What to look out for renting a camper (motorhome) for the first time?
February 14, 2012 6:31 AM Subscribe
Camper (motorhome) filter: we (me, my wife and kids (5-year old daughter and 4 year old son) and our small dog) are going to tour Europe in a camper van (this one
). I've never driven such a vehicle before and I've never lived in a camper before. I need your advice.
posted by hat_eater to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I went to check out the camper. It was built in 2009, it looks just fine, the mileage is low, slightly over 70 thousand kilometers (45 thousand miles). The interior is clean and has no detectable smell. The price includes the necessary insurance. We are going to spend three weeks in it covering 4,500+ kilometers (3000 miles) in Germany, Austria, France and possibly the UK (we know about the requirements that have to be met to let the dog in). I've read what I could find online but I think my google-fu is failing me - the advice I've found so far seems so general and based on common sense that I can't shake the feeling I'm heading blissfully into an unknown disaster.
If there's one thing you'd want to warn me about based on your own experience, what would it be? All other advice is welcome too!