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Camper Van Rental San Francisco

Camper van rentals from San Francisco are a great way to see the country. Camper vans are smaller than regular RV rentals giving you lots of advantages. Camper vans weigh less than RVs saving you money on gas. Camper vans being smaller than RVs means that you can take them more places. Whether you want to take the camper van rental to a small little lake secluded from the world or take it down town San Francisco, these little vans are much more maneuverable than their larger counter parts. Camper vans sleep 2 to 4 people depending on the van, and most have kitchen areas but not toilets or showers.

You can relax with a camper van rental from San Francisco because you will know you got a great deal.

So start planning your next camper van rental from San Francisco and let us help you. Visit our quote program or call one of our RV rental reservation specialists for more information.

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California RV Rentals

If you are looking for an RV rental in California, USA RV Rentals has a great selection of RVs to choose from. From San Diego to San Francisco, Los Angeles to Santa Cruz and everywhere in between we have location across California to start your perfect California RV rental vacation.

Rent a great RV

The California RV rental locations have everything from small class B vans, perfect for those on a budget just looking for a cheap couples get away, to large class C motorhomes which are great for families looking to take the kids on this years family vacation. Class Cs are great for families because they offer an extra queen size bed over top of the drivers cabin allowing for extra sleeping. The California RV rental locations even have large class A motorhomes. Class A motorhomes have large windows perfect for seeing the Pacific Ocean as you cruise up the Californian coast line.

Beach Front Camping

There are many different experiences available depending on where you camp in California. For beach front RV rental vacations check out Manchester Beach KOA. An access trail from the campground leads you to hours of beach walking, tidal pools, two local lighthouses and the quaint village of Mendocino.

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Located just outside of Santa Barbara California is Ocean Mesa RV Campground. These large private lots and spa on site are the perfect back drop for any California RV rental vacation.

Half Moon Bay State Beach is located about an hour south of SanFrancisco, making it a great spot for a weekend get away with an RV rental.

For Wine Lovers

For wine lovers why not rent an RV and take a tour through California’s Napa Valley. Bothe Napa Valley State Park is located at the north end of Napa Valley and Skyline Wilderness Park is located at the south end of the valley. Both offer great sites to park your RV rental.

Mountain Getaway

How about a mountain getaway? French Creek lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Hiking trails abound and the creek provides the perfect little fishing hole for quiet afternoons. Lake Tahoe has lots of great camping spots, from small private sites to big sites that have lots of things for the kids to do.

Places to see in California

If you are visiting California there are a few places that you need to stop and visit. The following are things that are unique to California. Alcatraz Island is one of those things. The island was first purchase by the US government in 1850 to be set up as a military reservation. It was later used as a military defense station then a military prison before it was set up as a federal penitentiary which it is famous for today. Tours of the island are available that let you tour the facility and hear stories of the infamous prisoners who used to inhabit the cells.

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier was built in the early 1900’s. It houses the original carousel that was placed on the pier in 1922 and the iconic roller coaster and Ferris wheel. The Ferris Wheel gives you amazing views out over the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the history of the pier with a free walking tour. This tour will show you nooks and crannies of the pier that so many people do not even know exist. The tour also has some great celebrity stories and stories of the original Muscle Beach.

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Avenue of Giants

If you want to see something that you can only see in California you have to drive through the Avenue of the Giants. This 31 mile portion of old Highway 101 brings you right through these majestic and gigantic Redwood trees.

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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is located in Yosemite National Park in California.  It is the fifth tallest falls in the world weighing in at 2425 ft. Most of the water comes from snow melt higher up the mountain. The falls are at their greatest in May and June when snow melt is the highest. There is a one mile trail loop that will take you to the bottom of the falls. If you are looking for a more challenging hike, try the all day hike to the top of the falls. Beware this hike is not for the faint of heart.

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If you are looking for a California RV rental check out our quote program. You can also call one of our RV reservation specialists. Let them help you find the perfect California RV rental for your next adventure.


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RV Rental Road Trip: Washington to Oregon

Seattle Washington RV Rental Road Trip:

Once you rent a great RV rental for us then you are ready to start your Washington to Oregon loop road trip.

