Buy or Rent?
Buying a caravan or motorhome can be quite a big investment, but could it more beneficial to rent rather than buy? Here we look at some of the benefits of buy or rent a RV to help you make the best decision on what is right for your travelling needs.
Of course, the main benefit of owning your own caravan or motorhome is the fact that it is yours, to do and travel as you wish. Complete freedom! When buying a caravan, you can choose the layout and features that is perfect for you. Plus, if you are ordering a new factory built caravan or motorhome you can have a choice of interior colours and décor designs – bright red splashback? Yes, please! You can also fit accessories and upgrades to your caravan or motorhome as your travelling style changes.
You won’t have as much design & accessory flexibility with a rental unit but our caravan & motorhome rental fleet do offer a range of different layouts, including the popular island bed / rear full ensuite caravan layout plus caravans and motorhomes to fit the whole family, but sorry, no red splashbacks.
Keep in mind that if you are hiring you may need to plan months in advance. Especially during peak periods like Easter and Christmas / New Year where bookings need to be confirmed usually at a minimum of 6 months in advance for a rental caravan or motorhome and park site. Now, this is not a problem if you own your caravan or motorhome, you have the luxury of being able to make those spontaneous trips at a moment’s notice. If you are all set up for free camping, then you don’t even need to worry so much about park sites either.
Remember, to make sure you service and complete maintenance at least every 12 months or before a major trip. And don’t leave it to the last minute! It is very hard to book in for a service a week before Christmas, it is called the silly season for a reason.
When owning your own caravan or motorhome you will need take into consideration about the following yearly upkeep costs – these costs can be different from state to state and type of caravan or motorhome you own.
12 months’ service / maintenance
Storage when not in use