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Staycation Motorhome Holiday – Post Lockdown

AN ENGLISH SUMMER HOLIDAY

We’re almost sure everyone has now got cabin fever from seeing the same four walls during this lockdown and with all new travel restrictions we know it is quite hard to travel abroad.  So the question we’re asking YOU is why not have a staycation in one of our 4-6 berth Campervans or Motorhomes and see the beauty of our own country?

SIXTEEN LAKES

There are 16 lakes and many hidden tarns in the Lake District but a few of the main ones include:

Lake Windermere,

Coniston,

Ullswater,

Buttermere and,

Rydal Water

Some of these lakes allow open water swimming so make sure to bring your Cozzie, towel and your open water swimming Buoy!

HIKING

Make sure you bring your walking boots as the Lake District offers the most amazing trails through woodlands,  mountains, fells and also the beautiful little Cumbrian towns with easy access to parking your Campervan or Motorhome.

CYCLING

Luckily for us we really do live in an extremely beautiful country with breath-taking views such as the Lake District. There is so many cycling routes around the lakes that have cafes and restaurants along the way.

Birmingham RV Hire

What better way to travel in the United Kingdom than in a motorhome or camper van? Hire a motorhome from our location in Wolverhampton, forget about the big cities and make for the great British countryside, unlike anywhere else in the world.

Head to all the amazing places to visit in the UK, in the comfort and safety of your home on wheels, following these motorhome routes.

With foreign travel potentially difficult post-coronavirus, now is the time to think about exploring these Great British isles in your motorhome or campervan. From the hidden coves and glorious weather of Cornwall(3-4 hour trip from Wolverhampton) to the drama and mountains of Scotland, the UK has all the elements needed for a great motorhome holiday.

For all the information required to booking a motorhome or campervan please visit our site www.easicampers.com, or call our Wolverhampton location were staff are always there to help with information regarding hiring a RV.

West Midlands Motorhome Hire

The arrival of our new location in Wolverhampton West Midlands means we can offer an even greater choice of locations from up north down to the Midlands and also covering Birmingham Airport. From a 2 berth campervan/motorhome to a 6 berth family motorhome. So, whether you’re planning a couple’s road trip or a memorable family holiday, we’ll have the ideal motorhome rental solution for you. The past year has shown a huge popularity for motorhome holidays in the UK,  and we’re excited to be welcoming returning customers and new faces for 2021.

It is important to us that we provide an honest and clear pricing policy and we know that’s important to you too. All of the rates you see advertised are fully inclusive of vat, insurance and unlimited free mileage for mainland UK use.

If you have a dog you’ll no doubt feel they’re part of the family, and leaving them behind when you go on holiday can be difficult. That’s why we offer a dog friendly motorhome to hire with easicampers so you can take man’s best friend out on the road with you.

The motorhome is big enough and comfortable enough for you and your dog to enjoy every second of your time on the road, and you won’t have to worry about kennel bills or finding someone to look after them properly.

Visit us on https://easicampervanhire.com/camper-van-hire-wigan-lancashire/ for more information

Festival Camping in a Motorhome

What  you need to know, about festival camping in a motorhome?

You will have to buy a separate motorhome ticket in addition to your festival tickets.
Everyone staying in your motorhome will require a festival ticket.
In some instances it is allowable to park a car next to the motorhome.
Once settled in your designated  space you will probably be required to remain there until the end of the festival.
You will not have access to an electric hook up but your motorhome rental will run on the leisure battery and gas for all of its amenities (hot water, shower, fridge, cooker, heating, lighting) with the exception of the 240V plug sockets (remember to pack a car phone charger) Turning over the engine each morning will keep the leisure battery topped up throughout your stay. This is important as generators are usually not allowed.

But the best thing of all is, you will get to enjoy the atmosphere of the event,  but still have all your home comforts.

Motorhome Try before you Buy

Have you ever thought about owning your own motor home. Being able to travel the UK and beyond staying in the most romantic and remote parts of the world.

If you’ve never driven a motor home then here in Wigan we advise all potential buyer’s to rent one for a few days or at least a week to give you the idea of what it’s like to own one.

We always suggest a rental of a motorhome before taking the plunge to buy one, these aren’t cheap and cheerful and take a lot of care and attention to maintain and look after.

We have had numerous customers rent from Wigan taking them to Scotland’s Highland’s and Islands to test the water, then after a few hire’s they’ve taken the plunge and purchased a motorhome then gone on to travel Europe in them. 