You’ve rented your RV but you can’t start your RV rental road trip in Seattle without a great cup of coffee. Here’s a list of some of the best coffee shops in Seattle.

Seattle has so many incredible things to see and do

  1. Space Needle. From the observation wheel you can see the Cascade Mountains and even Mt. Rainier.
  2. Seattle Great Wheel. Get a view of the city from the 175 ft ferris wheel at Pier 57.

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  3. Museum of Pop Culture. This museum includes item from icons like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan
  4. Pike Place Market. This iconic market features 200+ vendors and street performers.
  5. Seattle Aquarium. Watch the sea otters play and touch sea anemones.
  6. Museum of Flight. An air and space museum with a NASA flight simulator.
  7. Discovery Park. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city at Seattle’s largest public park. Follow miles of hiking trails through forests, meadows, and beaches to views of the Sound.

Mt Rainier National Park RV Rental Road Trip:

The first stop on our RV rental road trip is Mt Rainier National Park. Mt Rainier is the highest mountain in the Cascade Mountain Range and has the most glaciated area in the continental United States making it a must-see. From Seattle you can take WA-161, which will joins WA-7 and then, turn onto US-12 E.

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This area has too many wonderful RV campsites to choose from both outside and inside the park. A few notable options ideal for RV’s are The Arboretum, where you can have the unique experience of camping on a christmas tree farm or for another remote and quiet option Bumps & Bruzas Riverfront is a very simple property on the Carbon River with no hook up and only 7 sites making it the perfect place to relax and unplug (Max 40 ft RVs).

Mt St. Helens RV Rental Road Trip:

Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980 and devastated the landscape, but almost 40 years later it has been a true testament of nature’s resilience. Today you will experience a vibrant thriving  ecosystem.

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Spend the night at Seaquest State Park, a 505 acre park that is connected to the Mount St. Helens Visitors Centre by a pedestrians tunnel. The visitors centre is an attraction of its own where you can learn about the historical significance of the landscape and the resilience of surrounding ecosystems through talks, exhibits, and films. The campsite also has a boardwalk around the wetlands where you can enjoy stunning volcano views.

There are a variety of different hikes to enjoy here for all skill levels. Here is a link to 16 of the best trails to explore. If you are especially ambitious and organized you can buy a permit to hike to the summit which go on sale each February. It can be a challenging hike with some scree, bouldering, ash, and possible snow, so come prepared for the weather.

Mt Hood RV Rental Road Trip:

Next stop of our RV rental road trip is Mt Hood. Stay at Trillium Lake Campground, located at the base of Mt Hood, in the beautiful Mount Hood National Forest. This campground offers unparalleled views of the summit. There is a very friendly atmosphere and it is a great spot for swimming, hiking, biking, or non-motorized boating.

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The Trillium Lake loop trail circles the alpine lake and presents astounding views of the mountain.

Things to do around Mount Hood Territory-

  1. Lake Oswego Farmers Market. Every Saturday during the summer months you will find approximately 80 different vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, jewellery, coffee, ect, alongside live music.
  2. Blue Sky Rafting. Get your thrills rafting a half day down the East Fork of Hood River.
  3. Timberline Lodge. This National Historic Landmark is the hub of activity for hikers and skiers
  4. Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Exhibits include the evolution of skiing on Mt. Hood, and early pioneers and the exploration of Mt. Hood.
  5. Mt Hood Skibowl Adventure Park and Alpine Slide. The main attraction sends you flying down the mountain side twisting and turning through mountain meadows.

Take the northern section of Mount Hood Scenic Loop, a spectacular drive that connects Mt Hood, Hood River, and Portland through quiet villages and some amazing waterfalls. This route will take you past The Bridge of the Gods and Multnomah Falls, a 611-ft roaring waterfall.

Trade in your hiking shoes for a little taste of city life when you drive south-west for 1.5 hours into Portland Oregon.

Portland Oregon RV Rental Road Trip:

Ranking among the top restaurants per capita in the US, you will find no shortages of places to eat in Portland. Here is a fantastic list of the 38 essential restaurants in Portland ranging from fine dining to food trucks and street food.

