A campervan presents a family with a great way to go for their holidays. You will be close to nature, but still living as if you are at home, enjoying all the modern facilities. You, therefore, need to choose the recreational vehicle wisely. You need to follow certain advice if this is to be a successful venture.
Smaller sized campervans have no issues with driving or parking. Bigger ones are great for sleeping and living in. It will thus be upon you to decide which end is most suitable for your needs. You need to think of the number of people you shall be carrying for the trip. You also need to think of your driving skills, especially in the regions where you are headed. You will quickly get used to driving a big one. To build up your skills, you need to start off with small ones then work from there. Those who shall be traveling far need to think of getting smaller ones.
You need to look at the design of its layout and the number of people that can fit in it well. The better the layout, the more comfortable it shall be. Look especially at the bed sizes, and their accessibility. They should not be in a constricted position. It is easier to work with foldable beds. The size of the dining table also matters. It is ideal to get one with well-planned spaces, making the selection of even the smallest ones ideal. They need to have used every inch of space wisely.
Look into the kind of water and sanitation system available. Ideally, it sold have both hot and cold water running. The great ones have both shower and toilet provisions indoors. This is great, especially if you are travelling to cold regions. There are some that come with portable toilets. You will notice that they are not the greatest there are. Others come with portable solar showers. They are outdoor types of showers, and will take too long to work. This shall not be well received.
You need to see what equipment the van was supplied with. the kitchen should be fully stocked. There should be two burners, with enough cooking gas, and a sink area. A microwave shall also come in handy. Look also for plenty of cooking utensils, tableware, a coffee maker as well as a kettle. See if the sleeping quarters have enough beddings, linen and clothes hangers. The toilet and shower need to be indoors.
Look also at what is quoted in the total price for hiring the campervan. It needs to have the taxes and fees, insurance and road assistance all covered.