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Old 09-03-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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When renting an RV, What do I want to ask, what do I need to know in comparing rental companies?

Do you know of any good ones in the Phoenix, AZ area?

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Old 09-03-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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When renting an RV, What do I want to ask, what do I need to know in comparing rental companies?

Do you know of any good ones in the Phoenix, AZ area?

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Old 09-03-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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I do not know the Phoenix area. When renting I'd pay attention to:
1. Condition the vehicle was received in, take pictures, inside and out. Note and photo all defects. This includes worn and torn items.
2. How do you get service, if needed? Is it paid by you and then reimbursed? Is it paid by the rental company and you do not get involved?
3. The contract. Who pay for what and when. What are you responsible for and how do you prove you did your part of the contract.
4. How and when do you get your deposit back?
5. The level of fuel in the tank?
6. Who/when inspects the vehicle when it is returned?
7. Insurance. Get all you can afford.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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All of Gary's suggestions are excellent.

I would only add, as you do when you rent a car, do an initial walk-around noting existing dents & dings and make sure the rental company notes it on the contract before you leave the parking lot.

With an RV, I suggest you do a walk-thru of the interior to note any damage there and have it noted, as well.

We rented a car on a trip to Alaska and waived the windshield insurance, just a few bucks. We had traveled less than 100 miles when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction threw up a rock that cracked the windshield. Since my personal insurance has a $500 deductible, guess who paid for the new windshield. I think the rental firm was charging less than $25 for its insurance... I made a poor decision then, but am all the wiser for it now.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:38 PM   #5
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I am sure there are a few dealers in Phoenix that rent, I do know that the U-Haul group in Mesa dose and so dose a few of the big boys. I would say Be sureyou understand the workings, Black and gray tanks how to flush them , where and when. and be sure there is enough seat belts for all that are traveling. And of course what has already been suggested.
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