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Some notable activities in Portland for your RV rental road trip-

  1. Visit Washington State Park. In the 410-acre park you can visit an arboretum, Japanese gardens, a children’s museum and a zoo.
  2. Explore an Urban Forest Reserve. West of downtown Portland is one of the largest urban forest reserves in the U.S. This park has 70 miles of walking trails and overlooks the scenic Willamette River.
  3. Visit the “Portland Penny”. The coin from the historic coin toss that decided Portlands name is on display at the Oregon Historical Museum.
  4. Take a trip to The World Forestry Center. Change the way you look at trees and learn about environmental sustainability. Take a virtual tour of Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa to learn how people are dependant on their forests all over the world.
  5. Experience the Portland Art Museum. This museum is the seventh oldest in the country and its collections include Native American artifacts and English silver.
  6. Visit The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Learn the lessons of the Holocaust and visit the Memorial to pay homage to those who lost their lives during that period.
  7. Explore the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This museum offers more than 200 interactive exhibits including a chance to tour a submarine that was in active service between 1959 and 1990.

Pacific Coast:

No RV rental road trip would be complete without a drive up the Pacific Coast. From Portland, drive west until Tillamook where you can connect to highway 101. From here follow highway 101 north and enjoy the scenic highway and all the picturesque coastal views.

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As you continue north you will pass through some great winding roads in Oswald State Park.

  1. Why not learn to surf on your RV rental road trip. You will pass by some great beaches to learn to surf on your way up the coast. Indian Beach at Ecola State Park. Leave highway 101 and enter Cannon Beach at the north exit. You will see signs for Ecola State Park. When you get to the park, you will see signs for Indian Beach.  Cannon Beach is an easy place to get to surfing spots for all skill levels. Leave Highway 101 and enter the town of Cannon Beach from the north or south exit

Here is some more information about where to take lessons or find more advanced waves.

  1. Long Beach. Stop by in July to watch SandSations, the annual Long Beach sand sculpting  competition.
  2. Stretch your legs at Lewis & Clark National Park in Naselle where you can learn about the heritage of America’s first peoples and the exciting stories of the European explorers.

In Raymond Washington the road turns northwest and the coastal views end and you begin to drive through beautiful pine groves. Continue northwest until Tacoma and finally north to Seattle where your Washington-Oregon Loop RV rental road trip is complete.

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Class RV Differences between A, B and C?

If you have been searching for an RV rental you may be overwhelmed by all the choices out there. Do you want a motorhome or an RV? What is a camper van? Is it the same as a camper? What is the difference between a Class A, Class B and a Class C RV? Is there a difference between a motor coach, a caravan, a Winnebago and a recreational vehicle? Let’s see if we can clear some of this up.

So a motorhome, RV, motor coach, caravan and recreational vehicle are all the same thing. A Winnebago is a brand name of a company that sells motorhomes.

Types of RVs

When people use the term camper van they are referring to a Class B motorhome. Class B motorhomes come in two styles, basic and luxury. Both basic and luxury usually sleep 2 people although they can have seatbelts for more. The basic camper van doesn’t have a toilet or shower however the luxury Class B has both. The basic camper has a kitchen accessible from the outside, while the luxury camper van has a kitchen you can access from the inside.

A Class C RV can come in a large range of sizes, as small as 19′ and as large as 35′. Class C motorhomes are characterized by having a large bed over the driving area in other words you can sleep more people.

Class A RV are the large bus style motorhomes that have the flat front. Class A RVs tend to be longer than Class C RVs however Class A RVs sleep less people are there is no large bed over the drivers area.

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Class B RV Rental
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I think for the most part this has helped to clear up some of the confusion. Motorhome or RV, Class A, B or C, Campervan or motor coach USA RV rentals has the perfect vehicle for your next RV rental vacation.

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Washington Hot Springs Guide: in an RV Rental

Travel Washington Hot Springs Guide in an RV Rental

Why not take advantage of the low RV rental prices in the fall and winter and take the opportunity to visit the Hot Springs in Washington. Hot Springs are one of my favorite things. No one is ever in a rush and everyone is relaxed with no place to go. The healing powers of hot springs have been used for thousands of years. Hot springs boost circulation, reduce stress, promote sleep, reduce pain and heal common skin ailments. Rent an RV and go on a road trip and stay at each of these hot springs or plant roots and spend your trip at only one.

