Campervan Hire in Palmerston North
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We have tried very hard to make the process of finding Campervan hire Palmerston North as simple as possible. We have put a search box
on the top of every page, which is where you interact with our suppliers and search for vehicles. Speaking
of searching, the process is very easy. All you have to do is enter some basic details about yourself
and your trip, and you’re good to go. You’ll notice that every page has a search box, as we want you to
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(petrol or diesel), whether the vehicle is manual or automatic as well as the vehicle age. Obviously, newer
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Some useful information about Palmerston North
Palmerston North has a population of 75,996 people
during the most recent measurement.
The latitude of Palmerston North is -40.35636 degrees
and the longitude is 175.61113 degrees.
Palmerston North sits within the officially-designated timezone of
Top Ten Tips to Help With Campervan Hire in Palmerston North
Here’s a list of 10 top tips you should think about before hiring a campervan.
Tailor your campervan to your holiday. This
is our top tip really, and is something that We Can Help With specializes in,
as we are able to help you to narrow down you options thanks to the many useful
filters we offer. Ultimately, selecting the right campervan for your trip will
come down to considering the features of the holiday you are planning, for
example how many people will be joining you or how long you plan to be ‘off grid’
for. Different campervans suit different needs, for example if you know you will
be away from cities for a while you may want a larger vehicle to make the most
of the extra space it provides. Equally, if you are on a budget and planning to
do quite a lot of driving, a smaller vehicle is likely to be more fuel efficient
as well as more affordable to hire. Ultimately, you simply need to think about
the holiday your planning and choose a vehicle accordingly.
Do you really need that classic campervan? Ok, we
get it, an old VW Kombi is a beautiful and romantic machine, but modern campervans
will have far more in terms of mod cons and comfort. An old VW will sleep two
relatively comfortably, however if you plan on taking any more people, you’re better
off with a more modern vehicle, unless you bring a tent to pitch alongside your VW.
Moreover, older vehicles are far slower and less fuel efficient, as well as more
expensive to hire, so if you are on a tight budget or timescale you might want to
consider that. Therefore, as above, the answer is again to think about the holiday
you are planning to have and to hire your campervan accordingly – if you’re going
to be out in cold weather, driving long distances, or require a great deal of
comfort, a more modern vehicle is probably the better choice.
Look at the options that the vehicle comes with. By
this, we meet both the optional extra things that can be added to the hire at a
cost (for example sat navs), and also what the campervan is equipped with ‘out
the box’. Most campervans will include a fridge, a sink and taps, a water tank
and some gas hobs. However, if you are planning to entertain many people or
cook particularly exotic meals, then you might want to upgrade to a larger
vehicle, which can come with an oven, a fridge and so on. Similarly, depending
on where you are planning to stay, you may need to think about showers and human
waste storage, as so called ‘self-contained’ campervans may be a legal requirement
to wild camp in certain countries. If, however, you plan to stay in campsites,
these will almost certainly come with all the showers and toilet facilities you
could need, meaning a smaller and less well equipped vehicle would be fine.
What do you need to bring? Treat thinking about
your campervan holiday as you would a normal camping holiday – do you need extra
blankets, toys, games and so on? Many campervans will come with bedding and
linen as standard, but it it is worth checking this by confirming with the
hire company. Not that the hire company may well offer some chargeable extras,
such as DVD players, bike racks, chairs, tables and so forth. Generally, these
can be worthwhile if you are flying out to the country you plan to visit, but
if you are renting the campervan in the country you live in and you own many
of these items, it makes far more sense to look in advance and simply bring
it all with you rather than hire it. One of the best ways to think about
what you might need is to select a campervan on our website and go as far
as the checkout, as here you will see a number of the available options,
which could trigger some thoughts about what you actually own already. Also,
we recommend not bringing a large suitcase, not because the campervan can’t
take all the items within (it should be able to) but more because there will
be nowhere to store the empty case – instead, use backpacks or soft storage
cases that can simply be tucked into a drawer somewhere.
What time of the year are you going? This is a
pretty key one. If you go in a cold part of the year, it’s really important to
pack not just the usual jumpers and hats, but also some extra blankets as you
will likely be sitting outside for at least some time. Similarly, if it’s a
hot period of time it’s probably in the peak season, therefore booking a spot
at some of the campsites you are thinking about is advisable. We do not recommend
just winging it and hoping to find a spot at the campervan site, otherwise you
could end up with some serious problems, especially if wild camping is forbidden!
You’re driving a bigger vehicle. Ok, this much is
obvious, but still we can offer some tips to new drivers. Old hands can skip down
to another section. Firstly, we would recommend you plan your route, as if you’d
feel more comfortable avoiding those narrow country lanes then a well planned route
can achieve that. Also, note that braking takes longer in a larger vehicle, so don’t
assume you have the same leniency in braking as you would with a car – and this is
especially important to think about if you’ve decided on a classic campervan.
Moreover, think about some of the items you have in the vehicle – if you brake
suddenly or go round a steep corner, some of these can fall out! Lastly, and this
is really key, you need to note down the height of the vehicle in the measurement
of the country you are in, as in some very remote and rural places your campervan
may actually be too high for some tunnels or bridges.
The cost isn’t as high as it seems. What do we mean
here? Well, when you hire a campervan you are getting your transport, your accommodation
and your meals all in one. So, whilst the outward cost may appear relatively high,
when you factor in what it would cost to hire a car, stay in a hotel and eat out for
every meal, they are actually incredibly reasonable. Moreover, the campervan will also
be fully insured and equipped with much of the latest equipment, as well as maintained
to a high standard by the mechanics used by the hire company.
Ask for a tour of the vehicle before you hit the road. Most
hire companies will offer this anyway, but the staff will always be willing to answer more
questions if you have them, so what we really mean is to be thorough during this part of
the hire process. Ask plenty of questions about the controls and lights, how to use any
additions like parking cameras or the music system etc. Moreover, check how to fuel the
vehicle, where to swap the gas bottles, how to turn the seats into beds, how to drain and
fill the water tanks and so on. Basically, the more of this you get out of the way before
you hit the road the better, as what you don’t want is to arrive late at night at a dark
campsite and to have to work all this stuff out – far easier to be shown it by the experts.
It can take quite a long time to pick up and drop off the vehicle.
This part is pretty boring, we know, but make sure you leave loads of time to pick up and drop
off the vehicle. This is especially important if you are flying into a new country, as you really
don’t want to be rushing off the plane and trying to get through the hire process as fast as
possible before the hire company shuts. We would give at least an hour, probably two to be safe,
for both pick up drop off. Especially at peak times, which tend to be the hotter months,
it’s not uncommon for there to be a bit of a queue and the staff to be busy with other customers
who arrived before you.
Have you thought about a hotel on day one in the new country? What,
a campervan hire website is recommending you don’t hire a campervan but instead stay in a hotel
for an evening – have we gone mad? Well, if you’ve flown into a new country, especially if it is
a long way away, then you are likely tired and jet-lagged. A very common mistake people make is
to immediately hit the rental store, jump in the campervan and hit the road. However, this is
not very wise, as being extremely tired combined with new road layouts and a new vehicle is
the perfect conditions to quickly have an accident and ruin your holiday on day one. Therefore,
at least one night at a hotel in the city you fly into is very wise and gives your body time to
adjust, making for a much safer trip.