I’m new to hiring a campervan, what do I need to bring with me?
Fundamentally; as with all new experiences, the most important thing to bring along is the correct attitude. Material items are irrelevant unless you can fully embrace the sense of freedom a campervan holiday can offer. Take a moment to consider the benefits of being able to actively adjust scenery by the hour, cook & eat wherever and whenever you wish plus stop for the night at the drop of a hat! It’s easy to appreciate the importance of flexibility not only with your plans but also with the stuff you bring along.
A practical way to explain this is through three essential activities; sleeping, eating, travelling.
With regards sleep; all our vehicles have varying size, comfortable beds. Some are fixed and some may need to be converted come night fall. Each vehicle has information regarding its bed sizes listed in its description. If a bed does need to be converted for example from a dinette, this will be demonstrated upon pick up. Also, your chosen campers’ video tutorial will show how it’s done. We advise you bring under-sheets, pillows & duvets in the applicable sizes. We can supply these at a cost if necessary, simply let us know when booking. A decent sleeping bag is often a popular choice, you are camping after all! It is also advisable to bring along some towels to complete the home from home comfort provided by refreshing early morning shower.
Eating is often a pivotal point of the day with location & activities hinging about it. All our vehicles come equipped with a gas hob and selection of pots and pans. We also provide plates, cups, glasses and cutlery for each berth travelling. Experienced campervan enthusiastic lean towards carrying provisions which can be cooked quickly and simply. For example, cereal and/or fruit are popular for breakfast with vacuum packed meats and canned vegetables being a staple for main courses. However, as all our vehicles are equipped with a fridge-freezer which can maintain a safe temperature regardless of location, the choice is yours. Another popular idea is an outdoor BBQ. These can be purchased from most DIY centres from as little as €5. If your campervan dream holiday has visions of alfresco dining, this is a must! Regardless the fitted gas hob can be pretty much used anywhere so the view from the end of your fork is whatever or wherever you wish to make it!
Having a set start and end point for your journey provides the perfect framework for a fantastic holiday. Where you go in-between is totally up to you! However, it is important to remember to bring along all the essentials you usually would if you were going on a road trip. These include your driving license, wallet, bank cards, sunglasses and of course a map or guide. We have lots of useful links on our website here to help advise on where to visit. We can also hire you a Sat Nav to help you find your way from A to B. It’s also a good idea to use soft cases/baggage when packing, this ensures bags can be stowed safely.
In the end, when the open road lies ahead, what you take away from your experience will be much more important than what you set out with. Pack practical and get ready to take a holiday with a difference!