Olympic Hot Springs

Olympic Hot Springs is a 5 miles round trip hike, so this is a good trip to do with the family. The path is wide and a gentle slope to the hot tubs. These are natural tubs, no man made pools here. Pick a trail and find the pool that is perfect for you. The pools range from 85-105 degrees. Be forewarned that nudity is common, if you are uncomfortable just move to another pool.

Bonneville Hot Springs

Bonneville Hot Springs has a great restaurant, with a nice hot spring fed pool. There is also a spa on location if you really want to pamper yourself. This is a big public pool with all the amenities, stay for a couple of days and enjoy. 

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Goldmyer Hot Springs

Goldmyer Hot Springs is a hidden gem in the Northwest, located about 3 hour drive from Seattle. For this spring you will need a high clearance vehicle as the road can be a little rough. It is also a 4.5 mile hike into the springs. But once you get there it is like a little piece of heaven. This natural hot springs is located on private property and reservations are required as only 20 people a day are allowed into the springs. There is a caretakers cabin for you to check in at. 

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Doe Bay Hot Springs

Doe Bay Hot Springs is located on Orca Island and has a beautiful view of the bay while soaking is the man made hot springs. Clothing is optional so this may not be the right choice for you as there are only 3 pools available. In addition the Doe Bay Cafe and Doe Bay Garden Restaurant are getting a lot of attention from Foodies across the country as their reputation for fresh healthy cuisine gains more and more attention. 

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Sol Duc Hot Springs

Sol Duc Hot Springs located in Olympic National Park and has three man made hot pools of varying temperatures and one fresh water cold pool. There are two RV campgrounds within a 20 minute walk of the Hot Springs. 

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Scenic Hot Springs

Scenic Hot Springs is located on private land and requires written permission to access the springs. Permission can be received for a small fee and is limited to a maximum of 10 people per day. The trail leading up to the hot springs is about an hour hike and has a good incline the whole way up, so come prepared with good footwear and maybe even a pair of snowshoes depending on the weather.

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Carson Hot Springs

Carson Hot Springs isn’t a fancy spa retreat however it is a quiet get away from everyday life. For instance you could spend an hour getting a spa treatment with a soak or spend the weekend escaping the hustle of everyday life. Carson Hot Springs is the perfect getaway. This rustic hot springs offer simplicity surrounding the sulfur rich healing water. The hotel, that was completed in 1901 is still being used today along with the cabins and bath house. 

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This is the perfect time of year to rent an RV and take a tour of Washington hot springs. The weather is cold, the RV rental prices are low and the hot springs are hot. Visit our quote program now and start planning your next Washington hot springs RV rental trip.

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RV Rental with Unlimited Miles in Los Angeles

If you are looking for an RV rental with unlimited miles in Los Angeles we are here to help. RV rentals with unlimited miles are not going to be an easy thing to find. Most good RV rental companies do not want someone to rent an RV for 5 or 6 days and drive across the country in it. This puts excess miles and lots of wear and tear on the RV.

The first question to ask is “do I really need unlimited miles?” Most rentals (but not all) include some mileage in the nightly rate and additional mileage packages are available for purchase. Map out your trip. How many miles are you planning on driving? Remember that you do not want to spend your whole vacation sitting in an RV. Therefore leave lots of time for exploring the area around Los Angeles and wherever else you are driving. Usually an RV rental companies will require a minimum of 14 nights rental before they will offer you the option of purchasing unlimited miles. If you are planning a 14 night rental you will need to be driving at least 2300 miles to make this option worth your money. If you still want to look at an RV rental with unlimited miles in Los Angeles, go to the quote program and look for RVs with EMI or EMW in the description and you will be able to find the unlimited mileage option.

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Best RV Rental Los Angeles

As you scour the internet looking for an RV rental for next years summer vacation, you are probably wondering, what is the best RV rental in Los Angeles? The thing is that there is no one answer to that question. RV rental needs are different for everyone. Therefore no one RV rental in Los Angeles is going to be the best RV rental. Let’s look at the things that could make an RV rental be the “best”.

Best Size of RV

Size of RV is important for many people when trying to find the best RV rental in Los Angeles. Many people are looking to rent small camper vans or RV’s. Los Angeles has lots of choices if this is what you are looking for.

