Traveling By RV: Should You Buy or Rent?

Are you interested in planning a RV trip? If you are, you will find that you have a number of different options, in terms of acquiring an RV. Generally speaking, your options include buying your own RV or making arrangements to get an RV rental. One of the best ways to determine which option is best for your next RV trip is to examine the pros and cons of each.

As for buying an RV, there are many RV owners who love having a motor home that they can call their own. For many RV owners there is a great sense of pride associated with owning their own motor homes. When owning an RV, you have the freedom to basically come and go as you please. This isn’t always the case with RV rentals. Buying a new or used RV is ideal for those who enjoy taking last minute trips.

In addition to having the freedom to come and go as they please, RV owners also have the freedom to do what they want inside their motor homes. This is something that isn’t always possible with RV rentals. For example, are you a smoker? Would you like to bring your pets with you on your trip? Would you like to pack as many people into your RV as possible? If so, you may be better off buying your own motor home, as opposed to making arrangements for a rental.

Perhaps, the only downside to buying a motor home is the cost of doing so. RVs are considered large investments. Although many hopeful RV owners are able to secure financing to make their purchases, the cost of doing so can still be expensive. It is also important to remember that more than just the purchase price needs to be examined. When owning an RV, additional expenses, such as repairs or roadside assistance, becomes the responsibility of the owner. This point is important to keep in mind, as you will not want to find out that owning a motor home is too expensive when it is too late.

As for renting an RV, many find it a much more affordable option. This is particularly the case with those who only travel by RVs once or twice a year. Comparing prices to find the best RV rental deals is a great way to keep the costs of traveling by RV reasonable. You may also be pleased with all of your rental options. While you will find some variances, many let you rent RVs for as short as a weekend, but as long as month.

Perhaps, the only true downside to renting an RV for an upcoming trip is the rules and restrictions that you may be faced with. Although not all RV rental companies are the same, it is not common for smoking or pets to be banned. Even with these rules and restrictions, should they exist, you may still be required to pay a security deposit.

As highlighted above, there are a number of pros and cons to both buying a RV and renting one. For that reason, you are urged to take a close look at your personal wants and needs. Do you plan on traveling by RV multiple times throughout the year? Do you want the freedom to come and go as you please, at the drop of a hat? These important questions can help you determine which method of RV travel is best for you.

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