Renting an RV in Alaska
by Elizabeth Morgan
Alaska may be the last frontier, but the cost of owning
your own RV may seem like its own insurmountable boundary,
never mind the drive to Alaska. In renting an RV in Alaska,
you can travel when and where you want, and at a fraction
of the cost of buying an RV. Alaskan RV rentals offer
the best way to experience the Alaskan experience.
The most popular RV rental is the class-C motor home.
It's easy to drive -- making it perfect for the first
time RV renter -- and has comforts of home like beds,
a toilet, shower, heat and air-conditioning, refrigerator,
and a microwave. These may be especially nice in the Alaskan
wilderness. If you want a slightly more rustic experience,
consider renting a folding camping trailer, travel trailer,
or truck trailer.
rental agencies provide complementary cooking and bedding
sets, a TV and DVD player for when you are tired of looking
at the Alaskan wilderness and BBQ sets with lawn chairs
for Alaskan cookouts. If you don't want these extras,
shop around for more basic, and possibly cheaper, RV rentals.
Pricing varies throughout Alaskan RV rental agencies.
The off-season, when rates are the cheapest, starts at
the beginning of September and runs through the end of
May. Some agencies charge a base fee of around $150 a
day with unlimited miles within Alaska. Other agencies
have a cheaper base fee starting around $70 a day, but
charge an additional fee per mile, usually between 15
and 20 cents.
Most Alaskan RV rental agencies provide one-way rentals,
but you will have the best luck finding an RV in Anchorage,
where the majority of RV rental agencies are based. Start
your search on the Internet to find the Alaskan RV rental
agency that will serve your needs the best. Don't be afraid
to ask questions, especially about insurance and extra
costs like cleaning fees. Have fun exploring the last
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