Texas is the largest state in the U.S. and is famous for its ranching, BBQ dishes, and country music.
There’s no better place to start a road trip of the ‘Lone Star State’ than Houston; one of the destination’s most popular cities.
Within Houston itself, you’ll find a variety of awesome places to visit including the Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, and Space Center Houston.
However, make sure you allow plenty of time to explore Texas as a whole too.
The best way to do so is by campervan, and luckily, you’ll find plenty of camper and motorhome rentals.
To help you choose the perfect vehicle, I’ve rounded up the best campervan and RV rentals in Houston, TX.
Whether you’re after a small camper or a huge travel trailer, there really is something for everyone!
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Outdoorsy is undoubtedly our top pick when it comes to Houston RV rentals! It’s one of the best peer-to-peer rental marketplaces in the world. That term essentially means you’ll be hiring a private vehicle directly from its owner, rather than a specific rental company.
We love Outdoorsy for so many reasons, but one of the highlights has to be the fact that you get 24/7 roadside assistance and insurance (up to $1 million) included with every rental.
You’ll also find a wealth of RVs to choose from and many of them include unlimited mileage and generator use, so you’ll save on fees later down the line. Not to mention, some of the vehicle listings have a very flexible cancellation policy.
If you’re still not convinced, then Outdoorsy has a customer service team that operates 24/7. They’re there to help with any questions or issues you may have, and can be accessed by phone, email, and live chat.
Better yet, if you use our code DREAMBIG you’ll save up to 10% off your booking (up to $50). Honestly, we’ve used this company several times and we can’t rate them highly enough. With over 2,000,000 travel days being booked through Outdoorsy to date, other people obviously feel the same!
For more information about this platform, check out our in-depth Outdoorsy review!
Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals in Houston or something low-budget, you won’t be short of options with Outdoorsy. In fact, there are over 600 vehicles to choose from here!
This 2022 Winnebago Minnie Winnie sleeps 6 people and features a full XL bed, a sofa bed, and an overhead bunk. It includes 200 free miles per day and 4 hours of generator use. You’ll also benefit from plenty of amenities including a toilet, shower, oven, and TV.
This 2015 RAM Promaster is another popular option and it’s not hard to see why. Beautifully decorated, this campervan sleeps 4 people and you’ll get 200 free miles per day. Better yet, it features solar power and a water tank, so you can go completely off-grid.
There’s also this 2021 Shasta travel trailer which sleeps 8 people. It’s pet friendly so the whole family can come along for the journey and there’s plenty of storage space. There are also lots of amenities including a full-size refrigerator, an oven, a toilet, and a shower.
Although Outdoorsy is our top pick, RVshare is a fantastic alternative. It’s located across all 50 states and is one of the largest RV marketplaces in the world. If you don’t manage to find a vehicle on Outdoorsy, then this is the platform that we recommend checking out next.
The best thing about RVshare has to be its rental package! Every booking comes with a ‘worry-free rental guarantee’ that includes deposit protection, payment protection, and rental replacements.
Not only that, but every rental with this platform also comes with comprehensive insurance which includes liability and collision coverage, and 24/7 roadside assistance. Not to mention there’s 24/7 customer support available.
If you want to learn more, check out our RVshare review!
RVshare has over 600 rentals available in and around this incredible city so there are plenty of options. Whether you’re looking for small RV rentals in Houston or a huge motorhome, you’re sure to find something you like.
This 2020 Thor Motor Coach is one of the most highly-rated RV rentals in Houston. It sleeps up to 6 people and the owner also offers delivery, so you won’t have to go out of your way. Not only is this motorhome easy to drive, but it’s extremely spacious and features plenty of amenities.
Cruise America is one of the most popular rental companies in the United States. It offers over 120 locations across North America (including Canada and Alaska). There are nine locations in Texas alone, with two of these situated in and around Houston.
With so many pickup and dropoff locations, Cruise America is the perfect option for those looking to continue their road trip into other states. Or, you can simply just drop your vehicle off at another location in Texas.
Boasting over 45 years of experience, this company is a fantastic option. Insurance coverage is included with all vehicles and some of the RVs are even pet-friendly. This way, the whole family can travel together!
Cruise America often has incredible rental deals on too including relocation details and long-term rental discounts.
Cruise America has four motorhomes available to hire and one travel trailer. The smallest is the Compact RV rental which sleeps 3, while the Large RV rental sleeps up to 7 people.
