Before you hire a motorhome it is in your best interests to consider how the vehicle is going to be used. A conversion or camper van, AKA a class B motorhome, is a great selection for short journeys, people who like spending lots of time outdoors, and smaller groups or families.
The class C motorhomes are a step up with regards to size and comfort, and because they have a traditional truck or van cab, they are much more familiar and easier for people to drive that are new to recreational vehicles (RVs). For larger families and longer trips, class A motorhomes can offer a lot more interior space and entertainment amenities in case of harsh weather. Another thing to think about is that RVs are larger than other vehicles and handle differently, so do yourself a favour and take a test drive before hiring one.
Making the Choice
The first thing to do if you’re interested in Perth campervan hire is to choose what kind to get. Class B motorhomes are the smallest and cheapest to hire. These conversion vans are the easiest to drive because they have the same familiar feel of a standard cargo van. A large group or family may have some difficulty fitting into these small motorhomes, and the lack of available sleeping area space could mean having to use tents or other alternative arrangements.
For sizeable groups and longer journeys, it is a smart idea to consider a class C or A motorhome. Class C motorhomes are constructed on an extended truck or van frames and usually have more sleeping space than a relatively sized class A, because of the extra space over the cab. Class A motorhomes are built on special heavy duty frames and are found in much longer configurations. These motorhomes offer great visibility when driving due to them riding higher and having large windshields and side windows.
After your motorhome has been selected, there are a few other factors to look at. The size of the fresh and waste water tanks are of importance. A larger group is naturally going to need larger tanks, which can have an effect on the decision making process when hiring a motorhome. Other things to examine are the seating configuration, sleeping areas, and whether the unit has a generator or inverter. Diverse other accessories may also be an important part in the decision making process depending on just how the RV is going to be utilised.
If you’re hiring a motorhome for the first time, it is a good idea to choose a couple of potential units and if someone has never driven an RV before, it would be a good idea to try out at least one class C and class A. A short test drive will help you to determine what type of motorhome you are most comfortable with. Please drive carefully and have a great trip!