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One Way RV Rental: USA, Canada, Europe
One way RV rentals are super popular in the USA, slightly less so in Canada and in Scandinavia, and far less common in continental Europe.
In the USA all the major motorhome rental companies we represent support all the one way itineraries that are possible between the rental depots they operate (e.g. Los Angeles to New York, Las Vegas to Orlando, San Francisco to Las Vegas, San Francisco to Boston, etc). What s more, the rental companies one way fees are reasonable and in many cases during the spring or autumn travel seasons the one way fees are waived as part of a special. Our online reservation software accounts for all such one way motorhome hire specials.
In Canada cross country one way RV rentals are not well supported but one ways within Western Canada (e.g. between Vancouver and Calgary) or Eastern Canada (e.g. between Toronto and Halifax) are well supported. Again, one way fees are reasonable in Canada, and oftentimes during spring or autumn travel seasons the one way fees are waived as part of a special which our software of course accounts for.
One way motorhome hire within or between Norway, Sweden, and Finland is likewise well supported and involves reasonable one way fees.
On continental Europe, extra-country one way motorhome rentals are possible with our BW Campers motorhomes or campervans picked up at Amsterdam, Holland, and with our Avis Car-Away motorhomes or campervans picked up in Paris, France. And intra- country one way RV rentals are possible within France and within Italy.
One ways are not so common in Europe because the European geography lends itself more to circular routes, and because the more fractured geopolitical/economic landscape there makes one ways more problematic and costly. A lot of RV rental customers choose to pick-up and return in Germany because RV rentals based in Germany are considerably less expensive than anywhere else in Europe. Indeed, you should strongly consider starting and ending your RV tour of Europe in Germany even if the bulk of your holiday lies elsewhere in Europe. Germany lends its outstanding RV s, its central European location, and its leading international airport at Frankfurt to motorhome hire tours of the more extended parts of Europe, including Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal, Italy, Greece, Eastern Europe, and the United Kingdom (UK). The rental motorhomes and campervans can indeed be taken between continental Europe and Scandinavia (now much more accessible, via a bridge between Denmark and Sweden) and by sea or land to Greece or the UK or Ireland.
Motorhomes rented via IdeaMerge can be taken by ferry or the Channel Tunnel to/from England and Ireland from/to continental Europe. Of course the motorhome s steering wheel will be on the left side of continental-Europe-based RV s and on the right side of the UK-based RV s. Though it is perfectly legal to drive such European campervan or motorhome on the other side of the road, as it were, the driver will typically not be able to see around immediately preceding vehicles well enough to overtake those vehicles and will therefore in this respect have to rely on the eyes of a trusted passenger.
If you do plan to take your rental campervan or motorhome on a ferry, you should contact the ferry company in advance to be sure you bring all the vehicle documents required to board. Upon the RV rental pick-up occasion, make sure you have those documents.
Tip: If planning a long ferry ride with a RV, remember it is not possible to run the refrigerator while aboard the ferry, where the RV engine and propane tanks or bottles must be turned off and where electricity is not provided.