Travelling Australia in a campervan or motorhome is truly one of the best and safest ways to experience everything our nation has to offer. A self-drive trip also offers a lot of freedom, as everything you could possibly need is already in your vehicle.
Here are five of our top tips to make the most of your motorhome experience.
Plan, plan, plan
We love spontaneity when it comes to adventures, but sometimes travelling around Australia requires some planning – especially during peak times. The things we recommend looking at in advance are; the motorhome or campervan, a general route and accommodation at caravan parks or other paid camping areas, which can get booked out during peak periods.
If you need a helping hand, we have some great itineraries here. It is also good to write a list of everything you need to pack before you go so you’re ready to pick up your RV and go!
Make use of travel apps, like the Let’s Go Motorhomes app
Let’s Go Motorhomes has a handy app that is full of useful features including maps, campground and accommodation options, petrol stations, public toilets and grocery shops. It also flags any road warnings and deals in your area. The app is available from the App Store and Google Play for free. Google Maps is also great as you can access a route offline as long as you’ve searched it before going out of service. There are also apps you can download that tell you the price at all petrol stations in the area so you can find the cheapest fuel.
Break up the drive
When road tripping, you should aim to take a break at least every two hours. This keeps you, and everyone else safe while on the road. When planning your road trip route, ensure you’re considering time for breaks when looking at the distance, and you are mapping out places to take a break and swap drivers if you need.
Chat to other travellers
Other travellers are the best source of tips and tricks for life on the road. When you’re at campsites, make sure to chat with your neighbours and ask them about the best things to do and see in the area – you never know what insights they might be able to offer.
Always carry food and water
Always ensure you have food and water on hand. Firstly, it is super handy when you can just roll into a campsite and not have to make a mad dash to the shops, but it’s also handy if you head somewhere where there aren’t any shops. The best thing about Let’s Go vans is that there is plenty of storage so you can stock up on food and bottled water before you hit the road. All of our vans come equipped with a fridge as well.