What to look for When Hiring a Travel Van


Before you think about hiring a travel van it might be a good idea to think about how the vehicle is going to be used. For short trips, a conversion or class B travel van is the best solution, or for those out there who enjoy lots of time spent outdoors, and for smaller groups or families. In terms of size and comfort Class C travel vans are an upgrade, and since they have a conventional van cab, they feel that much easier to drive. For Those of you with larger families and going on long trips, a class A travel van provides interior space with extra entertainment options in case of bad weather.

To B or not to B

The smallest and the cheapest to rent are the Class B travel vans. For most people these conversion vans are the easiest to drive because of their size and similarity to a regular van. These smaller kind of vehicles are not really recommended for larger groups and families, and they will have difficulty fitting in and enjoying themdue to the lack of available sleeping space, which would make the use of tentsnecessary. There are many quality travel vans for rent so make sure that you use a trusted and reliable company.

Large and Larger

Indeed, for larger groups and longer trips, think about a class C or A travel van. Class C travel vans are builtupon an extended truck or van frame and will often have more sleeping room than a class A due to it having a cab-over bunk. The van cab style of a class C travel van can be more comfortable for people who are familiar with driving such vehicles. Class A travel vans are built on a specialised heavy duty frame and are found in much longer configurations. These travel vans allow the best visibility when driving because of the high riding and large windshields and side windows.

Some more Factors

After choosing your travel van, there are some other factors to consider. The sizes of the fresh and waste water tanks have to be thought over. Larger groups will naturally need larger tanks, which might affect the decision making process when hiring a travel van. Other factors to consider are the seating arrangements, sleeping space, and if the unit has a generator or inverter.

If this is your first time at hiring a travel van,try choosing a couple of potential units. It may also be a good idea to select at least one class C and class A to take out for a ride. A test drive will be very helpful in helping to decide which type of travel van you will feel more comfortable driving. Insurance! A decent, reputable rental company will let you know everything about insurance and what’s the best in your situation.

Go for it!

It won’t take long before you see why travel vans are such a popular way to travel in the USA. You have a great journey and drive safely!