Many of us have dreams of cruising down the open road in a kitted-out, DIY trailer, ready and waiting for what the great outdoors might throw at us. However, the idea of putting all of those hours of work into converting the trailer can become daunting, as can all the costs involved. The solution to this is to rent out a camper trailer, allowing you to put your pedal to the metal much sooner. 

If you’re considering renting a camper trailer there are several aspects to keep in mind. Think about how often you travel and will be using the camper trailer,  as well as how far you will be travelling for your big adventure. You will also need to think about how many people will be using the camper trailer, as this will have an impact on the size you should rent. Below we give some helpful advice on what to consider when renting a camper trailer. 


Who Is Along For The Ride?


The very first, and arguably one of the most important, considerations to think about is how many people will be coming along with you on your journey. This will tell you what size camper trailer you will need to rent. There are four-sleeper camper trailer options with a kitchen that can cater for up to six people, making for a comfortable trip for everyone involved. 

Some camper trailers offer extra space by having optional rooftop sleepers for larger parties, and these are made from durable canvas for added strength. You will also need to make sure that everyone in your group will enjoy sleeping and travelling in a camper trailer, as it is a small space. Children, in particular, may not enjoy sleeping in a smaller space, so invest in a tent for them to enjoy. 


What Do You Need To Pack?


Once you know how many intrepid explorers will be joining you on this journey, you should look at what you need to pack to make your journey a memorable and enjoyable one. You will likely need to bring along food for the duration of your trip, toiletries, cooking utensils and equipment, clothing, as well as toys and snacks for any children who will be joining you. 

There are camper trailer hire options which have impressive built-in storage for food as well as a full-sized refrigerator, onboard water tanks for showering and washing up, and ample space for toys and games. You will also need space for bedding and other necessities, so be sure to look for a camper trailer that has additional storage or add-ons for this purpose. 


What Are The Add-Ons?


Now, many people who enjoy the outdoors do not mind roughing it and do not mind not having a hot shower while camping. However, there are those who prefer to have access to running water and private ablutions, which many off-road camper trailers offer as add-ons. If you have children with you on the trip, it might be a good idea to opt for a camper trailer with hot running water to keep them clean and healthy while camping. 

Having access to a refrigerator is also a great addition to any camping trip, especially if you will be spending longer than a week at the campsite. Many modern camper trailers also offer an impressive kitchen, allowing you to cook meals that are hot, fresh, and tasty. If you add a tent, you will have more space for add-ons and can have a relaxed camping holiday. 


What Is Your Budget?


An important consideration when you are looking at camper trailer hire is your budget. A large, fully-equipped camper trailer might be just out of your price range, while a small- to medium-sized one might be a better choice. Think about your budget and everything it includes, such as your food, the cost of the campsite, and the petrol costs of driving to and from your campsite. 

Speak to your camper trailer hire company about all of the costs involved, especially if you will be using any add-ons and accessories. Once you know the final number, you will be able to see if your chosen model fits in with your budget. Keep all of your costs in mind before you make a final decision on your camper trailer. 

Hiring a camper trailer might sound like a confusing process, but it does not have to be if you follow our simple advice. Think about who will be joining you, what you need to pack, as well as what add-ons you will need. If you would like to hire a camper trailer for your next big adventure, speak to Base Camp Rentals today to find out more.