If there is one thing we have learned over the years here at Comfort Insurance it’s that no two campervan owners are the same. The types of holidays you go on, the way you decorate your campervan and even the campervan insurance policy you require for your travels differs between each campervan owner, however we have noticed that there are some similarities! So which type of campervan owner are you? Find out in our blog and gain some great tips for getting the most out of your campervan!
The Classic Hippie
The Volkswagen Type II Kombi and the swinging sixties go together like Simon and Garfunkel, and even though the sixties ended fifty years ago (sorry for the reminder!) the passion for the hippie era has never properly left many campervan owners. Go to any festival or outdoor summer event in the UK and you will nearly always find a campervan owner who is trying to get back to nature and will be more than happy to talk about their pride and joy. If you are a hippie at heart, going away in your campervan may be one of the very few opportunities you get to really relax, enjoy the great outdoors and be one with the world.
Top Tip: Now that Volkswagen Type II Kombis are no longer in production it is essential you maintain yours meticulously in order for it to last for as long as possible!
The Vintage Lover
Even though classic campervans such as the VW Type II Kombi are usually associated with the hippie era, over recent years we have also seen them become extremely popular with those that have a penchant for everything vintage. In fact, we recently wrote an article on how you can include campervans on your wedding day – a practice that is becoming more and more popular. If you are a vintage lover then you may have always wanted to stay in a campervan for a couple of nights but were unsure where to start. Luckily, there are plenty of companies across the UK who specialise in vintage campervan hire and will be happy to find one that is right for you.
Top Tip: If you love vintage campervans make sure you look out for accessories featuring the iconic vehicles, such as egg cups, clocks, money boxes and even bed sheets!
The Surfing Fanatic
While you may not think that surfing is as popular here as in the US, the fact of the matter is that many people across the UK travel to the coast each year to catch the waves. Cornwall in particular is extremely popular with surfers, however if you are feeling adventurous you could also try locations in Wales and Scotland that cater to surfing fanatics. One of the great things about owning a campervan as a surfer is that you have plenty of room for your board and other surfing gear (if you are surfing in the UK’s waters you usually need a wet suit), and you also have the ability to travel wherever you want whenever you want. In order to catch the best waves you always need to be ready to move at a moment’s notice, and with a campervan you can do just that!
Top Tip: Sand and water don’t generally mix well with campervans and can cause mould and rust. Make sure you keep your campervan as dry as possible even after a long day riding the waves!
The Wandering Nomad
It’s a dream that many people have had: getting behind the wheel of a campervan with no map or plan and just seeing where your adventure takes you. For the wandering nomad, their campervan is their home, and the only home they ever need as it enables them to hit the road whenever they want and explore mountains, forests, cities and more. As a wandering nomad it’s very unlikely that you will stay in one place for too long, however wherever you go you will make friends along the way. The experiences and memories you will have from your trips will last you a lifetime, and people will always want to hear your exciting stories from around the world.
Top Tip: Even though you may want to disconnect from technology while on your journeys it’s always a good idea to take a laptop. That way you can blog about your adventures and keep in touch with friends and family back home!