December 5, 2020

Hitting the Road in a Travel Trailer

Millions of folks fly somewhere for a vacation, then rent a car to explore new places. Have you ever considered renting a travel trailer or camper – exploring all our beautiful nation has to offer along the way? If not, you should. You miss so much when you’re flying over it! 

Never Driven a Camper?

You may be inexperienced but if you talk to any place that does camper rental in Seattle, WA, they would be happy to help. After all, making sure you have a hassle-free, enjoyable vacation packed with memories to last a lifetime is what their goal is.

Make sure that whatever camper rental place in Seattle, WA, you choose will show you how to drive the camper you pick, especially if it’s one that you tow. You need to make sure that your vehicle has the towing capacity to tow a camper and that, if so, it’s hooked up properly before you head out.

There are other things you need to know like whether your rental comes with a generator for power once you’ve parked for the night. How long does the generator give power? What about waste from the septic system – how, where and how often do you empty that?

Many rental sites will provide a lot of things you’ll need during your road trip: Cooking utensils, plates, silverware (or plasticware), glasses, even a toaster or coffeemaker, bedding, kitchen and bath towels, cleaning utensils, even toilet paper. Think about your day from start to finish, making a list of everything you need, then ask the rental company what they provide so you know what you’ll have to take. 

Deciding What Kind of Camper or Travel Trailer You Want

Camper styles run the gamut – from very small to the extremely large that have slide-out sides that expand your living space, and everything in between. You also need to decide if you want the kind of trailer that you tow, or something that you drive, like an RV or motorhome. Depending on what you want, you may have to make a reservation well in advance of your trip, especially in the summer months.

Hitting the Open Road

Ask you get ready to explore the great outdoors via camper, make sure that the rental facility goes over the vehicle with you in detail, and that all of your questions, especially those regarding safety issues, are answered. Ask who you should call if there is a mechanical issue and who pays for towing, if needed.  

If you’ve done your homework in getting a camper rental in Seattle, WA, and the rental facility has done its job properly, you should have the vacation of a lifetime, seeing places you otherwise might not ever see.