The 7 Best Camper Van, RV and Trailer Rentals Around Texas
From spacious Airstreams to classic Winnebagos and beyond
Given that it’s the second largest state in the Union by area as well as population, touring the many regions of Texas isn’t exactly easy. Traveling from the Panhandle Plains to the Gulf Coast is a 10-hour journey, and that’s only if you stick to the interstates. Some of the state’s more iconic landmarks require trips beyond the beaten path, at which point you’ll need reliable transportation to get you from A to B.
Before you book a pricey rental car and secure a handful of Airbnbs, consider chartering a home-on-wheels through Outdoorsy, the Airbnb for campers that we recently had a chance to test out. The class-leading rental service offers a collection of vans, RVs and tow-behind trailers that feature all the amenities you need to take your vacation on the road, which equates to more time exploring and less time traveling in a cramped car from one destination to the next. And there are a ton of excellent Outdoorsy rentals to meet your needs in many of Texas’s major cities, the best of which we’ve compiled below.
From vintage Airstreams to palatial camper vans and a cozy trailer or two, we’ve got you covered. Plan your next Texas road trip with one of our favorite Outdoorsy rentals.
Vibe: Your affluent, eccentric uncle owns a fully-loaded Mercedes Sprinter that he occasionally takes on the road but mainly uses to drive his friends around town.
Amenities: TV. High-speed WiFi. Massaging driver’s seat. Blackout windows. Refrigerator. Microwave. Sink. Sound system. Toilet. Backup camera.
Other things to know: While this camper van technically sleeps 10, that’s only possible when six guests recline in a captain’s chair while four sleep on the fold-out bed. In reality, it comfortably sleeps four.
Actual thing a reviewer said about this rental: “10 out of 10 would recommend. The vehicle was pristine, easy to operate and super comfortable. We used it for a camping trip so the WiFi, TV, and full gamut of other tech amenities came in handy.”
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Vibe: The vintage Airstream of your dreams receives a modern interior remodeling that keeps pace with your wants and needs.
Amenities: Toilet. Inside shower. TV. Sink. Microwave. Oven. Refrigerator. Stove. Awning. Backup camera. Leveling jacks. Camping chairs/table. Kitchenware.
Other things to know: This is a 25-foot, tow-behind Airstream trailer which requires a capable vehicle and towing experience.
Vibe: Your thirty-something neighbors decided to buy a family-friendly camper van with room for four, even though their only child is actually a dog.
Amenities: Toilet. Shower. Solar panels. TV. Dining table. Sink. Microwave. Refrigerator. Stove. Awning. Pet friendly.
Other things to know: The sofa/queen murphy bed is accessible by sliding out the van’s side panel, which adds more room for relaxation and sleeping arrangements.
Actual thing a reviewer said about this rental: “My wife, two children and myself fit comfortably in the vehicle and had a great trip.”
Vibe: Why tow a delicate, dainty trailer when you can haul one that goes just about anywhere?
Amenities: Pull-out kitchen. Fridge. Stove. AC/Heat. Rooftop tent. Awning. Camp chairs. Cooler. Pet friendly.
Other things to know: The pull-out kitchen is located on the trailer’s exterior, which means you’ll be cooking/preparing food outside, underneath the awning.
Actual thing a reviewer said about this rental: “The camper was perfect! It was enough to fit me, my wife and 3 dogs (2 big and 1 small). 10/10 would recommend for a cozy getaway.”
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Vibe: No need to sacrifice creature comforts when you’re on the road. This home-on-wheels has it all.
Amenities: Two full baths. Audio inputs. Three TVs (one outdoors). Dining table. Sink. Full kitchen. Extra storage. Washer/dryer. Ceiling fan. Queen bed. Awning. Backup camera.
Other things to know: This is a full-size, 40-foot motorhome with all the bells and whistles. Though previous experience driving a bus of this size isn’t required, it’s certainly helpful.
Vibe: The cozy Airstream that adventure photographer you follow on Instagram is always posting from.
Amenities: Toilet. Inside shower. Solar power. Sink. Microwave. Stove. Fridge. Camping gear. Toiletries. Stocked kitchen. Pet friendly. Military discount.
Other things to know: The renters will provide you with RV-specific training so you understand and know how to operate the trailer to ensure you have a stress-free experience.
Actual thing a reviewer said about this rental: “The Alamo was just as described in the listing plus a few extras that we didn’t expect. We easily towed it to Mineral Wells State Park with a 4Runner and enjoyed our little glamping excursion.”
Location: San Antonio
Vibe: You need to rent a truck and a trailer, or you could simply book a truck-tent combo to satisfy both needs that’s fully capable off road.
Amenities: Solar panels. Dining table. Refrigerator. Stove. Awning. Backup camera. Extra storage. Heater.
Other things to know: This rental setup is indeed small, but it supports minimalist adventures or those that want to give rooftop tent camping a try.
Actual thing a reviewer said about this rental: “Great experience, very easy process, and Jared was great to work with.”
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