Renting Vs Buying A Motorhome In Australia

Both renting and buying have their benefits, it all comes down to what kind of van life you want to live! 

It’s no secret that Australia is huge! It has some of the most diverse and exciting environments, with brilliant red desert roads, hidden mountain networks, and sunny coastal highways. Some of the best kept secrets are lying inland, far beyond the bustling and vibrant coastal cities, so you’ll need transport to get there.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning a road trip holiday sometime soon and debating whether to buy or rent a campervan in Australia. Both options have a range of amazing benefits, and your decision will all depend on your needs.

Do you need space just for yourself, or are you taking your family along for the adventure? Are you looking for something small and nimble, or something large and luxurious? Do you travel a couple times a year, or are you going out on adventures every other weekend?

These are just some of the important things to consider whilst making your decision. Read on for some more benefits of renting or buying a motorhome in Australia.


Benefits of renting a motorhome


Benefits Of Renting A Motorhome

Van Life Without The Commitment

Renting is a great way to experience the relaxation and adventure of the van life, whether you’re a seasoned camper or whether you’re trying it out for the first time. Hiring a rental motorhome is also perfect if you don’t travel often and love having the freedom to choose a different motorhome or campervan every time.

Receive Support From Us Every Step Of The Way

Renting is the perfect time to master the ins and outs of driving a motorhome or campervan in Australia, and you won’t be alone when you’re renting with Cruisin’ Motorhomes and GoCheap Campervans. We’re able to provide 24/7 roadside assistance which will get you back on the road as fast as possible, and we have friendly staff ready to answer any of your questions.

Try Out A Variety Of Rentals To Discover What You Need

For seasoned travellers who already know that they want to buy a motorhome, renting is perfect for experimenting with different layouts, sizes, and levels of luxury. Explore the more technical side, with handling, dimensions, and specifications, and discover what you need for your perfect lifestyle on the road. Do you need a toilet and shower? Do you want a bed that’s fixed and already made up, or do you want a modular dining and bedroom space which can be converted back and forth? Your time on the road with your rental motorhome will answer those questions.


Additional Benefits Of Buying A Motorhome In Australia


Additional Benefits Of Renting A Motorhome In Australia

  • Flexible travel plans
  • Help saving on things like flights and hotels
  • Benefits of portable accommodation
  • Cost efficient for short trips
  • Learning how motorhomes work (driving, parking, modular furniture, greywater)
  • Cheaper if you don’t travel often (no insurance/maintenance costs)
  • Living the van life without the commitment
  • You won’t have to find a place to store your motorhome when not in use

We have a range of vehicles available for you to hire at Cruisin’ Motorhomes and GoCheap Campervans. If you’ve got your eye on one of the vehicles listed on our Cruisin’ RV Sales website, you might also be interested in our Try Before You Buy deal.


Benefits of buying a motorhome


Benefits of Buying A Motorhome

Committing To The Van Life And Living Out Your Travel Dreams

Buying a motorhome in Australia is perfect if you want to enhance your camping experiences and if you’re ready to commit to the van life. Purchasing a motorhome is an investment, but if you have big dreams to travel (and goals to travel often) then it could be the right choice for you.

An Ex-Rental Motorhome Is Reliable And Ready To Drive

Cruisin’ RV Sales specialises in the sale of ex-rental motorhomes and campervans, which opens up a range of benefits for you as a buyer. Buying a new motorhome outright can be expensive, and you may experience the “new motorhome funk” – which is a period of time spent discovering various manufacturing problems with your new vehicle. On the contrary, we know that our vehicles are tested, reliable, and ready to drive.

Great Deals And Additional Upgrades We Know You’ll Love

Another benefit of buying an ex-rental from us is that you’ll get a great deal! All of our motorhomes and campervans are well cared for with a range of upgrades, additions, and customisations that you won’t find on a new motorhome. All of our motorhomes are designed with travellers in mind, so we’ve done everything we can to ensure that your ex-rental motorhome is going to have everything it needs for iconic and comfortable holiday experiences.


Additional benefits of renting a motorhome in Australia


Additional Benefits Of Buying A Motorhome In Australia

  • Cost efficient for long trips
  • If you travel a lot, it’s cheaper to have your own rather than renting every time you want to go somewhere
  • You can head off at any time and enjoy the lifestyle of regular weekend getaways
  • You won’t have to plan your trip as thoroughly, and you can extend or shorten your trip as you like
  • No changing rates (high season low season)
  • Work on the road and take your office with you
  • It’s all yours, you can store your camping gear in it at all times for quicker getaways
  • You can decorate it and make it feel like your own

We have a range of ex-rental motorhomes and campervans available for purchase at Cruisin’ RV Sales, and if you have something specific in mind we definitely encourage you to submit an enquiry form so that we can contact you as soon as something comes up.


Are You Ready To Start Living The Van Life?

Ultimately the decision comes down to a few key questions, such as ‘how often do you plan to travel’ and ‘what type of motorhome or campervan is best for you’. The brilliant thing about motorhomes is that they are incredibly diverse and flexible, so there’s bound to be the perfect one out there for you.

Renting is perfect if you want to occasionally dip your toes into the van life. Organise your motorhome rental in Australia by calling our friendly reservations team on 1300 664 485 or check out our Cruisin’ Motorhomes and GoCheap Campervans vehicle pages to see what motorhomes are available to hire at our branches.

Or, if you’re enthusiastic and ready to invest in a motorhome of your very own, check out the used campervans and motorhomes for sale on our website and take advantage of our Try Before You Buy deal. If you don’t see the type of vehicle you’re interested in, go ahead and submit an enquiry form so that we can contact you as soon as something is available.