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Tips for a Camping Holiday: RV Rental

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Since COVID-19 is winding to an end, many people are looking for an adventure that takes them out of the home and straight into nature. There is no better way to discover new things and have complete freedom than having a camper van holiday. There is also less worry when it comes to your trip being canceled since this method of travel is already very remote and tourist-free.

Renting a camper or motorhome allows you to venture into isolated areas and spend your entire vacation immersed in nature. In addition, you can also drive anywhere you want and even stop by towns and cities that are nearby for some contact with other individuals! Depending on the type of vehicle, you are completely autonomous: even when campsites or restaurants are closed, you can cook, shower and even sleep in your vehicle. Before planning your next campersharing holiday, check out the rest of this post for tips on campersharing and the benefits!


What is Camper Sharing: 

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The whole idea of Camper sharing is very similar to Airbnb, in which owners can rent out their vehicle(s) (such as campervans, motorhomes, caravans, etc.) to other camping enthusiasts. This allows the vehicle owner to generate additional income and enables travel enthusiasts to rent their dream vehicle. This is an excellent trade off as motorhomes tend to sit unused for most of the year while many people dream of going on a road trip as a camper, but simply cannot afford or don't want to own one. Now that you know a bit more about the concept of campersharing, keep on reading to learn some tips and benefits of this highly beneficial exchange. 



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Before you start planning your next camping trip, be sure to check out all these tips to ensure your vacation is as simple as possible!


Rent a Caravan or Motorhome in Advance

After deciding on the destination that you will be traveling through,the next step is finding a vehicle to rent. If you are looking for private campervan hire, then Yescapa is one of the best options out there for finding some excellent deals. Yescapa is one of Europe’s largest camper sharing platforms, with more than 10,000 vehicles in most European countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, France, Portugal and Italy. Be sure to start your search early so that you can find your dream vehicle that best fits your needs!


Ensure Vehicle is Insured and Safe

One of the most important things to look out for when choosing a vehicle to rent is to ensure that it is properly ensured. Be sure that you can communicate with the owner throughout the journey in case anything happens. Also, be sure that you can properly vet or inspect the vehicle prior to the start of the journey, whether that is virtually or in person. Once these bases are covered, you can stress less on your vacation and enjoy the ride. 


Have a Route Planned

While a campervan holiday can be more free and relaxed, it is best to have a rough plan of the different locations you will be stopping at and where you will be parking the vehicle. This way, you do not have to worry about anything while you are on the road since you already know where you will be headed and know the best spots to park the camper. 


Relax and Enjoy Your Holiday

The most important thing is to relax and enjoy your camping experience. If you follow all the tips above then you are guaranteed to have the adventure of a lifetime.


Renting out Your Own Camper 

If you are traveling abroad, and have your own vehicle at home that you cannot bring along with you, then consider renting out your own campervan or motorhome while you are away. If you decide to rent out your campervan, this is an excellent way to earn some extra money and get the most use out of your vehicle. Yescapa also provides both parties with a comprehensive insurance policy that is tailor-made with insurance partners, and covers the owner’s vehicle and its occupants for every hire in the UK or abroad, including 24-hour breakdown cover. 


Find the campsite for your camper

You've rented an RV and decided on a route, but now what? You'll need to plan ahead of time where you'll park your camper for the night. And if you've never been RVing before, this can be a little intimidating.
An informative camping search and booking platform can be of huge help in this case. A good example is JetCamp. It is a free website that lets you search for any location in Europe to find all the possible campsites and holiday parks nearby with a map to see them all. On JetCamp you can search for campsite photos, a list of facilities, aggregated review scores and contacts if needed. You'll be surprised at how many options you have that fit your individual needs.



guitar on camper van with view of ocean



Campersharing has its many benefits, so please familiarize yourself with all the wonderful advantages of this excellent holiday option. 



An excellent benefit of campersharing is the sustainability aspect. When you exchange vehicles with other individuals and share in these resources, you are helping to get the most use out of your vehicle and prevent the unnecessary purchasing of these vehicles. Since you are most likely not using your vehicle year round anyways, this is a great way to ensure your vehicle is getting good use. Many individuals who travel or adopt the van life are often very conscientious and pro-environmental with the utmost respect for nature. Thus, renting out your vehicle helps contribute to the element of respectful and responsible travel. 


Traveling in Complete Freedom

Traveling in a camper or motorhome allows for a flexible and customisable trip. Going on an adventure without any reservations or restrictions is one of the main benefits of this type of vacation. You can also plan your trip according to your social preferences as well, whether you prefer to meet other campers or be completely isolated from other humans, it is up to you to decide!


In addition, when traveling via caravan, you can be in the comfort of your own home by having your personal items at your disposal, being able to cook for yourself, shower in peace and a solid, safe structure to sleep in. 


Immerse Yourself in Nature 

With a campervan, you can travel to destinations that others cannot reach with such ease. Thus, it is quite simple to find yourself spending the night directly under the night sky, with beachfront views, or up in the mountains with incredible scenery all around you.


Benefit from Tips and Experiences of Locals 

When traveling via camper, it is quite easy to approach and discuss with locals. You can ask for recommendations, tips, advice and more as they will see you as a sustainable traveler who is respectfully visiting their lovely region. You will also find many other like-minded individuals who are traveling by motorhome that you can meet up with and share experiences with as well. 


Save on Expenses

Renting a motorhome or campervan from an online community-based site is usually cheaper  than from a professional renting company (there are usually no costs for instruction, camping equipment, gas filling, etc.). In addition, you can save on hotel costs, eating out and even the small fee for showering at some campsites.


Experience a Wide Variety of Vehicles 

man sitting in tent on top of jeep in wilderness



Lastly, there are many different types of vehicles to rent out for your holiday and the fun part is picking which one best fits with your desires. Whether it is a modern, spacious motorhome or a charming DIY campervan, it is a great opportunity to get to know your own preferences and to experience an authentic van life if you are thinking of buying an RV of your own one day. 



Ultimately, campersharing is an excellent choice for your next holiday and is something that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. As you have seen above, there are many benefits to this style of vacation. Thus, if you are looking to rent a caravan for your next trip, be sure to re-read this article and pay close attention to the tips and advice section!

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We are Jacob and Taylor. Travel is our passion and we love sharing our experiences here at The Travelling Souk. Our hope is that you would be inspired by this little blog to try something new, embrace an adventure, and live life to the fullest. 

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