Although Ohio isn’t one of the most popular states in the U.S. it still has a lot to offer!
Famous for its major cities, sports teams, and delicious cuisine, this isn’t a place that you want to leave off your United States road trip.
A popular starting point is the bustling city of Cleveland, which is home to a ton of awesome attractions and museums. The capital of Columbus and the city of Cincinnati are two other fantastic options.
If you’re not planning to convert your own RV, then you’ll need to rent one.
Luckily, you’ll find plenty of awesome camper rentals in Ohio, so don’t worry!
To help you make your decision, I’ve rounded up the best campervan and RV rentals in Ohio! From budget-friendly campers to huge RVs, you won’t be short of options.
So let’s dive right in…
If you’re looking for a cheap campervan rental in Ohio then we highly recommend checking out Outdoorsy! It’s a peer-to-peer platform that allows you to hire private vehicles directly from their owners, rather than hiring from a rental company.
There are so many fantastic reasons to use this platform. One of these is that every rental includes 24/7 roadside assistance and insurance, of which you get up to $1 million of coverage.
Another great reason to use Outdoorsy is they have a 24/7 support team to help with any queries or issues you may have. This team is available through email, phone, and live chat.
Not only that, but many listings also offer delivery and include unlimited mileage and generator use, so you’ll get a lot for your money! Don’t forget about the wide variety of vehicles either; many of which offer a fair and flexible cancellation policy.
If you’re looking for another reason to choose Outdoorsy then you can save up to 10% off your booking (up to $50) if you use our code DREAMBIG when booking your vehicle!
Over 2,000,000 travel days have been booked to date through Outdoorsy, so you know you’re in good hands if you choose this rental marketplace. So make sure you check them out for yourself!
For more information about this platform, check out our in-depth Outdoorsy review!
You’ll find a ton of awesome campers for rent in Ohio so there really is something for everyone! In fact, there are over 1,000 RVs and travel trailers to choose from.
Recon Camper Envy is a popular small campervan that sleeps four people and is pet-friendly. It includes 100 free miles per day and offers a ton of awesome amenities. This includes a bike rack, outdoor shower, pop-up tent, and refrigerator.
There’s also the 2016 Thor Majestic which is a 25-foot motorhome sleeping up to 6 people. It includes 200 free miles per day and 4 hours of generator use. Not only that, but you’ll benefit from plenty of amenities too including a toilet, shower, refrigerator, freezer, and TV.
If you’d prefer a towable, then check out this 2018 Jayco 27.5 BHS which sleeps up to 10 people. This travel trailer features a spacious living area, a kitchen, a master bedroom, and a bathroom.
As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re after a small campervan, a huge RV, or a spacious travel trailer, you’re sure to find something with Outdoorsy.
RVshare is a fantastic alternative to Outdoorsy, and you can always check out both to give yourself a wider range of options. It’s one of the world’s largest RV marketplaces and operates in all 50 states across the U.S.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on Outdoorsy, then RVshare is bound to have something suited to you. This platform is incredibly easy to use and there’s a 24/7 customer support team on hand to help with any questions you may have.
A highlight of RVshare has to be the features that come with every rental. This includes their ‘worry-free rental guarantee’ which consists of payment protection, rental replacements, and deposit protection.
You’ll also have 24/7 roadside assistance and comprehensive insurance coverage (including liability and collision) with your rental. This will cover you in all 50 states and Canada, although you’ll have to check with the owner where the vehicle is allowed to travel.
If you want to learn more, check out our RVshare review!
Like Outdoorsy, RVshare offers a wide variety of vehicles for every budget! In total, there are over 400 rentals to choose from.
This Coachmen Freelander sleeps up to 6 people and is a 23-foot vehicle. It’s Automatic transmission and offers a ton of amenities including a toilet, shower, refrigerator, air conditioning, and a TV. The vehicle also has rear-view cameras so is easy to maneuver.
Cruise America is one of the most popular rental companies in the United States and it’s not hard to see why! Boasting over 120 pickup and dropoff locations across North America (including Alaska and Canada), this company is the perfect option for one-way rentals.
Cruise America is one of the best options for RV rental in Cincinnati, which makes a great starting point for any Ohio road trip. There are three locations across Ohio in total, so you’ll have a few options when it comes to creating an itinerary.
This company has over 45 years of experience when it comes to RV rentals and includes insurance coverage with its vehicles. Not only that, but it offers pet-friendly campers so the whole family can come along.
You’ll often find some fantastic deals on their website too including free or half-price miles, vehicle relocation deals, and long-term rental discounts.
