Budgeting Your Campervan Holiday

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Taking a campervan on holiday is one of the simplest pleasures that you can have. A campervan is a smaller recreational vehicle that typically features a small kitchen and a small bathroom. They’re not as big or spacious as a full-fledged recreational vehicle, but they are much easier to drive. If you don’t feel comfortable driving a full-sized RV, or if you don’t need that much space, a campervan could be a great choice. They are manoeuvrable, so you can drive them on the highway or in the city. They don’t consume nearly as much fuel as larger motorhomes. You can choose a bunch of different features that you want in your campervan, without spending as much as you would on a flight or a big motorhome. Here is how to budget your campervan holiday.

The Camper Itself

Your motorhome rental is going to be the first, and probably the largest, expense of your campervan holiday. You should decide how much space you need and how much money you want to spend. You are going to need to balance how much space and how many accommodations you would like with how much you would like to spend. Larger motorhomes with more amenities are more expensive. For example, if you want a full oven, and a shower in your bathroom, you’re going to have to pay a little bit more than you would with a bare bones campervan. If you need several sleeping spaces, you will have to pay a little bit more. However, if you only need a few sleeping accommodations or you don’t need an actual oven, you might be able to save a lot of money by getting a less expensive campervan.


The Fuel

You should figure out how much you’ll be paying on fuel as well. To determine how much you intend to spend on fuel, you should look at the fuel efficiency of the campervan you’re renting. Then, you should plot out your holiday. That will give you a rough estimate for how many litres of fuel you will actually use. Once you’ve figured out how much fuel you are going to use, you can multiply that by the average price per litre in Australia. You could also find the price of fuel in each area you intend to visit. That will give you the amount of money you will likely spend on fuel throughout your campervan holiday.

Rainy Day Fund

You should also keep some rainy day money when you are going on a holiday. That money will cover you in case something goes wrong. This is the amount of money you keep on hand to help you cover expenses such as flat tires, blown fuses, and burst hoses. These are small problems that are, in a sense, unavoidable. There’s no foolproof way to prevent some small mishap from occurring, but with a little bit of money, you can make sure it won’t derail your holiday.

A campervan is a very affordable way to travel the country, but you need to budget properly.

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