If you’re thinking about spending a special vacation, one of the trendiest ways to do it is by touring with a caravan. Wondering why? The answer is very simple – with a caravan you have the freedom to choose what you want – where you go, when you go, how much time you spend in one place and so on.
There are many advantages in touring in a caravan, but you also need to pay attention to different details. Let’s see how you can plan the perfect vacation.
Choose the Caravan
When you think of touring in a caravan, you need to choose the perfect one for your purpose – if you don’t have one already. It’s better to try it once at least, before you decide on buying one for yourself – this way you will know exactly what to look for.
The choice should take into consideration how many people will be using the caravan. If it’s just you and your significant other that will be using the caravan, then you can go for a smaller one. However, if you plan to travel with a bigger number of passengers, then you’d better go for a bigger one. There are caravans that can accommodate 4 or 6 people – those are also more expensive, but they also have a bigger area for sleeping and other activities.
When you choose a caravan for renting or for buying, make sure that you take into consideration the details that will make the difference. It’s about all those things that you need for having a comfortable vacation – the kitchen area needs to be properly equipped, you need to have access to a complete bathroom, the depositing area should be generous and the sleeping area should also be as big as you need it, to accommodate the number of people that you know will be using the caravan.
Apart from these, you can also look at all the accessories – a new caravan will be brand new, of course, but a second hand caravan can also have quality accessories that can make it a little jewel that can be taken in touring.
The Legal Aspects
If you want to rent it, then you need to make sure that the company has the right permits and credentials. Apart from this, the caravan itself needs to have the PTI – the periodical technical inspection, which shows that it can be safely driven on public roads.
This means that all the systems need to be functioning perfectly, and the most important systems are the electrical and the breaking system. If you’re not sure about these, you need to ask to see the permits and the PTI for each caravan that catches your attention.
Apart from this, when you rent the caravan, make sure you sign a contract where it’s written everything that is important.
This is also important, because this will let you enjoy a more or less comfortable caravan, no matter if you plan to rent it for the vacation or buy it. If you want to either rent or buy a new caravan, be prepared to take a bigger budget from your wallet. However, if you’re going for the second-hand option, the budget will be reasonable.
Renting is cheaper than buying in either case, but you won’t have it for a longer period of time. You’ll be able to enjoy it for some days, but then you will have to take it back. Buying one does require a bigger budget, but you won’t have to spend time on looking for rental companies that have caravans or finding another one that fits your needs.
Now that you have your caravan, all you have to do is set the destination, the route and pack your bags. This is done no matter where and when you go, so you know the drill already. However, with the caravan you have the mobility that allows you to go wherever you want and in the cheapest way possible.
You won’t pay more money for finding accommodations, as you will sleep in the caravan; you won’t have to worry where you will camp, as there are plenty of places along the road, and you won’t have to worry about arriving at a certain time.