When planning your holiday, the first thing that you will usually think about is where you are going. Are you going to follow the ‘staycation’ trend and find a nice spot in your own backyard or are you committed to bagging some guaranteed sunshine in the Med? Perhaps you’ve set your heart on Paris or Rome.
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Next, thoughts often move on to which hotels or self-catering accommodation you are going to opt for. Have you ever really stopped to consider whether motorhome hire is a possibility for you?
Expand your horizons
As well as being potentially costly, a standard package holiday, even a tailor-made one, will lack the flexibility that motorhome hire can bring you. No matter how much you research your destination; there is the possibility that you or other family members simply will not like the location or the hotel. Lengthy, uncomfortable waits in airport lounges are another risk to think about.
Choosing motorhome hire enables you to turn up at any time (within reason if you’re staying in a campsite), stay as long as you feel comfortable and move on as soon as you’re ready for fresh scenery. In short, motorhome hire brings you the freedom that all holidays should be about.
Be your own tour guide
Pre-bookable excursions always look good in the brochure but the reality can be different. The pace may be all wrong for your family: rushing past the most interesting sights while dwelling for hours at landmarks only your local guide seems to be interested in. With motor home you are free to create your own tours. If you find a place that really captures your imagination just look for a convenient place to park up and spend the day.
Could I opt for a caravan or camper van instead?
Of course, your circumstances may be more suited to a caravan, trailer tent or campervan than a motorhome but there are some advantages that motorhome hire has over both these alternatives. While a caravan seems to offer the benefit of freedom, it is much more time-consuming to pack-up and hook-up when you want to move on, especially if you have complex awning arrangements.
This can leave you restricted to exploring a reduced radius around your campsite.
Campervans solve this problem, and may be ideal for couples and singles, but are generally not big enough for families. With models that can sleep seven or more people in comfortable beds, plus homely facilities such as hot running water, showers and set apart lounge areas, motor home hire is usually the most convenient option for a family holiday. Some motor homes even come equipped with a garage in which to store bicycles or other sports and leisure equipment.
On the topic of leisure, wet days are often a problem when camping, with children getting bored and adults struggling to find ways to occupy them, while trying not to get through too many sets of clothes. With motorhome hire, in-vehicle DVD players and ample storage for the children’s toys and games can take off some of the pressure. Then, when the sun comes out, you might even be fortunate enough to have a barbeque included with your vehicle
Motorhomes for Hire
Finally, if you’ve never driven a motorhome before, don’t worry. Many first-time motor homers are surprised at how easy they are to drive. In addition, most motorhome hire companies provide a test-drive area for you to practise on before you leave the depot. If travelling overseas, you may be apprehensive about driving on familiar roads. Don’t forget that most European roads are less crowded than their English counterparts
With less stress, fewer restrictions, more space and more freedom, consider motorhome hire the next time you book your family holiday.