Dallas is the third largest city in Texas; the second biggest and most popular state in the US.
Making it a great place to start a road trip!
There are lots of popular attractions to see in Dallas, including The Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
But once you’ve finished spending time in the city itself, it’s time to venture further afield.
There’s lots of great road trips from Dallas that you can take, and some amazing Texas road trips too!
So here’s our guide to finding the best campervan and RV rentals in Dallas, Texas!
There’s so much choice out there when it comes to finding the perfect vehicle for any US road trip. In fact there is too much choice!
Lots of time and planning goes into a road trip, so why waste more time than necessary finding your vehicle?
Here are the 2 best sites to help save you time (and money) on your RV rental hunt!
GoSee Travel is a great place to start your RV rental search. It's a database full of some of the most renowned and trusted rental firms in the world.
It’s really easy to use, just search your dates and see what it throws back at you.
You can filter by price to see what’s within your budget, or search by specific amenities so you only find vehicles that are exactly what you’re looking for.
And there’s plenty more reasons to love GoSee:
To make it easier, we’ve tried to include GoSee links where possible.
For more info, read our in-depth review of GoSee Travel (Motorhome Republic).
An alternative to commercial RV rental is to rent from a private owner. It might not be something you’d considered, or even knew was possible!
But with an RV rental place like Outdoorsy, it’s never been easier.
So far Outdoorsy has rented vehicles out for over 2 million travel days, and for over 160 million miles.
It gives the opportunity for travellers to have a truly unique vehicle rental, and also connects like minded people. The hosts / vehicle owners are often avid and passionate travellers, with all the best knowledge and recommendations to make your road trip the best it can be.
Think of it as Airbnb…but for vehicles!
It’s certainly an alternative experience, using Outdoorsy, however there’s so many reasons to consider using an RV marketplace like this:
For more information about this platform, check out our in-depth Outdoorsy review!
Southwest RV is the leading RV rental firm in North Texas, serving Hickory Creek, Dallas and Fort Worth.
All of their rates are inclusive of unlimited miles and generator fees. Often extra fees can quickly add up and make your trip a lot more expensive than planned, so this takes the pressure off.
They also offer special RV rental services to make that Texas road trip extra memorable!
Southwest RVs fleet is made up of predominantly larger vehicles ranging from 28 ft to 45 ft in length, so they’re the ideal Dallas motorhome hire choice for families and groups.
Some vehicles have capacity for as many as 8 adults!
Their fleet has often been referred to as the best fleet in North Texas and it's not hard to see why.
For those after the ultra luxury experience there’s the spacious Class A diesel, although it might not be great for a first time RV renter as it’s rather on the large side!!
The travel trailer is perfect if you want to park up your ‘home’ and then take your smaller car off to explore the sights.
In order to get the 17,000,000 RVs that go used for 95% of the year back on the road, Outdoorsy allows RV owners to rent them out to keen road trippers all over the world.
It might sound scary renting a private vehicle, but it’s actually super easy, especially with Outdoorsy.
First of all you need to find the vehicles that are actually available to you, in your location, within your budget and during your dates.
You can save vehicles to come back to later if there’s any that catch your eye, that way you can easily compare them when it comes to making that all important decision.
You can drop the host a message before you commit to booking, should you have any further questions about the vehicle, or anything you’d like clarity on. But once you’re happy simply request to book, and arrange pick up!
Some vehicles have to be collected, but sometimes you can have the vehicle brought to you! Some hosts will drop their vehicles off at a location of your choice. Or you might be able to have it dropped off and set up at an RV park for you.
Whether you pick up the vehicle, or have it delivered to you, you’ll always have a key exchange with the host who will go through all the vehicle basics, and answer any questions you have.
Then it’s the fun bit - hit the road!!
Just make sure you return the vehicle in the same, pristine condition you received it in!
After a quick search for a vehicle for 2 in Dallas, for 2 weeks with a full kitchen, dining area, shower and toilet, I found this 2018 Full Moon Forest River.
It’s really spacious with 3 double beds and plenty of storage.
The vehicle is available for pick up in Kingwood, but the host does offer drop offs to locations within 100 miles, for additional costs.
With almost 50 years experience in the RV rental game, you know you’re in good hands with El Monte.
With 27 branches, across 11 states El Monte specialise in one way rentals, so they’re the perfect choice for a USA road trip.
All of their vehicles are regularly serviced and undergo a full inspection and deep clean after each rental.
You won’t find a vehicle older than 2021 on El Monte’s fleet. Their vehicles are a mixture of Class As, Class Cs, and temporary living units.
The entire fleet is made up of larger 5-8 berth vehicles which make them perfect for families and groups wishing to hit the road together.
Larger vehicles means plenty of space for storage and top notch amenities like a full kitchen, dining area, shower and toilet. Free generator use is included in all rates too.
If you’re looking for budget friendly RV rental, El Monte’s ‘Run of the Fleet’ might be ideal. Book your dates, and find out which vehicle you’ll be getting on pick-up day!
Convenience kits are a great added extra to all rentals, but they vary from branch to branch, so call ahead to see exactly what’s included at the Dallas branch.
Cruise America is one of the largest and best regarded RV rental firms in the United States, with 100 locations across 33 states.
This makes them an excellent choice for RV rental in Dallas.
They have a whopping 50 years of experience in vehicle rental, so it’s no surprise they come highly recommended.
On vehicle collection, staff are on hand to help with route planning, and travellers are encouraged to use the Cruise America App which offers advice and recommendations on campsites and points of interest throughout the road trip.
