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RV Rentals in Erie, PA

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RV Rentals in Erie, PA

Discover Erie

There are few better places to stop on your next Great Lakes road trip than Erie. Perched on the edge of Lake Erie, The Flagship City is home to the Presque Isle State Park, one of the most popular parks in Pennsylvania. Away from the lake, campers can take in sweeping views across Lake Erie to Canada from Bicentennial Tower. Or, step aboard the 19th-century USS Niagara to learn about Erie's long maritime history. The best time to plan an RV rental in Erie is over the summer when you can cool off from the PA sunshine by making a splash in Lake Erie. Several popular events also happen during summer, including Roar on the Shore and Erie's Wild Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival. Plan an unforgettable getaway for you and your crew with a camper rental in Erie.

Things to Do in Erie

Before making your way into Erie to see the sights, it's worth considering if the city is RV-friendly. Erie can be congested during rush hour, but traffic isn’t as bad as other major cities in PA like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or Allentown, so you shouldn't have too much trouble getting around. There are also several places you can park your Erie trailer rental in the city, like the Lampe Marina and Walmart.

Erie has some unique excursions all ages will love, including Bicentennial Tower. Sat at the end of Dobbins Landing overlooking Lake Erie, Bicentennial Tower stands at 187 feet tall and is one of the best places to enjoy panoramas of Presque Isle and Lake Erie. On a clear day, you can 27 miles across the lake to Long Point, Ontario.

Erie has a long naval history, and anybody looking to learn more will want to swing by the USS Niagara. This museum ship was built in 1813 and saw action during the Battle of Lake Erie. After visiting the USS Niagara, head to the Erie Maritime Museum and discover artifacts relating to the ship and the War of 1812.

You won't want to miss out on Presque Isle State Park during your stay in Erie. A 3,200-acre sandy peninsula just down the shoreline from Erie, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for various watersports, including swimming, fishing, and boating. When you're not topping off your tan on the peninsula's beautiful beaches, go for a stroll and spot some of the over 300 bird species that visit the park each year.

RV Campgrounds in Erie

As Erie is a popular spot for RVers looking to lounge lakeside, you'll find several highly rated campgrounds in and around The Gem City. The Lampe Marina Campground is one of the closest and best RV campgrounds near Erie, located just over 2 miles from downtown. You'll find over 40 waterfront sites with partial hookups and 30/50 amp electricity. There are no sewer hookups, but the camp has two dump stations. This campground is perfect for exploring Lake Erie, with a free boat ramp for campers and Presque Isle State Park just across the bay. Amenities include showers, a laundry room, and bathrooms.

Alternatively, head south into Pennsylvania's beautiful countryside and spend the night at the Sparrow Pond Family Campground. Situated 20 minutes from Erie, the Sparrow Family Campground features pull-through full hookup sites with max amp electricity. This campground offers lots of campground activities, from hiking trails to bingo to a fishing pond. You can also bring your pup along on your RV adventure. Amenities include laundry facilities, showers, and a gift shop.

If you'd prefer to camp further from the city, consider the Chautauqua Lake KOA. Located 45 miles from Erie on the edge of the serene Chautauqua Lake, this is an excellent place to spend a family vacation. This massive campground covers 180 acres with over 200 sites with full hookups and max amp electricity. When you're not exploring Erie and the Great Lakes, relax by the pool, play a game of mini-golf, or plan a dinner cruise across Chautauqua Lake aboard the Summer Wind yacht. Pets are welcome, and there's a dog run where your pup can roam free. You'll also find tons of useful amenities around camp, including laundry facilities, WiFi access, and showers.

Frequently asked questions

How does RVezy work?

RVezy is a marketplace that connects RV owners with travelers looking to rent an RV. RVezy takes care of everything, including RV and renter verifications, payments, insurance, and customer support.

How much does it cost to rent an RV in Erie, PA?

Motorhomes in Erie, PA average $200/night while towable trailers are around $120/night. Most RV owners offer weekly and monthly discounts between 10 and 20%.

What’s included in the RV rental?

Most rentals include all the essentials you need for a great trip. From cookware, to linens, owners do their best to make you feel at home. Each RV listing will provide details around what’s included.

How far can I go with the RV? What’s the price for mileage?

Most owners offer either unlimited mi or very generous daily limits. The included mileage and extras appear on your booking estimate before you put in your booking request.

What’s required to rent or drive an RV?

In the majority of cases, RVezy rentals require a driver with an unrestricted license for 8 years and clean insurance profile. You don’t need a special class to drive most motorhomes.

How am I insured/covered during my rental?

Every RV rental is fully insured through our commercial fleet policy. You can also add-on our 24/7 roadside assistance at any time before your trip begins.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many owners allow pets in their RV. You can search for pet-friendly RVs or check the individual listings to see if there are any extra fees or deposits required for you to bring your furry friends.

How does RV delivery work?

As an add-on, most RV owners are willing to deliver and/or set up their RV to help simplify your trip. Ex: have a trailer delivered to a local campground so you don’t want to drive.

What do I do if I have additional questions?

RVezy’s customer support team is happy to answer any questions that come up before, during or after your rental. You can contact us anytime at help.rvezy.com.

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