Hiring a car is a popular option for many motorhomers – offering that extra bit of flexibility when on their motorhome holidays.
Some campsites even offer electric car hire by the hour – perfect for a quick trip to that supermarket with the restrictive height barrier!
In our latest community poll, two thirds of voters said they would hire either some kind of car to explore the local area – particularly for those places where a large motorhome can’t reach, due to height restrictions, for example.
Here’s the results
When we asked motorhome owners if they would hire an extra vehicle when on their holidays, 68 per cent of voters said they would hire a car, with 43 per cent opting for a standard car and 25 per cent saying they would hire an electric car, if on offer.
The next popular extra vehicle was an electric bike with nine per cent of the votes, and just a handful of voters said they would hire a mountain or road bike or a motorbike.
Rather than hiring an extra vehicle, eight per cent of voters told us they would take their own.
Only eight per cent of voters said they wouldn’t hire or even take their own extra vehicle, choosing to use their motorhome to explore, walk or public transport. This is much easier if you have a small, compact vehicle.
Graham Casey said he would usually just use his motorhome but recently got two electric bikes and a trailer for the dog.
“However might hire a small car if I really wanted to go a distance,” he added.
Geoffrey Houghton often takes their bikes on their motorhome holidays.
“Have used a small hire car and found it very cheap, flexible and useful,” said Geoffrey. “We can leave the motorhome set up on our pitch and return to it for the days of hire. Much cheaper than towing a vehicle. Used when touring the Normandy Beaches for example.”
Christine Collins said the possibility of hiring a small electric car by the hour was very attractive and Ian Grimbleby said he’d already signed up for car hire!
Sometimes the decision to take a vehicle depends on the chosen holiday destination but for those who own a smaller motorhome, an extra vehicle isn’t always necessary. M Ranton explains: “Lucky to own a Rascal Romahome, which takes about five minutes to set up and pack up. Being small it fits into all parking spaces so no need to hire an extra vehicle.”
What do you make of the results?
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