Motorhome Republic Blog

Hello and welcome to the Motorhome Republic Blog. Here you will find all things related to the most exciting way to holiday, no matter which country you’re in.

Whatever you want to call the vehicles, from motorhome to campervan or RV, the freedom, fun, adventure and affordability of hiring your own ‘hotel on wheels’ is truly unique. Go wherever you want, whenever you want, with whoever you want. And it’s this sense of liberation we will celebrate on this blog.

Our travel itineraries will provide eye-opening ideas for future vacations, taking in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Canada, UK and everywhere in-between. Bucket List articles feed the wandering spirit, focusing on the likes of the glorious east coast of Ireland, Norway’s Atlantic Road, the stunning and ethereal landscape of NZ’s South Island, the Winelands of South Africa and many more destinations.
We’re hoping our events section will become an essential guide, as we highlight sporting tournaments, music festivals and all of the wonderful opportunities only accessible with a campervan rental. Industry news is also of paramount importance, along with fun videos and Motorhome Movies, capturing the real essence of what we’re all about.

It’s also YOUR blog, so interaction is key. Your stories, your ideas, your feedback… please get in touch and let us know what you think. 

Expect plenty of surprises, quality content and handy information on the Motorhome Republic blog. Happy camping!

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  • "The early bird catches the worm" is a common saying in the English language and applies to a lot of things in life. Being organised certainly enables you to take advantage of more opportunities than people who leave their planning to the last minute. In the world of campervan rental the saying certainly holds true and it happens for two reasons: early bookings give the suppliers a bit of surety around the upcoming season and so we are able to negotiate some fantastic discounted rates for you.
  • The Calgary Stampede is many things to many people: rodeo, carnival, food truck mecca, agricultural competition, concert and ten days of festivities which infects the whole city with fun. The central event on Calgary’s calendar, it is billed as the greatest outdoor show on earth.
  • Tucked away at the bottom of the South Pacific, New Zealand is quite an isolated island nation. With this lonely location comes both good and bad: the unique scenery and wildlife fall in the former category, the long plane rides with many stopovers required to reach it are firmly in the latter, and the distinct accent of the locals perhaps falls somewhere in the middle. 
  • AT&T Park is one of the best places for tailgating during Major League baseball season. You can experience this time-honoured American tradition with an RV rental from San Francisco, and make a road trip of it to experience Southern California in peak baseball season.
  • Google autofill would indicate that a significant number of people have searched “does New Zealand exist?” and “is New Zealand real?” Evidently, it’s a place that must be seen to be believed.
  • The Black Forest (Schwarzwald in Deutsch) is an evocative part of the country. Named for the dense canopy of evergreens, it is a wild place with charming and quaint touches of civilization- like something out of a fable.
  • As with any group united by a hobby or lifestyle, motorhome owners sometimes appear to be speaking a language similar to- but quite separate from- English. Grey water and black water are easy concepts to grasp once you have a few road trips under your belt, but how is a humble renter supposed to know about things like axle weight, boondocking and payload? 
  • Yellowstone is where land and legend meet. With wonderful wildlife and luminous landscapes, it covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Renting an RV is the best way to see it, but it is a true outdoor lovers challenge to see it all! It was the world’s first national park, holds half of the world’s geysers and the country’s largest high-altitude lake, and sits atop a giant supervolcano. Mother Nature really outdid herself with this one! Your Legendary American Road Trip should, without a doubt, include this incredible treasure.
  • From gypsy caravans to wagons on the prairie, the convenience of a place to stay combined with a mode of transport has been appreciated for many eras and across the globe. But these examples take motorhomes to the next level! We have found some of the whackiest motorhomes, travel trailers and house trucks out there. Have you come across any of these wonderful vehicles?
  • While it can be tricky to book a motorhome pick-up in spots such as Reno, San Francisco and LA during the summer due to excessive demand, there's another iconic US destination you should consider for your summer festival adventure: Salt Lake City.
  • The Georgian Bay Coastal Route is nothing short of inspirational. Taking this journey in an RV rental allows you to stop where you please and adapt the itinerary as you go. Ontario is blessed with many natural wonders, but they all seem to converge around Georgian Bay with clifftops, beaches, waterfalls, hiking trails and national parks spread across 30,000 islands and a shoreline stretching 2000km. 
  • A motorhome rental is always a fantastic adventure, even during the off-season! A camping road trip is certainly a different experience in colder months, but can be a great way to see a new place. There are fewer tourists, snow-capped mountains, crisp mornings, warm restaurants and the possibility of skiing or snowboarding in some locations. 
  • This vehicle is the heartbeat of your summer festival adventure. It's your home, your transport, your shelter, your kitchen, your toilet, your shower; your everything. So it helps if you prepare well. Motorhome Republic has compiled the essential Q&A for all summer festival travellers in an RV, motorhome or campervan.
  • What can you do when school’s out? Take the family on a motorhome rental adventure. Winter holidays in New Zealand and Australia fall in late June or early to mid July, and there’s no need to stay cooped up in the house when you can hit the road and experience everything your very own part of the world has to offer. 
  • New Zealand is all about natural attractions. From the “100% Pure” tourism campaigns to the Lord of the Rings vistas, the country has a reputation for untouched landscapes, welcoming wilderness and spectacular scenery. And the best way to experience all of that picture-postcard perfection is undoubtedly by camping: it’s cheap, fun and puts as little civilisation between you and beautiful New Zealand as possible.