So if you are thinking about your next holiday now, why not make it a bit different? You can try and convince your other half that driving off towards the horizon is going to be the best thing that has ever happened to them. Once you have made the decision to go, everything is pretty easy from there. Booking motorhome hire is a cinch, either by phone or using the internet. Now all you have to do is go and get your motorhome: Drive to the nearest pick up point or if you are arriving at a UK airport, get a transfer direct to your motorhome. Your holiday starts when you get in the motorhome and start the engine.
A sound and common business model is to build a hire fleet from privately owned motorhomes, with the hire company handling insurance and every other aspect of the hire. Buy doing this it means that hire insurance can be bought at a massive discount. This means that the hirer knows that he is dealing with a large company and not just an individual, which helps a lot. In addition to this, the company will usually provide a 24/7 helpline number and breakdown insurance.
Don’t be tempted by any Tom, Dick or Harry offering the lowest price for motorhome hire. These are usually those who have bought a motorhome and don’t use it that much. To try and make some money they have decided to try and rent out their motorhome, sometimes illegally. Most of the time they won’t have Hire & Reward insurance. All will be well, just don’t have an accident or attract the attention of the police. Does this sound like a good way to spend your holiday?
This is story about someone who is addicted to using motorhomes in the winter. A very good friend of ours, Joey Dell, always loved skiing, but now loves to snowboard. In the early days he chose to stay in an apartment, as most people do. He would have a great day snowboarding and along the way he would meet people who talked about other ski resorts and how great they were. So how could he expand on his holiday and take in a few more resorts? Hiring a ‘mobile apartment’ from a motorhome hire company was of course the answer. A Chausson Flash 02 is his favourite motorhome when he is with his girlfriend or a Flash 03 if he is with a bunch of mates. It’s gonna be motorhomes all the way from now on!
You won’t ever feel cold in a motorhome. Windows have double glazed sealed units and the GRP body is well insulated even on the cheapest of motorhomes. Mostly the heater is fuelled by gas, but sometimes it is diesel. Many consider the diesel system to be an advance on the gas systems. For more info in a concise format, I recommend this site: http://www.motorhomefreedom.com
Some petrol guzzling RVs have been converted to run on LPG. LPG is much cheaper than petrol. Usually when the conversion has been done the owners have decided to replace the bottled gas system with an LPG tank. The same LPG as is used to power the RV is also used for the heating system.
I hope you are now ready to give motorhomeing a go now. Just hiring for the weekend might be a good start and maybe a week the following time. You can always get a motorhome with a bike rack and take your bike away with you. Try motorhomening in the low season, it’s cheaper and less crowded everywhere. I bet you will be thinking about your second motorhome holiday before you get home from your first one. Holidays like this begin the moment you turn the ignition key.