Campervans are still gaining popularity, especially as people strive to achieve a work-life balance in their hectic worlds. Many have grown up with campervan holidays being a staple of their younger years, but more and more people are stumbling upon a world that they knew little about, and finding that the world of campervanning opens up many more possibilities than they had realised. If you are at the start of your campervan quest or are on the brink of buying into this way of life, here are our top reasons to buy a campervan.
This has to be top of the list, because having a campervan sat in your driveway or in storage near to you means that at any point you are able to grab your stuff and go. As the majority of the things that you need will be able to stay in situ, you save the energy and time of endless packing and unpacking in order to be able to head off into the sunset. A weekend can be stretched out to feel a lot longer if you travel on a Friday night and do the return leg on Sunday night, and because you don’t have to hurry to take everything out of your van, you feel like you have had a bigger break than you have.
Explore far and wide
Taking a campervan off on an adventure is most people’s dream scenario. You could be sat in your home town one day and a few days later be in Ireland, Scotland, Wales or a remote part of England, or off in the sunnier climes of the South of France, Spain or basically wherever you are prepared to drive to!
Many find that if they like exploring new places on a regular basis the cost of staying in hotels or b&b’s. If you are single or in a couple and want to head to gathering but don’t want to sleep on a floor, or you have children and want to be able to put them to bed as you travel home, then it can save you so much money.
Easier than a caravan
Campervans have a generally more hip and trendy look and feel to them than the cumbersome caravan, and they are much easier to park in towns and cities and take to smaller campsites. You also don’t have to drive so slowly in a campervan which is a great boon for trips when you are short on time. Think about it….minimal effort is required to jump into your campervan as soon as you see a good weather forecast and set off.
Better than just camping
If you really love camping you can combine both, but having the security of the campervan with the facilities that it offers above simply being under canvass means that most people adapt to life in a campervan (especially the more luxury conversions with delightful beds with duvets!) better than they do to wet groundsheets and grass in your sleeping bag.
You can take the family
Taking your family is much more bearable in a campervan when you can fit some of the home comforts in rather than being stuffed into a car.
How plush and how many mod cons your campervan has inside is up to you, but even those with basic fridge, cooker and lighting can transform your trip by enabling you to stick to your usual routines without having to spend a fortune on meals out or plastic packed sandwiches. The great thing is that you can keep adding and tweaking your campervan interior as you want, upgrading as you go along, making it more and more luxurious and suited to your needs.
The campervan scene
Everyone with a campervan understands that other people with campervans are generally seeking the same experiences and lifestyle as you, and there is a great bond that develops between the kindred spirits who are enjoying altering their campervans to make them into the unique and bespoke expressions of themselves.