11 reasons to buy a campervan and choose a staycation this year

Motoring 2016-5-25
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Staycations are huge right now, with many Brits more than happy to stay in our beautiful country for their holidays. Here’s 11 reasons why you should do it in style by investing in your very own campervan.

1. It’s an investment, not a purchase
Campervans, when looked after correctly, hold their value extremely well, meaning when it comes to selling you won’t necessarily lose out financially. Not only that, but due to their popularity for festivals and other events, there’s big money to be made from renting it out when you’re not using it.

2. Running costs are much lower than foreign holiday
Although the upfront cost is significant, once you have it, you can wave goodbye to expensive accommodation and travel bills for future holidays. It’s also perfect for cutting down on other expenses, such as eating and drinking out.

3. You can have your cake and eat it too
If you don’t mind long drives (and we guarantee, when you get a new campervan you won’t), you can drive and explore the world, just as you would’ve before. When you start to realise that it’s expanding your options instead of limiting them, that’s when you’ll start to see the value.

4. Holidays take less planning
Bad work week? Don’t worry about booking a last minute trip, potentially paying well over the odds just to get a quick break. You have everything you need for a weekend getaway at your disposal, so hop in, fill it with your loved ones and a few bare essentials and off you go!

5. It gives you freedom
If you book a holiday and the hotel is not what you expected, guess what? You’re stuck there. With a campervan the world really is your oyster, so you can pick yourselves up and move on if you find yourself disappointed.

6. There’s something for everyone
It’s completely up to you where you go! Meaning you can tailor-make a holiday that suits everyone. An energetic hill hike one day can easily be counteracted by a lazy beach day the next. All it takes is a little compromise.

7. You can make it your own
Research carried out by ebookers in 2014 revealed that 42% of Brits admitted they miss their bed more than friends and family when on holiday. The beauty of campervan holidays is that it is your own bed. It’s entirely your own place, and you can do what you need to do to it to make it perfect.

8. It’s a holiday from the word go
Gone are the days when you spend hour after hour waiting around in airports and for hotel transfers. With a campervan, you’re in charge of your own destiny. You stay still and relax when it suits you, and you move along when it suits you too. The holiday is yours from start to finish.

9. It’s a true family holiday
Pets can be a huge part of the family, and you shouldn’t miss out on having them with you – or get caught out having to pay big bills to have them looked after. Take them along with you for even more family fun.

10. It’s what you make it
Whether you’re in the mood for some family fun, a romantic getaway, or a trip catching up with old friends, you can make it whatever you want it to be.

11. They’re reliable
Look after your campervan properly, and you could have years of exciting experiences ahead of you.

If you feel inspired to buy a campervan and travel around the UK, then have a look at our low cost Leisure Loans to help spread the cost. Rates start from just 3.3% APR Representative between £7,500 and £25,000.
Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.
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