Each one features a variety of amenities, but generally, they all have a shower, toilet, and gas stove. Each vehicle also offers air conditioning, a microwave, and a refrigerator.
For those who’d prefer to set up for the week, then the adventure travel trailer may be the most suitable option. It sleeps 4 people and you can just leave it on the campsite while you explore.
RVezy is yet another peer-to-peer platform (can you tell that we really like using them). In fact, it’s one of North America’s largest RV marketplaces so there are a lot of vehicles on offer.
RVezy offers RV rentals across the United States and Canada, and you can save up to 40% off rental prices. Many of the listings also include unlimited generator use and mileage, so you’ll get a lot for your money.
No matter which vehicle you go for, every listing includes insurance coverage (liability, collision, comprehensive, and standard accident benefits), on-the-go support, and 24/7 roadside assistance.
If you’re still not convinced, then you’ll find that many owners include delivery in their listings. They’ll even set the vehicle up at a campsite for you, so you can start your holiday as soon as you arrive.
Whether you’re after a long-term RV rental in Houston or a spacious travel trailer for a week’s trip, RVezy will have something to your liking.
This 2014 Coachmen Freelander (also known as ‘Bertha the Bunkhouse’) is pet friendly and sleeps up to 10 guests. It features two slide-out areas and a ton of amenities including a refrigerator, shower, toilet, and stove. The owner will also deliver the vehicle up to 60 miles away!
Last but certainly not least, there’s TX RV Adventures! They have tons of vehicles to offer, although they’re more suited to someone who’s after a luxurious vehicle. Their fleet also continues to grow, so you’re sure to find something to your liking.
With your rental, you’ll have insurance coverage which includes liability, vehicle loss or damage, and mechanical breakdown cover. However, you will need to pay extra for roadside assistance if you want it (which we certainly recommend).
TX RV Adventure offers a flexible cancellation policy, where you’ll get a full refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel 30 days prior. They also offer delivery of RVs, and they have pet-friendly vehicles too.
TX RV Adventures has the largest rental fleet in Texas so there are a lot of vehicles to choose from! They’re all large RVs and sleep up to 10 people which makes them perfect for large families and groups.
There are 24 RVs in total and the majority of them are Class C’s and Class A’s. The amenities will differ depending on which vehicle you opt for, but many of them feature an awning and slide-out area.
All of the vehicles are well-equipped with bedding, towels, cooking gear, dishes, and cutlery. Not to mention camping chairs and WiFi are also included, as well as other items.
The cost of rental RVs in Texas will depend on several factors; namely the class of RV, the duration of your trip, and the company you choose. The time of year can also have an effect.
Typically, expect to pay between $70-$140 per night for a small campervan, and $150-$250+ for a large motorhome or travel trailer.
Generally, you need to be at least 25 to hire a camper or motorhome in Houston. Some rental companies will hire a vehicle to you if you’re over 21, but this is at their discretion. Unfortunately, if you’re under 25 then you’ll likely have to pay a young driver's surcharge fee.
Before you book, make sure you check the terms and conditions of the company or marketplace that you go for.
This will depend on the company you choose and the vehicle you decide upon. Many rental companies in Houston offer free roadside assistance and insurance with their rentals, which is what you’ll want to go for.
In terms of amenities, this will be different for every vehicle. Usually, the larger vehicles will include more facilities as they offer more space.
Generally speaking, you won’t need a special license to hire and drive a motorhome in Texas. You’ll only need one if the vehicle you’re hiring is over 26,000 pounds.
This certainly isn’t likely, as most rentals fall way under this weight category.
As you can see, there are plenty of awesome RVs for rent in Houston, Texas. Now that you’re aware of the options available to you, it’s time to start planning your awesome road trip!
First of all, Texas is home to two of the most beautiful national parks in the United States; Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. You’ll also find 14 protected areas within the state, with some of these being historic sites.
Some other popular locations to visit in Texas include Brazos Bend State Park, Padre Island National Seashore, Natural Bridge Caverns, and Caddo Lake.
Don’t miss out on the state’s bustling cities either (of which there are plenty). This includes your starting point of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
All in all, there’s no shortage of places to visit so try to allow at least 2-3 weeks for exploring Texas if you can. Trust us, this isn’t a destination that you want to rush!
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