Everything You Should Know About Renting A Camper / Motorhome


Camper / Motorhome or Car?

In the very beginning of travel planning, many are faced with the question of whether they would like to rent a camper / motorhome or rather prefer to travel by car. Renting a camper / motorhome literally means having a home on wheels, but at the same time having to spent more money on the rent. On the other hand, you don't have to pay for hostel beds, but what are the costs for campsites? Besides the money, there are other reasons for renting a camper / motorhome. It is a completely different feeling whether you cook with a lot of people in a hostel kitchen or eat privately in the wilderness. Maybe this page will help you decide which vehicle fits best for you?

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Camper / Motorhome Models

At the very beginning of your motorhome trip, you should think about what comfort you need, how big your camper / motorhome should be, whether you want to cook regularly inside the vehicle, whether you need a bathroom with a shower, etc. In this article we will introduce you to the different types of motorhomes and camper models that you can choose from. We have made the classification irrespective of the companies and without considering the age of the vehicle. This is providing you with a fundamental understanding of the structure of the different models and will help you decide which motorhome is best for you.

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Choice of Camper / Motorhome

Which camper / motorhome suits me, my requirements and plans? What do I really need and to what extent is my budget limiting me? How long will I stay in the vehicle? How many people are traveling with me? There is an ideal vehicle for every individual trip. We present the range of campers and motorhomes, starting from the small sleeper to the fully equipped motorhome, and describe where you are advised to invest more money and where you might rather avoid further investment. This is a simple decision-making help that you should turn your attention to before booking!

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Camper / Motorhome Quality Versus Reality

Don’t be gentle - it’s a rental! When it comes to renting a camper / motorhome, many are not fussy. You paid a lot of money, so you can leave your mark. If something breaks, it better not be reported – you might actually have to pay for it if you do! Then it’s the next tenants` turn, who also paid money and has just as high expectations as you. Be aware that in between there are only a few hours in which the rental company can maintain the vehicle. You can find out here what quality you can therefore expect and what defects you have to adjust to.

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Camper / Motorhome Pick-up - The Check

The pick-up is one of the most important moments when renting a vehicle. Proper instructions on how to use the camper / motorhome are necessary in order to find your way around later and avoid unnecessary damage. During the briefing you are impatient, because you seek to start your roadtrip! But shortly afterwards you ask yourself why the refrigerator is not cooling ... Furthermore, you are supposed to take a good look at the vehicle in the moment of pick-up. Those aware of where to detect defects can save themselves a lot of time and nerves.

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How to Act in Case of Damage

Again, and again, it happens that the rental produces costs that could have been avoided with correct behavior. Damage happens quickly, after all a motorhome is quite big, the handling of the vehicle is new and the road conditions are different than at home. Many cases are insured or are taken over by the rental company, but only if they are reproducible later. Here you get important advice on how you should behave in case something breaks down.

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The Right Insurance

If you compare the prices for camper / motorhome rentals, you will realize that the type of insurance has great influence on the rental price. Would you rather save money and insure little or do you prefer to play it safe? The comparison is all the more difficult since all companies offer their own insurance regulation. You have to read and compare the fine print to see the actual differences. In the following text you can get information on what insurance policies make sense, which cases you shouldn't fall for, and which damages are insurable in the first place.

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Freedom Camping

In New Zealand, since several years the rules for camping outside of official campsites have become a lot stricter. Motorhomes must have certain equipment in order to be approved. And even with a certified camper you can't stop everywhere you like. However, there are numerous places where freedom camping is still possible. Australia is also slowly following suit. To make sure you book the right vehicle, we will address the topic of freedom camping in more detail here.

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