Cruise America's fleet is made up of various vehicle sizes. The smallest vehicle is the Compact RV Rental, a 3-berth vehicle, and their largest RV has capacity for 7.
Their smallest vehicle is ideal for first time RV renters, as it’s compact and easy to manoeuvre.
All of their vehicles come with AMAZING amenities - a shower, gas stove, fresh water toilet, a microwave and a fridge.
RVShare aims to make RV rental as easy as possible by connecting you to owners in the local area.
It was established in 2012 after newlyweds Mark and Rachel wanted to find a way to not only offset their RV owning costs, but also give it a lease of life as opposed to going unused for the majority of the year.
11 years later, RVShare is the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, helping out over 60,000 owners across the United States.
Flat tire on the road? Fear not!
All rentals include 24 hour roadside assistance.
If you want to learn more, check out our RVshare review!
RVShare offers the largest selection of trusted RV rentals in the US.
There’s thousands of options to choose from including Luxury Class As, Class C motorhomes, travel trailers, and converted vans.
The easiest way to find the vehicle that’s right for you, is to filter by amenities and price to help narrow down your search.
Sportsman's RV Rentals is located 10 miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth, which is around 30 miles from central Dallas.
This family owned business aims to share their love of camping and the outdoors, by offering the best RV rental experience possible.
Their rentals are complete with all the essentials for a great road trip, so all that’s left for you to do is bring your clothes and some snacks!
Sportsman RV’s fleet is made up of Class As, Class Cs, travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers.
All vehicles on the fleet are no more than 5 years old.
As the largest and more affordable RV rental marketplace in North America, RVezy is a great choice for Dallas RV Rental.
Although it’s a similar premise to Outdoorsy, the booking system is slightly different.
Campers send booking requests for specific dates, and wait for the owner to accept. Travellers then have the opportunity to ask further questions about the vehicle, to decide whether it’s right for them.
You have the opportunity to make a lot of requests for different vehicles, which is good as it gives you more options to choose from.
Once you’ve found your perfect RV, simply confirm the booking and arrange pick up with the host.
Some owners might have a drop off service where the vehicle can be delivered to you. Or some vehicles are actually set up ready at campsites just waiting for you to arrive!
As an RV marketplace, there’s a whole host of vehicles on the RVezy menu.
There are large Class Cs and trucks which are ideal for families and groups, or for couples and solo travellers you might want to try out a small trailer.
The best thing about renting a trailer is that you can leave it at the campsite or RV park, and then head off exploring in your smaller vehicle.
There’s also going to be all manner of quirky and unique rentals available, where hosts have really added that personal touch.
This locally owned Dallas RV rental firm has a varied and versatile fleet.
Campers4Rent will bring the camper to you if you need (within reason of course!) and are always happy to help out with trying to make a last minute trip idea a reality!
Some of their rentals include unlimited miles too!
If you’re travelling as a couple, then one of their smaller trailers like the 17’ Casita Spirit could be for you.
Campers4Rent have a variety of sized vehicles in their fleet from 2-berth trailers, all the way up to this 10-berth Hybrid.
Branding themselves as the most trusted RV rental firm in Dallas, Dallas RV rentals are a great choice for vehicle rental.
They’re family owned and operated and pride themselves in the highest level of customer service, which they’ve become renowned for over the last 15 years.
Throughout all their business growth, they’ve always seemed to provide outstanding service for an accessible and affordable price.
There are over 20 vehicles on Dallas RV’s fleet. There’s a variety of sizes to fit everyone’s needs, with Class As, Bs and Cs, as well as travel trailers.
It’s really easy to get in touch with the staff at Dallas RV who can give you the best advice on which vehicle is right for you.
Just simply fill in the contact form, and tell them a little more info about your trip!
Quest RV aims to offer luxury rentals at reasonable rates. Their vehicles are well maintained with regular servicing and on-site technicians. Each vehicle is professionally cleaned between each rental too.
They’re a family run firm, just a 20 minute drive from Dallas!
Not only do they do rentals, but they also sell RVs and provide an RV management service for those who already own vehicles.
Quest’s fleet is split into 4 different categories, depending on the amenities you’re after and your budget.
There’s platinum RVs, gold RVs, travel trailers and airstream travel trailers. All Gold tier RVs have a TV, microwave, generator, stove, refrigerator, freezer, toaster, and coffee pot.
On average it’s between $75 and $150 per night to rent small trailers and campervans. To rent a larger trailer, or motorhome it could be up to $150-250 per night.
The cost will all depend on the class of RV you go for, when you're traveling, and which company you choose.
If you’re on the road for a longer period, you might benefit from discounted rates. Month-long rentals can sometimes average out at as little as $60 per day.
Remember that there’s other costs involved in renting an RV aside from the basic rental rate.
Most firms will only rent to drivers who are 25 and over, however some firms will rent to 21 year olds. Just beware of young driver surcharge fees!
So that’s a round up of our top 10 recommendations for RV rental in Dallas.
Hopefully you’ve got some inspiration when it comes to finding your perfect vehicle for your Texas road trip.
Now it's time to start planning your travels! There are tons of places to visit in the Lone Star State but there are a few fan favourites that you can't miss!
First of all, you'll want to visit the other bustling cities of Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Then make sure Big Bend National Park, Inks Lake State Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all included in your itinerary!
Other quirky attractions in Texas include Six Flags Over Texas, Museum of the World, Cadillac Ranch, and Newman's Castle.
We’d love to hear about all your adventures on the great open road, whether you’ve used one of our recommended firms, or found a new favourite.
Drop us a comment below!
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