NATURALLY, the summer is the best time to get the most out of your RV rental during your USA road trip. Peak season for a USA RV road trip is from early July to Mid-August. RVs are in high demand at this time.
This means that availability is extremely limited. If you plan to travel in July or August, be sure to book your vehicle at least six months ahead of time. And the earlier you book, the better the price.
You should also be aware that there are many more travellers on the roads in July and August. For example, don’t be surprised if you get stuck in traffic on California’s legendary Highway 1 during your California road trip!
June and September are pleasant months for RV travel because the weather is good, there are fewer tourists and rental prices are more competitive.
Early October is relatively calm on the American west coast, as there are fewer tourists, making it easier to meet the locals. However, the nights can be quite coo .
Travel to Florida is an exception to these rules, as RV travel is enjoyable there all year round.
Can I cancel my RV rental for free?
The following charges will apply if you cancel your RV rental booking:
- FREE cancellation up to 72 hours after booking
- 72 hours after booking to 46 days or more before departure: 30% of the total rental cost
- 45 to 15 days before departure: 50% of the total rental cost
- Less than 15 days before departure: 100% of the total rental cost
One-way rental fee (if applicable) is payable in full, 72 hours after your reservation.
The Authentik USA RV rental platform offers purchase cancellation protection that covers these cancellation fees should you need to cancel your trip. This is an excellent reason to rent your RV through a travel agency in the United States, since rental companies do not offer this protection.
Do I need to rent a child car seat?
For your RV rental in Las Vegas or elsewhere in the U.S., child car seats must meet NHTSA Federal Safety Standards. If your seat meets these standards, bring it! It’s free on the plane and your child will be as comfortable as at home.
Child car seats with an ISOFIX or LATCH system are authorized by car rental companies and the government. If your seat does not have a LATCH/ISOFIX system or it is not certified FMVSS, you will not be covered by the rental company’s basic insurance or additional insurance options .
In that case, you will need to rent a car seat with your vehicle. This option will be payable in advance or at the rental office, depending on the rental company. Note that not all rental companies offer this option.