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How Much Does it Cost to Rent an RV? [2022 Costs By RV Type]

Posted on January 19, 2022
How Much Does it Cost to Rent an RV? [2022 Costs By RV Type]

One important question (that we get asked all the time) is, “How much does it cost to rent an RV?”

Because there are so many RV options to choose from, prices can vary quite a bit!

For example, a simple micro trailer can cost as low as $30 per night, while a luxurious Class A motorhome, like the example below, can be well over $500 per night.

The good news is that with so many options to choose from, RVezy can help you plan the trip of a lifetime on any budget.

In this easy-to-follow guide, we showcase the average rental costs for the most popular RV types, as well as some helpful information to ensure you pick the right RV for your trip.

Let’s get started.

The 2022 RV rental cost guide includes:

Important note when using this guide

The cost to rent an RV varies depending on where you rent your RV, the type and age of the RV you're renting, and seasonal demand.

The following figures represent the average cost to rent an RV on RVezy. RVezy, often referred to as the Airbnb of RVs, is a peer-to-peer rental platform where people rent RVs from individuals instead of renting through private or corporate rental companies.

New to peer-to-peer RV rentals? Take a look at how RVezy compares to other RV rental companies.

Average RV rental costs on RVezy [2022]

Motorhomes

Class A

Average Class A rental costs

Under 10 years old
($302/night | $1,959/week | $7,684/month)

Over 10 years old
($240/night | $1,552/week | $6,082/month)

Class A overview

  • Length: 30-50 feet.
  • Sleeps: 6-10.
  • Driving a Class A can be harder than driving a passenger car or small RV.

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Class B

Average Class B rental costs

Under 10 years old
($239/night | $1,558/week | $6,127/month)

Over 10 years old
($187/night | $1,205/week | $4,772/month)

Class B overview

  • Length: 10-20 feet.
  • Sleeps: 2-4.
  • Easy to drive.

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Class C

Average Class C rental costs

Under 10 years old
($225/night | $1,472/week | $5,841/month)

Over 10 years old
($198/night | $1,285/week | $5,086/month)

Class C overview

  • Length: 20-30 feet.
  • Sleeps: 4-7.
  • Medium driving difficulty.

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Trailers

Fifth wheel

Average fifth wheel rental costs

Under 10 years old
($161/night | $1,027/week | $4,018/month)

Over 10 years old
($126/night | $805/week | $3,126/month)

Fifth wheel overview

  • Length: 32-36 feet.
  • Sleeps: 4-8.
  • Minimum towing requirements: a large truck (1/2 ton and above).

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Travel trailer

Average travel trailer rental costs

Under 10 years old
($126/night | $796/week | $3,115/month)

Over 10 years old
($113/night | $716/week | $2,791/month)

Travel trailer overview

  • Length: 20-30 feet.
  • Sleeps: 4-7.
  • Minimum towing requirements: mid-sized trucks and large SUVs.

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Tent trailers

Average tent trailer rental costs

Under 10 years old
($86/night | $542/week | $2,143/month)

Over 10 years old
($80/night | $504/week | $1,963/month)

Tent trailer overview

  • Length: 20-30 feet.
  • Sleeps: 4-7.
  • Minimum towing requirements: mid-sized trucks and large SUVs.

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Toy Haulers

Average toy hauler rental costs

Under 10 years old
($147/night | $925/week | $3,580/month)

Over 10 years old
($132/night | $829/week | $3,213/month)

Toy hauler overview

  • Length: 20-30 feet.
  • Sleeps: 4-7.
  • Minimum towing requirements: mid-sized trucks and large SUVs.

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Pop up trailers and micro campers

Average pop up trailers and micro campers rental costs

Under 10 years old
($91/night | $573/week | $2,220/month)

Over 10 years old
($84/night | $535/week | $2,093/month)

Pop up trailers and micro campers overview

  • Length: 10-20 feet.
  • Sleeps: 2-3.
  • Minimum towing requirements: small to midsize cars.

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Additional charges and fees

Do you hate hidden charges and fees? We do, too. That's why RVezy is transparent about charges and fees up front. When you rent an RV with RVezy, you'll see a breakdown of charges during the booking process, so you'll know what is — and isn't — included with your rental.

