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5 Things You Should Know Before Renting Your First RV

5 Rules to Follow Before Considering an RV Rental

5 Rules to Follow Before Considering an RV Rental


At El Monte RV, our goal is to help set you off on your next RV adventure. From trekking out into mother nature and capturing her beauty to traveling with friends and family to unique destinations, our RV rental service is second to none. However, there are a few tips newcomers to the world of RV short-term rental services must know before visiting us at El Monte RV. If you're on the fence about a class A RV or an RV short-term rental, here's what you need to know.


1. Consider the Size


We've all heard the phrase go big or go home, but when dealing with RV rentals, large automobiles aren't always better. Instead, we encourage you to consider the trip and plan your class B RV rental accordingly. For individuals traveling with large groups, a Class A RV is essential for comfort and mobility. Conversely, individuals traveling by themselves or with a single passenger should downsize to a Class B RV to keep overhead expenditure and expense to a minimum.


2. Know Your RV Types


As stated above, RV dimensions vary between models, giving customers a myriad of options to accommodate their traveling needs. Although we could easily bore you with endless information about each RV classification, here are the basics:

  • Class A RV: The largest RV available, essential for travelers with numerous passengers who need increased storage space.

  • Class B RV: The smallest classification of RV. Class B vehicles are perfect for camping and extended road trips.

  • Class C RV: Class C models provide large sleeping spaces, making it the perfect option for small to medium-sized families.


3. Slow and Steady


Now that you're behind the wheel and on the road, you must understand your responsibility as a driver. As a rule of thumb, the safety of yourself, the people traveling with you and the drivers on the road come first. Knowing this, drive slower than you would in your typical vehicle. Rather than slamming on your brakes or following closely behind drivers in front, coast to a stop by letting off the gas and gently easing the RV into a stop by pushing the brake pedal.


4. Parking Considerations


Ahh, the joy of parking a recreational vehicle! One thing that new drivers skim over while tackling the road and visiting novel locations is parking their RV optimally. Simply put, parking an RV is challenging for the best of drivers.


For starters, utilize the built-in reverse cameras within your unit to ensure safe movement. Secondly, consider having a passenger stand outside the vehicle to guide you into your desired location. Once parked, use your leveling blocks -- plastic or metal devices under each tire to create a flat surface -- to reduce the odds of unwanted movement after parking.


5. Food and Comfort Items


Lastly, treat yourself to the good life by packing essential food items and comfortable belongings while basking in the country's beauty. Many newfound renters rely on store-bought food and fast-food items to satiate their hunger, but this habit quickly burns a hole in their pockets. For this reason, we at El Monte RV encourage you to pack meals, snacks and beverage items for the journey ahead. Treating your RV rental as a temporary home away from home will not only help you plan effectively, but it will also save hard-earned cash along the way.

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