I keep Saying Let’s Rent a Camper

One thing we did not get to do this past Summer that my family has wanted to be able to do is stay a weekend somewhere, preferably camping out so maybe we can have our pug with us. I don’t like the idea of trying to find a place to put Jenny the pug up nor do I have anyone who can house sit the doggy. I know our kitty would be fine, as we can leave him ample water and food, but the dog? Well dogs are not self sufficient in ways of the kitty. With that being said, I joked often about renting a camper van type thing this past Summer so we could get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There is a website I use as a resource for campground sites all over the New England area but so far I prefer to stick with the York Beach, Maine area.

York Beach Maine

How much fun would it be for us to be able to enjoy this nice view for a full weekend? I think it would be great to rent a camper van and spend a weekend in complete loss of electronics, nothing but camping out, beach visits and watching the moon rise over the ocean. I would so love such a thing, but that didn’t happen. I was doing a bit of research into hiring a campervan for a family road trip and found this campervan hire site to be a great resource.

This school year we will be saving money while paying off behind due bills so that we can take a little family trip over the Summer of 2014. Maybe we can spend a whole week away somewhere, now that would be totally awesome. I will have to keep my eyes out on campervan rentals so that I know the current rental price. It makes sense, as a family, to rent a campervan, because in all reality it isn’t something we would have space to place on our lot at this time, with half an acre of land we really want to ensure our children can enjoy the full cleared lot.

The best campervan for our family would be something that had ample space because when we all get together there are seven of us total, two adults and five children between the ages of 13 and 5. Taking a family vacation, via a campervan, would mean that board games would be played, electronics would go out the window and we would be forced to play games together and get to know each other more in our blended family life. While I know how I would want to travel and sleep, one thing I try to do is read more Travel Blogs to find great destinations aside from my normal ones I usually see each year. Taking a campervan rental for a family vacation would be a wonderful way to build family togetherness and strength, at least that is my opinion on the matter.

Does your family go camping each year? How does your family enjoy that?

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15 comments

  1. Cascia Talbert (15 comments) says:

    We thought about doing this but we wanted to drive all the way to Florida to meet my parents for spring break. When my husband crunched all the numbers with gas and lodging he found out that it would be less expensive to fly all seven of us out to Florida than drive a rented RV out there.

    • Jessica (107 comments) says:

      Maybe it depends on just how far the journey is, and whether you can snap up a really cheap airfare. Have you tried kayak.com? Pretty good! But the site mentioned by Brandy, Drivenow, seems to offer some pretty sweet campers at decent prices.

    • brandyellen (380 comments) says:

      I hear you. It would totally depend on where you were looking to get the campervan from as well as the length of journey. I think for us, it’s a 24 hour or less drive to Florida, so I would totally go that route and make it a fun road trip for the kiddos! But California? That would be more of a road trip for adults only or airfare would make sense. Thanks for your comment Cascia!

  2. Rosey (986 comments) says:

    My aunt and uncle, their three grown daughters and families all go camping regularly in the summer. The other daughter who lives out of state just came to visit my aunt and uncle and her sisters all brought their campers over and parked in the yard to stay and visit. I thought that was fun/funny. :)

    I’m not a big camper, but prolly cuz I’ve got a tent budget, instead of a camper one. ;)

    • Jessica (107 comments) says:

      That sounds like a lot of fun actually, a group camper van trip. Would be a really interesting way of running a group trip, and honestly, probably also one hell of a party! Not sure how hard it would be to find parking for everyone though, haha!

    • brandyellen (380 comments) says:

      That is really neat!! I have never camped in a camper, but one thing I want to do, guess you can say this is on my bucket list is to take a long road trip with or without my kids (when they get older) to experience other states beyond New England area. There are so many campervans out there too Rosie, some are as if you are in a house! lol Thanks for your comment Rosey!! Always enjoy what you have to say!

  3. Gingermommy (1 comments) says:

    When the kids were younger we use to tent. Now we live in cottage country so hardly ever go camping. However we have been talking about renting a motor-home to drive cross country.

    • brandyellen (380 comments) says:

      I think that is a great idea, driving cross country would be an experience of a lifetime for the kids. A great family trip idea!

  4. Tonya {The Traveling Praters} (1 comments) says:

    My family is in the planning stages- hoping to drive an RV from our home in Ohio to the west coast and back next year. We love to travel and road trips are the best; especially when you have the flexibility stop and rest or eat whenever you feel like it. I love the freedom that comes from traveling that way.

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