Forget caravans and tents, the campervan rules the holiday market where budgets are tight but families still need to get away. Whether you are looking to pitch up at home or away, the campervan gives you the freedom of the open road and the chance to take in a number of stunning destinations along the way, without having to miss out on the creature comforts that make camping in a tent or caravan uncomfortable.
As a leading supplier of hired VW campers, we certainly know a thing or two about the campervan holiday. Here our experts share their tips for enjoying the ultimate holiday on wheels.
Planning makes perfect when it comes to your campervan holiday, whether you have your heart set on a weekend away or a month long road trip. Whilst enjoying the freedom of the open road doesn’t exactly say planning, striking the right balance between spontaneity and forward planning is important. Plan a rough route to your destinations of choice and research campsites in advance to ensure you can enjoy every part of your journey.
Hire a Van
Buying your own motorhome is an unnecessary extravagance for many households, particularly if you don’t happen to have a spare £30,000 to buy a camper with a 4 or more berth. Hiring a camper is much more affordable and allows you to take advantage of modern conveniences, such as a double sleeping area, burner stove, kitchen sink, pumped water, compressor fridge, internal dining space and electronically operated pop up roof, without breaking the bank.
The great outdoors is a beautiful place to enjoy as a family, however for those that have splurged on a luxury camper finding free campsites may make your budget go further. Also known as wild camping, you can camp for free overnight in certain locations. However, check the laws of the country you are visiting first, as whilst free camping is legal in Scotland, it isn’t in England and Wales.