Motorhome rental firm El Monte RV now has 15 “licensee” locations to go along with its 12 company-owned operations.
The licensee locations are owned by independent operators such as RV dealers or car rental companies, said Joe Laing, director of marketing for the Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based El Monte.
The Class A and Class C motorhomes and truck campers available for rent at the licensee locations are owned by El Monte, Laing said. At many licensee locations, the RV rental portion of the business carries the El Monte brand name, he added.
The licensee locations are in Miami, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Roanoke, Va., North Dallas, Texas, West Columbia, S.C., Santa Fe. N.M., Hartford, Conn., Savannah and August, Ga., Van Nuys, Santa Cruz, San Jose, San Diego, San Bernardino, Redding, Oakland, Lancaster and Dublin, Calif.
El Monte provides RV rental business training for its licensees’ employees, Laing said.
El Monte has a 1,800-unit rental fleet that includes 28- to 36-foot Class A’s, including diesel pushers. Its suppliers are Fleetwood, Thor and Winnebago.
The company also operates The Used RV Factory, which refurbishes El Monte’s rental units _ after they become two model years old _ for sale on the used market, primarily by independent RV dealers, Laing said.