Find answer to most common questions
How it works?
ALASKA RV TRIP connects local Alaska RV, motorhome and campervan owners with people and families wanting to rent them. Making Epic trip experiences accessible to anyone wanting to discover Alaska in the best way.
Our RVs, travel trailers, campervans and cars have been driven Thousands of miles through the state of Alaska and booked over 2,000 travel days. Alaska RV Trip is built on easy experience and trust. We provide the highest level of safety so you can focus on making memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime. When you book with us, you rent worry-free because we offer:
We truly care
From our team to our community of owners, we are all about making you feel welcome wherever your destination is in Alaska
24/7 Roadside Assistance
Alaska is a beautiful place, but some roads are still rural or under constant maintenance, having peace of mind for unexpectedly events is available when you need it.
Extensive verification of all drivers
$1M insurance protection covering the renter, owner, and vehicle
Real people here to help. 24/7 customer support via email, reservation chat and text chat
800,000+ nights booked
Our High Satisfaction ratings says it all. Read our customer reviews
Find the perfect RV
Search for RVs near you or your Alaska destination. Click on the listings for more information including owner profiles, details on amenities, and photos.
Book your RV
Found the one and ready to rent? Send the RV owner a booking request. From that point, you can ask the owner questions about the rig and arrange details like pick-up location. Pickup times are usually 3pm and Return Times are 9am but you can always request different times for an additional fee, you can ask the owner if your requested time is available.
Pick-up the RV or have it delivered
Alaska RV Trip owners offer convenient pick-up location only 5min from Anchorage International Airport. The owner will do a key exchange to walk you through all the details of the RV.
Hit the road!
Enjoy the feeling of freedom and wellness that only time on the open road can bring. And rest assured knowing your trip is covered by our episodic insurance and you have 24/7 roadside assistance.
After your Great Alaska Adventure, return the RV to its owner at the same location it was picked up and in the same condition you received it.
For stress free return you can always add Additional Services such as: Interior Cleaning and Exterior Car Wash. Gas Fill-up, Dumping of Black and Grey tanks, Propane fill up, extensive cleaning, are not included in the rental.
Common questions from renters:
How is the RV cleaned?
*Based on CDC guidelines
Alaska RV Trip guidelines for Disinfecting and cleaning each unit before each trip includes but not limited to:
- Use a commercial grade fogger disinfecting procedure.
- Wear disposable gear while cleaning (gloves, face masks). Frequent hand wash and disinfection
- Ventilate the rooms while cleaning.
- Use detergent or soap and water to remove dirt, grease, dust, and germs. Once the surface is clean, spray with a disinfectant.
- Wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer. This includes:
- mattress covers
- Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleaning solution that can release toxic gases that are dangerous to inhale.
- Once cleaning is completed, immediately take out the trash if it contains cleaning supplies like used paper towels or disinfectant wipes.
Cleaning does not equal disinfecting
Cleaning is the act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities. Disinfecting is when you use chemicals to kill germs. You can lower the risk of a renter contracting the virus by cleaning first and then disinfecting the RV.
Here is what the CDC has to say on the topic of disinfecting…
Do I need to Return the RV Clean?
After your Great Alaska Adventure, return the RV to its owner in the same condition you received it.
If you would like to spend more time in your Alaska Adventure instead of Cleaning the RV, you can let us take care of that for you for an additional fee.
Our additional interior cleaning service includes up to 6hrs of cleaning, professional disinfecting, normal wipe of cabinets, bathroom cleaning, Kitchen Counter and stove top wiping, washing of linens and towels, vacuuming and moping.
It does not include: Black and Grey dumping, dish washing, oven cleaning, fridge interior cleaning, carpet or furniture shampoo, Sand Cleaning, any excessive cleaning that takes longer than 6hrs. (Any of this services are charged at $45 per hr.)
“Do I need a special license to drive an RV?” and “Which RV class needs a special license?”
Here is the simple answer: You don’t need a special license to drive most motorhomes.
If you’re driving any vehicle under 26,000 pounds — and most RV classes are — you are clear to drive with a regular operator’s driver’s license according to current DMV laws in all 50 states.
Let’s look at the exceptions, which are based on the motorhome’s weight. No matter if you are driving, it’s all about weight. What do RVs weigh on average, anyway?
The average weight for a Class C RV ranges between 10,000 – 12,000 pounds.
The average weight for a Class A RV ranges between 13,000 – 30,000 pounds.
Your Frame of Reference
What is a commercial driver’s license, exactly?
A commercial driver’s license is a driver’s license required to operate large or heavy vehicles.
Every state issues different types of licenses, so it’s not always as simple as, “Do I need a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to drive my RV that weighs over 26,000 pounds or not?”
The question looks a little more like, “Do I need a special license, and if so, in what cases, and what kind?”
Let’s break it all down and look at the requirements, by the state of Alaska.
2020 DMV regulations: states and situations that require special licenses
- Alaska: You need a Class B non-commercial license to drive a vehicle weighing over 26,000 pounds
We’ve attempted to put together the most up-to-date information about driver’s license requirements, but please visit State of Alaska licensing page for the most up-to-date information on which classes of motorhomes and weight regulations require a specific license.
What is the cancellation policy?
laska RV Trip Cancellation Policy
When a Renter makes a reservation with a departure date more than 90 days in advance, a Reservation Deposit is charged when Alaska RV Trip accepts the reservation. This charge is 75% of the full cost of the trip. If a departure date is less than 90 days in advance, a Full Reservation Cost is charged.
More than 60 days
A $400 trip full cost = a $200 Reservation Deposit
When a Renter makes a reservation with a departure date less than 60 days in advance, a Reservation Deposit is charged in full.
Less than 14 days
A $400 trip full cost = a $400 Reservation Deposit
Once a Reservation has been booked, a 75% refund (minus service fee) is available for 48 hours – if the departure date is still more than 90 days away. Otherwise, only Auto Insurance is refunded. The Reservation Deposit (100% of the booking total) and service fee will not be refunded.
If a Reservation is canceled after 48 hours of payment and More than 90 days prior to the departure date:
Auto Insurance is refunded
50% of the booking total is refunded
The service fee is not refunded
If a Reservation is canceled less than 60 days prior to the departure date:
Insurance is refunded
0% of the booking total is refunded
The service fee is not refunded
We highly recommend adding trip insurance to your reservation.
Even the best-planned trips can be impacted by an unexpected event or unplanned interruption, illness, road closures, traffic accidents, medical emergency, adverse weather, natural disasters, or more. Trip insurance allows your renter to recoup the investment they made in their trip if they meet the terms and conditions outlined in the plan.
What time can I pickup the RV? What time can return the RV?
Normal Pickup time is 3pm
Normal Drop off time is 9am
Our Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedure takes approximately 6 hrs. for each RV. We understand 9am is not as convenient for everyone, but In order to maximize the rentals for all of our guest, have enough time to prepare for the next rental and have a final inspection before your trip is important to have a 3pm pickup and a 9am return.
If you wish to have an early pickup or later return you can request it for an additional cost during your reservation booking or after you have completed the reservation. Special request are not guaranteed to be available.
The early pick-up request fee depends on the time requested and availability. Normally the fee is $100 per each hour.
The late return fee depends on the time requested and availability, but is usually the full days charge depending on the time requested. Have in mind this will cut the time for next rental or possibly the RV will not be available to rent until the next day. You can also add an additional day and just return early if you wish.
Late Returns are charged at 1/2 days charge every 4hrs and incurs an administration fee of $100