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Imagine what it would be like to way up one morning to the sound of the birds.  You then turn over in your comfortable bed, slowly lift up the blind to allow light to fall gently on to you in your campervan.   Then you realise this is the moment you spent your first night in the campervan you hired that you parked on a site with stunning views all around.


If you are looking for a holiday that allows you the freedom to explore more than one part of the UK then hiring a campervan is a great idea.   It provides you with the flexibility to be able to go wherever you like.


These days campervan hire has become increasingly popular, and you can arrange to hire one for just a weekend or for a week or 2 week holiday if you want.  However, if you haven’t been away in a campervan before it would be a great idea to try one out for just a weekend.


If you are seriously thinking about going on a campervan holiday for the first time there are certain things you need to consider when it comes to hiring such a vehicle.  Below are a few tips and hints to help you with campervan hire in the UK including Yorkshire.


Choosing The Right Campervan To Hire


Most people when you mention the word “campervan” automatically think you are talking about the iconic VW one.   These are great, and very cost effective, but of course won’t have some of the mod cons that modern campervans now come with.


Modern campervan hire companies have a range of more spacious and comfortable vehicles you can choose from.  Ideally look for a company who look after their vehicles properly. Choose a company who can clearly show that their vehicles are maintained and also can call on the services of campervan repairs in Yorkshire service.


As you look at the various campervans available for hiring think about what features are most important to you?  The kinds of features to consider are as follows:


  • How much space is available inside?
  • How the space inside is configured?
  • What size is the campervan?
  • How many beds does it have?
  • How much storage is available?
  • How old is the campervan? If you hire an older campervan then make sure you select one that has been serviced regularly, also any necessary caravan repairs in Yorkshire have been dealt with. You don’t want to be away and find yourself having to call in the services of reputable motorhome repairs in Yorkshire Company to deal with any problems you are having.
  • Does it have a shower and a toilet?


All these are crucial as you want a campervan that not only provides enough space but also allows you to move around inside easily.


What’s Your Budget?


How much you can afford to spend on hiring any campervan is, of course, a major factor that you will need to consider.   Larger size campervans will, of course, cost more to hire than smaller models, the same also goes for campervans that are older.  If you choose to go for a larger older model campervan to hire make sure that the company who is hiring it out have kept it well maintained including having any mobile motorhome body repairs in Yorkshire carried out.


Who Will You Be Travelling With? 


This is a very important factor to consider, as it will determine what size and type of campervan you are going to be hiring.  If you are just going to be travelling with your family then, of course, you need to think about everyone’s needs, especially the kids.   If you are travelling with teenagers, of course, you want a relatively large campervan so that you can all have your own space when necessary.  Plus the inclusion of a shower in the vehicle is essential, as often teenagers tend not to like having to walk across the campsite to go and take a shower in the morning.


Get Quotes


When it comes to getting quotes to make sure that you compare like for like.  Don’t just go with the first company you come across, but obtain quotes from several different ones.


Also, you should read through the quotes very carefully because not always are any inclusions clearly stated.  Some campervan hire companies may quote a base price and then charge you extra for items such as bedding.  In some cases, you may find that it is clear at all what is actually included in the price you’ve been quoted.


It is best to ask each company for a full breakdown of what their quotation includes.  Ideally look for quotes that include the following:


  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Fully comprehensive insurance
  • 24-hour roadside assistance from reputable motorhome repairs in Yorkshire service
  • Bedding, bed linen and towels
  • Table and chairs for outdoors
  • Cooking equipment, plus cutlery and tableware
  • Maps and guides
  • A full bottle of gas
  • Vehicle elements such as levelling blocks, water hoses, and electrical cables
  • A chemical starter pack for the toilet
  • A bike rack


Hopefully, the advice above will help to ensure that when it comes to you want to hire a campervan you select the right one for your needs and budget.  If you would like further information on finding a suitable to hire a campervan from or more about maintaining a campervan once you’ve hired one then please contact us on 01302 711377.  Alternatively, send us an email at or by filling out our online Enquiry Form.

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