Are you considering a long European motorhome trip this year?

07 Feb

We explain why buying a motorhome or campervan might be a better option for a long trip and why we can provide completely impartial advice. Plus… the Smith Family’s great story of hire to buy!

We sell our immaculate, ex-rental motorhomes after just two seasons and have a good selection available now at

It’s that time of the year when many of our incoming enquiries are about long-term hires, and clients who are planning extended tours or multiple trips often ask whether they should hire or buy a campervan or motorhome to get the most cost-effective solution.

If you’re hoping to make a trip in 2018 that’s longer than about six weeks, now is the time to plan it. Very soon the rental fleets of Europe will have a good spread of hires across the season, so it becomes impossible to accommodate longer trips as the gaps between bookings get shorter. And, if you’re planning to buy for a longer trip, the best selection of vehicles will be available from now until April. After that your buying choices will diminish as buyers snap up motorhomes to use during the summer months.

As we offer both motorhome/motorhome rental and sales we have a foot in both camps, so are happy to offer impartial advice if you tell us a little about your plans. Just tell us when you would like to start and finish your trip, how many people you need to accommodate, and where you plan to travel to. Let us know your budget if you have one and we will give you our honest opinion on whether you should hire or buy.

Our hire fleet comes equipped with everything you need for your trip, but buying may be more cost effective for longer trips

We currently have an excellent selection of immaculate, ex-rental vehicles for sale and we offer a unique solution for those not resident in France to purchase, register and insure their vehicle. You can take a look at our current selection of motorhomes and campervans for sale and learn all about ownership in France on our vehicle sales website:

Throughout our journey, the support given by you and your team at Euro Camping Cars has been amazing. We feel we won the jackpot when we decided to buy our motorhome through your business.” – Beth & Graham


The Smith family (right) from the USA recently hired one of the family motorhomes in our “Prestige” rental range and toured France and neighbouring countries over the 2017/2018 winter months. They were having so much fun, they decided to buy the vehicle and continue their tour of Europe! Read all about their experience of hire to buy here.


Our hire fleet is rapidly filling for the summer months, but we do still have a few different motorhomes and campervans available for longer trips. So, let us have your dates and plans and we will check availability and send you a detailed quotation for your trip.


Advice for would-be motorhome buyers and travellers? Don’t hesitate – do it as soon as you can!! It has been the most amazing experience and is a wonderful way to see Europe. We are dropping the van off with Phill next week and will be back in 2018 for the next sojourn. If after that we feel we need a newer model, I’d buy from Phill again in a heartbeat.” – TW


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