Renting a motorhome, what to pay attention to?

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Campervans are becoming more and more popular as a choice for people who want to travel and discover the world in an independent way. Renting a camper is a perfect solution for those who do not have their own camper or want to try camping before deciding to buy their own. Before renting a camper, there are a few things you should pay attention to to ensure a successful and comfortable vacation.

What type of camper should I rent?

There are many different types of campers , and each has its own unique features and benefits. Before renting a camper, consider your needs and preferences. Are you planning to travel alone or with your family? Do you need a lot of space for sleeping or are you more interested in space for cooking and storing things?

Pay attention to the interior layout, number of beds, kitchen and bathroom equipment to find a camper that will meet your expectations. In the camper search engine on the CampRest portal, you can use appropriate filters that will allow you to find the perfect camper for you - link: camper search engine .

How big is the camper to rent?

Campervans vary in size, and maneuverability can be important, especially if you plan to travel on narrow roads or visit places with limited parking space. Large campers can be more difficult to drive and park, so you'll want to consider your skills and experience as a driver.

What kind of driving license for a camper?

With a category B driving license, you can drive a camper whose GVM (Permissible Gross Weight) does not exceed 3.5t. And this is the DMC that most camper rental companies in Poland have. However, if you want to check how to travel in very luxurious motorhomes with a GVM of over 3.5t, you must have a category C driving license - you can also easily find such vehicles in our search engine for motorhomes for rent , by selecting the appropriate parameters regarding the vehicle's GVM.

What are the rental conditions when renting a camper?

Before signing the camper rental agreement, read the terms and conditions carefully. Check what the rental costs are, whether they include insurance, mileage limits and what the rules are for returning the vehicle. Also make sure you are familiar with the rules regarding fuel and cleaning your camper after your trip.

If you do not understand or accept a paragraph in the contract, do not sign the contract or ask for an appropriate paragraph to be added.

Ask for exact rental conditions before booking and paying the advance payment, so that you can familiarize yourself with the contract with peace of mind.

Is the rented camper insured?

When renting a camper, it's always worth asking about insurance. Check if the landlord offers insurance against theft, damage or towing costs. Read the insurance conditions carefully and make sure you are adequately protected in the event of unforeseen events.

Be sure to check whether the insurance has the appropriate extension to include commercial rental - only such a provision guarantees that the camper that is the subject of the rental is fully insured.

The CampRest Ubezpieczenia Insurance Agency offers full insurance for campers, i.e. third party liability insurance, AC insurance, accident insurance, with the extension to include commercial rental without additional fees.

What about the deposit when renting a camper?

Each rental company charges a deposit when renting campers. This is a kind of protection against minor damage, such as scratches on the table, a broken cabinet, a broken window or some solid dirt.

Ask carefully when the deposit will be returned and what may affect its retention. Before renting a camper, do a thorough inspection and take photos (be sure to date) of any damage that catches your eye.

Equipment and accessories in a camper for rent

Before renting a camper, check what equipment and accessories are available in the rental price. Is the camper equipped with a stove, fridge, heating or air conditioning? Are additional accessories available, such as garden furniture, a barbecue or a bicycle rack? Make sure your camper has everything you need for a comfortable trip.

When to book a camper for your holiday?

Campervans are often popular during the holiday season and long weekends, so it's worth booking in advance to ensure your chosen model will be available on a date that suits you.

In our camper search engine you will find direct contact to every rental company that advertises its campers for rent.

Contact your camper rental company and discuss booking details, including pick-up and drop-off dates -> Campervans for Rent

Where to go with a camper and how to plan a route?

For beginners, we have created an extensive guide "My first camper trip " - which will help you prepare for your first trip.

If you need ideas for preparing a route, we have also prepared dozens of suggestions for camping routes. We write out ready-made camper routes in our e-books, day by day, but you go on them on your own and you decide which points you will possibly skip or stay on them for a long time. E-books are also available in our store -> Ready camper routes

We have created the CampRest portal for people who value freedom and travel on their own.

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