Even if the mobile home is a hotel on wheels, the equipment is not automatically the same. In McRent and ADAC certain equipment such as bedding, dishes, child seat or camping set can be booked at an additional cost. For toiletries such as shower gel and toothbrush on the other hand have to be brought.
Recommended is a first aid kit, including best antinauseants or sickness for the ride itself. In addition, should always keep tenants identity cards or passports and driving licenses at hand. Also, it is not bad to keep a change of clothes, drinks and snacks handy – especially when children play in the RV while travelling.
5. Loading of the motorhome
The important thing is that heavy parts coming down, ideally in the region of the axis. When cornering, the vehicle is stabilized by a low center of gravity. Generally it should be noted that the mobile home is not overloaded. This not only saves fuel but kept the tourists also during inspections of potential fines. Weight saving starts with the food: canned instead prefer dried soups, canned ravioli instead prefer a pack of noodles. Before getting started, everything should be well stowed. A tip for fragile dishes: the spaces stuffed with good kitchen towels. So that the driver will travel on straight lines, it should be checked before departure, if there are on shelf space easily falling objects.
6. What should I consider while driving?
Even as a newcomer in the camper you get used to fast driving. Still, it never hurts to practice before the start of the trip and to acquire so a certain driving experience. A mobile home, unlike a small car to another braking behavior, other visibility and an unfamiliar curve radius. It is therefore advisable to carry out some maneuvering and parking maneuvers. So you learn to deal with the new spaces.
Many people dream of traveling with a camper through Europe or other continents. However, as a private vehicle for most is barely affordable, it makes sense to start in rented an RV – not least, to find out if this is your kind of travel. But what should you look for when hiring of Van&Co. actually? TRAVEL BOOK answeres six typical rookie questions.
1. Am I afraid as a “beginner”?
Many first tenants are initially put off by the size of the motorhome. Fear, however, can be taken quickly. There are professional motorhome rental options when picking up the vehicle, a comprehensive and intensive instruction and all the details are explained. Previous knowledge or camping experience are not required.
2. Does my normal driver’s license work?
That depends on the size of the motorhome. Who has an old license for category 3, is allowed to drive motorhomes up to 7.5 tonnes gross weight. Holders of a category B driving may move motorhomes up to 3.5 tons. Also important: The tenant and the minimum age of the person who rents the mobile home must be 21 in possession of a valid identity card or passport. Moreover, it should be noted that the minimum age for some types of vehicles is 25 years.
3. How do I find the right motorhome?
Here are two points important: What kind of a trp is planned and how many people are traveling with the camper? For example, a family vacation planned a motorhome should be selected, the size of the number of travelers corresponds. In this context is not only relevant, if enough beds are available. The number of seats with seat belts must be considered, because while driving, it is compulsory that all strapped sitting in their seats. Who is sporty and go as surfboards plans to transport the RV, this must also take into account when choosing. The maximum authorized mass of which is registered in the registration document must not be exceeded.