Camper rental in Europe

European campervan rentals tend to be smaller than their American or Canadian counterparts. If you come from North America , you may find the size of a European motorhome to be similar to that of a dayvan. For this reason you are advised to make sure that a motorhome advertised as a four-birth or a six-birth matches your expectations before booking! Remember though, before booking, that European campervan rentals are smaller for a reason- roads can be smaller and narrower and more congested than those in North America , and also fuel - both petrol (gas) and diesel oil - is much more expensive.

Many campervans for rental in Europe also have manual gearboxes book ahead if you want an automatic motorhome in Europe - or ensure that you can drive a manual (stickshift) gearbox, and have a license that will allow you to.

Many European motorhome rental companies restrict the movement of motorhomes across country borders a campervan rented in, for example, France , may not be allowed to enter the neighbouring countries of Belgium , Holland or England . This is another item to check before you make your motorhome reservation.

In peak (summer) season, European campsites are very busy. The busiest months are July and August. Booking ahead (for motorhome rental as well as campsite pitches) is advisable to avoid disappointment. Be aware, also, that European cities can be difficult to negotiate in a vehicle of any kind, never mind one as large as a motorhome! It is often the best course of action to book a campsite outside a city, close to a transport link such as a railway, canal, or bus route.