Traveling around the state of Virginia is a wonderful experience. You can see caverns, visit amusement parks and tour the historic sites of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. The best way to see all these places is with an RV rental in Virginia from RVshare. When you rent a motorhome, you can keep all your things together while enjoying a hotel on wheels.
Before you begin your search for the perfect Virginia RV rental, you need to know what different types of recreational vehicles are available. Class A RVs are the largest and most luxurious of all motorhomes. These large vehicles have all the room you need and then some, with multiple sleeping spaces, kitchens, and separate bathing areas. They often have lots of customized amenities too. Class C motorhomes are smaller than Class A RVs but are still quite roomy. They will typically have a sleeping area in the front and another in the back. Class B RVs are campervans, which are vans that double as campers. With a campervan, you never have to worry about parking at your site. That's because maneuvering in and out of campgrounds with a Class B RV is very easy.
Towable trailers are available in many different sizes. The largest towable trailer is a fifth wheel, so named because the front end of the trailer sits over part of the towing truck's bed. The smallest type of camper is a pop-up camper. These towable campers are retractable campers that are easy to set up and take down. A pop-up camper rental in Virginia is great for small groups and shorter trips.
Once you have decided what types of motorhome rentals in Virginia are the most suitable for your trip, then it is very simple to search on RVshare. Remember to take into account the size of your party and the length of your trip. With this information, you will be able to easily narrow your choices of camper rentals in Virginia.
While you are traveling around Virginia, you will most likely be spending quite a bit of time at various campgrounds. You'll usually want to make reservations ahead of time for your campsites. RVshare has a list of several great campsites for the state of Virginia, and all of them have good merits.
For example, American Heritage RV Park is ideally situated near historic Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country. It's close to many attractions but still a quiet and peaceful place. There are 105 RV sites available, and guests can shoot hoops on the basketball court and play on the pool's inflatable water slide. There is also a fenced dog run.
Prince William Forest RV Campground is nestled within 15,000 acres of forest. Guests have easy access to 37 miles of hiking trails and 21 miles of biking trails. If you are looking for a great natural campsite away from urban distractions, this is the place for you. There are 74 sites, a pool, and a hot tub. Even though this campground is deep within a forest, it is also only between 20 and 40 miles from Washington, Mount Vernon, and Fredericksburg.
Virginia is home to Shenandoah National Park, one of the beautiful and popular attractions in the Mid-Atlantic region. Shenandoah is 300 square miles of pristine forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are woods, waterfalls, and peaks that reach 4,000 feet. The Skyline Drive, a 100-mile scenic drive, bisects the park along the mountain crests. The Appalachian Trail also runs through the park.
Depending on the nature of your road trip, you may need to store your rental RV for a period of time. There are several storage facilities in Virginia where you can store your RV. These facilities have fenced lots for your RV, and they usually have keyed entries and surveillance cameras for added security. Some of the most well-known facilities are run by U-Haul and CubeSmart
There are many sites where you can access a dumpstation for your RV in Virginia. Some of these sites are Gosnold's Hope Park in Hampton, TA Travel Center in Lexington, Newport News Park in Newport News, Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville, Americamps RV Resort in Ashland and Sherando Lake Recreation Area in Waynesboro.
Taking an RV road trip in Virginia is especially fun around the Fourth of July. There are all sorts of celebrations in the mountains, on the coast and everywhere in between. Leesburg, Alexandria, Shawsville, Independence and Colonial Beach are just some of the cities around the state that have annual Independence Day celebrations and festivals.
If your taste is more on the historic side, you can also celebrate Independence Day with a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the courthouse steps in Colonial Williamsburg and listen to the Fife and Drum Corps while there. Williamsburg and Yorktown also have firework displays, and Mount Vernon features two nights of fireworks with patriotic music. No matter what type of celebrations you choose, planning your holiday itinerary before your trip is a good idea.
Colonial Williamsburg is a must-see site for Virginia RVers. This historical city has many buildings from the colonial era. There are live reenactments that feature people dressed in authentic period costumes and displays of colonial life. Jamestown is another interesting historical site to visit. It was the first permanent settlement in the Americas and today is an archaeological site.
Each year, the Virginia Wineries Association presents Northern Virginia’s best wine festival, the Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival! Attendees will have the opportunity to taste over 200 different wines from over 20 Virginia wineries over the course of two days, enjoy live music, local foods to taste, shopping for your favorite wines and much more.
While there are no professional major league sports teams in Virginia, the NFL's Washington Redskins and the NHL's Washington Capitals have practice facilities in Northern Virginia. The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech are popular state colleges that field excellent teams in many different sports.
Check out one of the ten races in the Cup Series playoffs! Celebrate an exciting weekend, ending with a thrilling night race as drivers gather in Richmond for the Richmond Raceway Federated Auto Parts 400. You’re sure to make some great memories with family and friends as you watch the turns and breathtaking speeds of the sport’s top racers.
Thankfully for RVers, the Old Dominion has a robust highway system. The major interstates that cross through Virginia are I-64, I-66, I-77, I-81, I-85, and I-95.
If you are considering a rental from RVshare, then you will need to be 25 years of age to be approved.
Just like any vehicle that you rent, with camper rentals in Virginia, you are going to need to have insurance that will cover the vehicle in the event that there is an accident. If you do not have insurance that you can use for the rental, then take a look at our insurance page for more information about your options.
When you rent an RV, it’s a good practice to bring the RV back with a full tank. At the same time, not all owners require it, so be sure to communicate with the RV owner before you rent so that you understand his or her refueling requirements.
One-way RV rentals in Virginia are available, but it is not always an option with every RV owner. It's important to ask the renter if a one-way rental is an option prior to renting your vehicle.