If you have decided you want to rent or buy a campervan, you will need to make sure that you know which make and model will best suit your budget as well as your needs. You will need to do some research into the different campervans on the market in order to ensure that you make the right decision and it is probably a good idea to take some time out to test drive the vehicle before you commit to it.
Even if you decide to rent a campervan, you should time your time and take it for a spin in a quiet area before heading out onto the open roads. Once you have found a company that offers deals on campervan rentals, you can then start doing some research on the different makes and models that they have to offer.
You should try doing the following:
- Check out customer reviews to see which vehicles come highly recommended
- Look at online forums
- Contact the rental company for some advice
- Visit the rental shop and try driving a few different vehicles
- Ask people you know who have driven a campervan before for some advice
You will need to think about how many people will usually be using the campervan, so you know how many people the van will need to accommodate. Some campervans will have more than one bedroom to cater to four or more people, while others will have a seating area that can be changed into a bed at night.
Makes & Models
There are lots of different makes and models of campervans to choose between and knowing which ones are well known for their comfort and reliability is important. You can ask the rental company about which make and model they would recommend for your budget and the style of the campervan will also vary. Some will have an area on the roof that opens upwards to give more space for sleeping in, while others might have a slide out section on the side.
Consider all of the following:
- The size of the vehicle
- The age
- The mileage
- The rental rate
- The MPG
- The facilities and amenities on board
You can find out all of the above information by contacting the rental company and it is always important to enquire about the MPG in order to ensure that the petrol won’t cost too much money.
It is also a good idea to find out what on-board amenities the vehicle has, as some vans will come fully functional with everything from cutlery and crockery to a well-equipped bathroom complete with a hot shower and toilet. While others will be more basic in their offerings and often your budget will affect which van you rent.
Make sure you check to see what the minimum age should be for the driver of the campervan, as this will vary depending on the rental company.