3 Ways to Know You’re Choosing the Right Motorhome

3 Ways to Know You’re Choosing the Right Motorhome

This one simple sounding step can determine whether your holiday is one you’ll remember forever, or a trip you’d much rather forget.

When you’re going on holiday, one of the most exciting details is the destination. Where are you going, what will you see, what will you do, et cetera. But when you’re travelling by motorhome, that’s only part of the equation. A motorhome will be your accommodation and transportation for the entire journey and can give you the freedom to explore the land around you in a completely unique way… but how much you enjoy your experience is closely tied to choosing a motorhome that is right for you. That doesn’t necessarily mean getting the biggest or most expensive model you can find but it does mean putting some thought into what you want from your holiday at how your motorhome can help you enjoy the best time possible.

1. Size matters

It really does. But bigger isn’t always better. Motorhome sizes are usually measured in terms of berth (3 berth, 4 berth, and so on) which refers to how many people can sleep in the vehicle. It’s not always quite as simple as making the number of berths equal the number of passengers however. There are many times when it’s going to save you a world of hassle and annoyance to have a bit of extra space - if you’re travelling with 4 adults for example, definitely consider hiring a 6 berth motorhome just to ensure that you’re not constantly stepping on each other’s toes. There will be other times though when a diminutive 2 berth will be just perfect - a long weekend getaway with just you and your partner for example. A smaller motorhome gives you more flexibility as to where you can stay, and can often be the cheaper option both in terms of campsites and hire.

2. All the fixings

Everyone has a different travel style. Some love the feeling of journeying light; the buzz of a spartan adventure really excites them. Others prefer all the luxuries of home (and then some) when taking a vacation - after all, a holiday should be about treating yourself, right? The point is, there are all levels of luxury available in motorhomes - it pays to find one that has everything that you need for an enjoyable trip. Having access to your own private toilet is a dealbreaker for some holidaymakers while for others it’s the kitchen facilities which are paramount. However you like to vacation, make sure that the motorhome you hire suits your particular preferences.

3. The price is right

Just like you’d budget for traditional accommodation, you need to figure out how much you want to spend on your motorhome rental. This will vary depending on what kind of trip you’re taking and how flush you’re feeling. Consider that you’ll be saving on accommodation - even the more pricey sites will rarely cost as much as a motel, hotel or B&B. Nine times out of ten, you’ll also be sharing the cost of the motorhome rental with at least one other person which brings your personal costs down. There’s also the fact that traversing a country in a motorhome allows you a unique window into the true soul of a place - something you’ll never get to experience while staying in hotels and motels. Combine all these factors with the list of things that you want to see and do while on holiday and it should give you a pretty clear picture as to how much you have to spend on your motorhome rental. Remember to keep an eye out for special deals as these can allow to pick up something much nicer than you’d otherwise be able to - some rental deals even include activities along the way, so don’t book before hunting for a bargain!



Remember: choosing the right motorhome is about finding one that’s perfect for your trip, whatever that may mean. If you have any more questions about how to discover the right motorhome for you, ask me in the comments and I’ll get back to you ASAP!

Once you are decided on the type of motorhome you need to hire, you have to pick your destination. Australia can be a good option if you want to combine city trips with nature retreats. In case you want to go on a real adventure into the wild, you could go explore the beautiful state of Alaska and then continue your journey through Yukon, in northern Canada. Finally, if you are just looking to relax on the beach, you could head to Italy or Spain.


Written By: Kristof Haines

It’s funny how motorhome memories stick with you. I can still recall a motorhome vacation my family took when I was five years old and how awesome I thought I was, tucked away in a loft bed above the cab. From revealing unique destinations to providing tips and tricks, it’s my mission to help others build great motorhome memories too.