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Unexpected Campervan Expenses

Renting a campervan can be an exciting and fun way to experience the country. Whether you are on holiday or you are retired and want to travel, renting a campervan is definitely something you should consider. Campervans are slightly different than what you might normally think of as a motorhome. Motorhomes are the large vehicles that resemble buses. In fact, musicians often tour on motorhomes that they call tour buses. A campervan is a slightly smaller vehicle that is more affordable and easier to drive. It differs from a “fifth wheel” though. Fifth wheels are campers that attach to your vehicle at the tow hitch. Campervans are self-propelled vehicles.

Typically, they come in two varieties: standard and high top. High top campervans have ceilings that can be raised when the van is stationary.

Unexpected Campervan Expenses

If you are thinking about seeing the country in a campervan, you might be concerned about the expense. With proper planning, they are very fun and affordable ways to travel. Obviously, the price of the campervan is going to be the first consideration. If you are looking to rent, Cruisin’ Motorhome Hire in Australia is a great place to look for prices. However, you might not be aware of some of the other expenses.

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Petrol

Petrol is one of the constant expenses of operating a campervan. As you travel, you will have to fill up the campervan many different times. For that reason, you should think about the price of petrol. The first consideration should be the price of petrol where you live. Then, you should look at the fuel capacity of the campervan you are thinking about hiring. Most of them have fuel tanks that hold around 70 litres. Many of them burn around one litre of fuel per ten kilometres. That means you can travel about seven hundred kilometres before you need to fill up again. So, as you plan your route, you should also check the price of fuel at a destination about six or seven hundred kilometres away because that is where you will absolutely have to fill up. Then, you should check the price of fuel six or seven hundred kilometres away from there. In this way, you can plan the price of fuel for your trip. Also, you should consider the different price of fuel during different seasons. If you are planning a summer trip during the winter, you need to account for higher fuel prices during the summer.

Petrol

Maintenance

Maintaining a campervan is much like maintaining a car and a house at the same time. Obviously, you cannot plan for unexpected expenses but you can estimate how much you might be spending. For example, you will probably need to change the oil every six thousand kilometres or so. So, you should look at the price of oil changes and estimate how much you will need to spend. Also, you should assume that you will need to replace the windshield wipers at least once.

Maintenance

Also, you should think about the price of propane to run the different appliances in the campervan. You can plug into electricity at campsites, but you should take into account campsite fees.

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