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post Sep 25 2011, 08:30 AM
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What? Rent an RV? Why? (is that what you're thinking?)
Well before we bought our RV we wanted to rent one because we'd never driven one and didn't know anyone that owned one.

CruiseAmerica is where we rented and had our our first RV experience 5 years ago. It was horrible. The RV was old, not clean and the "check engine" light came on when we were far enough away from the rental company to be obnoxious, they wanted us to drive to get it repaired during our weekend rental, no thanks. Since CruiseAmerica is a nationwide franchise this is not a condemnation of all CAmerica locations but we rented in Estero FL just north of Naples and south of Ft. Myers.

The only good thing that came out of that horrible rental was while staying at a campground (Periwinkle Park in Sanibel FL) we met some people driving a Roadtrek van and they showed us their unit and we liked the size. We ended up buying a similar conversion van and have been happily RV'ing for the last 4 years.

BUT...we live in SW Florida and would love to skip the 4-5 days each way travel time to get to California or Utah. In short we'd love to find a great RV rental in California or Utah or Colorado, etc.
And even better would be if they rented conversion vans like ours.

Internet searches don't come with many trustworthy reviews. I was thrilled to find a conversion van rental in St. George Utah, yippee, and then my husband looked and they don't appear to have air-conditioning units other than in-dashboard. What? We're planning to be there in the height of summer. Please don't tell me we don't need A/C. We did a 7,000 mile trip to that area in 2010 (NE Utah, NE/NW New Mexico, N Arizona) and we sure did need A/C.

Any suggestions with personal recommendation is welcomed!
And bad reviews are also informative. I'm going to post second message right after this with my review of a rental RV we just did in Anchorage AK (didn't want to drive there from Florida either lol).

Thanks for any/all replies

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DXSMac
post Sep 12 2012, 08:57 AM
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I just know about this, don't have any experience with it. In Washington State, there is a business called "Trailers 2 Go." I saw them when I was camphosting at a State Park. Neat little service. You rent the trailer, tell them where you want to camp, they deliver it, they set it up, you just show up in your car. They also take it down and take it back. The only issue I had with them is that someone rented the trailer as "Smith" and then rented the campsite as "Jones" and when Trailers 2 Go showed up to deliver the trailer, we had a bit of a mix up. But we managed to get it settled before the people who rented the trailers showed up. I suggested to the Trailers 2 Go people that they suggest that the same name be used on the campground and trailer reservation, but the owner acted like, "not my problem."

But other than that, seemed like a neat little service. You can google it.


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