Important Things to Know When Renting an RV

If it’s your company’s first time renting RVs for clients or employees, there is a bit of a learning curve. Life in a hotel offers many of the same amenities as a private residence without much effort, but living in an RV requires a little knowledge and action. After providing RVs to companies nationwide, we’ve compiled a list of the top things companies need to know when renting an RV, especially for the first time.

Size Matters

Yes, temporary housing doesn’t usually last too long, but that doesn’t mean that a family of four wants to be crammed into a two-person travel trailer the whole time either. You must make sure that the RV you are renting can comfortably accommodate the number of people you intend to stay there. The easiest way to judge this is by bed space…is there a bed for every person who will be living in the RV? If the answer is yes, you’re good to go. If it’s no, you may want to level up to the next size. Nothing will make an RV experience miserable like trying to fit a large family into an RV that is too small.

Utility Hookups

The next important consideration when renting an RV is how to hook up power, water, sewer, and other utilities if available. When you rent from RV Housing Group, we’ll help connect your RV to existing electric and plumbing hookups during setup. However, it is still good to know how to do these things in case you need to move the RV or if something breaks. We always give our clients and end users a thorough rundown of how to deal with utility hookups, plus we’re available for questions by phone and through our website.

Dealing with Waste

Waste is a part of life, and when living in an RV, it is something you’ll need to deal with somewhat frequently. Trash cans in RVs are smaller than in private homes, so you’ll need to empty them out more and find somewhere to properly dispose of them. We suggest locating a nearby landfill or paying for a garbage pickup service, which will provide you with a larger outside trash can to store refuse until pickup day.

Dealing with human waste is a bit of a different story. For RV sites that offer sewer hookups, you’re golden. Just use your RVs plumbing as you would in your own home, and all waste will be swept away to the local processing plant. But for RV sites without sewer hookups, emptying the black water tank is required. We’ll provide you with thorough instructions and a demonstration of how to accomplish this task. Even though it’s not exactly pleasant, it’s also not as bad as it seems.

Do I Need Insurance?

We highly suggest that both the company paying for the RV and the end user of the RV have adequate insurance to cover any potential damages or loss of personal property should the need arise. The providing company should base its insurance on the types of RVs rented and where they are located, taking into account any other risks or dangers that may be present. End users should, at a minimum, have insurance that will cover the loss of their property inside the RV should something happen.

Moving Tips

Need to move your RV to a different site? If you rented from RV Housing Group, just give us a call and we’ll come out to help you with the move. We’ll unhook all utilities, secure everything inside the RV, and safely move it to the new location, no problem!

RV Rentals Nationwide From RV Housing Group

If your agency or company uses temporary housing for its employees or clients, we’d love to show you how cost-efficient RV rentals can simplify this process for you. Call us at 1-800-656-8706 or request a quote online to get started today!