For those of us who define “roughing it” as packing our own road-trip food until we arrive at our hotel, camping has never held much appeal. “Glamping” in an RV, on the other hand, seems like a great compromise: Enjoy the beauties of nature without giving up hot showers, electricity and indoor toilets.
If you’ve been considering an RV glamping trip but have been deterred by high gas prices, your dream vacation doesn’t have to be put on hold. This is 2022, and everything can be delivered — even an RV.
That means your RV comes without you needing to drive it, fill it up or figure out how to set it up, thanks to RVshare’s delivery option.
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How to go glamping with an RV delivery
Just go the RVshare site, enter your destination, select your RV, and the home-away-from home will be delivered to the site and all set up for you. After all, glamping is all about relaxation!
With RV delivery, you can:
- Explore all the sites near your home that you’ve been promising yourself
you’d get to one day.
- Visit out-of-town family and friends while having your accommodations
delivered to you.
- Add an RV glamping experience to a trip you already have planned.
Is it expensive to rent an RV?
Having an RV delivered saves on gas prices, but what’s the rental cost for the RV itself? Since you’re having the RV delivered, a “fifth wheel” type of RV (the kind that’s towed behind another vehicle) probably makes the most sense because you’re not going to be driving it. According to RVshare, this type of RV runs $60 to $150 per night for vehicles 10 or more years old and $150-$300 per night for newer RVs.
Also, delivery fees are extra and can vary widely, but they’re clearly stated on the RVshare site. Most providers offer delivery for a flat fee within a certain radius. The most common distance seemed to be about 50 miles round-trip.
To save even more, use these tips when searching for a rental:
Here are some tips from RVshare about how to get the best RV rental deals:
- Be flexible with dates
- Compare delivery fees to find the best overall price; it may not be the rental with the cheapest
- Avoid holidays and peak seasons
- Negotiate with owners on rates
- Rent longer for cheaper nightly rates
- Don’t get a bigger RV than you need
Ideas for glamping trips in popular spots
The RVshare blog has suggestions for glamping in all 50 states. Here are a few highlights for popular summer vacation destinations:
Fort Wilderness fun at Disney:There’s another kind of magic to the Magic Kingdom when you have an RV delivered to Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort. Just reserve online at RVshare and zip-a-dee-doo-dah, your rented RV will be delivered and you’ll be ready to enjoy woodland trails, refreshing pool areas and family entertainment at this glamping retreat.
The best of both worlds:At Fisherman’s Cove Resort, nature lovers can enjoy shaded walks, spectacular Gulf Coast sunsets and fabulous fishing. When you’re ready for excitement, you’re about 30 minutes away from the adventure and activities of downtown St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island and Tampa.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sixty miles of sun and fun:On South Carolina’s Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is known for beaches (of course), but also its golf courses, restaurants and entertainment — including the famous SkyWheel.
Just a mile from the beach, the Briarcliffe RV Resort on the Intracoastal Waterway offers a quiet getaway. Secluded doesn’t mean sleepy, however. A highlight is the oversized Olympic swimming pool with cool deck and lounges overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Outdoor activities include an 18-hole miniature golf course, shuffleboard, basketball court and a youth playground.
One of The Grand Strands newest RV parks, Carolina Pines RV Resort is located in Conway, a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach. Carolina Pines RV Resort sites are spacious and well maintained.
Barefoot RV Resort is a family-operated and gated resort in North Myrtle Beach. Sites include picnic tables, fire pits, and free Wi-Fi. Pets and golf carts are also welcome. Enjoy all of the fun of camping while being just a golf cart ride to the beach or Barefoot Landing.
Other reasons to choose RV delivery
Besides glamping, here are some reasons people commonly cite for having a vehicle delivered, according to RVshare:
- They’re nervous about driving one and would rather have it brought to them.
- They’re testing “living small.”
- They need to find lodging for people during a large event such as a festival or a reunion.
- They need temporary housing, perhaps while a home is under construction.
- They don’t have a truck with which to tow a trailer.
