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First Time Campervan Hire – Top Tips!

Last Updated on March 28, 2020 by Jess

I want to rent a quirky camper – What do I need to know?

So you think you want to rent a camper? If you're reading this, you're thinking about going on a campervan holiday, or you're about to book one of our great Quirky vans and need a little push to make sure it's going to be great!

We have mentioned some of the most important tips to think about when you rent a motorhome for the first time.

Ready to go with Bianca!


Every good adventure starts with a good plan. It does not have to be a detailed route that is displayed in a spreadsheet on the minute (unless you're my wife!) But it helps if you have a good overview. These plans will help shape the van you rent and the equipment you will use. It will help you calculate how much the vacation would cost you. Equally important is to ensure that you choose the right camper for your needs.

What type of campervan should I rent?

The first thing you have to overcome is the enormous variety of vans that are offered! You know that it will have 4 wheels and a steering wheel, but what else do you need?

Well, to a certain extent this depends on where you want to go, who you take with you and what you will do if you are all there!

The rental page on Quirky Campers has a handy set of icons on each van, so you can see at a glance which facilities each of them has. So if you take your whole gang with you on vacation, you can filter on the number of belt seats. If you want a toilet on board, you can also select it.

You might also find it useful to search our collections; categories like & # 39; cream of the quirk & # 39 ;, & # 39; just for two & # 39; or & # 39; off grid & # 39; can point you in the right direction.

quirky RVs booking information for campers
Sir James has the entire icon collection – what a luxury!

How easy are the Vans to drive?

Chances are that this is the first time you are behind the wheel of a bus. Do not panic! Driving a van has exactly the same principles as a car, it is just a bit bigger. Some of our delivery vans can be rented with Long Wheel Base vehicles such as Blubelle and some are on the more small side like Sandy.

Our owners are happy to give you a crash course … um …. show you how you can drive with their vans when you pick it up! Some important tips for driving a motorhome for the first time are:

  • Plan your route! If you do not want to drive through narrow country roads, plan a route to avoid them;
  • Watch your speed! It sounds obvious, but the braking time is slower, so leave more room than in a car;
    • You carry quite a weight in the van; this also affects the stop times. Remember that some items might be loose – you do not want cupboards to open and all your oatmeal drips out!
  • Note the height! Before you drive to a multi-level parking garage, you need to know a) how big your van is and b) how low the entry level bar is!
  • The door mirrors usually have two very handy mirrors that are slanted downwards so that you can keep an eye on where you are on the road. This is useful for driving wider vehicles and ensuring that you stay within the lines.

If you want to know more about the best tips for driving a van for the first time, read this blog.

close-up of driving a campervan
In the cockpit of Elvira

What do I have to bring along?

Packing for a holiday is a heavy job! Actually, we think it's easier if you have to pack an entire camper. You may not have to choose between shoes or sacrificing a coat for extra pants, because camper vans are fortunately bigger than suitcases!

That said, you probably do not want to pack a suitcase before you're with your camper. This is because while tons of storage space is available for your clothes and bits and pieces, a large suitcase will take up a lot of space. The best idea is to be pre-packaged in a soft storage bag so that it can be easily folded away when you unpack everything on wheels.

Our owners often send you on the road with cookies, tea, coffee and the necessities for washing dishes. Some vans have games that you can play, and some have TV points or surround speaker systems, so you can connect your laptop and settle for a good old TV series from Netflix!

close-up of tea and board games in a camper
Bumblebee comes complete with chic tea and games!

What are the extra costs?

At Quirky Campers we are an open book about costs and we do not sneak into hidden extras. If you rent a camper, the costs can be broken down as follows:

  • The actual rental costs. The cost of each van is clearly displayed on each separate van page;
    • The price varies depending on the season we are in – this is also on the card for you!
  • Insurance – fully included;
  • Extra driver & # 39; s – no extra costs;
  • European rental – no extra costs;
  • Optional additional & # 39; s –
    • Each owner of a bus has a selection of extras that you may want to add to your rental. For example bedding, porta potty, camping furniture, even kayaks and paddleboards! These are priced individually.
  • Refund deposit – £ 250. You can pay this via PayPal or cash and you will get it back when you return the camper, provided of course that nothing is damaged.
  • Fuel – you pick up the van with a full tank and you have to return it with one. A typical 2.0-liter diesel car costs between £ 80 – £ 100 to fill to the brim. On average you reach about 350 – 400 miles of range here. This will of course depend on the mpg of the van.

What happens if there is an emergency?

The van that you control is fully insured and includes breakdown assistance. That's why you do not have to worry about getting stuck somewhere in the middle of nowhere to try a lift to a garage in the neighborhood! You also have a number for the owner of the vehicle who will do everything to help you and we are at the other end of the phone.

Asha can take you anywhere you want to go!

What if I have more questions?

Our team is ready to ask you! Contact us if you have a question about something related to business. We will help you to reduce the perfect van for your first camper rental of the beautiful and varied options you have of our fleet! We will have lots of ideas and suggestions to make your first campervan adventure amazing!

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