If you are planning to rent an RV to visit the big National Parks out west then Blacksford RV is absolutely your best choice for your RV Rental. That’s why it was so easy for us to come up with The 9 Best Reasons to Rent a Blacksford RV, which are:
- Unlimited Miles and Generator Time
- All-Inclusive RV Rental
- Top of the Line RVs
- Premier Locations
- FREE Trip Planning
- FREE National Park Pass
- No Lines, No Paperwork
- Convenient Add Ons
Once you read through our list you will see why we love Blacksford and recommend that you use them for your all-inclusive RV vacation of a lifetime!
1. Blacksford RV Rentals Have Unlimited Miles and Generator Time
Blacksford RV has no limits on mileage for their short term RV Rentals, which range anywhere from a minimum of 5 days up to 8 weeks. When I rented my RV from one of the big national RV Rental Companies we paid .35 cents per mile! And we traveled 1900 miles on our vacation. So, when we returned the RV we incurred an extra charge for the mileage we had driven. And we also had to pay for generator time. We worried during the whole vacation about how much we were spending mileage and generator time. In fact, we limited our generator use rather than using it more to enjoy our time in the RV. What a terrible way to vacation!
But with Blacksford you have unlimited mileage and generator use. So, you can enjoy your vacation without tracking mileage or worrying about how long you are running the generator. And if you RV in the National Parks most campgrounds do not have electrical hookups so you will need to run your generator quite often. Therefore, you can spend more time enjoying your vacation knowing you won’t get hit with a large bill when you return the RV.
2. All-Inclusive RV Rental
Blacksford includes more than just unlimited mileage and generator time. They also offer everything you will need while renting your RV making it an unparalleled all-inclusive RV rental experience. While most RV Rental Companies charge up to $120 for kitchen utensils and cookware, Blacksford includes them at no charge.
Blackford also includes bedding for every bed in the RV at no charge. This includes sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, and washcloths. You could end up paying upwards of $60 per person for bedding with the large RV Rental Companies.
And, if you prefer sleeping bags, or you rent a tent, the sleeping bags are also included at no extra charge.
3. Blacksford Only Rents Top of the Line RVs
Blacksford rents two awesome RV models. They are the Winnebago View and Revel. They only rent newer RVs with less than 50,000 miles on them which ensures that you are renting a clean, up to date, immaculate RV with all of the latest features. The Revel and View both sit on a Mercedes-Benz Chassis and offer the latest comforts and features on the market today.
The Winnebago View is the best selling Class C Motorhome in America today. It is 25.5′ long and can sleep up to 5 people comfortably and the motorhome that started the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revolution keeps getting better all the time. The View offers a powerful and economical turbo-diesel engine and boasts an amazing 16 miles per gallon. This is double what you can expect from a gasoline engine, which will save you even more money while touring the country.
The Winnebago View features an elegantly appointed interior, which is the ultimate in efficient, luxurious RV travel. The View has three slideout-equipped floorplans that offer a variety of sleeping and living space arrangements. All three floorplans feature swivel cab seats for added seating flexibility in the living area, a motorized awning, and a cabover bed for additional sleeping space. For those seeking the ultimate Sprinter-based Class C motorhome, the View is an awesome choice.
The 4×4 Winnebago Revel is 19.5′ long, sleeps up to 3 people comfortably and is perfect for those who want to explore and get off the beaten trail. The Revel features a no-nonsense straightforward design with function-driven features. It is built on a 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, with a 3-liter turbo-diesel engine with an on-demand 4WD system, complete with high/low range mode for added off-road capability.
The interior features include a floorplan designed around a 140 cu. ft. gear garage with a power lift bed which gives you ample storage space. Also included is a full galley with a 2.5 cu. ft. compressor refrigerator. A wet bath with shower and gear closet also contains a cassette-style toilet that eliminates the need for a separate black water holding tank. Also included are a standard 200-watt solar power system, a dinette with a pull-up table that converts to additional sleeping space, and many more innovative features. The new Revel is the perfect 4 x 4 for boondocking or off road adventures.
4. Blacksford Rents RVs in Premier Locations
Blacksford operates out of two fantastic locations for those looking to tour the western USA. One location is in Bozeman Montana which serves the Pacific Northwest including Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton National parks. And the other location operates out os St. George Regional Airport in Utah, which serves the Southwest. It provides easy access to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in Utah, as well as, the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
But the best part about both of these locations is that Blacksford, unlike all of their competitors, rents their RV right at the airport. You can literally get off the plane, jump in your rental and go! This way you don’t have to land at the airport, haul all of your luggage to the taxi stand and catch a 20 to 30-minute cab or Uber to the offsite RV Rental location only to stand in line and complete the paperwork prior to finally loading up your RV.
5. Blacksford Offers FREE Trip Planning
If you have ever planned a huge vacation adventure with multiple locations, attractions and overnight stays then you know the amount of timing and coordination it takes. Susan and I have planned several of these trips and it takes hours and hours of research. We wished we had the benefit of a trip planner who was a local and could provide expert guidance and advice.
