The question, why rent an RV, is somewhat akin to its sister question, why rent a house when you can own real estate? On the surface, it would seem that owning is always better than renting. But unlike real estate, there are a number of issues of owning an RV that you can avoid by simply renting.
When you own a house, you live in it, so of course there are no storage issues. But as more and more HOA communities are built with rules against storing your RV on your lot, many people have found themselves paying upwards of $200 a month, simply to store their RV away from their neighborhood. That adds up quickly!
There is also the issue of winterizing your RV, and de-winterizing in the spring. When you live in your own house, your heater is running during the cold months and hot water is flowing through your plumbing. But when you own an RV, you have to safeguard it against freezing pipes. And if a freeze comes early and you haven’t winterized yet, just like that you will have to replace faucets, pipes and potentially other leak issues.
Speaking of leaks, there is constant upkeep and maintenance on an RV. Sealing roofs and windows yearly, checking brake systems, sanitizing fresh-water systems, rinsing and flushing black and grey tanks, inspecting and packing bearings… and the list goes on. And with all of this maintenance comes depreciation. Unlike a house that you own, all your hard work will not bring you financial reward at the end of the day.
So consider taking an RV rental on your next trip. We have already done all the maintenance so you can have a hassle-free and relaxing vacation. And when you return your RV rental, you can leave it behind without a care, your mind filled with good memories!