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Rent An RV!

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 


If you are thinking of making the leap in the RV lifestyle or if you want the comfort of an RV for an upcoming road trip but you don’t want the hassle of owning one, then I suggest you rent an RV. 

Admittedly, we own our travel trailer so we haven’t had to rent an RV very often in the past.  However, about four years ago  my husband ventured back to Alaska with our son and on that trip they rented an RV. To cut the costs considerably and to have more manly fun, they teamed up with some good friends who were game for the adventure as well.  They rented their RV from Great Alaskan Holidays in Anchorage  because the company  offered transportation from the airport directly to the rental facility.  The company’s comprehensive website also made it easy to plan in advance and ask lots of questions in preparation for the trip.  The RV, pictured here, was relatively compact but it served them well. The four of them stayed in it while visiting Anchorage and then cruised and slept  in it while traveling throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The RV held all the boots, food, and rain gear for four with a little room to spare. It also held LOTS of  coolers filled with wild Alaska halibut caught while fishing on the Peninsula.

Of course, renting an RV isn’t for everyone, but it can be a convenient and great way to test the waters. As we’ve traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest all these years, I have seen countless rented RVs traveling hither and yon. More often than not, the RVs were rented by European or Asian visitors who want to get a real feel for the Northwest.  I’ve  always been amazed at how the European travelers seem so efficient and determined to cover a lot of territory.  At first glance, it might seem very expensive to rent an RV,  but you have to remember that you can cook all your meals in that vehicle.

Photo by Chris Trainer

–Melissa A. Trainer

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