Explore Arizona: Rent An RV

With its scenic deserts and warm winter nights, Arizona is one of the most visited states in the union. From the red cliffs of Sedona to the border town of Yuma, Arizona is a visitors paradise especially if you travel in an RV.

With an RV, you can visit each and every attraction at your own pace. Arizona has liberal camping laws that allow camping even on the side of some roads. If the cost of owning an RV seems out of reach, why not avoid the long drive from your home state and rent a rig for your sightseeing adventure?

There is a variety of Arizona-based RV rental companies, and many located in the larger cities like Tucson or Phoenix. A great place to start your research is on sites like RVShare or CruiseAmerica.

RVShare offers private and public rentals. You can rent everything from a single travel trailer to a 45 foot Class A. Most RV’s owned by individuals who are willing to “share” their RV with you for a rental fee.

Cruise America is best known for their Class C campers, perfect for families or couples. These units offer a double or queen size bed in the back with convertible beds that sleep six or more people. Each motorhome includes a bathroom, full kitchen and everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. Simply fly to Arizona and pick up your big rig.

There are two distinct tourist seasons in Arizona. Summer season begins at the end of May and is the most competitive time to rent an RV. Families flock to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone and Phoenix during these months. Remember, the earlier you plan your trip, the better your chances will be for finding an RV. The longer your rental, the cheaper the rate per day.

The Winter Season begins in mid-October and runs through the end of March. This season is cheaper than summer for RV rentals, but it is high season for RV Parks in areas like Tucson and Yuma. Snowbirds flock from Canada and a variety of winter laden states to enjoy the sun. If you plan to park at an RV resort, make your reservations in advance and be aware that many parks are age qualified for 55 and older adults.

Don’t commit to the first rental you see. Shop around and compare prices. Look for flat rates, additional mile charges, and rental insurance fees. Discover what deposits are required and read reviews on any company in question. The Arizona Tourist commission does a great job of sharing tourist information on their site. Be sure to check it out at Go-Arizona. Also, make sure you have appropriate insurance before you start your journey.

Finally, the best trips in RV’s are slow and steady. Avoid trying to see the entire state in
one visit. Instead, choose a particular region you’d like to focus on. Moving a big rig for the first time can be challenging, and gas prices increase in the summer, so avoid the hassle. Travel and rest, see the sites and move forward. Allow twice as long as you initially expected to fully explore one area. In the end, you will have an enjoyable vacation and will see Arizona like a local from the comfort of your home on wheels.

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