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Having someone to drive your RV for you during your trip is a perfect idea. Being able to have fun and talk with your family without worrying about traffic, bumps on the road, or missing out on the fun. Or better yet why not get a luxury RV with a driver for an unforgettable vacation.

A quick internet search won’t turn up many options so I have created this guide for you complete with costs and where to find a driver.

When looking for someone to drive your RV for you, you have a couple of different options. You can hire a professional agency that offers luxury RVs with drivers. Another option is to hire a driver to drive your own RV or a rental RV.

Hiring a driver for an RV road trip has become more common. You can enjoy the trip without worrying about driving a motorhome.

Of course, an alternative to hiring a driver for a road trip is to drive your own car or fly your family to your destination. You can then rent an RV locally and even have it delivered to a specific campground.

If you want to rent an RV, I always suggest that you start with Outdoorsy or Rvezy. I’ve had good experiences renting and renting out my RV through them. To read more about renting an RV, here are some resources:

Can You Hire Someone to Drive Your Motorhome?

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You can hire a professional RV driver to drive your motorhome for $25 to $100 per hour. Alternatively, you can find a luxury RV rental with a driver for an average of $1,000 to $2,000 a day.

A luxury chauffeur costs $500 – $1,500 for a 24-hour period. This cost usually includes the hourly cost for the driver with accommodations and meals for the driver. Packages from companies for a road trip generally include a per-day cost.

If you are going for hourly-based pay for your chauffeur, you will have to pay for every hour of their day, not just when they are driving. You also pay for when they are breaking for lunch, when they are done setting up the RV for you at the campsite, etc.

A licensed, bonded, professional chauffeur is not going to sleep in your RV with you. They will sleep in a hotel or other overnight accommodations nearby.

Why Hire an RV Driver?

Being on the road, being away from the hustle and bustle of city life is a perfect way to unwind from the daily grind. However, what is not perfect is the fatigue you will end up having from driving all day. Especially with an RV where the very purpose of renting it is to relax during the long commute.

Hiring a driver for an RV seems like the best practical decision as it fully enables you to relax with your family. During the pandemic, this option has become more common with people enjoying a road trip together.

Another reason aside from convenience would be out of necessity. If you were a person of old age or a disabled person, for example, driving may be out of the question despite wanting to drive yourself. It is in these cases that driving an RV driver becomes the best possible choice.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an RV Driver?

Hiring a driver for your RV road trip can range from $25 to $100 per hour for the driver. However, the total cost will also include hotel for the driver, parking, and the cost of renting the RV. The average cost with luxury RV rental is $1,000 to $2,000 a day. 

The costs related to hiring a driver ultimately depend on what you would like in your trip. Many companies do not offer actual packages for this reason. They will create a personalized quote based on your specific requests.

I requested information from one of the most well-known luxury RV rental companies, GrossRV. They gave me this information about their services:

GossRV rents 40-45’ Class A luxury RV’s with “weekly” rental rates starting from $10-15k. We are FULL SERVICE including delivery/retrieval, industry leading 24/7 support, trip planning/concierge, and offer the largest fleet of true luxury RV’s (Prevost) in the US. Our drivers are typically only hired when clients rent RV’s through GossRV @ $695/day + accommodations + meals.

Ben Carter, GrossRV

Other companies are not “all-inclusive luxury” and charge for the driver separately. For example, the average cost of renting a driver for your RV can start at about $30 an hour and may increase from there depending on what additional services you request. If you include the RV rental and the expenses on the road, the cost will increase to $600 to $2,000 a day.

Here is an example of a 4-day road trip through California with a driver and motorhome:

  • Luxury Motorhome with driver for 4 days:  $5,600
  • Accommodation for driver for 3 nights:    $290
  • Campgrounds for 3 nights:  $148
  • Tip: $603
  • Total:    $6,641

Each quote you get will be personalized for your specific requests. A road trip with a driver has so many different variables, no one package could include all the options.

Another example from the luxury rental company Private Motorhome USA was sent to me by Gary Strobel.

I am leaving on a 19-day trip and the estimate is $20,387.00 

Gary Strobel Private Motorhome USA

Here are some of the different options that will affect the price of your trip:

The Location of the Rental

Prices vary by location. Picking your family up in Chicago versus Salt Lake City will change the price. Especially if the driver is located far away from your starting point.

Door-to-door pickup services are frequently available for an additional cost. The driver may also pick you up from any point you request for such as the airport or mall.

