Renting vs Buying an RV and traveling the Mountains

Sierra Nevada – Spring 2022 – So you want to come up to the mountains for the week or weekend but want to experience a little bit more of the outdoors? Thought about trying an RV but just not certain if it is right for you? Well RV sharing might be just the thing for you. We recently came into knowledge of the growing industry of RV sharing. What a great idea for traveling into the mountains to a campground or even boondocking it in the mountains in places like Alpine County CA or the Mountain Desert surrounding the Eastern Sierra.

A quick Search on RV Share for example in Lake Tahoe give you over 300 options for renting some ones RV for a weekend or week long adventure. Want to travel the Eastern Sierra there is another 100 RV Share options for the Mammoth area.

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How it Works

Families everywhere want to rent an RV and taste the open road for themselves. Meanwhile, the average family’s RV will sit unused for approximately 90% of the year. We’re here to bring RV renters and RV owners together.

Four Easy Steps to Renting your First RV


Discover the perfect RV for your trip by using our detailed search settings. Filter by location, features and RV type to find exactly what you’re looking for.


Talk directly with the RV owner to arrange your trip. Go through a quick demo when you pick up the RV, and you’re on your way!


Enjoy the comfort of that home-away-from-home feeling while you’re on the road.


Dump the tanks, fill up the gas and return the RV to its home.

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Best Places in the Sierra to Consider an RV Experience

Here is a short list of destinations to choose from for a great RV experience.


Why RV

RVing is a Safe Way to Travel

As we are all aware, COVID isn’t going anywhere. This is unfortunate, but it’s something we’re going to have to learn to live with. For many, this means changing the way they do certain things. And the things people modify most? If, where, and how they travel.

Some people choose not to travel at all, but we don’t think this is the way to go. We’d go crazy staying home all the time, and our country is too beautiful to miss out on seeing as much of it as possible. No, the better option is definitely to change how and where you travel instead, and RV travel is the perfect safe travel solution. 

Avoid Common Areas

Traveling in an RV is fantastic because it allows you to avoid dirty common areas. You won’t have to use sketchy truck stop restrooms along your route, nor will you be stuck sleeping in a bed that may or may not be clean. Heck, you won’t even have to enter a hotel lobby or walk through a public hallway. Instead, you can sleep, shower, and use the restroom in your own tiny home-on-wheels. No sharing germs with strangers.

Cook Your Own Food

In addition to having your own bathroom and bedroom with you wherever you go, traveling with an RV also gives you access to your own kitchen. This is excellent because it means you can avoid less-than-clean fast food dining areas and sketchy hole-in-the-wall restaurants that may not do a great job of keeping things sanitary.

Not only that, you can also make foods that are rich in vitamins that you may not find at a restaurant, something that will help keep you healthy during your travels. 

Travel to Outdoor Attractions

Most RVers choose to travel to outdoor destinations. This makes sense. After all, outdoor recreation and camping tend to go hand-in-hand. Luckily, these sorts of destinations and attractions are the safest options right now. They ensure you can distance yourself from others, and we all know it’s better to be in outdoor public spaces than cooped up indoors with a lot of other people. All the more reason to try RVing right now!

Take Advantage of a Booming RV Rental Market

Considering how popular RVing has become, it should come as no surprise that the RV rental market has also exploded. There are now thousands of RVs available for rent in just about every nook and cranny of the US. This means it’s easier than ever to find the perfect rental RV.

If you don’t have an RV of your own yet, this is great news! You should have no trouble at all securing an amazing rig to take your family on their 2022 RVing adventure. What are you waiting for? Why not book your RV and try RVing today?

About RVshare
RVshare is the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace. With more than 100,000
vehicles available, RVshare’s diverse inventory ranges from affordable travel trailers to luxury
motorhomes and can accommodate any outdoor adventure, whether it’s a weekend of camping
or a cross-country tour of national parks. Through RVshare, families and groups can experience
a one-of-a-kind trip and create memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to offering a unique
travel experience, RVshare provides RV owners in North America the opportunity to turn their
RV into a second income. For more information, visit, and follow us on Facebook
and Instagram @rvshare.

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Publisher of Sierra Rec Magazine. An avid hiker and explorer of mountain lifestyle and adventure. I love to discover new trails, hike along rivers and hang a hammock along the shores of a mountain lake. I often great people on the trail and have found some of my favorite places from the advice of people I meet in the Wilderness. I love the sierra and just like sharing what I know.

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