How to Choose the Right Campervan to Rent

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If you have made the decision to rent a campervan for your next holiday, then it is important that you take your time to find the right motorhome for you. Everyone’s needs are different as are people’s budgets, so you will need to look for a campervan that suits your lifestyle as well as one that you can afford.

Go anywhere, sleep anywhere in a campervan

Go anywhere, sleep anywhere in a campervan

You will need to consider all of the following to find the perfect campervan:

  1. How many people it needs to sleep

This is one of the most important factors to consider, as you need to be able to accommodate everyone on your holiday. You can choose to rent a van that sleeps anything from two to 12 people and remember that you can always rent a van with fewer beds than you actually need and take a tent with you that can be set up outside the van overnight. This is perfect if you are travelling with kids who will enjoy staying in a tent. 

  1. What on-board facilities you want it to have

Many people will benefit from hiring a van that has cooking facilities, as this allows you to save a lot of money on the cost of eating out for every meal. However, some facilities can be considered to be more of a luxury rather than a necessity, such as the following:

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Multiple televisions with DVD players
  • Hot water shower
  • Oven and hob
  • GPS

You can keep the cost down by renting a basic van but you will need to enjoy your trip, so try to find a balance between what you need, what you want and what you can afford.

  1. What you feel comfortable driving

It is important that you are able to drive the vehicle that you want to rent, as campervans are large and it can take time to feel confident driving such a big vehicle. You can find a campervan rental option through a rental company and take it for a test drive in a car park until you feel confident that you know the width and height of the van.

  1. How long you will be away for

You will need to take the length of your holiday into consideration when choosing which van to rent, as this may affect how large you want the van to be. For example, if you are going away for one week, you might want to keep the cost down by hiring a campervan without luxury amenities such as a television but if you are renting a motorhome for one month, then you might want to get a van with more living space and on-board amenities.

You can also rent a van with an extra bedroom for storage space and research the camping grounds you want to stay in, to ensure they accept the size of the van you plan on renting. Finding the right van for you is vital, so make sure you find one that suits your needs and budget.

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