The do's and don'ts of VW Camper Van travelling

So you’re thinking of VW camper van hire Scotland based? Camper van holidays are great, the picturesque sights, the fresh air, the freedom of the open road. If it's your first camper van trip, you'll no doubt be organising your checklist and reading up on the latest tips and tricks (or in this case, the do's and don'ts). And if you're a seasoned professional, then you'll already know planning is key. To help your holiday run as smoothly as possible, we've round up some do's and don'ts of camper van travelling.

Do: Map out your route. You may have to pre-book parking and camping spots and even some tourist sights – especially at peak season. You don’t want to be left feeling disappointed.

Don’t: Be too strict with your plan. If you take the wrong turn, don’t get too worked up, you never know where the road could lead. Let your hair down, it’s an adventure, after all.

Do: Make sure you’re comfortable behind the wheel of a VW camper van. Driving can be stressful at times, especially with a full family in the back. With our VW camper van hire, we’ll talk you through the vehicle so you feel confident on the road.

Don’t: Forget the essentials. Make sure you have everything you need for a smooth sailing trip. The last thing you want to be doing is tracking down a shop for a tin opener and toilet roll.

Do: Pack everything in soft bags rather than hard suitcases, this will keep your camper van comfy and will help to create more space when needed.

Don’t: Assume you can park anywhere. Though your home is on your back, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can park just anywhere. Get familiar with the permitted camping spots on your route as well as the fees they charge.

Do: Wisely pre-plan meals and snacks. Cooking dinner over the campfire is all part of the fun, you don’t want to run out and have to traipse to the nearest roadside restaurant.

Don’t: Over-pack. Remember, you have limited space. No one wants to be cramped up in a camper van because someone packed one too many jumpers.

Do: Talk to your campsite neighbours. They’ll likely have great travelling stories to tell, as well as tips and tricks for when you’re out on the road. And who knows? You may even make some new friends!


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