Ever dreamed of taking an epic drive across the USA or along the historic Route 66 with your partner, some friends or the whole family? Just you, the open road and the sun (and maybe snow) at your back? Drive wherever you like, you make your own plan on what to see and do? All this in the comfort of your own RV, fitted out with beds for everyone, full kitchen, full bathroom, heaters or air-cons and even a TV? Well, RV for rent USA is available, and it will only cost you one dollar per day.
Seriously, I had that dream of organising an RV for rent USA too, and I thought I’d have to spend loads of cash. But no, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t. I found a way to do it for only $1 per day.
I bet you’ve heard of the expression ‘if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’? Well, not this time.
I’ll let you in on a fantastic deal that you’ll want to share with everyone you know, cos it’s that good! Read on if you love to find awesome deals, and want to save a heap of cash.
RV for Rent USA is almost free
I’ve literally just finished an incredible cross country trip from the state of Indiana, all the way across the US to California, in a brand new 22 ft long, 5-bed motorhome for next to nothing. Seriously.
Let me introduce you to my new favourite website, Transfer Car. This is a website for driving or relocating cars, vans, RV’s and motorhomes to other parts of the USA. Your RV for rent USA just got better!
You might score a new car from one airport to another in California with 2 days free hire, unlimited km’s, etc. Alternatively, you might be lucky enough to relocate a spanking new motorhome from one side of the country to the other for a very small fee.
Our RV for rent USA only cost us $1 per day! We didn’t want to give it back!
How can an RV for rent USA be so cheap?
TransferCar work with a large group of different car hire and RV companies advertising vehicles they need to be relocated to different cities for paying customers. The alternative for them is to pay huge trucks and drivers to do the same thing, so this way it’s a win for us, and a win for them. Don’t you think?
The website is super easy to use. Just sign up in five minutes, you need a major credit card to do so. The only credit card I use to travel the world, collects loads of points and get rewarded with free flights is AMEX Explorer Card.
Once you have a profile, you can search for a vehicle that might fit in with your holiday plans and make a request to relocate it. The car company respond via email within 24hrs, a contract is sent to you with all details, and you’ve just saved yourself a bundle of cash.
RV for rent USA for $1 per day – What’s the catch?
There is no catch. Our drive across the USA for a dollar per day deal was incredible! We hired a brand new motorhome to relocate from Indiana to Los Angeles in 15 days, for only US$14.99, or $1 per day. This included 3000 miles (a lot of km’s) and $300 fuel allowance too. Any extra miles over 3000 were charged at 0.32c per mile. We were allowed to take an extra 15 days if we chose, which would be at a rate of US $60 per day, which included an additional 150 miles per day.
All this = GREATEST DEAL EVER!
It’s up to you if you decide to stay in campgrounds that are conveniently located all over this country, or you can try and keep the budget down and pull into rest stops or Wal-Mart parking areas.
So many places to see! RV rent for USA at only a dollar per day. What a steal!
But how much will I spend on gas?
If you need to crunch numbers to work out the amount you are likely to spend on fuel for a journey such as this, I am happy to offer my experience too.
The USA price their gasoline in gallons. The price of gas varies greatly according to what state you are in. The price of gas compared to say, Australia is much more affordable overall. Generally, we found the price of fuel to be the cheapest in the Southern States. As you approached the states of Nevada and California, fuel creeps up to almost twice the price.
If you are fuelling an RV like the one we had, you will find that your tank fits 55 gallons, you’ll get approximately 380 miles to a tank, and gas can range from $1.99 per gallon (3.8 litres) to $3.89.
Download a Petrol App before your trip – save loads of cash
We found a very helpful app on our iPhone to find the cheapest fuel around us. GasBuddy gives you updated cheap rates on fuel in the town or city you are in, and we found it invaluable for saving cash to fuel the RV. You’ve saved big-time for your RV for rent USA, so let’s keep saving more cash with cheap fuel too. When you have to fuel a big tank, even finding a fuel station that is 30c cheaper per gallon can mean a saving of $30 per tank.
To sum up, our RV for rent USA relocation for $1 per day (including insurance) was an awesome deal. In addition, to the US $300 fuel allowance that was reimbursed to us at the drop-off in Los Angeles, the extra cash we spent on fuel was approximate $700.
You’ll see beautiful beaches along the way. RV for rent USA is the best deal ever!
Tell me if you can find a better deal than this? RV for rent USA that costs you next to nothing is a real option for you!
Oh, if it’s too far to travel to take your motorhome trip across the USA right now, I’ll let you in on another little secret…
I hope I’ve inspired you to throw caution to the wind and check out TransferCar for an RV for rent USA! There is no better time than right now. Let me know if you have any other questions about this amazing opportunity below.
Rach is a self-confessed travelling foodie. Her passion for food and culture has seen her eat her way through 190 countries. She's currently on a big food adventure to visit EVERY country in the world!
When Rach isn't travelling, you can find her at the beach, drinking coffee or wine with friends or chowing down on the best eats around her home city of Melbourne, Australia.