Mostly known as campervans or motorhomes in the UK, RV’s are a good option for a truly unforgettable vacation that covers your transport and accommodation needs. Campers give tourists a real feeling of independence with the opportunity to decide upon and even change your mind on your detsination for the day. A motor home is as the name suggest, a mobile home with all the regular conveniences that you have at home, with the added benefit of mobility. A mobile home should offer the following facilities and if they don’t, you may want to look elsewhere for your hire vehicle.
An essiential component of a camper van is the meal preparation area. The kitchen should have a gas or electric cooking hob with two or sometimes three burners. There should also be a refrigerator to keep milk and dairy products fresh. A microwave is often considered a luxury item as you will need mains voltage for it to work. To get mains voltage you will need to hook up at a dedicated campsite facility. Most vans have an electrical hook up point. All campers should come with a dual battery system. One for the van lighting and other low power uses and one that’s used for the engine.
Internet access, cable television and electrical supply are just some of the home comforts found at dedicated camper sites throughout the UK. The increase in motorhome hire within the UK is fueling the growth of services available at the camping grounds. Many people who look to hiring camper vans as the perfect get-away, prefer to stay in less developed rural areas or in camp sites with just basic facilities such as toilets and washrooms.
The Volkswagen organisation is a world leader in the campervan market and has played an important role in the history of camper vans. In the UK, you will also find other well known companies such as Ford and Fiat offering camper van solutions. The Volkswagen Vanfest, is a highly popular event that is held in Malvern each year. Enthusiasts from around the world attend and show off their lovingly restored camper vans. If you are in the market to buy your own van or you have one and need to buy something for it, then this is definitely one event you need to attend.
Choosing the right camper van very much depends on whether it is a family trip or not. The age of the children is also important, since there are family camper vans with special facilities for such circumstances. Most family vans include one large double bed and two smaller single ones, or there is also the option of one double bed and a small bed in the van roof space. Such details need to be discussed with the camper van rental company you choose. Remember that UK law is very strict about child car travelling, and since most camper vans don’t have children seats as standard, it is the driver’s responsibility to make sure they’re carried in a legal manner.
If you are looking for a more adventurous camper van experience you could choose to hire a truck camper. This is an off-road style of camper van, that a few rental companies offer at a premium. The rugged design of this style camper has limited cabin space due to the off road design features. A number of UK rental companies offer this style of camper, but it does cost a bit more than an ordinary camper van.
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