There are four RVs available to hire with Cruise America and one travel trailer. All the RVs are relatively large and sleep between 3-7 people.
The smallest vehicle is the Compact RV rental, while the Large RV Rental sleeps up to 7. Each one offers different amenities, but generally, they feature a toilet, shower, and gas stove.
The adventure travel trailer sleeps 4 people and is the perfect option if you’re looking to base yourself in one place. Then you can use your car to get around!
RVezy is another excellent peer-to-peer marketplace that you should check out if you don’t find what you’re looking for on Outdoorsy or RVshare.
It’s one of the largest RV marketplaces in North America and offers a variety of rental vehicles. In fact, this platform allows you to save up to 40% when renting privately. It’s located across the United States and Canada too, so if your vehicle allows for onward travel then great!
With RVezy, every rental includes 24/7 roadside assistance, on-the-go support, and insurance coverage (liability, collision, comprehensive, and standard accident benefits).
Even better, some of the listings include unlimited mileage and generator use which will save you lots of money! Not only that, but some vehicles offer delivery which is incredibly convenient. You can even get it set up at a campsite for you so you’re all sorted upon arrival.
RVezy has some great rental options in Ohio! Whether you’re after a travel trailer, a small camper, or a large motorhome, this platform has something for everyone.
This 2022 Thor Motor Coach sleeps 8 people so is a great option for families or groups. It’s one of the newest private rentals you’ll find in Ohio and includes unlimited mileage and generator use. It also features plenty of amenities including a toilet, shower, a refrigerator, and an oven.
If you’d not already guessed we’re big fans of peer-to-peer platforms so here’s another one. RVnGO is a great rental marketplace that covers a variety of destinations in the United States.
It’s known for its affordable pricing, and even better, RVnGO has introduced a flexible payment system. This means you can actually spread the cost of your rental over a prolonged period of time. Now, you won’t find many platforms that offer this!
RVnGO is also very easy to use, you simply just need to input your destination and dates. The search will offer you a wide variety of vehicles, which you can then filter out by price, amenities, and type of vehicle.
The thing you’ll want to consider is that roadside assistance isn’t included with some RVnGO rentals. If you want it (which we certainly recommend) then you’ll have to pay extra for it as an add-on.
Whether you’re looking for small RV rentals or huge motorhomes, RVnGO is sure to have something that suits you. However, compared to the likes of Outdoorsy and RVshare, listings are limited and there are only around 100 options.
This 2006 Forest River Sunseeker sleeps 8 people, although it’s more suited to 6. This makes it a great option for families or groups. It offers a master bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and ample storage space so it has a lot to offer. 4 hours of generator use are also included.
If you’re looking to rent a camper in Ohio, then the cost will naturally vary depending on the different class of RV, the time of year you travel, and which company you choose.
Generally, you can expect to pay between $60-$120 per night for a small campervan, and $150-$250 for a large motorhome/RV.
Many companies in Ohio will require you to be at least 25 years old to hire an RV or campervan. However, some will allow you to rent if you’re under the age of 21. However, you’ll likely need to pay a young driver’s surcharge fee.
Make sure you check the terms and conditions of each company, as the rental age may change depending on the rental firm.
Yes, Ohio does have year-round campgrounds so you can visit during any season! Many of these you can reserve up to 6 months in advance too which is really handy.
Some of the most popular all-year campgrounds include Kiser Lake State Park, Alum Creek State Park, and East Fork State Park.
There are 9,500 campsites in Ohio across 59 different parks. Some of the most popular campgrounds can be found at Indian Lake, East Harbor, and Hocking Hills.
The cost will depend on when you’re visiting and whether you’re in a tent or campervan/RV. Typically, camping fees range from $17 to $40 in Ohio’s state parks.
As you can see, if you’re looking to rent an RV in Ohio you’ll have a ton of options! Whether you’re looking to hire a camper from a private owner or you’d prefer a rental company, this incredible state has something for everyone.
Now that you’ve sorted your vehicle it's time to start planning your epic road trip! Honestly, there are so many fascinating places to visit in this state, so you’re in for an adventure.
First of all, you can’t miss out on Cuyahoga Valley National Park as it’s the only national park in Ohio. There are also some fantastic state parks here including Hocking Hills, East Harbor, Maumee Bay, and Caesar Creek.
Ohio has some incredible cities too, with the state capital of Columbus being a must-visit. If you’ve got the time, make sure you include the cities of Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo on your itinerary too.
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