Are you renting or taking your RV out this summer for some family fun time?
Make sure you get the most for your money with military savings. There are many RV rental companies that offer military discounts as well as military campgrounds that are a lot of fun for low prices. Here are five recreational vehicle rental companies to consider when planning your RV adventure.
Getting a Military Discount when Renting a Recreational Vehicle
If you don’t own an RV and need to rent one, you’ll be happily surprised to find that many RV rental companies offer military discounts. Some MWR facilities also rent RVs.
Share My Rental is a company that matches would-be RV renters with owners in California. They offer a 5% military discount.
RV Rentals USA gives a 5% discount to military families renting an RV in Texas.
Bates International has special military discounts for renting RVs across America and Canada.
American Dream Vacations is a veteran-owned business that offers military discounts for RV rentals.
Roadrunner RV Rental is also a veteran-owned business that offers military discounts for RV rentals.
Affordable and Convenient Military Campgrounds
Looking for a campground? Check out some of the wonderful military campgrounds to take your RV to this summer. They are operated by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office of each branch.
The Air Force has more than 60 camping locations around the world. They even have a frequent camper program.
If you plan on taking a few trips with an RV, joining the Air Force’s frequent camper program is a great idea. Membership gives you access to information about camp sites and it also has incentives for visiting them. A wonderful bonus is that you can earn up to 25 free nights of camping at USAF campgrounds.
One campground to try is Birch Lake Recreation Area in Alaska. It has amazing views.
The Army’s MWR has a great collection of campgrounds around the country as well.
If you’re planning on parking your RV at an Army MWR campground, try Fort Benning’s Army Recreation Area in Destin, Fla. I’ve lived in Destin twice and its emerald waters cannot be beat. This campground is situated right on the water with amazing restaurants within walking distance. You can also rent boats from this MWR office.
The Navy MWR also has fantastic campgrounds to enjoy with your family. If you find yourself in Florida, the Oak Grove Park in Pensacola, Fla., is a great place to camp.
All the way on the other side of the country is Cliffside RV Park at NAS Whidbey, Wa. This is great place to visit. Your family can explore the area and perhaps see a bald eagle.
All of the MWR campgrounds offer great amenities in a wonderful setting. You can’t beat the rates either.
If you want to venture to non-military campgrounds, make sure you check to see if they offer a military discount before making your reservation. Encore and Thousand Trails offer a 20% discount at RV sites around the country.
I love that you can park your RV at Jellystone Park. Really. There are over 80 Jellystone Parks across the country. They have great amenities including electric and sewer hook-ups, water, 30- to 50-amp service and picnic tables. Don’t forget the military discount.
Tents for Troops is a program where your family can go camping for free. They offer a minimum of two nights stay at RV sites for free. This is possible through the generosity of large organizations that donate the space to active duty military families.
There are so many great opportunities for RV vacations that you’re sure to find the right one for your family.