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Recreation Equipment Checkout Center

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Before viewing any rental equipment at our facility, please check-in with the front desk.


The Recreation Equipment Checkout Center has an extensive list of equipment available for a variety of activities and needs. Equipment available includes campers, canoes and kayaks, moon bouncers, a climbing wall, picnic and party equipment, canopy tents, tables and chairs, grills and super cookers, dunk tanks, lawn and garden equipment and much more.


To ensure optimum soldier and family customer service, some items require reservations in advance such as: canoes, kayaks, grills (charcoal and propane), tables (of orders 10+), chairs (of orders 60+), mountain bikes (of orders 10+) canopies, lawn/enclosed trailers, and bouncers. All motorized water craft and pull behind camper reservations must be made a minimum of 2 days in advance along with the completion of required safety courses.


In addition to equipment rental, we offer a large RV lot to store your RVs, boats and trailers of any size (10ft+).

Prices & Photos

Equipment Rental Pricelist (.pdf) - This is the only official and current pricelist supported by Family and MWR. We DO NOT honor pricelists found on Google or on any other search engine. 

View photos of some of our most popular rental items (Flickr)

Authorized Patrons
  • DOD ID Card Holders only (IAW AR 215-1).
  • In accordance with AR 215-1, Chapter 7-4 (3), misuse of program privilege, personally profiting from the use of MWR merchandise and services constitutes a violation that may result in loss of MWR privileges.
Rental Policies


  • Renter assumes full responsibility for rental equipment and all components. Renter is held liable for personal injury, death, property loss or damage. In the instance that damage occurs while equipment is in the renter’s possession, repairs are not authorized unless approved by management.
  • All equipment must remain within a 150 mile distance of our installation.
  • Renter’s POV must have adequate tow equipment w/ components and electric breaks installed if applicable. Equipment will not leave ECC if any or all required hook-up components (breaks, lights etc.) are missing or inoperable.
  • Renter is responsible for loading/unloading rental equipment in and out of POV. Renter is responsible to supply tie-down straps and secure equipment.

Safety and Instruction Class

  • Renter must complete a safety course prior to making a reservation for a camper or motorized bolt boat. Renter must be present at pick-up and return. Equipment will not be issued or accepted to/from a third party. Non-compliance may result in cancellation and loss of rental fee.

Payment and Cancellation

  • Equipment may be reserved up to 180-days in advance or rented on a walk-in basis.
  • Payment is accepted by Credit Card (Visa/MC), Cash, Check (3rd party checks are not accepted), Unit Funds and Recycle Voucher.
  • Reservations require a minimum payment of a one-day rental fee per item; the remaining fee and refundable damage deposit must be paid in full on the day of pick up.
  • Refunds or rain checks will not be given due to inclement weather, no-shows or inadequate tow equipment.
  • A cancellation fee equal to a one-day rental fee applies for each item cancelled within 7 calendar days of reservation pick-up date.
  • A processing fee of $5 applies for each item cancelled more than 7 calendar days of the reservation pick-up date.

Additional Charges/Late Fees

  • All items must be returned in original condition and suitable for immediate re-rental. Renter will be charged for labor and materials to replace, repair or clean equipment.
  • Equipment must be returned on or before the indicated time on the rental contract. Items returned late are assessed an additional daily rental fee per item.
  • Items returned late, reserved by another customer, are assessed a double daily rental fee.
Safety Briefings


  • April 1 - September 30 : Thursdays and Saturdays : 9-10 am at Recreation Equipment Checkout Center
  • October 1 - March 31: Tuesdays and Thursdays : 9-10 am at Recreation Equipment Checkout Center


Mini Storage

Storage units are located at Pope Army Airfield.

  • Unit   8’ x 8’    Monthly/ $ 65
  • Unit   8' x 10’   Monthly/ $75
RV Storage

We’ve got a large RV lot to store your RVs, boats and trailers of any size (10 ft+). We are the only RV lot available on post and our facility features 24-hr electronic card access, security video surveillance, and water hookups. Eligible vehicles include trailers, camper trailers, motor homes, RV vans, fifth wheels, pick-up campers and boats. Registration for a storage spots must be done in person.

  • Knox RV Storage Lot
    24 Hour Gated Access/Security Cameras/Water Hookups
  • North Liberty RV Storage Lot 
    24 Hour Access
  • Pope AAF RV Storage Lot
    24 Hour Gated Access

Prices and fees are subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is authorized to use the facility and what is the process to rent items?

Only DoD ID card holders are authorized to use our facility.  First time renters must bring your DoD ID and form of payment to the facility. All reservations require a down payment of at least 1 day rental fee. Once you are in our system, future reservations can be made over the phone.

How far in advance can I make reservations?

Rental equipment reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. 

Do you set up the equipment?

We set up and operate the climbing wall and trackless train. However, we do not deliver and set up other rental items at this time.

Do I have to put my name on a list for the camper safety class?

The camper safety class is offered on a first come first served basis. See the section" Safety Briefings" above for class times. The safety class must be completed annually prior to making the reservation for a travel trailer.

Is it required to have electronic brakes to pull the boats?

Boats do not require the electronic brake system, however the travel trailers do.

What is the weight of the travel trailers?

5 person travel trailer is 22' long, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is 4,400 lbs., and 3,150 lbs. dry.

4 person travel trailer is 17' long, GVWR of 2,700 lbs., and 2,100 lbs. dry.

All travel trailers require electronic breaks, and a camper safety course.

Where can you get supplies for the popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cone machines?

We are not able to endorse any businesses; however Wal-Mart and Sam's Club have been known to carry these supply items.

 Where can I store my personal RV?

With us! We’ve got a large RV lot to store your RVs, boats and trailers. Spots are available on a first come/first serve basis.