RV Rental Information, Tips To Help You!

RV Rental Information, Tips To Help You!

It seems like this year I am seeing more Rental RVs than I ever have before. Some times we get asked the very basic questions that help people get started so I thought I would do a quick video of a few things to keep in mind the first time you head out renting an RV. This is a good beginner video for RVers a form of RVing 101 introduction.

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  1. Shelley Pitchford on September 23, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Thank you for taking the time to cover this topic. Shelley from San Diego

  2. Michaelaz62 on September 23, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Thank you, this was beneficial—lots of great tips for a first-timer.

  3. Janko Altenschmidt on September 23, 2022 at 6:24 am

    This was so useful – answering exactly the questions I was wondering about before picking up our rental RV in a few days going to Yellowstone.

  4. Goin' Somewhere Together on September 23, 2022 at 6:25 am

    Another informative video, great work Jared!

  5. Lori Jones on September 23, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Very informative! Thank you for making this video!

  6. Kathy on September 23, 2022 at 6:27 am


  7. Robert Montanez on September 23, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Great tips presented in an easy going manner. Thank you!

  8. Neil Rankin on September 23, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Great tips! Also, spend an hour or two with the RV owner and get familiar with all the mechanical features of the rv. i.e slide operation, tire pressure / inflation, engine fluids, RV levelling, tank sensors, furnace, A/C, using propane (i.e fridge, stove) and water source configuration.

  9. Eric Wright on September 23, 2022 at 6:32 am

    If you are looking to buy an RV but want to rent first, some dealers will let you rent the RV you want and then put the rental cost towards the cost of the RV when you purchase.

  10. Michael Hunter on September 23, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Thank you very much. This video is really helpful. My wife is half American half German, I am German. We are currently planning to travel across the USA by RV and visit every single state, starting Oktober 2021. We run our own consultancy company and therefore we also want to try out if we can work remotely and online from the RV. Kind of ‚work and travel‘. 🙂 So this will be an amazing adventure and an opportunity to learn about how diverse the US actually are and go beyond typical stereotypes. We plan to stay at the US on a quarterly basis, go back to Germany, stay there for another quarter of a year, go back to the US and so on… Therefore the whole journey will take years to complete.❤️🇺🇸

  11. Santo Paz on September 23, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Black tank= the poopoo tank, in case your newbies do not know….

  12. Jim Egan on September 23, 2022 at 6:35 am

    Get the rental agreement ahead of time. I was in the RV office to pay my storage lot bill. The guy in front of me was renting a motorhome. The agent explained the agreement and the customer was confused about what it said. I didn’t see the agreement but agreed (privately) that the explanation was very confusing. The way the agent went through the agreement was similar to sitting in the finance office when buying a new car.

  13. Dhruv 7 on September 23, 2022 at 6:35 am

    Great video!

  14. David McConnell on September 23, 2022 at 6:36 am

    :-))) :-))))

  15. Timaz on September 23, 2022 at 6:37 am

    I’m in the Tetons now and there are waaay too many people RVing…This whole area is packed. just saying.

  16. NelsonClick on September 23, 2022 at 6:39 am

    This is the only RV channel I subscribed to because it is so thorough and consistently high quality; full of practical real world information and relevant tips derived from direct experience. He excludes unnecessary extraneous details and personal ego.

  17. Tom Terrific on September 23, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Did I overlook the RV checklist?

  18. Eric Wright on September 23, 2022 at 6:40 am

    RV rentals are hella expensive.

  19. bIametheniIe on September 23, 2022 at 6:41 am

    How do RV’s handle on a highway? Like the ones you can drive instead of the trailer like ones people hitch to their car/truck. I wanna rent one for driving me and 2 other people, and my dog from the east coast out to AZ. Mainly because I want to avoid staying in hotels because of the covid-19 situation in the US. Thanks

  20. Alec Ver Bunker on September 23, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Buy a toy. When I was getting my CDL the instructor had a toy semi with a trailer on his table. If you move it on the table like it’s real the trailer will follow like it’s real. It’s the cheapest and simplest way to get a 3d model going and really helps you understand what the trailer does in relation to the tow vehicle being able to see it from outside the vehicle.