Well, guess what! Blacksford has free trip planning included at no extra charge with every RV rental! And the trip planners are locals who reside in the areas where you will be traveling. They can help with planning every detail of your trip so you see everything you want to see on your vacation.
They offer the following at no extra charge:
- Day-by-Day itinerary guidance
- RV and Camping recommendations
- Kid and Group Adventure Ideas
- Fly Fishing Recommendations
- Float and Tube Recommendations
- Nature Guide Recommendations
- Anything else you need!
6. Blacksford Includes a FREE National Park Pass with RV Rentals
Have you ever applied for a National Park Pass? It’s not that difficult. You just go online and order it. But then you have to wait for it to arrive! And that can take months at certain times of the year. So, if you forget this little detail and it’s within 8 weeks of your vacation you will be stressed out hoping that you receive your pass in time. This happened to me and Susan one year! Why do this to yourself when you don’t have too?
Blacksford is the only RV Rental Company that I know of that offers a FREE National Park Pass for you to use on your vacation. So, you don’t have to worry about it and it will save you quite a few dollars since you won’t have to pay to enter any of the National Parks! It’s just another detail that you don’t have to worry about!
7. No Lines, No Paperwork to Rent or Return Your RV
So lines and paperwork are a huge hassle when renting your RV. Not once – BUT TWICE! You have to stand in line and fill out paperwork before you rent your RV and again when you return it! Ugh!
When we rented our RV we waited in line to rent our RV. We filled out all of the paperwork, gave them our credit card to process, signed a million forms and waited in a waiting room for them to give us a tour of the RV. Not a fun way to start the vacation. I hate waiting around and I wanted to get going!
Then when we returned the RV it was the same thing all over again. But worse! We had to turn in the RV and wait for them to inspect it for damage. Again, we waited in the little waiting room. Then we stood in line, and eventually, we were handed an invoice for the extras we had incurred during the week like mileage (at .35 cents a mile) and generator time (at $3.50 per hour). When we rented the RV we had to put up a damage deposit. The invoice was so confusing I actually could not tell if they refunded the damage deposit or not. We figured it out after we got home because I was afraid we would miss our flight if we waited around any longer.
And then the Uber driver took forever to get to us. So, we were completely stressed out that we might miss our flight home!
Blacksford has considered all of this and they take care of all of the paperwork before you even arrive at the airport. There are no lines and no paperwork. You just take some time to get acquainted with the RV and ask any questions. Then you hit the road. Oh – and they have a playroom for the kids so they aren’t interfering while you are learning about your RV putting away your clothes.
8. Blacksford Offers Convenient Add Ons
Although Blacksford RV Rentals have everything included that you will need for your vacation they also realize that people travel from all over the world to rent their RV’s and they may not be able to pack everything they want. So, they do offer add-on products for rent at extremely reasonable prices.
When Susan and I rented our RV we couldn’t rent many items that we needed so we had to buy everything we couldn’t rent from the big national RV rental company. So, we bought 2 bikes, a cooktop grill, a foam mattress pad, marshmallow sticks, bear spray, and a few other items. We couldn’t take any of that stuff on our flight home so we just gave it away to a couple who was renting their RV while we were returning ours. That cost us a few hundred bucks at least!
Blacksford has taken all of this into consideration as well and they have the perfect add ons if you need additional gear for your vacation. Here is a partial list of what they offer:
- Camp Chairs – free
- Sleeping Bags in Lieu of Bedding – free
- Yeti 65 Cooler
- GoPro Hero Adventure Pack
- Bear Spray 2-Pack (purchase)
- Camp Stove w/1 Canister and Table
- 4 Person Tent
- LED Head Lamp
- JetBoil w/ 1 Canister
- 1 Up DOUBLE Bike Rack
- Rod Vault (4 rods) REVEL ONLY
9. The Cost of a Blacksford RV Rental
Here is the real deal! Renting a newer all-inclusive Winnebago luxury RV on a Mercedes-Bens Sprinter Chassis from Blacksford may actually cost less than renting a Ford 350 Heavy Duty Pick Up Truck Chassis RV from one of the big National Rental Companies. But even if it costs a few dollars more I promise you it is totally worth it.
And, if you are taking the vacation of a lifetime you will want everything to be perfect. And the best part is with Blacksford not only will everything be as perfect as possible but it costs about the same as a lesser RV rental.
RELATED READING: For a full breakdown of the cost to rent a luxury RV from Blacksford vs a similar Cruise America rental check out our articles called Why Blacksford is the Best RV Rental with Unlimited Miles.
Since Susan and I have rented an RV ourselves we know the added frustration and expense you may encounter while renting an RV yourself. We have spoken with Jonathan Distad on several occasions about how Blacksford operates and we think this is an absolutely great company to rent a quality RV for a great price. We love this company and their all-inclusive luxury RV rentals and if you are going to rent an RV for your vacation of a lifetime you should rent from Blacksford. You will not be disappointed. You can learn more by clicking through to the Blacksford Website.
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