Motorhomes have become one of the first options for travellers who are looking for flexible transport and accommodation options when making their travel arrangements. Their popularity is due in part to their cost effectiveness as well as the ability for visitors to travel around the country at their own pace and in their own space.
As with car hire there are many different options and features you can select when choosing a motorhome hire. Here are some things to keep in mind.
First and foremost, of course, is how many people your motorhome needs to sleep, or berth. You can get as few as two berths which is suitable for a couple, up to as many as 6 berth for a family or a group wishing to travel together. Next choice is whether you want bathroom facilities onboard or if you are happy to stop at public conveniences or use those of the camping grounds you stay at. Obviously having a toilet and shower onboard does make things much easier for a family if you don’t need to find public facilities along your route or during the night, however you do have to consider the option of additional care required with onboard waste.
Something you may not have considered is whether to choose a manual or automatic transmission. If all your drivers can drive manual [stick shift] vehicles then the choice is easier however if one of your drivers is only licensed to drive an automatic vehicle you need to make sure you book this type to ensure that all drivers can safely operate the vehicle.
The other features you might like to consider are the little things that might make a big impact on your trip, particularly if you travelling as a family with smaller children. Ensuring the motorhome can fit a baby seat is a must, additionally having good heating and cooling throughout, additional seating could also come in handy as will having a TV with a DVD player to keep the kids entertained along the way. Your motorhome hire may also have are filtered water and a fresh water tank, electric step to make it easier to get in and out and, linen and bedding included.
As you can see there are lots of features your motorhome hire can have so make sure you write a list of the most important ones for you and your travelling companions to ensure your holiday is memorable for the right reasons.