Choosing a Campervan to rent
Top tips on choosing the best campervan to rent
Hundreds of people choose to rent a campervan for their Scottish adventure. There are so many benefits that come with hiring a campervan throughout the duration of your holiday. Not only is it cheaper, but it’s a lot more convenient too.
You get to go wherever you like, whenever you like and you can even choose to island hop or simply travel around a few different areas to make the most of your trip. However, before you rush out and hire a campervan, you need to consider several factors.
How big should you go?
There’s a temptation when hiring a campervan, to hire the smallest one available. It’s the most cost effective option and obviously you want to save as much money as possible. However, it might just be worth hiring the next berth up. Why?
Well there’s more storage space for one thing. It can also be a real pain trying to cook in a small campervan. In smaller motorhomes you need to keep assembling and dissembling the kitchen area. With a larger campervan you can keep these areas permanently assembled.
Just how self-sufficient do you want to be?
There are so many different motorhomes to choose from these days. Some come with a lot more features than others. What type of trip are you hoping to experience? If you’re looking to really rough it and be at one with the outdoors, you’ll want a really basic model.
However, if you like your home comforts it’s worth looking into campervans that have a toilet, shower and gas heating. Do you want the campervan to have its own generator or would you prefer to get it from an outside source? Many campsites have electrical outlets available.
How long do you plan on spending in the motorhome?
This is an important factor to consider as if you choose a van with waste water tanks, they will need to be emptied quite frequently. If left for too long, they will start to produce a really unpleasant smell. If you don’t plan on being on the campsite that long, it’s worth reconsidering whether you need a water tank or waste water tank included.
Which campsite do you have your heart set on?
If there’s a particular campsite you want to head to, you’ll need to first check out its requirements. Some will have size restrictions on the motorhomes that can camp there. So if you are considering hiring a fairly large van, you’ll need to double check the campsite will allow it.
These are just some of the main factors to keep in mind. As with any type of accommodation, adequate planning is required before you book a campervan. It’s also important to make sure you are booking with a reliable company and insurance is provided.
Scotland does have some of the best camping sites in the UK. Hiring a campervan will allow you to see all that this stunning country has to offer in a home from home setting. Take a look at the different models on offer today and compare as many as you can before making a decision.