How Can I Rent an RV for Bear Lake, Utah?

How Can I Rent an RV for Bear Lake, Utah?
Bear Lake is east of Logan, Utah, near the Cache National Forest. The lake is known for fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and hiking trails. Bear Lake has several campgrounds and parks accommodating RV travelers. If you need to rent an RV for travel to Bear Lake, the logical place to start your trip and rent the RV is in the state's largest city, Salt Lake City, about 120 miles south of Bear Lake.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Look for RV rental companies in Salt Lake City. There are several, including some that are part of national chains. Decide whether you would rather rent from a large chain or a small independent company. Ask the rental companies whether they allow you to drive the RV to Bear Lake, and about any other restrictions, such as driving on dirt roads.
Step 2
Ask the rental agent how many miles per day come with the rental, how much each additional mile will cost, whether it charges a minimum rental free or offers rental rates for extended rental periods, such as weeks or months.
Step 3
Ask about insurance and what is covered with the RV rental company's proprietary insurance. Call your credit card company to see what insurance comes with the use of the card for the rental. Use this information to see whether you can save money by rejecting the RV rental company's insurance as a redundancy with yours.
Step 4
Go over the RV rental with the agent before departing the lot. Note any dents, dings or scratches to the RV before leaving the lot so the rental agent and you will know these were not caused by you, possibly saving you grief when returning. Check the oil, gas and other fluid levels before departing.
Step 5
Fill the gas tank to full before turning the RV back to the rental agency to avoid unwanted fuel surcharges.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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