This year - more than ever - Americans are taking to the road in search of the great outdoors, and of a safe, socially distanced family vacation or staycation.
More and more are doing this as a Road Trip, maybe taking in a National Park, and choosing to do so using a Campervan, RV or Motorhome, many for the first time.
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Check out our pick of RV Rental companies and their Pet Policy:
1. Cruise America
There are 131 Cruise America rental centers in the United States, Canada, and Alaska from which you can depart, on a round-trip or one-way rental. Cruise America's customer resources include multilingual Renter’s Assistance Guides, and a free App that helps you find and check out campsites in advance.
Pets are welcomed at Cruise America. Customer agrees to clean up after their pet and return unit in same condition as received, or be subject to a cleaning fee up to $250.
Other than the cleaning charges, there are no charges, or restrictions on number of pets etc.
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2. El Monte RV Rentals
EL Monte RV has 31 locations across 12 states, and specialises in one-ways.
We do not charge an additional fee but request that you return your RV in its original condition - and clean up after your pets. Standard cleaning charges may apply.
Customer resources include extensive detailed listings for RV Parks, Campgrounds and RV Resorts for every state. https://www.elmonterv.com/guide/rv-campgrounds
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Outdoorsy is a peer-to-peer marketplace for RV, Van, and Trailer Rentals.
"Outdoorsy connects local RV, motorhome and campervan owners with people and families wanting to rent them." Outdoorsy "mobilizes over 17 million RVs in North America that sit unused 350 days a year".
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RVshare is a peer-to-peer marketplace for RV & Trailer Rentals.
The company claims to be "the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, connecting RV Renters and RV Owners". Search and book by location, features and RV type (Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, Type C Motorhome, Type A Motorhome).
Campanda claims to be "the largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace in the world with over 26,000 RVs for rent in 42 countries."
"Pets are allowed in many vehicles listed on Campanda, but not in all vehicles. On the search results page you can apply the “Pets allowed” filter to show only vehicles that allow pets. The vehicle details page for each vehicle also indicates whether pets are allowed or not, and if an extra fee applies."
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6. Campervan North America
Montana-based Campervan North America offers Campervan Rentals in the USA with pickup/drop off points in the following locations:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Pet fees (if applicable)
Treasure Chaser/Two4theRoad/Clanhauler $90
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7. Escape Campervans
Escape Campervans operates 600 custom campervans (each van is hand-painted by local artists), and 13 locations across the US and Canada.
Chicago, IL; Denver, Co; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Calgary, AB; Vancouver, BC.
Pet fee: We charge a $150 non-refundable pet fee (up to 2 pets allowed). With the exception of documented service animals, pets are not allowed during the months of July, August, and September. There is no charge for service animals with the appropriate documentation.
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Canada-based RVezy is a peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace.
Founded in 2016, the fast-growing company expanded its operations into the USA in June 2020.
The website has a Pet-Friendly Filter which, when combined with the Customisable Filters and Search by Location facility, makes it pretty easy to see what pet-friendly options are available in your locality. Their App is pretty easy to use as well.
Their Customer Service and Insurance / Roadside Assistance products are - independently - highly rated.
JUCY Mini RV Rentals operates from three locations in the USA:
San Francisco (Oakland Airport)
Generally pets are not allowed, but requests will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
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