If you feel like you’re ready to purchase a campervan and ride it into the sunset while enjoying flexibility wherever you might want to travel, there are a few things you should know before choosing and buying a camper van.
What to consider
Probably one of the most important things to consider and a huge constraint when it comes to choosing a camper van is your budget. Realistically speaking, only after you’ve decided how much you’re willing to spend on your vacation house on wheels, you can start looking at the size of the van and other facilities that it offers.
Depending on how much time you’re going to spend traveling and how big is your family, sizing should also play a major role in your decision. Take into consideration that it must be easy for you to drive it, but it also needs enough storage space and enough seats for everyone traveling. Bigger vans are more comfortable, but use more fuel and are more expensive to maintain overall. Once you’ve decided on the size you want, be aware of the driver’s license requirements for that specific size vehicle.
And last, but not least, when choosing and buying a camper van you need to remember that built-in features can make all the difference. Even though you can definitely live without some of them, a broken toilet or sink can turn your travel experience into a nightmare. So list the features you absolutely need in order of importance, while keeping in mind that adding too many can shrink the interior space of the van. Some of the most common features found in a camper van are a cooker, fridge, sink, toilet, awnings or cushions and curtains, but you’re the only one who can decide on what is essential.
Buying a camper van is an excellent idea, but you need to do your due diligence first so you’re happy with your purchase. On that note, make sure seating is safe for everyone while travelling, don’t forget about the sleeping capacity and check if your beds are not too small for an average adult.