Tips for finding a good campervan for hire…

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If you know or meet anyone who has travelled in a campervan, then you know that it’s an experience of a lifetime. It’s always exhilarating to begin with, but as time goes by its all about balancing what you see and do, with doing too much and going too far too quick. That said, there are only a few things in life that come close to the experience of travelling in a campervan.

Active Kampers – Campervan For Hire

While finding a campervan for hire is easy around most of England, you can never be so sure when you’re travelling to unchartered territories, especially when you have plans to travel around Europe. However, with these tips, you won’t have trouble finding a reliable and fun campervan service that can make the expedition all the more worthwhile.

Freedom to Roam

You should be able to go anywhere in the UK or Europe without restriction of mileage or insurance.

Most reliable campervan companies will provide advice and suggestions to travel to specific locations. If you’re thinking about going to Ireland, or Europe for that matter, then it’s best that you discuss your plans with the campervan agency.

Campervan for hire – New and reliable vehicles

These will get you to your destinations without breaking down and without breaking the bank in fuel costs! Make sure your campervan is under three years old if you are going far or to more remote destinations.

Campervan for hire – Size matters

However, campervans are available in varying sizes, and ideally, you should hire a service that has a fleet rather than a couple of vans. You can view our fleet by clicking here.

For the UK compact campervans are best because of the small parking spaces and narrow country roads. Those in bigger vans, usually have quite a struggle getting off the main roads. It’s similar in European towns and cities too, although bigger vans cope better there on the road network. Bigger vans will have a bathroom and toilet, this is the call you need to make on whether this is essential to your trip or not. As an experienced campervanner, I never used them when hiring a larger van, although it can be comforting to know its there.

Campervan for hire – Amenities and Features

While you shouldn’t expect anything lavishing from a campervan, unless you’re hiring an RV, these are the basic amenities that an ideal campervan service should offer:

  • Cooking pans and utensils.
  • Kettle, bowls, and cups.
  • Cutlery, plates, and wine glasses.
  • Basic cleaning products and toiletries.
  • Toilet and sinks.
  • Heating system.

Depending on how long you will be travelling, you will need more amenities from your campervan agency. That said, the listed amenities are some of the basic necessities that you should expect from a good campervan service.

Campervan for hire – Hiring Period

As a practice, many campervan services do not provide campervans for any stays less than four days. Although it is no hard and fast rule, it is a standard in the industry across the UK and other parts of the world. This is because a campervan service will likely have a small fleet, for which they will have different hiring periods based on the time of the year. Hence, if you’re planning to hire a campervan, make sure you get one for at least 4 to 7 days.

Reviews and Testimonials

The campervan industry is one that thrives on reputation and word of mouth. If you’re looking for a campervan service online, then consider review websites, social media and testimonials. Review websites feature reviews from people who have hired a campervan service and wanted to share their experience. Testimonials, on the other hand, should exist on the website of the campervan service. Testimonials, just like reviews, are written by people who have had a good experience with the service. As a matter of fact, for campervan hire in Europe, it is best that you consider the reviews that exist about the service before hiring it.

Now that you’ve read the whole blog, why not take a look at our testimonials on our website or Facebook and see what makes us one of the best campervan for hire in England!

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