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RV Rental FAQ

1. Why rent an RV?

2. What type of RV should I rent?

3. Do I need a special driver's license in order to drive an RV?

4. Is it hard to drive a motor home?

5. What's the difference between Class A and Class C RVs?

6. What is a "Diesel Pusher"?

7. What are the advanatages and disadvantages of wide body RVs?

8. What kitchen appliances come in RVs?

9. How many people do RVs sleep?

10. Are there special terms and conditions for renting an RV?

11. Can I take my pet in the RV?

12. Do you allow smoking in the RV?

13. Do you require a deposit for a reservation or damage?

14. Are there any additional charges to anticipate?

15. While traveling, how many people are allowed to ride in an RV?

1. Why rent an RV?

Renting enables you to try various types of RVs and learn from actual experience which one best suits your particular needs. Or, perhaps you already know and enjoy the RV lifestyle but aren't ready to own. Of course, many people rent RVs simply for the fun, freedom and flexibility of RVing without the large investment. Click here to see why you should rent from Family RV Rentals.

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2. What type of RV should I rent?

Motor coaches are the most popular rental model. Motor coaches can sleep and contain four or more people.

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3. Do I need a special driver's license in order to drive an RV?

No. You DO NOT need any special endorsement. However, Family RV Rentals requires you to be at least 25 years of age, have a major credit card, and carry current full-coverage auto insurance in order to qualify as a driver.

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4. Is it hard to drive a motor home?

Driving a motor home is not really hard - it's just different. There are a few things you need to be aware of, though. That's why you are welcome to test drive any RV as many times as you wish. We want to feel comfortable with the RV you choose.

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5. What's the difference between Class A and Class C RVs?

Class A RVs are constructed on a specially designed motor vehicle chassis. Class A RVs are the "Big Boys" of the motorized RVs, and they are the most favored motor home of full-timers. Class C RVs are built on an automotive-manufactured van and are attached to the cab section. A Class C RV is easy to identify - in most cases, a full queen-size bed is located over the cab.

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6. What is a "Diesel Pusher"?

A diesel-powered motor coach with a rear engine.

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7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wide body RVs?

The advantage to a wide body RV (up to 102 inches wide) is livability - there is more room inside these spacious units. The disadvantage is that there are places (rural highways, bridges, and even occasional campgrounds) where a wide body RV is not permitted. Generally, however, RVers in wide body units who travel major federal and state highways will have no problems. Travelers who plan to spend a lot of time on the secondary highways and two-lane back roads might want to stick to a standard width RV (up to 96 inches wide).

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8. What kitchen appliances come in RVs?

Everything you have at home. Microwaves, and even coffee makers, come in all but the least expensive units.

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9. How many people do RVs sleep?

Four to six on average, but sometimes less and sometimes more.

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10. Are there special terms or conditions for renting an RV?

To rent an RV, you must be at least 25 years of age, have a major credit card, rent a minimum of 3 nights, carry full-coverage auto insurance, and provide us 48 hours advance notice. Family RV Rentals provides insurance at no cost to the customer.

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11. Can I take my pet in the RV?

Pets are not allowed in our RVs.

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12. Do you allow smoking in the RV?

Smoking is not allowed in our RVs.

Unfortunately, smoke odors quickly absorb into the RV interior and are extremely difficult to remove. Therefore, we must impose very stiff penalties for any smoke damage, no matter how minor. If you want to smoke, we recommend you go outside on the downwind side of the RV.

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13. Do you require a deposit for a reservation or damage?

Yes. A reservation deposit will be charged to your credit card at the time of your reservation. This will then become your damage deposit when you pick up the RV. Your damage deposit will be refunded barring any damages. However, any extensive mileage will be deducted from your damage deposit upon return.

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14. Are there any additional charges to anticipate?

Unlike other RV rental companies, Family RV Rentals does not surprise you with extra fees when you come to pick up your rental unit. The price we quote you is the entire price for your RV rental. This is one of many reasons why to rent from Family RV Rentals.

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15. While traveling, how many people are allowed to ride in an RV?

The number of people allowed to ride in an RV equals the number of seatbelts in the RV. Typically, this ranges from 4 to 10 people. Call us and we can help you determine what RV size you need.

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