Tracking down the perfect RV rental can be quite a task. Firstly consider the size of your camper, the special features and, of course, the rental cost. There’s a huge range of choice, so whether you are looking for cheap rv rental or a luxury Class A motorhome hire in Los Angeles we are likely to have the perfect option for you. Motorhome Republic have the largest range of quality suppliers to choose from with brands like Road Bear RV, Cruise America, El Monte RV and Apollo RV in LA.
Tips for the Perfect Los Angeles RV Rental
You should keep these points in mind when booking and driving your rental RV in Los Angeles, California.
Listen carefully to the briefing when picking up the vehicle. It is usually quite vital information.
If you are heading north or south, take the coastal routes, not the inland highways, as the scenery is much better.
Pay attention to the road rules! Most important one? Drive on the right.
It is really important that if you are arriving from a long haul flight, that you stay in a hotel over night before picking up your RV. Driver fatigue can be really dangerous.
Vehicle pickups are generally done in the afternoon and drop offs are required in the morning, it generally pays to add an extra day or two to your itinerary to cater for this.
In North America it is common that mileage is not included in your rental rates. This is done to keep the cost of the hire down for those not traveling too far. If you know how far you are going to travel in your RV hire, then it often cheapest to pre-purchase some miles up front. Note though, these are non-refundable so try to avoid over committing!
RV Rental Depots in Los Angeles
Expedition Motor Homes in Los Angeles is located at 23981 Craftsman Rd, Calabasas. All RVs come with free WiFi from this certified USA 5 star dealer. Expedition offers a range of RV classes, from the 21foot B Class to a 37foot Class A motor home. The rental company is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, but is closed on Sundays and requires an appointment for Saturdays. If you need to pick up your RV at any other time this can occasionally be arranged subject to availability. Your departure times are scheduled for 1pm to 4pm Monday to Friday or between 10am and noon on Saturdays be sure to be there on time or you may miss your appointment. A $50/hour late fee applies to all returns, so ensure you arrive on time between 9am and noon Monday to Friday or 9am to 10am on Saturdays. However, Expedition Motor Homes does not offer refunds for early returns.
Lost Campers is situated at 8820 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood, and runs office hours of Monday through Sunday from 9am until 6pm, and is closed on major holidays. An RV hire from Lost Campers comes with 24hour roadside assistance, 100 free miles per day, kitchen equipment and a picnic table with chairs. These campers are not equipped with bathroom facilities so you will need to stay in RV parks or campsites around Los Angeles. Pick up and drop off times start at 9am and go until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and you can get to the depot with a 57 minute taxi drive, or take the Lost Campers shuttle for $20 one way for up to four people. There is a one hour grace period for late returns, but after that you will be charged an hourly rate for up to two hours, then a full day rental charge after two hours.
Wild Campers USA and Escape Campervans
Wild Campers is operated by Escape Rentals, which is why both brands are located at 4858 W Century Blvd. in Inglewood. These van conversions stand out on the road for their bright and eye catching designs that come in more than 200 varieties, and their smaller size and fuel efficiency make them a great option for those traveling around Los Angeles on a budget. This is also a good hire company for younger drivers, as there are no surcharges for drivers under 25 years (minimum age to rent is 21). Wild Campers doesn’t offer free mileage, but with Escape Campervans you receive 100 free miles per day. The Los Angeles office is open every day of the week from 8.30am until 5pm, receiving dropoffs before 10am and arranging RV rental pick ups from 11am until 4pm. It’s only 3 miles from the airport to the rental location, or approximately a 15 minute drive. If you prefer a shuttle, Wild and Escape offer rides for $20 for up to four people.
Star Drive RV, Britz Campervans and Road Bear
Star Drive, Britz Campervans and Road Bear RV Rentals are all found at 28404 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills about 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. These motor home hire companies offer a free transfer to and from Los Angeles Airport area hotels (transfer from the terminal is not permitted) when you confirm your transfer more than 72 hours in advance, and they are conveniently located close to the beaches at Malibu, Beverley Hills and Santa Barbara. The staff who work here are fluent in English, German and Spanish and therefore cater to many travelers. All RV's come with the latest mod cons such as on-board toilet and shower facilities with spacious interiors. While arrivals on internal US flights can pick up their RV on the day they arrive, international visitors must spend the first night in a hotel or motel before pick up. The office runs 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays and on all statutory holidays. Returns are due in between 8am and 10.30am on weekdays and pick ups are scheduled for noon until 4pm.
Compass RV and El Monte RV
Compass RV and El Monte RV offer a large range of vehicles to suit any traveler, including 22 foot C class motorhomes and eight berth Class A RVs. They are located at 12818 Firestone Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, a little over an hour from Los Angeles International Airport, and just half an hour from Disneyland. A shuttle service is available from designated hotels around downtown for $15 per head one way. To use the shuttle, you will need to call prior to 9.30am on the morning of your pick up to confirm. RV collection times run from 1pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday and 1pm to 3pm on Sundays. Drop offs are made from 8am to 11am every day of the week. You can collect your motorhome on the day you arrive provided you have prearranged a collection time, that you can get yourself to the depot (taxis cost approximately $80 one way), and that you can be there at least one hour before the depot closes.
Apollo RV Rental and Star RV
Apollo RV and Star RV Rentals operate from the same location at 8559 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower. Star RV is a premium brand, offering a sleek fleet of new model vehicles with all the bells and whistles, while Apollo motor homes offer a more basic range of affordable RV rentals. This Los Angeles branch is roughly 5 miles from the international airport and 15 miles from the city, costing approximately $25 and $40 respectively for a cab. The branch opens at 9am Monday to Saturday, staying open until 4.30pm on weekdays and noon on Saturdays. Drop offs run until 11am each day, and pick ups start at noon and finish at 4pm on weekdays, and run 9am to 11am on Saturdays. Apollo RV and Star Rentals do not offer airport transfers.
Jucy RV Rental
Jucy RV Rentals are perfect for budgetconscious travelers with a range of converted Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Town and Country vans. Jucy RV Los Angeles is located at 15318 Hawthorne Boulevard in Lawndale, about 5 miles from the airport, which is approximately a $25 taxi fare. Campers come equipped with the basics such as gas cookers, minifridges, dinnerware and linens, but without onboard bathroom facilities you will need to book campsites or RV parks for the duration of your stay. Jucy is open six days a week, 9am to 4.30pm weekdays and 9am til noon on Saturdays.