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5 Reasons Why You Should Rent an RV and Not Buy

Updated: Jan 31, 2020

Five Reasons to Rent an RV


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Ever wonder what it’s like to RV camp? Wanting to try it out, but buying isn’t in the plans this year? Maybe you don’t think you could drive - or tow. While all of these are things to consider, here’s food for thought: why buy when you can rent? Whether a short-term experiment or a long-term option, renting an RV can be the best choice. Let’s look at a few reasons why you should consider renting an RV instead of buying.

Reason #1: It doesn’t cost as much! Not even close! This one sounds obvious, but in case you need to see some numbers, consider this: a new travel trailer (one of the more cost-effective RV purchases) can set you back. Considering the price range of can easily be $15,000 to $30,000, depending on size, construction and features, that would mean a down payment of at least a couple thousand, plus monthly payments of a couple hundred. Add on things like sales tax, insurance, registration/title, supplies, and storage - especially storage - and it starts to geting expensive, especially if you’re not sure you’ll like it or use it. Oh, and one more thing: if you’re going to get a towable - like a travel trailer or fifth-wheel - you’re going to need something to tow it with...

Reason #2: Don’t have to drive or tow it. If you’re intimidated by the idea of driving a motorhome, or pulling a trailer, there are companies (like Sweet Dreams RV Rentals!) that will deliver a fully-outfitted, late-model RV to the campsite of your choice. All you have to do is show up with your food and personal items, and you’re set for a

camping experience like no other. All of the joys of being outdoors - campfire, grill, trees, water, fresh air - combined with the comforts of home: kitchen, bathroom, bed… and when you’re done, there’s no tedious breaking of camp. Just pack your things back into your car, and the rental company does the rest. Sweet Dreams cleans the rig, dumps the tanks, and tows it away, leaving you to have a much more stress-free end to your stay.