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Old 06-10-2015, 08:10 AM
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I have a bunch of ppl coming to town for my wife's b-day. Was considering renting a big rv to put the teenagers in to free up a few bedrooms rather than make plp pay for hotels. ANy idea what it might cost to rent one that can sleep 6? Thx...

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I looked at renting one to go to Michigan last year and the daily costs were in the $120 to $150 per night range. It was the mileage and the fuel that was going to kill me. Being local it shouldn't be bad.

ETA: That was for a large that slept 7.
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"Sleep 6" is a vague term in the RV world.

Most rental units that will sleep 6 are a queen bed in the back (2), a queen over the cab (2) and a dinette or couch that converts to a bed (2). If you're talking about a bunch of pre-teens that are going to treat it like camping you'll have no problem cramming 6 (or more) in there. If you think you're going to fit 6 17 year old brother/sister/cousins/etc. in one unit, I think you'll be in for a surprise.

Those rent around here for $120-225/night.
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I would free up the space by guests getting a hotel room.
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Rented one and took it to Talladega last fall. We left that thing immaculate and even did a couple quick fixes to some normal wear and tear. Apparenly at some point we lost a hubcap.... bye bye deposit. $500 for a hubcap. Check your agreement, they'll try and screw you.
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Had a similar experience several years ago for a party. I just broke out two of my "motel tents" that I get donated to me by Coleman every few months. I had 7 nice cots as well and they slept in those for several days. I was told later that they really enjoyed that time away from the adults and it cost me zilch.

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We often rent a Jayco 19 Hybrid - two queen sized pop outs, a dinette and a fold down couch - $105 per night, minumum 3 nights.

Sometimes we do the Pop Up for $75 per night.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
Rented one and took it to Talladega last fall. We left that thing immaculate and even did a couple quick fixes to some normal wear and tear. Apparenly at some point we lost a hubcap.... bye bye deposit. $500 for a hubcap. Check your agreement, they'll try and screw you.
The national chain type rental places - yes, they will screw you. We rent from a local mom and pop place, they work with us on any issues. 10+ rentals and we've yet to lose a deposit.
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We often rent a Jayco 19 Hybrid - two queen sized pop outs, a dinette and a fold down couch - $105 per night, minumum 3 nights.

Sometimes we do the Pop Up for $75 per night.
Where can you go to rent something like that?
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Friend of mine used to work in the service dept. of a local RV shop. IIRC, the daily rate was 100-150 depending on model. Where they get you is generator rental. I forget how much per hour. You may want to pay attention to that if you go that route.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
Where can you go to rent something like that?
The place is local mom/pop in North Charleston - Charleston trail center. I've seen a few other places that do the same on the web. But many are national rental companies, the stuff is junk/dirty, and they nickel and dime you for everything.
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Just did this exact thing over Christmas. $650 for a week with a ~30' camper. Bunks in the back, queen bed up front and a pullout and dinette if you needed more room. Worked great and was WAY cheaper than putting them in a hotel. Nice thing was no one had to drive anywhere at the end of the night. Call you local dealer (not Camping World) as some usually have one or two used on the lot that they rent out. Are you doing this up north or down here in the heat? Reason I ask is if you can get by without the AC you don't need a generator or 220 outlet, much easier.

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dinette beds are about 4'x5', so little ones only. Big thing for you will be air conditioning. You either need the RV's genset running non-stop, or shore power. If all you have is a 20A 110V outlet, then only one air conditioner can run. Nix on hot water and maybe nix on the refrigerator.

Motel suite might be the answer. 2BRs and a living area/kitchen.
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Where can you go to rent something like that?
http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/rvd/5027146996.html
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