Holidays and Peak Season are More Expensive

You may pay a premium for a driver during peak RV season or over 4th of July weekend. During the summer the prices for road trips increase. Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day are the summer holidays that are for camping.

Only 8-10 Hours Can Be Traveled in a Day

Professional drivers will only drive for 8-10 hours a day and then need a full night’s rest. This is both for legal and for physical reasons. Driving for this whole time could increase the cost of your trip.

Camping Fees for Your Road Trip

For every night that you stop you will need to pay the fee for the campground. Campsites cost between $30 -$75 a night depending on the campground and the amenities.

Meals and Accomodation for the Driver

Your RV driver will stay in the RV with you. They will sleep in a hotel nearby You will of course need to pay for your RV Driver’s accommodation as well as all their meals.·       

Tipping the Driver

Tipping 5-15% is customary and may even be required by the company. Your driver is going to be with you for the entirety of the trip, focused on making sure you have the best experience you can have. A generous tip is important especially if you truly enjoyed their company.

How to find RV Drivers for Hire near Me

Chauffeur or Professional Driver companies are the best places to look to hire a driver. You will find luxury RVs with drivers and only drivers. Some drivers for hire advertise their services on Craigslist and Facebook.

A simple Google search is actually a little disappointing in the number of companies that show up. Finding a luxury RV rental with a driver or a driver only is not as easy as I thought.

After contacting many Professional Driving Services, I compiled a list of the services I have found so far. You should contact these services for both luxury RV rental and drivers for your own motorhome.

Of the companies that I reached out to, GrossRV responded immediately. They offer a full-service luxury RV vacation including luxury 40-45 foot motorhome, driver, itinerary planning, pick up and drop off.

Tips for Hiring an RV Driver

The steps for hiring an RV Driver involve either a Chauffeur Service Package or a company that offers Professional Driver Services.

Another option is to inquire online independently through websites like craigslist and or Facebook. (I had our travel trailer and the dog driven to Massachusetts by a driver on Facebook. We did not ride with on that trip though)

Although for your safety and security it is best to go through an agency instead of Facebook.

You will need to know the details of your trip. The company will want to know the location they will pick you up, the distance that you will drive, and the final destination. You will also need to know the number of people sleeping in the motorhome.

What Can You Expect from Your RV Driver?

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When looking for your next RV driver there are certain characteristics that you should always be looking for. Such as your driver is an absolute professional. Your driver knowing everything that they need to do is one thing, but it is another for them to have done it over and over throughout the years.

Being with an experienced professional is a must as it will put the majority of your worries at ease knowing that the person you have hired to drive for you and your companions is an expert in what they are doing.

What Is Included in a Chauffeur Service Package?

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Chauffeur Service Packages are typically associated with renting a luxury RV. For an all-out luxury experience, this is the way to go.

While different companies may offer different packages with some enabling you to truly personalize every aspect of the trip, these packages may include a private chef, a housekeeper, and a concierge available to attend to all your personal needs. They will be personalizing your experience with your favorite food and beverages during the trip.

Concierges can also add special services such as catering, spa treatments, event tickets, and reservations, and further help with planning your trip. Some of these packages even allow you to opt for a security detail if you should desire extra security and privacy.

Of course, let us not forget the very fact that the RV itself is stylized for luxury and convenience in comparison to your more normal and budget-friendly RVs where here it would be more akin to a traveling luxury hotel and restaurant.

How Experienced Are the Drivers?

While different companies and different states have different requirements and licenses as required for their drivers. They all require the drivers to both pass the training prior to being hired by the company as well as prior to getting their special licenses which vary by state and vehicle class.

When inquiring for drivers they typically also indicate how many years they have been driving RVs and cars in general. This should give you the mental security that you need to breathe easy knowing that your driver is not only experienced but also qualified to tackle such a large vehicle.

Final Thoughts

When it comes down to it, hiring a driver for your RV comes with its benefits and downsides that reflect on your situation and budget. While driving on your own may be budget-friendly, it can be physically and mentally draining planning the trip and driving for hours on end.

This in turn leads to reduced time for spending with your family on the trip. Hiring a driver alleviates all of this as they can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about the drive itself, giving you more quality time with who you decide to spend your trip with.

While the cost may go up as you opt for more and more luxurious options or even going to the top end with a fully luxurious experience with a Chauffeur Service Package, the benefits will ultimately give you and your companions a massively positive and memorable experience.

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