Quite a popular route is the NC500 this route is a famous road trip round the Northern coast of Scotland you choose if you go East to West or vice- versa. Whichever way you go the views in your motorhome are amazing(so we’ve been told).

Motorhome size is also a good factor for which one to purchase. We hire 2 berth up to 6 berth motor homes there may only be 2 of you but you want space to lounge and watch the day go by if this is the case why not try a 4 berth with extra sofa space and storage for those weeks away.

For more information on renting before you buy contact us here in Wigan on 01942 778899 or visit  www.easicampers.com

Tips to get you confidently driving a motorhome

Whilst it may seem a rather daunting vehicle to drive, driving a motorhome is easier than expected. Just relax, slow down and enjoy your journey.

Don’t drive to fast and give yourself plenty of extra space, things like accelerating and braking will take longer to achieve. The best way to prevent accidents is to increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front and to reduce your speed accordingly if there are strong winds, poor visibility or you are going downhill.

Watch the height and width. The average motorhome is wider and higher than you may be used to. Be aware of this when approaching low bridges or narrow roads. Why not keep a note of the measurements on your dash board as a reminder? If you’re not sure if you’ll fit, don’t attempt it, take another route.

Driving a motorhome requires a little more time to manoeuvre than what you may be used to. Take into account the size of the motorhome, corners need to be taken widely, keeping an eye on the middle and back. Otherwise, you risk catching the kerb or a sign post.

It might be strange not seeing as much out of the back windows as you are used to. Make sure your wing mirrors are set at the right angle for you. You will need to use them a lot, especially when overtaking and manoeuvring the vehicle.

Lastly, remember when re-fuelling that the motorhome uses Diesel.

European Markets

Christmas market blog

With Christmas fast approaching and the big count down on, here at Easicampers we have some great ideas for you to get the festive season in full swing. Many people do want to experience the sights & sounds of traditional Christmas markets. If this is what you are looking for to get you in the mood, there are lots of Christmas markets in Europe for you to explore.

There are many Christmas markets, however from reviews & customer feedback here are some of the best you could visit this winter:

Nuremberg Christmas market is one of the most magical out there. With Nuremberg being the biggest Christmas market in Europe it has a fun & festive atmosphere, they choose a local girl to be “the face of Christmas” on the opening day of the markets she is the most important person there!! At Nuremberg Christmas market you will find many stalls ranging from beautiful wooden gifts to local food and mulled wine, what’s not to like?? The Christmas markets here start from November 29th – December 24th.

Dresden Christmas market is the oldest Christmas market dating back to 1434! Dresden has over 11 different markets to chose from and they all have different things going on, from glass blowers to bakers. You can see all the locals busy at work, making baubles, bakers decorating their goods and many more. This makes it feel so much more authentic. The Christmas market in Dresden start from November 27th – December 24th.

Strasbourg Christmas market is known as the “Capital of Christmas” If you are looking for that little bit of something special, this is the place for you! The Christmas market is set against the backdrop of the breath taking city and Strasbourg Cathedral. As far as the eye can see there are stalls and shops filled with ornaments, lights, decorations and gifts. The Christmas market in Strasbourg starts from November 22nd – December 30th.

Munich Christmas Market is spread out over several sites in the city, The main square is a great place to start as it has everything in one place. Stalls are filled with beautiful gifts, the most amazing food and beer. It has a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy and the sights, sounds and smells of the market are out of this world. You can find the perfect Christmas gift or souvenir to take home with you. The Munich Christmas market starts from November 27th – December 24th.

Here are just a few for you to look forward to for the Festivities and with prices starting from £420.00 per week with Easicampers, it’s too good to miss. We will be more than happy to help with any queries you have, just give us a quick call on 01942 821080.

Winter Hire

Motorhome/RV Winter Tips

If you are hiring a motorhome from us at Easicampers this winter then here a few helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your motorhome/RV experience in the UK. Here at Easicampers we strive to give our customers a first rate experience.

Gas Bottles

During the winter month’s when using your hired motorhome/RV you will use more gas on the heating and hot water in the vehicle. Also if you aren’t on a camp site with hook up connection, the fridge will run of the gas supply. We supply you with a gas bottle that is remaining in the vehicle of its last hire. If you do want to make sure you have a full bottle as well as this one bottle we do hire them out at a cost of £45. We do need notice for this so please book in advance.  if you don’t request this and turn up at one of our airport branche’s we can’t get a bottle but if you are collecting from our local city branches (Wigan,Preston,Blackburn) this is subject to availability.

