You're Not Short On Options When It Comes To Pop Up Camper Rental
Pop up camper rental is without question one of the best ways to experience a new country, or perhaps even explore your own country. In Canada over the last few years, many RV rental companies have been popping up to accommodate travellers. There are dozens of different RVs available for rent including class A, B and C motorhomes, camper vans, pop up camper vans and trailers.
If you are travelling to a country where it's available, consider pop up camper rental as a means of exploring the country with complete freedom. I know from having spent 6 months in Australia, that the RV rental industry is booming. Pop up campers are all over the road down there. There are good reasons for this. In my opinion, they are simply the easiest, most hassle-free way to travel on your holiday. If your goal is to have an inexpensive, hassle-free holiday, this may be the option for you.
Here's why I think you should consider pop up camper rental for your next trip.
1. Pop up campers are small and easy to maneuver
Often in other countries you will find yourself driving under less than ideal conditions. Australia for example is a beautiful place, but they drive on the wrong side of the car and the road. This can get confusing at times for us North Americans and I found that having a smaller vehicle to maneuver gave me less to think about on the road and allowed me to focus more completely on my driving. They're light, versatile, quick and easy to drive.
2. They're inconspicuous for sleeping in
Some places are not super friendly to the idea of travellers just parking there and sleeping for the night. The beauty of renting a motorhome or RV is that you have the flexibility to sleep right inside and don't have to pay for a hotel or a hostel. It may not surprise you to know that not all countries and towns want travellers sleeping in cars on the side of the road. This is the beauty of the camper van. They're small and inconspicuous so you can sleep places where perhaps you wouldn't be able to get away with it and go unnoticed. While travelling we parked at public beaches, parks and sometimes just on the side of the road to camp and never had an issue with our choice of location.
3. They are cheap to rent or buy
This is where these things really shine. They're just not that expensive whether you choose to rent or buy. The van we bought in Australia was easily re-sold (two states away from where it was registered) for more than we bought it for. Another couple travelling happily took it off our hands for the price we were asking. We were able to buy the van, drive it more than 2000 kilometers up some of the most beautiful coastline in the world and then re-sell it with no hassle at no loss. VW vans or "Kombi vans" as they're called in Australia, are very reliable and can be found super cheap on sites like craigslist. If you choose pop up camper rental rather than purchase, you can get one for only around $50 per day.
4. More space
A pop up camper has a ton more space than a typical van. They usually have a bed up top in the raised section to accommodate 1 or 2 people. This allows the main section of the van to be used for a small dining table, mini-fridge and stove. They're better suited to long term travel courtesy of the extra space. This is especially true if you're travelling with more than 2 people in one van.
This is the brilliance of pop up camper van rental. They're in high demand in Australia, many European countries and even in North America. I know that in our area of Canada they sell fast and can be hard to come by because they're so popular. Consider buying or renting one for your next adventure abroad.