RV Rentals San Antonio, Texas
We are first and foremost an RV Rental dealership. Our entire rental fleet is made up of newer vehicles that are meticulously maintained and cleaned. Every unit is thoroughly cleaned after every rental and again before it goes out. Every bed is sanitized with a hospital disinfectant to insure our customers are sleeping on a clean bed.
Our rental fleet consists of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers and tent campers. Read on for a definition of each style and type of recreational vehicle we offer for rent.
Class C Motorhome - These vehicles are sometimes referred to as "cabover" styled motorhomes. They are built on a heavy duty van type chassis and have both a drivers and passengers door on the cab. Generally speaking, this style of unit will sleep more people because of the additional bed over the cab. Many people perceive this type of RV as easier to drive because of the lower profile.
Class A Motorhome - These vehicles resemble a bus in appearance but are not as large. These units generally offer considerably more storage space below the floor level. They are sometimes referred to as "basement models". Both the Class C and Class A motorhomes offer all the same conveniences and operate on regular unleaded fuel.
Class A Diesel Pusher Motorhomes - These motorhomes also have the appearance of a small bus but are powered by a diesel engine located in the rear of the vehicle. They operate on diesel fuel only. Because the engine is at the rear of the vehicle, they are generally quieter while driving since all engine noise is behind you. As a rule, diesel pusher motorhomes have nicer flooring, counter tops and seating covers.
Fifth Wheel Trailers - These recreational vehicles are pulled by your tow truck. The vehicle must be equipped with a fifth wheel hitch that is mounted in the bed of truck. These can't be towed with any type of bumper hitch. These units are, more often than not, the preferred rental unit for long term renters and are delivered and picked up by us at their site. These units have more of a residential feel to them because of the multiple levels and the amount of separation between the living area and the bedroom.
Travel Trailers - These are sometimes referred to as "bumper pull" trailers. They range in size from 17' to 34'. The units we have in rental are considered lightweight trailers therefore making them easier to tow and allowing our renters to get a larger trailer with less weight. We offer both Hybrid and full hard sided trailers for rent. The Hybrid trailers have fixed sidewalls and a fixed roof with one or more "pop outs" that usually house additional beds. The "pop outs" are usually a canvas type material much like a tent fabric. The hard sided travel trailers have fixed walls and roof all the way around.
Tent Campers - These trailers are sometimes referred to as "pop up campers" or "tent trailers". They are all one and the same. These units are very lightweight and can be towed with small vehicles. They are very low profile when towing but afford you a lot of space when "popped up". They are air conditioned and provide a lot of comfort for the money. They generally take less than 10 minutes to set up once you reach your destination.
Native Americans originally lived in (near) the San Antonio River Valley, in the San Pedro Springs area, calling the vicinity "Yanaguana," meaning "refreshing waters."
In 1536, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, a shipwrecked captive of Native Americans, visited the interior of what would later be called Texas. He saw and described the river later to be named the San Antonio.
In 1691, a group of Spanish explorers and missionaries came upon the river and Native American settlement (located in the area of present-day La Villita) on June 13, the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padova, Italy and named the place and river "San Antonio" in his honor.
In 1716, The Spanish Council of War approved a site on the San Antonio River for construction of a fortified presidio (fort). The Domingo Ramón expedition, accompanied by the trader St. Denis from Louisiana (who had come to the site two years previous) established a presidio on the river. That council also approved a request by Father Olivares to establish a Catholic Mission at the site.
In 1718, Martin de Alarcón, then Governor of Texas, reinforced the presidio and the ten soldiers and their families were recognized officially as the beginning of the villa. Alarcón named the presidio San Antonio de Béjar in honor of the Duke of Béjar, in Spain, the viceroy's brother, who died what was considered a hero's death defending Budapest from the Ottoman Empire in 1686.
That same year, the Mission of San Francisco de Solano was moved from the Rio Grande to merge with Mission San Antonio de Padua. Father Olivares renamed his merged mission Mission San Antonio de Valero. The presidio, the villa and the mission comprised the municipality named San Antonio de los Llanos (of the Plains) by Governor Alarcón. One year later, in 1719, Mission San Antonio moved to its second site on the east bank near the present day St. Joseph's Church on Commerce. (The names are in dispute because there are no such saints and only a Pope can name saints.)
In 1721, The Marquis de Aguayo moved the presidio San Antonio de Béjar to its present site on the Plaza de Armas, where permanent quarters were constructed for the soldiers. In 1726 the official settlement population was 200, including 45 military and their families.
The Mission San Antonio was moved to its third and final site on Alamo Plaza in 1724 because of hurricane flooding at the previous location.
At eleven o'clock on the morning of March 9, 1731, sixteen families (56 people) from the Canary Islands, often referred to as the "Canary Islanders," arrived at the Presidio of San Antonio de Bexar in the Province of Texas. By royal decree of the King of Spain, they founded La Villa de San Fernando and established the first civil government in Texas. The Marquis of Casafuerte, Viceroy of Spain, (King of Spain) bestowed upon each Canary Island family titles of nobility. Many descendants of these first settlers still reside in San Antonio.
The Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836, and eventually the town would grow to encompass the mission where the battle took place, a mile to the east. This was where 189 defenders, both Mexicans and settlers, were besieged in the old mission against 4,000 Mexican troops led by Antonio López de Santa Anna for 13 days. The defenders were all killed in the final assault on the garrison. Some recent evidence suggests there might have been a few prisoners, Colonel Davy Crockett perhaps among them, that were executed after the battle had ended. The cry "Remember the Alamo" became the rallying point of the Texas Revolution. Texas independence was finally attained at the subsequent Battle of San Jacinto the following April.
Like many municipalities in the American Southwest, San Antonio experiences steady population growth. The city's population has nearly doubled in 35 years, from just over 650,000 in the 1970 census to an estimated 1.2 million in 2005 through both steady population growth and land annexation (considerably enlarging the physical area of the city).
The Alamo is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound. It is maintained as a shrine and museum located in the heart of downtown, and is surrounded by many hotels and tourist attractions. It is clearly San Antonio's best known landmark, and is featured in its flag and seal and in the city's nickname, "The Alamo City." Across the street from the Alamo is the world famous Crockett Hotel, named after the legendary pioneer Davy Crockett.