Have a Long Weekend Ahead? Rent an RV and Hit the Road!

The beauty of travel nursing is flexibility. If you opted to work three 12-hour shifts, that means you’ve got four days to explore your new surroundings. And while driving a car is totally acceptable, why not level up and feed your spirit of adventure? Consider grabbing a friend and renting an RV instead!

If you’re feeling anxious about the thought of driving around in something larger than a Honda Civic, do not worry. There are a variety of options when it comes to renting RVs. RVs come in standard and compact sizes, and select companies also offer high-end camper vans (you may have seen these on Instagram through
VanLifeCamper) and trailers.

Let’s take a closer look at three companies that offer RV rentals:

RVshare offers peace of mind before you begin your trip. The secure payment platform protects your rental payment from fraud. RVshare has a dedicated support team that is available via phone, email, or 24/7 live chat.

Let’s talk options. If something more compact suits you best, start small by renting a travel trailer or a fifth wheel, which can be towed with a large truck or SUV. Want the real deal? Opt for the full experience by selecting a Class C or Class A motorhome – that is, if you’re comfortable driving something as large as a school bus.

Once you choose the best RV option for your getaway, you can enjoy added convenience by getting the rental delivered to you.

Outdoorsy offers a similar service to RVshare, in that customers have options to rent smaller options, from a Class B van or 16-foot towable trailer to a full-blown 40-foot Cyclone, which can sleep up to 10 people.

A perk of using Outdoorsy is that it provides two delivery options – if you plan on driving the RV, get it delivered to your preferred location, or if you don’t want to drive and just want to use it to sleep in for a camping trip, get your RV set up at your destination. When you choose the second option, Outdoorsy will discount your insurance! Be sure to check out their blog to learn about the top sites to visit.

CruiseAmerica rental prices vary based on which part of the country you’re heading to. Customers can expect to pay around $100-$150/night, depending on the vehicle size, added protection, and destination. Split that cost with a friend for a lower-cost adventure.

Plan ahead and save some cash! CruiseAmerica offers 10 percent off your total cost if you reserve in advance, with the Early Booking Discount.
And, if you’ve got your canine companion on assignment, no worries – CruiseAmerica offers pet-friendly options, so you can both feel the wind in your hair.

Want to truly delve into soaking up the great outdoors? Consider utilizing your travel nursing stipend to live in an RV for a few weeks at a time, instead of a traditional hotel or shared living space. Park or drive your home-on-wheels where you want, whenever you want. If you choose to answer adventure’s call with this short-term living option, enjoy an added perk -- a
tax benefit.

If you need the down and dirty about traveling in an RV as a travel nurse, check out
this article to learn about the pros and cons.

We fully understand that everyone has different preferences when it comes to adventuring on a travel assignment. Just remember, it’s okay to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while!

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