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For owners: RVshare as a second income
If you already own an RV, you could turn it into a second income instead of letting it languish in your driveway. RVshare provides RV owners in North America the opportunity to turn their RV into a second income by connecting travelers looking for an RV rental with owners not actively using their motorhome.
Most RVs are used only two weeks out of the year; you could be using those other weeks to generate revenue on an otherwise unused vehicle.
Here are some benefits for owners participating in RVshare:
Make money when your vehicle would otherwise be sitting unused
List for free and earn up to $40,000 per year
Get maximum exposure with RVshare’s reach of millions of renters per year
Renter verification and insurance coverage included from the most trusted RV rental insurance company
RVshare rental insurance is offered at no cost and owners are provided $1,000,000 in liability coverage as well as comprehensive and collision coverage for the value of their RV up to $200,000
One-on-one support from rental coaches to set up your listing
Go here and click on “List Your RV” (it’s in the upper right corner) for more information on how to join the program and rent out your own RV.
RV Campgrounds in and around Myrtle Beach
Amenities such as electric hook-ups, sanitation and water hook-ups, golf cart accessible, vary so be sure to completely investigate your chosen park.
Ocean Lakes Campground
6001 South Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
5401 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Barefoot RV Resort
920 37th Ave S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Barefoot RV Resort is a family-operated and gated resort in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They are committed to providing you with relaxation and worry-free camping. Choose from RV sites, RV rentals, and tiny homes. Sites include picnic tables, fire pits, and free Wi-Fi. Pets and golf carts are also welcome. Enjoy all of the fun of camping while being just a golf cart ride to the beach or Barefoot Landing. The area includes numerous golf opportunities, family activities, restaurants, nightlife attractions, and more.
Carolina Pines RV Resort
5800 SC-90, Conway, SC 29526
Be one of the first to enjoy Carolina Pines RV Resort —South Carolina’s newest getaway! Discover a totally new kind of resort experience at one of the best RV parks near Myrtle Beach, where everything you want is waiting for you! Bring the whole family and park your rig on spacious sites, or stay in one of their well-appointed cottage rentals. The extensive amenity package creates the backdrop for your Myrtle Beach getaway. Have some fun in the sun at the Carolina Splash Water Park, challenge a friend to a round of miniature golf, play your favorite games in the Red Fox Arcade, or grab a bite at the Lowcountry Landing-Carolina Bistro. Just minutes away from the resort you’ll find all of the excitement and popular attractions of Myrtle Beach. Get in touch with nature at the Myrtle Beach State Park, take a walk on the wild side with a visit to the Myrtle Beach Safari, or do some shopping at Broadway on the Beach. Come dive in, explore & discover a totally new kind of resort experience at Carolina Pines RV Resort!
Myrtle Beach KOA Campground
613 5th Ave S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 448-3421
Lakewood Camping Resort
5901 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Lakewood Camping Resort has their very own full-featured Water Park, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, a Mini Golf course, beach volleyball courts, live shows in their beachfront amphitheater, organized activities for kids and teens, and more.
Cypress Camping Resort
101 Cypress RV Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Apache Family Campground & Pier
9700 Kings Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Myrtle Beach Travel Park
10108 Kings Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Briarcliffe RV Resort
10495 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Myrtle Beach RV Resort
5400 Little River Neck Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina
260 Old Crane Rd, Little River, SC 29566
Shady Grove Mobile Home Park
Address: 601 6th Ave S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 839-9599
WillowTree RV Resort
520 Southern Sights Dr, Longs, SC 29568
State Park Campgrounds in and around Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach State Park
Myrtle Beach State Park can accommodate RV’s up to 40 feet and have water and electricity hook-ups available, some sites have sewer hook-ups available. All sites have complimentary wi-fi access. The campground is located approximately 300 yards from the beach. To make a camping reservation or check current rates, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK (7275).
Huntington Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State Park has 107 sites with electricity and water hook-ups, and 66 sites with full hook-ups that include electricity, water and sewer. All sites have complimentary wi-fi access. To make a camping reservation or check current rates, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK (7275).
Little Pee Dee State Park
Little Pee Dee State Park is located in Dillon, South Carolina and has 32 sites with water and electrical hookups. To make a camping reservation or check current rates, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK (7275).