Windows/Vents

Make sure at night your windows are shut completely. Any windows left slightly ajar will let the cold weather /rain in. The window over the table in your motorhome needs to be shut for your heating to work correctly. Make sure any roof openings (windows/vents) are shut correctly. To keep more heat in the vehicle it is advisable to put the 2 blinds down over every window. Also you are provided with front window blinds to go on your windscreen and side front windows.

Water tank

During the winter season where temperatures drop your motorhome water system will dump its water if the vehicle gets too cold. If you think the temperature will drop we advise to empty your water tank to the  minimum so you don’t lose water. Always make sure you drain your waste water tank more regular during the cold snap.

Heating

Your heating system in the motorhome goes upto 30 degrees, if there are 6 of you in the vehicle it will get really warm. The warmer you have the heating the more gas it burns, these vehicles do get really warm. Ideally if you put the vehicle heating on about 6pm on a temperature of round 15- 16 degrees for a few hours this will keep you warm over night with the correct bedding that is.
You can set your heating to come on at certain times. So if you want it on at 10pm and then 7am these vehicles allow you to do that.

If you need any more advice on your motorhome hire over winter please call us on 01942 821080 to speak to one of our knowledgeable members of staff.

Motorhome Destinations in the winter

Hiring a motorhome or campervan for a winter break has never been easier, Easirent wigan have some fabulous deals on campervans and motorhomes this winter.

Motor homing In Winter

Winter touring holidays or breaks appeal to so many motorhome owners for a number of reasons.

The roads are not so crowded, parking restrictions may not be so severe, wild camping is tolerated more as many campsites are closed and crisp, winter mornings offer some of the best scenery in Scotland.

So long as your motorhome offers you the warmth and comfort that you desire then what have you got to lose! Easirent Rental Motorhomes are insulated, if you want some inspiration of where to go over winter, than consider one – or all – of the following

Scotland:

The Hebrides – or the Western Isles as they are also known of the west coast of Scotland is a chain of beautifully unspoilt islands 30 miles off the North West coast of Scotland. They are a popular destination with serious motorhome hirers and motorhomes over the winter months, partly because the weather is generally mild due to a year-round current that originates in the Caribbean and also because they are easily accessible from mainland Scotland by ferry. Although the winters are mild, visitors occasionally experience some of the wildest and stormiest gales around – so take your raincoat in preparation!

England:

The Lake District provides the perfect backdrop for a winter motorhome and campervan trip there are many walks you can enjoy whatever the length of your stay, but always ensure you’re well prepared and have the right equipment to hand. Research the walks beforehand and only tackle those you are confident of completing.

Some regular Lake land walkers will tell you that the National Park offers a much more handsome landscape in the winter months than it does in the summer. Why not find out for yourselves?

 Wales:

Snowdonia, known in Welsh as Eryri, offers something for everyone wanting to breathe in some fresh mountain air including forest walks, bird watching, castles, museums, the list is endless. There’s also a steam railway so you can take a seat and admire the crisp winter scenes from the comfort of your carriage.

If you are looking for a motorhome or campervan this winter the why not give one of a friendly team at wigan a call on 01942 821080 and we will be able to book your motorhome or camper for you.

Christmas markets in a motorhome or campervan.

At Easirent wigan we have brand new 6 berth and 4 berth ford zefiro motorhomes and also the t5and t6 vw California campervan available for hire. Maybe your visiting family  and flying in to Manchester airport over the Christmas period,  We do offer a collection service from Manchester airport we will collect you from arrivals then take you to our local depot to collect your motorhome or campervan.

Here I have put together a couple of the local Christmas markets   you may like to visit this November/ December.

Manchester Christmas market

Manchester has an award winning Christmas market and is one of the largest in the UK. For five magical weeks, it winds its way through some of Manchester’s most eye-catching streets and squares. Albert Square open until 21 Dec

Thursday 10 November – Tuesday 20 December 2016

European Christmas Market, Albert Square –  Open until 6 pm 21 Dec 2016
Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit – it’s time to head down to Manchester’s world famous Christmas Market.

Then if you travel just 1 hr through the beautiful countryside to Chester to visit the lovely Chester Christmas market  open from Friday 18 th November to Sunday 18th December 2016.

Shoppers are in for a magical time at Chester Christmas Market, with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree.

There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, and unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the perfect present!

Don’t forget to sample the delicious hot food and drink, including tasty mulled wine and hot chocolate; the perfect way to keep warm whilst enjoying the market.

If you are looking to hire a motorhome or a campervan then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Easirent wigan on 01942 821080 and we will be more than happy to make your booking, if you wish to view the campers and motorhomes we do have them available on site over at wigan, Preston and Blackburn depots.