Small Camper Vans

Small camper vans usually fall into 2 categories, basic and luxury. Basic camper vans have seating that folds into a bed and a cooking area that can be accessed only from the back door of the vehicle. These camper vans tend to have a cheaper nightly rate. The luxury camper vans are the Road Trek and the Mercedes of camper van rentals. Like their more basic counterparts these camper vans have kitchens, but they are inside the camper and bathrooms with showers. Both the basic and the luxury camper vans usually have seating for up to five people, but may only have sleeping for two.

A small compact RV may be the best RV rental for some. However other people think that the bigger the better makes for the best RV rental in Los Angeles. If you are one of those people the best RV rental in Los Angeles is a 39′ Class A motorhome rental with 3 slide outs.

The Best Large RV Rentals

For some the best RV rentals in Los Angeles may be a large motorhome. Large motorhomes come in two variations. Class C RVs can be as small as 22′ or as large as 36′. Similarly Class A motorhomes can be 36′ or even larger, but to not usually come any smaller than 30′.

Conclusion

RV rental pricing makes for the best RV rental in Los Angeles for many people. Los Angeles has lots of RV’s to choose from. Many of these RVs with low enough nightly rental prices to accommodate any budget. In order to get the best RV rental pricing there are a few things to keep in mind. Booking early usually gets you the best RV rental pricing. My experience tells me that there are no last minute booking deals, the early booker gets the worm (or deal as the case my be). If you can travel in the shoulder season you will get a lower RV rental price from Los Angeles.

While the best RV rental from Los Angeles may be in the eye of the beholder, you will always find what you are looking for when you book your RV rental through USA RV Rentals.

 


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Best RV Rentals in San Francisco

If you are looking for the best RV rentals in San Francisco you have come to the right place. USA RV Rentals has RVs in every size and every price point no matter what your budget. For the economy traveller there are some great camper vans that can accommodate up to four people. For the most part a small class C can also be very economical. However a class C will still provide you will full amenities including a shower and a toilet.

Unlike the small campers, if for you the best RV rental in San Francisco is a large class A motorhome we have those too. With lots of room to move around, a full bathroom and a good functioning kitchen class A or large class C RVs may be the best RV rental in San Francisco for you. The best RV rental in San Francisco can vary by person or family, therefore it is best to do your homework and figure out your needs. USA RV Rentals has trained staff to help you through this process.

The best RV rentals in San Francisco will vary depends on your needs and your budget. No matter what you are looking for USA RV Rentals has exactly what you are need.

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Small RV Rentals in San Francisco

Some of us want to travel in luxury, big motorhomes with lots of room and all the amenities, then there are those of us who want to get off the beaten track and go where no large RV has gone before. For those people there are small RV rentals in San Francisco.

Camper vans are really just small RVs that sleep a couple of people. The benefits of camper vans are that being small they are great on gas, saving you money over a large motorhome. Vans are also more maneuverable making them great for camping at the side of a lake or off the road by your favourite hiking spot.

Camper vans put you right in the great outdoors. The kitchen is out the back of the van, so while you have the convenience of having a sink, a fridge and a stove you are still cooking outside. The only thing you are missing is a bathroom.

If you like camping in a tent you will love a Campervan, all the conveniences of the larger RVs without having to sacrifice being one with nature. So grab a map, and a small RV rentals in San Francisco and let the adventure begin.

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One Way RV Rental Denver

A one way RV rental from Denver Colorado can be a great way to see the country. One way RV rentals allow you to pickup in Denver and drop off in one of many cities across the USA.

There are a few shorter one way RV rentals available from Denver. Good 4 or 5 day trips include Denver to Las Vegas, Denver to Phoenix, and Denver to Los Angeles.

If you are looking for a longer one way RV rental from Denver you could travel to the west coast. Denver to San Francisco or Denver to Portland would make a great trip. Or you could even take a one way RV rental one way from Denver to Seattle. If you wanted to travel to the east coast you could try Denver to New York City or Denver to Atlanta.

For a great winter getaway why not rent an RV and travel one way from snowy Denver to the Sunshine State. You could look at dropping off your one way RV rental in Miami or Orlando.

There are so many great choices for a one way RV rental from Denver. So grab a map and start planning your next RV rental adventure.

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