There aren’t many holidays that offer total freedom to go where you want. I am going to ramble on about how wonderful motorhomes are and the fact that if you can drive there, you can stay there etc. But more than this, you are free of restrictions like luggage allowances and rigid timetables. The web has made it simple to reserve a motorhome hire. Most hire companies now offer weekend motorhome rental as well as weekly. It really is easier than ever to get started with your motorhome adventure.
Would you like to own your own motorhome?? If a week in the sun was what you fancied, you could just get on a ferry and drive to the South of France. If your friends were getting married you could go to their wedding, join in the fun and not have to worry about where to stay or how to get home. But really, hiring a motorhome is just as easy, you can call up a hire company on Friday morning and pick it up after work and drop it back on Sunday night (or Monday morning if your boss will let you!) . Weekend motorhome hire has opened up lots of possibilities for using them for music festivals, weekend trips, racing events or even just as an extra bedroom or two if you are planning a big event at your own home and donā€™t have enough room.
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. Hire and reward insurance can then be bought much more cheaply, because the hire company is buying in bulk. This is also good for the hirer as they feel safe, knowing that they are renting from an established company. It goes without saying that the company will also provide adequate breakdown insurance and usually a 24 hour helpline to call too.
Some motorhome owners are tempted to try and rent their motorhomes out themselves using their own insurance. Standard insurance for their motorhome will not cover their clients to hire it, so it will be invalid. It is of the utmost importance to have proper insurance. You would never drive a hire car that wasn’t properly insured would you?
Hereā€™s a little story about using motorhomes in the Winter. A good friend of mine, Chad Smith, loves snowboarding. For his first few times, he stopped in an apartment, which is what 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. Nice idea, but how could he take all these other places in the one week he had reserved for his winter holiday? Hiring a motorhome was 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!
The newest modern motorhomes are made of very high tech materials which are strong and offer amazing insulative properties. Inspiration from caravan designers has been used in motorhome design, especially in the habitation section of the vehicle. The motorhome windows have optional fly screens that can be used when they are open. When closed the double glazed nature of them keeps the cold out.
You are guaranteed to stay dry in a modern motorhome, leaking roofs don’t happen anymore. Winter holidays are totally feasible thanks to the heating system.
Hopefully this article has whetted your appetite for hiring a motorhome or maybe even buying one of your own. I would suggest that you try out a motorhome first by hiring one. Different motorhomes have different layouts, so have a look around and see what would work for your family. If you have a buddy or neighbour having a motorhome, ask them for a look inside and get some ideas! Some people won’t understand the attraction of a motorhome, but who cares about them… They will have the same view from their window every day of their holiday, but you could change yours every day if you wish. Find out more about motorhome hire from MotorhomeFreedom.com here .