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Should I buy or hire a campervan?

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Undecided if you should hire a campervan for your trip or purchasing one for a lifetime worth of adventure? It’s an important decision that requires careful consideration to ensure you make the right choice for your needs. While there are pros and cons to both options, buying a campervan outright is the better choice for several reasons.


When it comes to campervan options, you have two choices: hire a campervan days or buy a new or second-hand van. As a specialist in custom built campervans, we can guide you in making the right decision. Whether you’re seeking an adventure in the wild or a fancy weekend getaway, owning a campervan offers numerous benefits compared to hiring.

Renting a campervan can be an appealing option for those who want to experience the camper lifestyle without immediately investing in a vehicle. It allows you to try out different types of campervans each time and offers a straightforward booking process. However, there are downsides to renting a campervan in the UK. You don’t own the vehicle, meaning you can’t customise or modify it according to your preferences. Additionally, rental companies impose restrictions; no pets, low storage, set miles etc. The worst part is, the majority are still diesel guzzling vans that were once a minibus.


However, at CampervanCo, we offer unique, customisable campervans that run on electric or hybrid power. Our vans provide a cleaner, tailored, alternative for you and the planet.

Buying a new or used campervan offers significant advantages. Buying a used campervan is more affordable than buying a brand new one – you can also find some retro or classic vans too. While there is a potential drawback of not knowing the exact condition of a used campervan, our team at CampervanCo ensures peace of mind by subjecting all our used campers to full mechanical inspections, we pay particular attention to the bodywork, so that it looks like new and we manage the purchasing process for you.

When considering the environmental impact, it’s worth noting that electric campervans for hire are still provide relatively limited options. By buying a campervan, you have the opportunity to choose an electric or more eco-friendly model, reducing your carbon footprint and contributing to a cleaner planet.

So, should you buy or rent?

While renting a campervan may be suitable for short-term adventures, buying a campervan is the superior choice for various reasons. You can find freedom and convenience to embark on spontaneous trips whenever you desire. Owning also allows you to personalise your campervan and choose eco-friendly options. Owning a campervan proves to be a cost-effective alternative to staying in hotels, particularly for long-term travel. It’s essential to conduct thorough research and consider your specific requirements when making this decision.

At Campervan Co, we offer a range of campervans for sale, including both new and used models, with hybrid or fully electric options – all of our new models are customised to your needs. For more information, please reach out to us using the contact details provided at the top of the page or submit an online enquiry.

Written by Francis Milligan