If you’re from the UK, you have probably had plans to experience all the good stuff that countries like the United States or Canada has to offer at some point.
Most people can’t fit everything they want to do in these massive countries into a typical 2 week holiday.
But one of the best and budget-friendly ways to take a trip across the whole country is in an RV or motorhome.
You will get the benefit of a wide range of benefits from taking a motorhome on long journeys, such as comfort, even greater than you would have in a traditional caravan.
What Are the Benefits of a Motorhome or Campervan Holiday?
- Comfort – as is hinted in the name, you also get a lot of features you probably have in your home too.
- You get freedom to travel wherever and whenever you like instead of being stuck on one resort
- Avoids the upfront cost of buying an RV
No-one would deny that it sounds enticing and attractive to take an RV out on the road, however, there is a lot to think about, including the upfront cost of buying an RV.
This is what makes campervan hire in Canada or the United States the next best option to getting the benefit of journeying and taking a holiday with a motorhome. It’s also much more affordable.
However, there are some vital things you need to keep in mind. Here are our top 3 tips for RV rentals and getting the most out of your road trip holiday.
1. Familiarise Yourself With The Options Open to You
The first tip is to do your research, as that’s one way to ensure you get the best deal when renting an RV.
Start to familiarise yourself with all of the options open to you and make a list of them.
Consider first the motorhome rental holiday companies you have in your local area.
There may not be too many, especially in the UK, as this type of holiday travel is still only slowly gaining popularity.
But take a look at the different RV holidays and models offered by these companies first.
To offer the greatest comfort for your journey, look for models that provide enough room for you and those journeying with you.
It’s also wise to look at the different features offered in those models, such as onboard electricity, televisions and the toilet features.
If you can’t find a company that specialises in these type of holidays locally (which is likely to be the case), then turn your attention online for specialist road trip companies who can help you plan your motorhome holiday.
2. Always Return Your Rented Motorhome On Time
In order to benefit from the best prices, you need to make sure you can return your motorhome on time.
Late return fees are applied if you don’t, which can push the prices up beyond what you budgeted for.
Information about the rental fees should be clearly noted in the contract.
If you are going to be unintentionally late, you should contact them as soon as you can to let them know.
3. Take Care When Driving and Using Your Rental Motorhome
Probably the most important thing you need to bear in mind when renting motorhomes, is to be cautious.
Depending on the extent of any insurance you have, if you are involved in any accidents or damage the RV in any way, you may be charged for the necessary repairs.
Beyond the financial implication, the most important part is your safety and the safety of your friends and family.
If you haven’t had experience with driving a motorhome before (or a similarly large vehicle), allow the person who has the most experience to be the designated driver or look for a short training course you can take locally to understand the fundamentals of driving a motorhome.
Enjoy Your Driving Holiday
Follow these tips and you’ll make the most of your unique driving holiday and you, along with your fellow travellers will have the best experience possible! Enjoy your trip.