  21. Delise513 on September 23, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Awesome and very helpful!! Thank you!!!

  22. Henryk N on September 23, 2022 at 6:47 am

    Good job as always Jared. Very professional. Love your clear and correct pronunciations.

  23. Zoeb Rajkotwalla on September 23, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a check list in the comments ?

  24. RV solar homesteaders on the road !!! Jeff Loitz on September 23, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Great tips !!!
    Keep the sunny side up!

  25. Tim F on September 23, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Good information

  26. swalthful on September 23, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Ok if you rent America and want to take long trips awesome! But do you want to camp? If you want to camp can you drive? Be honest with yourself and say no! Minivan hotel with pool! If you say RV Seatbelts for all!! I have an old 33 foot that belts 11.

  27. Lark Hughes on September 23, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Very helpful, thank you!

  28. Hiro Protagonist on September 23, 2022 at 6:54 am

    My wife and I are travel Dr. For years we have been using a 2003 Rialta and it has been great. Recently my in-laws let us use their 2018 40+ foot diesel pusher while we are traveling. At first glance it’s really cool with everything you could ever need but it’s a monster to drive, the fuel economy is non existent, 4 to 6 maybe 8mpg. Everything has to be planned out in advance including parking, turning and general use it’s all hard. It’s great to rent or borrow to see what will work best for your situation.

  29. Kelley Sexton on September 23, 2022 at 6:57 am

    This was super helpful. Short and sweet. I don’t see the link to the RV Packing List as mentioned in the video. Did I miss it?

  30. Duane Roepke on September 23, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Know your limitations. If you are scared to pull any type of trailer, be it a small utility trailer or other type, pulling an rv trailer may not be right for you. Doesn’t mean you will never do it, if you know someone that routinely pulls any type of trailer ask them for some instruction in a big parking lot.
    If you pee yourself when you rent a large rental truck, you may want to reconsider your immediate plans to rent an rv.
    I’m not trying to discourage anyone from rving or renting an rv, but know yoir limitations and get educated about your rv operational weaknesses.
    Once you get past your fears is when the real journey and adventure begins.
    Hope to see y’all out here.

  31. Living The GoodLife Rving on September 23, 2022 at 6:59 am

    Thank you for the tips

  32. Anise .Jackson on September 23, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Did you not learn you always bring a towel

  33. The Real King on September 23, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Very helpful, practical advice, that puts you in the right mindset for what you need to be prepared for (esp. the basic walkthrough of the hookups!) Great video!

  34. Jimmy Jenkins on September 23, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Great presentation, as usual. I also enjoyed you opening videography! You have a great eye for filming and it’s a treat when you incorporate that into your presentation. Thanks!

  35. Nelson Caraballo on September 23, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Great video Jared. Thank you for the PDF set up list. Wife and I have been making our own.

  36. DonnaLynn on September 23, 2022 at 7:15 am

    1. Do not overload your RV. Weight translates to lower power, higher fuel use/cost, and longer stopping distance.

    2. At the beginning of the trip, to reduce travel weight, empty the black/grey water tank and put only enough water in the fresh water tank for short term use; you can fill the freshwater tank when you get at or near your destination.

    3. Invest in an inline water filter to attach to the fill hose, and always flush the hose before hooking it up to the RV (to wash out dust and little critters that might be hiding away.)

    4. The journey can be as good as the destination. If you aren’t enjoying the trip and taking things easy, you might as well have just stayed home.

  37. Sterling Conover on September 23, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Watch your ground clearance. Many RV trailers have the plumbing for draining the tanks in the rear. Going over obstacles or through dips is sometimes a good way to damage those drains. Many times it’s good to approach dips or curbs at an angle.

  38. Jim Goodchild on September 23, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Bring some pieces of scrap lumber for leveling the rig.
    Don’t leave the drain lines open on a full hookup; let the blank tank get full and then drain it, and then the gray tank to flush the hose. The owner of the rig will thank you.

  39. Mike Kendig on September 23, 2022 at 7:19 am

    The checklist link is missing!

  40. Philip Thandal on September 23, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Great tips!!!

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