Top 10 Tips for Camper Van Insurance

These top ten tips this month should help you make decisions about your camper van insurance!

1 When away traveling and on holiday in your camper van make friends with people and families camping around you that way you can act like a  “neighbourhood watch” between you all.
2 If you use your camper van for just a couple of weeks or months a year then maybe look into taking a policy with limited mileage.
3 To save even more cash on your camper van insurance it will be a good idea to invest in a good quality security alarm.
4 Don’t have the room on your driveway to park your camper van? Find a secure storage site and pay a small yearly fee just like a caravan storage arrangement.
5 Policies should have included accident recovery which takes care of your camper van but also gets you to your holiday or travelling destination.
6 If you only use the camper van a few times a year for your touring holidays it might be a good idea take a small run out first to ensure everything is in good working order.
7 Installing fire alarms and extinguishers can improve your safety and help to keep down the cost of insurance.
8 Check to see if the insurance would cover another driver if you should fall ill while on holiday and cannot drive home.
9 The average campervan user will only travel 5,000 miles per year.
10 Would trailer cover be included in the insurance policy and up to how much?

Happy camper vanning!

Top Ten Campervan Road Trips

Owning a campervan can be great fun and it provides you with an affordable holiday. Here you will find the top ten places to visit both in the UK and worldwide. No matter what your budget, there will always be an ideal destination to suit it.

New Zealand – An Unforgettable Road Trip!

If you have a fairly large budget and you want the ultimate adventure then New Zealand is definitely the place for you. There you will get to explore snowy peaks, lush rainforests and beautiful countryside. There is a 12 mile Fjord known as Milford Sound that is a must see whilst you are in the area. It is surrounded by rock faces that are an astounding 4,000 feet tall.

One of the best things about taking a campervan trip in New Zealand is the fact that you can park overnight practically anywhere for free. New Zealanders call this “Freedom Camping”.

Andalucía – Great for the Winter Months

If you would like to travel over the winter, Spain is definitely one of the best campervan road trip destinations to opt for. Southern Spain typically offers the best weather during the winter months. Andalucía is a popular choice as it tends to miss out on Atlantic storms. It is also less crowded in the winter. This allows you to take in the scenery and enjoy all that the city has to offer without interruption.

Barcelona – A Journey Back in Time

Another great destination in Spain that is popular with campervan owners is Barcelona. There are large RV parks just outside of Barcelona that offer a Bohemia feel. It really does take you back to the 1960’s and you will be able to meet a variety of interesting fellow travellers too.

Cornwall – Experience the Beauty of the UK

If you would like to stay closer to home then Cornwall is definitely a good choice. In the summer months you can enjoy beautiful sea views in Porthlevlan. You should also aim to see the Camel Estuary which boats some amazing views. Or why not head towards Lands End? Known as the very edge of the UK, it truly is one of the most beautiful places in the country. There are many campervan parks situated around Cornwall and they all offer affordable prices.

Hanover, Germany – Escape to Another World

Another popular European destination is Hanover, Germany. It boasts the Prahljust campsite which offers majestic mountain lakes and lush forestation. You can use the site as a stopover before you travel on to Clausthall, Zellerfield. It is five kilometres away from Prahljust and it is famous for its wooden church and a lively street market. It truly is one of the nicest campervan destinations to visit.

Antwerp, Belgium – Get Back to Nature

If peace and quiet is what you are looking for then the Baalse Hei camping park is definitely for you. Set in 36 hectares, the campsite is a hidden nature reserve and ideal for those looking to be at one with nature.

Lake District, UK – Discover the UK’s Wild Side

The Lake District is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. There are lush green dales, idyllic villages and beautiful still lakes to be enjoyed.

The Scottish Highlands – Witness Outstanding Beauty

The Scottish Highlands provide you with everything you could want out of a campervan holiday. There are mountains, locks, rivers, glens and plenty of wildlife to see. If you like to explore a place’s history then why not visit one of the many historic castles in the area?

Norwich, East Anglia – A Great City Trip

If you would prefer a city trip close to home then Norwich is a great place to visit. There is a busy outdoor market and you can visit beautiful castles and cathedrals. It is known to be one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

France – Everything You Could Possibly Want

France is another destination that has it all. Imagine driving your campervan on long winding roads, overlooking rolling vineyards. If you head to the French Pyrenees you can even enjoy medieval music in a Romanesque church.

The above are just ten of the top campervan destinations. No matter what your budget or what time of the year you plan to take your road trip, there is always a perfect destination to suit your needs.

If you are going abroad dont forget to check your policy covers international travel.  We can help with all aspects of your campervan insurance.