An Extended Thanksgiving Sleepover Option

According to AAA - 2017 found almost 51 million people traveling to see their friends and family for the long Thanksgiving weekend with 70% driving more than 50 miles from home. 

It’s no secret that we like to be with our families for Thanksgiving.  But trying to fit too many people, in too small of a space may be uncomfortable for some of your guests.  Hotels/motels can be cost prohibitive and too far away from the fun.  And not going just isn’t an option!  The solution?  Rent an RV to park in the driveway creating your own oasis, just steps from the family.

You can use the RVs kitchen to create your Thanksgiving specialty, bake pies or chill your favorite beverages.  Need a break from the merriment?  Head out to the RV and take a nap, watch a movie or read a book.  Its also a great solution when you’re traveling with small children that you’d like to keep on their schedule!

How do you find an RV to rent?  Visit GoRVing.com.  More than 460 national chain outlets and local RV dealerships rent RVs, including state-of-the-art, late-model-year units like the 5th Wheel RV pictured here.  This RV has several slide outs creating lots of floor space, will sleep 5 people -including a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom.  The kitchen offers an island for meal prep, a residential style fridge, oven & microwave along with a pantry to store all the goodies.

With so many different RV styles, and sizes, there is one that will be perfect to house your family & friends over the Thanksgiving holiday or any time you need some extra space!

All info courtesy of:  GoRVing.com

Type A Motorhome – Winnebago Intent

  • Type A motorhomes tend to have all of the amenities – super comfortable, spacious and easy to maneuver. Prices range from $60,000 up to $500,000 or more depending on size & equipment. 

Type A or conventional motorhomes are constructed entirely on a specially designed motor vehicle chassis. Home-like amenities abound, and generally these motorhomes have kitchens, bathrooms, living areas with entertainment centers and centrally controlled heating and air conditioning.

Features:

  • Spacious and well-equipped, even the smaller, basic models are roomy and home-like.  Many of the features (lights, music, window blinds, security) can be operated from an iPad or smart phone.
  • The larger, more luxurious models have many of the bells and whistles of a custom home including a king size bed, washer & dryer, some even have a cedar closet.
  • Designed with extensive storage capacity and often include basement storage areas.
  • At a touch of a button, slide outs in some models move the RV wall outward up to three feet to create larger living areas. Many Type A motorhomes have full wall slides or may include multiple slide outs.

Type B Motorhomes – Roadtrek Zion

  • Slightly bigger than an SUV, these smaller motorhomes are great for a romantic getaway for two. The skinny: These models are a little bigger than an SUV—the perfect size for a couple to escape for a romantic getaway to wine country, antiquing or leaf peeping as they get great gas mileage. The skinny: These models are a little bigger than an SUV—the perfect size for a couple to escape for a romantic getaway to wine country, antiquing or leaf peeping as they get great gas mileage. They range in length from 16’ to 21’ making them easy to park in the city. Prices range from $60,000 up to $130,000 and up.

Commonly called van campers, Type B Motorhomes are built using automotive manufactured van or panel-truck shells. Van campers drive more like the family SUV, but offer the comforts and conveniences of home on the road.

  • Nimble and easy to drive, Type B Motorhomes are easy to park and maneuver, even in downtown settings.
  • Home-like conveniences are standard, including bathroom, sleeping, dining and kitchen facilities as well as storage.

Type C Motorhomes – Thor Four Winds

  • Typically priced between $45,000 – $200,000 Type C Motorhomes appeal to a variety of families and range in length from 21’ to 35’. Some have outdoor kitchens, perfect for tailgating at the stadium.

Type C Motorhomes are built on an automotive van frame with a wider body section attached to the original cab section. Many Type C Motorhomes are easily recognizable by the over-the-cab area that is often an optional sleeping area.

Features:

  • Ample living space includes sleeping, kitchen, dining and bathroom facilities, as well as entertainment systems and storage.
  • Slide outs in some models move the RV wall outward up to three feet at the touch of a button to create larger living and bedroom areas.
  • The ability to easily move from the driving area or belted passenger seats to the living space when stopped along the way is the main reason owners say they chose a motorhome over a towable model.

Conventional Travel Trailers –  Evergreen Element

  • These trailers range in size from 12’ – 35’ in length with prices running from $8,000 up to $35,000+. They are great for couples, families with kids or anyone who wants a bit more space with a wide variety of sizes, floor plans and conveniences. 

Features:

  • Smaller models can be towed by mid-size vehicles, including the family car, minivan, SUV or pickup truck equipped with a hitch and tow rated for the travel trailer.
  • Lightweight composite models are designed specifically for towing behind many six-cylinder family vehicles.
  • At the campground, easily detach from the tow vehicle to use the vehicle for errands and sightseeing.
  • Travel Trailers boast all the conveniences of home, including kitchen, dining, bathroom, living space, heating & cooling and storage.
  • Slide outs in some models move the RV wall outward up to three feet at the touch of a button, to create larger living areas once the travel trailer is set up in a campsite.

Fifth-Wheel Travel Trailer – Forest River Cardinal

  • Fifth-Wheel trailers range in size from 21’ to 40’ in length with prices running from $18,000 up to $160,000+. In addition to having higher ceilings, Fifth-Wheels tend to have plenty of storage underneath for large or bulky items and offer a private bedroom in the front. 

The Fifth-Wheel Travel Trailer can have the same amenities as the Conventional Travel Trailer, but is constructed with a raised forward section that provides a spacious bi-level floor plan. These models are designed to be towed by a pickup truck equipped with a device known as a fifth-wheel hitch. It is important to match the loaded weight of the RV to the towing capacity of the tow vehicle. Always check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for towing weight restrictions and have your tow package professionally installed.

Features:

  • Equipped with all the conveniences of home, including sleeping, showering, dining, cooking, entertainment space and storage, many manufacturers also offer luxury models that are very spacious and elegantly furnished.
  • There can be as many as four slide outs in some models, which move the RV wall outward up to three feet at the touch of a button to create larger living areas.
  • Fifth-wheels often have a large picture window at the rear for panoramic views.
  • At the campground, easily detach from the tow vehicle, freeing the vehicle for errands and sightseeing.

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