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Why RV Expertise Matters – The Difference between Renting from El Monte RV vs. Private Party

When you are ready to hit the road for that one of a kind camping trip, you have decided to make the trip in an RV. But, now the decision gets tricky as you have to decide where you will rent an RV from. So many choices – and lots of options are clamoring for your attention. Do you want to rent from an individual? Should you try your neighbor’s RV? Or go to one of the platforms for RV Sharing that exist? 

 

Why is it better to rent from an established company such as El Monte RV Rental? What are the advantages of this company over a private party rental?

 

 

Here are just some of the reasons we can think of to rent from El Monte RV Rentals:

  1. They’ve got a wide range of late model RV’s, including Class A and Class C models. Our pet friendly RV’s come standard with upgraded amenities and some even have slide-outs for more room on the road. 

  2. When you are looking for an RV, it is nice to have a nearby location to rent from and they have locations across the USA in most major metropolitan areas. Most of their stores are even open on Sundays.

  3. Whether you’re a novice RV renter or an expert, sometimes we can all use on-the-road support. All of their customers have access to toll-free roadside support. Their friendly team of RV experts is just a phone call away and ready to assist at any time during your trip.

  4. If this is your first or twentieth time renting from El Monte RV, they always provide real-time rental instruction about your motorhome. They also have a detailed walk-thru and check-in process and a library of helpful videos to help troubleshoot anything you may have questions about during your trip. If these videos don’t answer your questions, their friendly and helpful staff are expert in RV’s and will be available to you by phone any time.

  5. RV rental companies like El Monte RV have been in business a long time and know what to expect so they are prepared to answer any questions you may have. And, they have likely “been there, done that” before so you should be confident that the advice you get will be solid, trustworthy advice.

Here are some of the alternatives that exist out there, in addition to other lesser known RV sharing sites:

  1. Outdoorsy – this is a platform, similar to the AirBnB platform for homes, where RV owners will rent you their RV for some portion of time when they are not using it. Outdoorsy has campervans, trailers, Class A’s and Class C’s available on their website. They have been in business since 2015 and have 8 offices worldwide.

  2. RV Share – also like the AirBnB platform, RV Share was founded in 2013 and has a network of more than 100,000 RV’s and trailers. RV Share also has all kinds of RV’s on their platform and offers destination delivery if you need it. RV Share is the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, serving more than 60,000 RV owners across the US.

A Few Possible Benefits of Private Motorhome Rentals

 

When you rent an RV by owner, you’re not only helping out the RV owner; you could be benefitting yourself.  Here’s a few of the perks you could get from renting from an RV owner:

  • Since owners list the RVs themselves, you’ll be able to find motor home rentals by owner for just about any budget. Who said renting an RV had to be expensive? Quickly browse the pricing however, and you’ll see that many RV rentals are priced very high on these platforms as well.

  • RV owners are adventure lovers, just like you! They often don’t have to time to take their RVs out as much as they like, so they share them with like-minded renters. What does that mean to you? You can almost guarantee you’ll get great customer service – and you might even make some new friends. And, it may mean that some of the cleaning or maintenance hasn’t been done recently on their RV. This could be a potential downside.

  • Unlike RV rental companies, which have limited inventories, peer-to-peer rentals have massive inventories that stretch across the country. So, whether you’re looking for a vintage bus, a trailer, or a motorhome rental by owner, they’re all just a few clicks away.

  • You can be protected while renting the RV, just like you would be with a big-name company. Look for liability and collision coverage for you and the owner, as well as access to free, 24/7 roadside assistance.

What is the Downside of Renting an RV from a Private Owner?

 

As mentioned above, you do have to make sure you have insurance coverage for the RV when you rent it. If your insurance won’t cover the damage, should any occur, chances are that the RV Owner may not have insurance to cover it either. Be sure before you go this route that adequate insurance coverage has been obtained. 

The condition of the RV is another potential downside of renting from a private party. While the professional companies like El Monte RV Rental hire professional cleaners to be sure your RV is cleaned and sanitized before you take it out, it may be up to the private owner to do this or not? Maybe some do, but the vast majority may be renting their RV out to make additional income and this is a way they can save some cash. They may do an excellent job of cleaning the RV themselves, but they also may not. 

The age of the private party’s RV may also be a factor. In an older RV more things are apt to go wrong, including wiring or generator issues, water or sewage issues, etc. You will want to check out the model year of the RV you are going to rent from a private party. 

 

Other Benefits of Renting From El Monte RV Rental: 

 

El Monte RV Rentals has been in business for 51 years and has locations nationwide. Experience counts!

They rent newer RV’s including Class C’s that are from 2019 and 2020 model year or newer and Class A’s that are from 2020 model year or newer. They have an excellent record of safety and performance and they do the following to ensure you are getting the best, safest vehicle for your RV adventure:

  • Multi-point inspection after every rental

  • Regular servicing on every vehicle

  • Professional cleaning of every vehicle 

  • One-way rental options

  • Short-term and long-term temporary housing solutions to fit your needs

  • Renowned reliability and customer service on all rentals and vehicles

  • High-quality rental options and vehicles

For more great reasons to rent from your local El Monte RV Rental location, check with your El Monte RV Rental location, who can help you answer any questions. And, don’t forget, when you are considering renting an RV, check out our ONE-WAY specials at El Monte RV Rentals.

 

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