A trip around Australia while camping on a caravan may be something you have thought about, or even dreamed of doing. There isn’t a better time to do this than the present, but before you leave everything behind consider a few things.
Before You Go
Determine the kind of vehicle you’ll need for your trip. Factors that can affect this include:
- Number of people going on the trip, possibly the ages of each traveller as well
- Length of time travelling
- Destinations — whether you will stay along the main thoroughfares or go off-road
A short trip will not require a large caravan; focusing on the essentials should suffice. If you’re bringing the whole family with you, you might have to get a larger rig to give everyone ample space to move and rest. While you’re at it, consider where you’ll place your caravan or motorhome when you return after the trip.
Home on the Road
Depending on how often and how long you intend to travel, the choice of buying or hiring can be important. It will be better to hire a vehicle if you only intend to travel once or twice a year, and for less than a week at a time.
If you plan on travelling more often and for longer durations than that, buying a caravan, motorhome, or camper can be a worthwhile investment. The question then becomes “Should you buy brand new or second hand?”
Buying custom made caravans can mean you are travelling around Australia with a set-up that’s built precisely according to your needs. A brand new vehicle also gives the assurance that everything is in perfect working condition.
Of course, second-hand vehicles are a great deal cheaper. There are a lot of caravans that have been used once and then collect dust in their owner’s properties ever since. This makes it easier to find a good deal. The disadvantage is that you will need to make a thorough inspection to make sure everything works.
Ready, Steady, Go
Once you’ve made your choices, the final thing left to do is enjoy. Choose a destination and get ready to explore.