8 Reasons That A Campervan Road Trip is a Must

See our reasons you need to go on a campervan road trip for your next holiday

Have you been longing for a lifetime adventure, but have never considered a road trip or see it boring? Well, this article might just change your mind. There is something magical about the freedom and spontaneity that comes with hitting the open road. Unlike taking a flight, you get to travel at your own pace, stopping to soak in the scenic sites of new places for as long as you wish.

While travelling in your personal vehicle has its perks, taking a road trip on a campervan takes the experience up a notch. Not only does it provide the convenience of having everything you need on the road, but it lends endless opportunities to explore off-the-beaten-path locations. If you are still on the fence, then perhaps these compelling reasons should inspire you to put a motorhome road trip at the top of your bucket list.

1. Campervan Trips are Inexpensive

Contrary to what most people think, campervan trips are relatively inexpensive. Our vans are completely self-contained, meaning you don’t have to pay for those expensive campsites. Our leisure vans feature fully stocked kitchens, meaning you get to make hearty meals without spending a dime. Our kitchens feature two-burner cooktops, ovens, full-sized sinks, refrigerators and all the kitchenware you require. So, do not worry about budgeting for a stop at McDonald's whenever your tummy tumbles.

Our leisure travel vans may appear costly at first glance, but when you take a closer look, you’ll realize all the savings you will gain in regard to fuel, food lodging and other expenses. Compared to conventional travel options such as aeroplanes, rental cars and hotels or resorts, our campervans are a cost-effective alternative. You'll gain access to everything you need for a comfortable camping experience including cookware, dishes, bedding, towels, and camping gear, at no extra cost. All you have to do is show up and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. The Ultimate Road Trip Freedom

Another undeniably great benefit of hitting the road using a campervan is that you gain the freedom to go wherever you want, at your own pace. You get to enjoy the open road however you wish. To take #VANLIFE freedom to the next level, we decided to include free unlimited miles with every booking at no additional cost. This is to give our customers the ultimate road trip experience without having to worry too much.

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Features like storage for food enough to last for two weeks, hot showers and full-sized beds also allow you to take off-the-beaten-path destinations, something that is virtually impossible with other forms of travel. The aim is to make the journey not only comfortable but enjoyable and this level of freedom allows just that.

3. Travel to Numerous Places

Another huge perk about campervan road trips is that you can go to as many locations as you please. Conventional travelling comes with the financial stress of booking multiple hotels and flights, but with a campervan, that will be the least of your worries. Campsites are cheaper than hotels and driving from one destination to another saves money on expensive plane tickets.

You not only have to worry less about the trip’s effect on your pocket, but you get to see what the country has to offer. With a campervan, you can simply park on the side of the road and explore the location. If you’ve been on the road for hours and feel tired, the comfy full-sized bed should allow you to nap without a problem. In addition, you can take the rarely travelled roads and explore the hidden gems that a destination has to offer. If a destination doesn’t have a lodging place nearby, you can comfortably sleep in the van.

4. A Campervan is  a Moving Home

Many campervans come fully equipped with all the amenities you could possibly need including a bed, kitchen and even a bathroom- everything at your fingertips. Whether you are in the mood for a home-cooked meal or need to make a quick bathroom stop for the kids, you won’t have to worry about searching for these necessities while on the road.

It is important to keep in mind that campervans with extended features like a bathroom cost more, but you can pick those with just gas rings and a bed. However, bathrooms are available in almost all campsites, but if you are travelling with young ones or intend to travel off road, it might be better to spend more on those facilities.

Still, even when you sleep in a campervan does not mean you will not be able to access scenic views. There are numerous campsites that have parking spots in the middle of a forest or right on the beach, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in nature’s serenity.

5. Potentially more Cost-Efficient

When it comes to memorable travelling, you do not necessarily have to break the bank. One of the best ways to travel to multiple destinations without spending a fortune is by renting a campervan. That’s primarily because when you consider the rental cars and accommodation expenses, a campervan is significantly cheaper.

Also, keep in mind that if you book a hotel room without a kitchen, you’ll need to factor in the added expense of dining out. With our rental campers, you can save money by cooking your own meals using the included stove and gasoline. This not only increases your savings but also adds to the affordability of your trip.

Keep in mind that campground fees and electrical hookups will increase the camping costs. However, you can lower the expenses by going to free campsites and paying for hookups every few nights.

6. Wake up to a Different View Everyday

If you are looking for the ultimate adventure, you will want to skip those boring hotel rooms and go for a campervan. With a rented van, you can wake up to breathtaking views of the beach, desert, lake, or even a Walmart parking lot if you wish. This makes your trip more exhilarating. You get to enjoy that morning coffee with a stunning view every day.

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The best part is that if you are an avid hiker, you will appreciate the convenience of being close to the trailhead, making those early sunrise hikes a breeze. It’s a win-win situation! See how to plan your road trip here!

7. Learn to Appreciate the Little Things

If you hit the road with one of our campervans, you will discover a newfound appreciation for the simple things in life. These types of trips provide the freedom that comes with having less, be it packing light for the journey or simplifying your activities, food and devices. You’ll learn to let go of unnecessary material possessions and embrace a minimalist lifestyle all while enjoying the beauty nature has to offer. Camping or not, simplifying life is one of the best things you can do for yourself and a van trip provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. It also allows you to think about your lifestyle and relationships with others from a new, often healthier perspective.

8. Take Spontaneous Trips

If you have the sudden urge to explore a new location but don’t have the time to plan, simply take a campervan. With a motorhome as your accommodation, you won’t have to worry about last-minute bookings or stress out about finding a place to stay. Most campsites are easy to find and so, you can book on the go without much hassle.

Changing your travel itinerary midway also won’t be a problem when travelling in a campervan. Unlike prepaid hotel deposits or transportation reservations, you are free to change your plans. Simply find a new campsite, adjust your route and you are good to go. Thanks to modern technology, you can do this in minutes on your phone, tablet or laptop!

If you are hesitant about taking a spontaneous road trip because you’re worried about travelling with kids or pets, do not fret! Our motorhomes are spacious enough to keep the young ones entertained throughout, with plenty of room for them to play games, read books and even stretch out. In addition, most campsites have open spaces and play areas for children to run around and expend their energy. You can also bring along your furry friends, and while most campsites will happily accommodate them, it is important to check before making any bookings.


Whether you are looking for a spontaneous adventure or a carefully planned road trip, a campervan can provide the freedom and flexibility you need to make the most of your journey without spending a fortune. We hope that this article has sparked the urge to hit the open road and discover the joys of campervan travel.

To rent a campervan just get in touch with us here at Rambling Rover!