RV hire in California 2009

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New member
Jan 5, 2009
Hello to all in the Forum.

I'm new to this site and from England.
My family and I are planning a 3 week holiday (vacation) in May 2009, flying into San Fran. We are going to hire an RV for the duration. I have done quite alot of research already into companies that rent RV's but just wondered if anybody could recommend a company that they may have used themselves?
The companies that 'seem' to be the best (I could be wrong !!) are......

Cruise America
El Monte
Road Bear

From the ones above Cruise America and El Monte appear to be the most competitive with their alround packages.

I would welcome any thoughts / comments as to the above companies and even suggestions onto other RV rental companies that you may know about.

This is going to be the 1st of many threads I feel !!!

thanks in advance



Well-known member
May 8, 2007
We rented from Road Bear in San Fransisco (Hayward)
It was a brand new model...2000 miles.
They came and picked us up at our Hotel in San Fransisco .
Good service, no surprises. Their other units on the lot looked in top notch condition.
Had a blast on US1 and later in the year bought our own.


Carl L

Moderator Emeritus
Mar 14, 2005
west Los Angeles
I have rented from El Monte back during the last ice age and was well pleased by their service.  Since I have been sampling opinion from follks who rent.  Everyone seemed well pleased with El Monte, Cruise American, Motouris, and most lately, Bear.  If it means anything, El Monte is a west coast company (Los Angeles) and has agents in Europe.
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