The type of rate chosen (unlimited mileage or not) and also any extras that can be added during the rental phase. Let’s see everything in more detail:
What is included in the camper rental?
First of all, it is important to know that the vehicle is delivered with a basic equipment that is not sufficient to tackle a trip in a camper, be it short or long.
In most cases, the rental fee essentially covers only the use of the vehicle for the required period. Everything else, which is still essential, must be rented separately or you have to get it yourself: sheets, towels, pots, dishes, etc.
If you don’t feel like or have time to put on all the equipment, you can rent pre-packaged kits, available at any dealer; obviously this choice is the least economical albeit the most immediate.
I suggest you read this post written by a fantastic camper owner mother, Daniela: it explains in detail what it is essential to get to leave in peace and to experience the camper without stress.
The first thing to look at is the space . Traveling by camper, especially if you have children, still requires a good deal of adaptability. And the ability to share small spaces without stepping on too much.
But the mistake many make is to choose a vehicle that is too small, just to save some money. You will then pay a much higher price in terms of stress and frustration.
If your first motorhome trip is short, say a weekend, you will probably need an approved motorhome for the total number of family members traveling.
for example a week, then the advice is to rent a camper that has at least two more beds than the number of people traveling. This is because, generally, two of the beds are obtained by closing the dinette table. Imagine the stress of breaking down the dinette every night and turning it back into a table every morning? Maybe with a couple of weeping babies who can’t even run around flowers because it’s cold or raining ?! Also on this aspect, Daniela’s blog (Due Per Tre Fa Cinque) offers a very useful and detailed article .