What is an RV?
There are eight generally accepted categories of Recreational Vehicles (RV). Traveland RV Supercentre carries six types. They are listed below with a photo and a brief description.
“RV” is a nickname for a whole family of recreational vehicles that combine transportation and living quarters for recreation, camping and travel. Some provide a simple place for sleeping and eating, while others are virtually luxury lodges on wheels – equipped with conveniences ranging from separate sleeping accommodations, complete kitchen and bathroom facilities (including showers and even bathtubs) to washer and dryer hookups, central heat and air conditioning and slide-out sections which substantially increase interior space.
RVs fall into two general categories: Towable RVs (designed to be towed or carried by a car, van, pickup truck, or sport utility vehicle) and Motorized RVs (which contain their own engine).
Class A Motorhome
This is the largest type of motorhome. It ranges in size from about 13,000 to 30,000 pound gross vehicle weight, from 30 to 40 feet in overall length and about 10 feet high. They are generally a box on wheels with all the comforts of home inside. They are frequently constructed on custom undercarriages or on a three to ten ton truck chassis. It is easy for the passenger to move from the passenger seat to the back of the coach. Think of a Greyhound bus.
Class B Motorhome
Class B motorhomes are smaller and easier to drive and store than Class A’s. They often look similar to a van and are often referred to as van conversions or camper vans. These motorhomes tend to sleep a smaller amount of people, and are popular for couples or single travelers!
Class C Motorhome
This is the next smaller size motorhome. They range in size from 10,000 to 12,000 pound gross vehicle weight, from 20 to 25 feet in length and about 10 feet high. They are generally constructed on a larger van chassis. Their driver compartment is similar to a van with a large box in the back. The passenger can move from the passenger seat to the back of the unit with slight difficulty getting around the engine hump.
Pickup Truck Mounted Campers
These are generally the smallest of the self powered RVs. They consist of a camper body of various sizes that load into the bed of an unmodified pickup truck. Usually the tail gate is removed and the camper unit is clamped to the truck. It is possible to remove the camper from the truck but this is usually a long task not something to do in a campground. We do not rent Pickup Truck Mounted Campers, but we do sell them!
Fifth Wheel Trailers
These units are similar to the larger travel trailers but they have an extension on the front of the box that extends over the tow vehicle and a horizontal plate that looks like a wheel that rests on the tow vehicle for support. This plate is where the 5th wheel unit gets its name. This hitch arrangement requires a special tow vehicle, usually a pickup truck with special equipment. Many say this hitch arrangement that places the load in the center of the tow vehicle instead of behind cause more stability and easier driving.
These units come in a variety of sizes from a small bedroom on wheels to the equivalent of a class A motorhome minus the engine and running gear. They are built close to the ground so the overall height is lower for the same internal height as a motorhome. They are 10 to 35 feet in length and must be pulled by a separate tow vehicle. Due to weight of all but the smallest units, the tow vehicle must have a special load distributing hitch and other special devices designed to control the sway of the trailer because the load is all behind the tow vehicle.
These are the smallest of RV’s that do not have an engine. They usually have canvas sides and resemble a tent on a small flat bed trailer. They are light weight and easy to tow. Most larger automobiles can serve as tow vehicle with few modifications. We do not rent Pop-up Trailers, but we do sell them!
How do I Rent an RV?
Easy! You can e-mail us, fax us, phone our toll-free number 1-800-922-6326 or e-mail us your request at: email@example.com
How old is your rental fleet?
We are pleased to offer the newest RV fleet in British Columbia. Premium vehicles are rented for two seasons only.
What makes Traveland RV unique?
Our speciality is in providing quality service and the best vehicles for RV holidays in British Columbia. Customers appreciate our fuel efficient diesel units and the fact that they can choose from a large variety of motorhomes, trailers and fifth wheels.
How early should I book?
If you are booking for May, June, July, August or September, you should reserve as soon as you know your travel plans. A large portion of our clients are from Europe and they book quite early in the year. For other times of the year, two weeks notice is usually sufficient. Please call (604) 532-8128 or 1-800-922-6326 for availability.
Can I get an Estimate?
Yes, we would be happy to prepare a rental quote for you. Please provide us with the following information:
- Size of motorhome required
- Date of rental
- Number of people traveling (adults and children)
- Kilometer package chosen
- Optional requirements
- Any special requests
What’s the gas mileage of the motorhomes?
Our vehicles use approximately 14-30 litres per 100km, depending on size and type of the motorhome. We offer many fuel efficient diesel units with an approximate fuel consumption of 16 litres per 100 km.
Sorry, towing is not allowed with any of our vehicles.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, due to the possibility of severe allergic reactions we do not allow pets.
What about if I decide to return from my holiday early?
No refunds will be given for early returns prior to the arranged drop-off date.
What time can I pick up the motorhome?
Pick up times are between 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Vehicle drop off is before noon. Sundays and Holidays before 2:00 p.m. Special requests may be allowed within reason.
What if I’m arriving from another country or overseas?
We do have many special arrangements available for our out-of-country friends. Please call us or email us for any special needs you may have. In order to be well rested for the RV journey, our overseas clients are requested to spend the night prior to RV pick-up in a hotel. Please inform Traveland RV ahead of time, about the name and address of the hotel and arrange for pick-up service (there is a fee for transport services which is usually slightly below the fee for a taxi ride).
What should I pack?
If you are not from the local area, or you are pressed for time you may want to pack lightly. Our preparation fee is $100.00 – $150.00 depending on unit type rented and includes most household items i.e.- pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, etc. Preparation fee does not include bedding. We also offer optional personal camping kits, also called “convenience kits”, which include bedding, towels and a camping chair ($95 per person for the rental period). See further details below.
How old do I have to be to rent a motorhome?
All drivers must be at least 23 years old with a valid driver’s license from the country of his origin.
Where are your stations?
Pick-up and drop-off is in Langley, 20529 Langley By Pass, which is our main Traveland RV station. When pre-booked, it is possible to drop-off a vehicle in Calgary for a one way fee (currently 1,000 CAD plus tax). Please request a quote for up to date information and pricing: