Natural beauty and unique attractions drive visitors to the Tampa region and an RV allows for flexibility and freedom in an area where discovery is part of the fun.
Florida is known for its sun-filled, natural beauty and an array of outdoor activities. Campers make visits to nearby beaches like Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island State Park, or St. Pete Beach easy, plus RV rentals can be cost-effective, especially for families or groups of friends. To help you find the best camper rental, we have selected what we consider the best RV rental agencies servicing Tampa. Here are our picks.
Peer-to-peer marketplaces for RV rental are popular, and Outdoorsy allows RV owners to advertise and loan their vehicles to people needing an RV for a short amount of time. Vehicles come in multiple sizes and styles, from 2-person trailers to much more spacious vehicles that can sleep larger groups. An advantage of booking an RV through a company like Outdoorsy is the potential for cheaper deals over normal rental agencies or even the cost of buying.
When we searched for RVs in Tampa, we found hundreds of options available for pick-up across the area. A 2020 Fleetwood Discovery LXE is “luxury on wheels.” This 41 ft. Class A motorhome sleeps 10, comes with modern conveniences like a washer and dryer, and runs $575 plus fees per night. For a smaller crew, a 29 ft. 2022 Coachmen Cross Trail is spacious for 4 but can sleep up to 8. This RV comes fully stocked and even has 3 smart TVs all for a low daily rate of $179 plus fees. Some owners on Outdoorsy will deliver for a fee and most vehicles require added insurance.
RVshare is another rental service where owners can list their RVs and renters can search from locations throughout the US. In Tampa, RVshare offers hundreds of connections. The website offers a variety of tips, helpful articles, and destination guides specifically for travel by recreational vehicle. When we searched for RVs in Tampa, the results turned up many options available for pick-up across the area.
For those who want to travel in luxury with affordability, a 40 ft. Class A Winnebago Tour 40BD is the answer. This rig is perfect for a family of 5 who want to enjoy an RV vacation, but do not want to drive. Delivery and Setup is the only option for this rental and costs $370 per night plus taxes, fees, and delivery charge. Families with pets will enjoy a 2016 36 ft. Coachman Mirada nicknamed the “Bunkhouse” because it can sleep up to 9. This Class A motorhome comes with a full-size fridge and 2 bathrooms for $329 per night, with delivery options available.
Cruise America is the largest RV rental firm in the United States. Founded in 1972, Cruise America now has 132 locations, with one being in Tampa. The 5 styles of Cruise America Class C RVs and trailers are custom manufactured to be safe, comfortable, and dependable for those driving to remote places. Rentals come with an orientation video, online renter’s assistance resources, and a 24/7 assistance hotline.
In Tampa, Cruise America offers two sizes of RVs for rent. The large RV sleeps 7 and comes with all the self-contained features a camper would expect. These units rent for $101 per night plus a distance charge of $.38 per mile, tax, and fees. The standard-size motorhome sleeps 5 and is the most popular RV in the Cruise America fleet. This economical family unit is equipped for towing, pet friendly, and includes all expected amenities like a shower, stove, and generator. These units rent for $91 per night plus a distance charge of $.38 per mile and tax and fees. More optional add-ons available for all campers include a “zero damage” liability policy; a kitchen kit with utensils, cookware, and glassware; and a towels and linens package. Cruise America vehicles are often in high demand and availability may be limited in peak periods of travel in Florida.