Here are the most common fees you’ll find on your booking:

  • Rental insurance.
  • Roadside assistance.
  • Mileage.
  • Security deposit.
  • Taxes.
  • Service fee.
  • Add-ons.

Want to know more? Jump to the sections below for a detailed explanation of RVezy's charges and fees. Prefer quick napkin math? Add approximately 30% to the nightly rate. Our charges and fees are there to ensure you and your guests feel comfortable, safe, and secure during every part of your journey.

If you're ever unsure of an add-on charge or fee, reach out to the owner or contact our customer support team for help understanding any of the items on your booking.

Rental insurance

At RVezy, we include RV rental insurance on every rental. RV rental insurance picks up where private insurance leaves off and protects both the owner and the renter during the rental.

Renters choose either a standard or premium deductible during the booking process. The cost to insure the RV varies, and the price comes from a calculation using numerous factors such as the deductible, the RV's age, location, and value.

Roadside assistance

Roadside assistance coverage isn't mandatory, but it's an added expense every renter should consider. Unfortunately, no one can predict when a roadside event may happen. RVezy's 24/7 roadside assistance coverage is available throughout the U.S. and Canada.

How much does roadside assistance cost? Prices vary depending on what kind of RV you rent.

  • Motorized RVs cost $18 per night with a night of maximum charge of $198.
  • Towable RVs cost $9.50 per night.
We explain how everything works in our help center. Check out RVezy's 24/7 roadside assistance coverage for all of the details.

Mileage fees

Since RVezy owners can customize their listings, it's up to the individual to decide what's included in the rental. Some owners include unlimited miles, while others charge renters by the mile. Depending on the type of RV, owners may charge a hybrid mileage fee where renters pay a fee if they drive over the set mileage allowance.

Security deposit

Every RV rental company collects a security deposit to help ensure renters take care of the RV. When you rent an RV on RVezy, owners calculate the security deposit amount based on the age and type of RV. After the rental, both parties will complete the closeout process, and renters will receive a refund of their deposit, minus any add-on or damage charges.

Taxes

Renters must pay tax just like they would for a hotel or other accommodation. RVezy charges a tax based on the renter's residence.

Service fees

Why do peer-to-peer RV rental companies, like RVezy, charge service fees? Simple.

RVezy adds a 20% service fee to the total cost of each rental. Service fees allow RVezy to provide our renters with our industry-best customer support team. Fees also go toward maintaining our RV rental platform, booking management, payment processing, and covering our verified services so that renters and owners feel comfortable, safe, and secure throughout the entire rental process.

Add-on charges

What kind of add-ons do you want with your rental? RV owners customize their offerings and set their own prices. Then, you get to pick what you want to include with your rental. Typical add-ons might include:

  • Outdoor equipment such as camping chairs or a grill.
  • Delivery or set-up.
  • Cleaning.
  • Generator use.
  • Pet deposit or pet fee.
  • Sewer or dumping.
  • Propane.
  • Toll road fees (if applicable).

Campground reservations and miscellaneous

Even though your campground reservations, fuel costs, and miscellaneous expenses for food and entertainment aren't included in your RV rental, you'll want to make sure you allow room for these necessities in your budget. Here is a list of some common RV expenses:

  • Campground reservations.
  • State, national, or provincial park entrance fees.
  • Parking passes.
  • Dump station fees.
  • Wi-Fi or wireless connectivity charges.
  • Gas and propane.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Entertainment.
  • Tickets for events or activities.
  • Gear rentals.
  • Outdoor equipment.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Road trip apps.
  • Car or RV wash.

Tips for saving money

The price of RV rentals typically aligns with renter demand and camping seasonality. During peak-camping season, you can expect to pay premium prices for an RV rental.

Want to save some money during peak season? Talk to owners about weekly or monthly discounts, which could save you between 5% and 20% off the base rate.

If you don't mind camping during the off-season, you may be able to find off-season pricing, seasonal discounts, and custom quotes. Each listing should show pricing specials, but if it doesn't, reach out to the owner to find out more information.

Ready to rent an RV?

After learning everything you need to know about the cost to rent an RV on RVezy, are you ready to get started? People are already planning their vacations, and the best time to start booking your RV rental is now!

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Team RVezy is a group of RV enthusiasts who traverse the U.S. and Canada in our campervans, tiny trailers, and motorhomes. We love the open road and the feeling of having nowhere to go but everywhere.

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