Long vacations are a time of great expectation for everyone. It is an opportunity to go away with family or friends, to enjoy a convivial moment. This conviviality pushes the majority of people to opt
Long vacations are a time of great expectation for everyone. It is an opportunity to go away with family or friends, to enjoy a convivial moment. This conviviality pushes the majority of people to opt for the rental of a motor home. This type of vehicle is like a small house. Let’s see the main advantages of renting a motorhome for your vacations.
A Peaceful Trip
Traveling by motorhome is a practical solution. You travel at your own pace, without any rush. No need to wake up early; you leave at the time of your choice. During the journey, you have free choice on the frequency of the stops. You can admire the landscape and do some shopping.
Children can sleep or play during the trip, without disturbing you. You can also take your pets with you. They will not disturb anyone. However, always ask the rental company for permission.
A Hotel Car
You can feel at home in a motorhome. With built-in sleeping accommodations, you no longer have to rent hotel rooms to get a good night’s sleep. On this point, make sure that the vehicle you choose has enough sleeping space for all passengers. This way, you will avoid discomfort.
A Restaurant Vehicle
A motorhome is usually equipped with a kitchen. You don’t have to go to a restaurant or a fast-food restaurant, you just need to have enough ingredients in stock, and you can prepare your own meals. You will find almost everything you need: cooking plate, microwave, work surface, water point, and storage cupboards.
Tourism in Complete Freedom
Traveling by motorhome means being able to go where you want, at any time. However, check with your local council to find out if there are any restrictions on camping.
Since you pay less for meals and lodging, you have more money for recreation. All that’s left is parking fees (which cost about €10 to €15 per night) and fuel. Why not buy some souvenirs as well? With lower expenses, you can afford it.
Choice of Vehicle
You can choose between different models of vehicles, depending on the number of seats and beds and the equipment on board. Thus, you must consider the number of passengers and the specific equipment you need during your vacation.
Other Expenses To Consider
You should know that campers pay the same rate as other vehicles for tolls. Those of less than 3.5 T with a height between 2 and 3 m are in category 2. Above this height, it is category 3.
The majority of motorhomes are diesel vehicles. Their consumption ranges from 8 to 12 liters per 100 kilometers. Larger vehicles consume more. Furthermore, the consumption indicated in the technical data sheets is underestimated. It was calculated under optimal conditions: on the highway, at an optimal speed, without wind, etc. So, take a margin and add about 3 to 4 liters per 100 km. Therefore, take a margin and add about 3 to 5 liters per 100 km.
The Choice of the Rental Agency
Some agencies offer discounts all year round for long or medium-term rentals (more than a week). Others take into account early reservations (several months in advance). You can also get a good deal by combining long-term and advance reservations. There are also motorhome rental agencies that already have a network of parking lots in different regions, which will allow you to lower the rates.