would with a chain rental service). This may go toward your rental cost at the end, or it may be a refundable damage deposit, depending on the terms in the listing.

When you go to pick up the RV, the owner will walk you through it and go over everything. They’ll show you how to use everything and answer any questions you might have.

Both you and the owner are covered by liability insurance while you’re traveling. You’ll also have free 24/7 roadside assistance. You do, however, need to have your own auto insurance. You can get this through your current auto provider. In some cases, you can purchase coverage via the owner along with your rental (it will say so in the ad).

Once your trip is over, just refill the gas tanks and return the RV. It couldn’t be easier. Don’t forget to leave a review on the site and tell other renters about your experience!

Renting an RV or campervan is one of the best ways to experience a location without being restricted to a particular area! If you don’t like the RV campground you’re staying at, you can always move elsewhere.

Plus, the cost to rent an RV is much cheaper when compared to most hotels and resorts. You’re able to experience an incredible vacation for far less than you otherwise might be able to.

Depending on the RV you rent, you can get a full kitchen equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, and more (unlike hotel rooms which only have a microwave).

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Finally, RV camping puts you more in nature, with a lot more to do. You can go hiking, kayaking, sight-seeing, fishing, and so much more! Try doing that in a city!

WHY RENTING AN RV IS AN AWESOME IDEA

Renting an RV is not only easy; it’s also surprisingly affordable. Sites like RVshare have rentals as low as $10 per day. You’re just not going to find that anywhere else! There are other benefits as well:

You’ll save a ton of money than you would traveling in other ways. Vacationing in an RV can save you up to 60% on travel costs!

You’re not limited to staying in one place for a set amount of time. You can pick up and go whenever you want.

You’ll see the United States the way they’re meant to be seen. America is full of beauty and culture. Ditch the tourist traps and get out there and really explore!

Renting from a site like RVshare supports small businesses! You’re renting from an individual or family who loves RVing themselves – what better way to support your fellow traveler? Plus, P2P rental rates tend to be a lot lower than chain rentals and dealerships.

You can get some pretty great deals on P2P rentals. Look for discounts on longer reservations (like a few weeks or months) and off-season discounts. You may be able to find some one-way deals as well. If that’s not enough, you can always message the owner through the system and try to negotiate a deal! 

You get all the bells and whistles that you would with a big chain dealership: liability coverage, an orientation, and walkthrough when you pick up the rig, roadside assistance, and more.

Campgrounds are less expensive than hotels as it is, but if you want to save even more money, you should try out dry camping! Camping without hookups is exciting, adventurous, and often free. Plus, you’ll be able to camp in some of the most beautiful places in the States.

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RV Rental Costs

We recently did a study with Outdoorsy on how much it costs to rent an RV across tens of thousands of rentals in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Here are the average RV rental prices we found:

RV Type

Average Rental Prices

Class A

$175 to $275 per night

Class B

$100 to $200 per night

Class C

$150 to $200 per night

Travel Trailer

$50 to $125 per night

Fifth Wheel

$100 to $200 per night

Pop Up Camper

$50 to $100 per night

Toy Hauler

$100 to $200 per night

Campervan

$100 to $175 per night

Of course, rental rates vary based on location, model, time of year & more. And if you’re using a rental company like Cruising America, costs will also be different. Click here to browse rentals and see more accurate pricing.

How to Choose Which Type of RV to Rent

If you didn’t already know this, there are nearly a dozen different types of RVs. Let’s break them down!

Here’s a quick navigation if you want to jump to the one you’re interested in:

Types of RVs

Class A

Class A motor homes are the biggest kind of RV next to fifth wheels. They have the most interior space and storage, with a giant windshield in the cab.

Class A Motor Home Rental

Class A’s are best if you want luxury and plenty of space to move around. However, they are also the most expensive and have the lowest MPG of all RV types.

 Class C

Class C motor homes are also fairly big, with a few smaller options as well. You can tell these by the sleeping area over the cab.

Maui Motor Home Rental

Class C’s are great all-around RVs. They have plenty of sleeping area and decent living space. You really can’t go wrong with them—they’re a classic!

 

Class B / Camper Vans

Class B’s and Camper Vans are the smallest types of motor home. (Don’t ask me why they didn’t go in ABC order.) If you’re comfortable driving a van, these are pretty much equivalent.

Class B Motor Homes & Camper Vans

If you’re going on a solo vacation or as a duo and don’t mind close quarters, camper van rentals can be a great way to save money and give you stress-free driving!

 Travel Trailer

Travel trailer rentals are sort of a mixed bag. You can have everything from tiny pop up campers to massive 42′ trailers and toy haulers (which have space inside for a “toy” like a quad or dirt bike). These types of RVs must be towed!

Travel Trailer Rental

Many RV owners offer a delivery service for towable RVs, since the average person doesn’t have an adequate tow vehicle. If you’d rather just drive to your campground and have the camper set up for you, these are a great option!

There are also multiple variations of travel trailers, such as pop up camper rentals, teardrop trailers, and toy haulers.

Fifth Wheel

Fifth wheels (aka “5th wheels”) are also massive. They offer the most luxurious living spaces of all the types of RVs, often with fireplaces and two-tiered bedrooms.

Fifth Wheel Rental

If you just want a big, luxury RV rental and don’t mind paying extra for it, go with a fifth wheel. They’re awesome, just not that fun to drive!

Truck Camper

Truck campers are trucks with campers attached to the truck bed! Every bit as awesome (and as small) as it sounds.

If you want to save EVEN MORE money, and potentially go off-roading, a truck camper rental is the way to go!

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CHRIS

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