Originally Posted by Foiled Again
YIKES! But still cheaper than buying an Airstream then finding you hate the lifestyle.
Daily rental on construction equipment runs about 1% of the purchase price per day, on average. Compared to that, $5,300 per week for a Yukon plus an Airstream, or $757 per day is pretty cheap. To purchase a new Yukon and a new trailer together would cost you way more than $75,700 total. The rental place may be under-pricing themselves.
People who DON'T like Airstreaming tend to fall into two categories, in my opinion… People who think even the biggest Airstream is too small and really need a 5th wheel or a high-end Class A with a bajillion slide-outs in order to be happy. And people who just don't like RV camping and wouldn't be happy no matter what kind of RV they had.
With that in mind, to make sure you're not in the second group, you don't have to rent an Airstream to try it out, you only have to rent an RV. Another model of trailer, or even a Class C will do for a trial run.
To make sure you're not in the first group, make sure whatever you rent is similar in floor space and storage space to your target Airstream.
Once you decide you like RV camping and can live in that amount of space for a week or so without going bonkers, then you're ready to go buy your Airstream. Which you will appreciate all the more for having tried something else first since you'll have a better basis for comparison.