Most rental companies offer roadside assistance that is available 24/7 by ringing a local or free number. Mechanical breakdowns are covered by the rental company (for example, engine and electrical faults). With many suppliers, repairs under $50 (US dollars) do not require authorization and will be reimbursed upon return of the rental (with a receipt), however, it’s still recommended to ring roadside assistance for any troubles.
As in the rest of the US, free camping is only allowed in designated areas, which can include national parks, state parks, truck stops, or rest stops as well as certain parking lots with permission from the store manager.
California is home to numerous RV parks and campgrounds, which cost around $35–$60 (USD) per night. These are suitable for all vehicle types, from travel trailers to larger recreational vehicles.
Generally, no. Most RV suppliers restrict travel into Mexico for RVs rented in the US. El Monte is the only exception to this, however, additional insurance is required.
Yes, many companies have rental centers in multiple locations throughout California and the US, making one-way rentals a great way to see more during your road trip.
San Francisco is a great starting point for those wanting to explore Northern California, with many attractions in the surrounding areas, including the famous Yosemite National Park.
For those heading through Southern California, Los Angeles is a good starting point. From there, you can head down the west coast to San Diego and throughout the surrounding area.