The cost difference between a luxury RV and rental is well over several hundred-thousand dollars. Luxury RVs generally cost more than $400,000 and can easily exceed in the millions with additional accessories. Renting an RV generally cost less than $1,000 on a cross-country road trip.
Rental RVs also come with other costs, such as fuel and campsite fees. Campsites can cost approximately $50 a night. Fuel consumption varies per model, but can cost less than a few hundred dollars per trip.
Luxury RVs have extremely higher upfront costs. Their base prices can range between $570,000 and $856,000 without any additional amenities. Like automobiles, there are different models to choose from. RVs have several types of floor plans to choose from that come complete with high quality appliances. New models are offered with a full warranty that vary according to the manufacturer. Luxury RVs include amenities such as:
- Residential styled air conditioning system
- Full-sized refrigerator
- Tile flooring
- In dash mounted camera systems
- Slide out generator
- Flush mounted windows
- Large spacious floor places
- Custom interior color choices
- Leather furniture
- Adjustable foot pedals
The price difference between a smaller class RV and luxury model RV is very large, but rentals are generally used recreationally while the latter is used full time.