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Questions tagged [campers]

Questions about vehicles with integrated camping. This covers purpose-built or modified vans and cars with sleeping space. Note that for the largest such vehicles most often associated with North America, there is a separate "RVs" tag.

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What differences in vehicle laws are there for crossing into Canada from the US with a travel trailer?

We're planning a summer trip this year into Canada. I live in Michigan, but we're heading west to Minnesota, and heading north to Winnipeg and then heading back east. We plan to drive our SUV/travel ...
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Sleeping in Yosemite park

I was thinking of renting a camper van and wondered if it's safe to sleep in the van. Are there designated areas where one can park and stay overnight in a van?
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Italian rest areas: Is it OK to sleep in a camper van?

I am renting a camper van for a road trip through Italy. Is it ok to stop at a rest area to sleep over? Do you just find a parking space or have to tell someone? Is it legal? What are the rules? Is it ...
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Drive or campervan on the Californian coast? [closed]

My Fiance and myself will be visiting California for 3 weeks in July 2017 for our honeymoon. We will be driving down the coast from San Francisco to San Diego in 2-3 weeks. Would you hire a ...
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How to stay safe when using an autocaravan?

A friend of mine bought a motorhome/campervan/RV and I am going to get it with him and spend a couple of days in a roadtrip. The idea sounded great until we started questioning security. Especially ...
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Are there any sites for camper van hire in Greece?

Many countries in southern Europe have rental services for small camping vans such as VW Transporters. In Portugal and Spain for example many private people rent out camping vans on platforms like ...
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Parking a camper near Barcelona [closed]

I plan to visit Barcelona next month in my camper, but want to sleep (Airbnb) in the city for a couple of nights. Has anybody suggestions where I can cheaply park my camper within easy train (or bus/...
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What should I consider if I want to lend my camping van to friends?

I agreed with some friends that they can borrow my camping van for a short roadtrip in Europe. I'm currently thinking about what should be done before the trip, and here's the list that I came up with....
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Where to find all camp sites available in an area or city?

As a traveler, sometimes I want to stay in a camp site, rather than in a hotel, motel or hostel. But sometimes it is very difficult to find this camp sites in the web. Is there any website or app that ...
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Visit USA west-coast in camper

I'm planning a journey through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. I would hire a camper but I'm not sure if I can station everywhere with it. Is it possible in those states to park a caravan in a ...
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Places for camping without a caravan in UK

I stay in Bristol and would like to go for camping for couple of days or more on my own preferably in lake district or cornwall; but I don't have a caravan with me. I do have a reliable car, tent, ...
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Camper vehicle supplemental insurance in New Zealand

We need to buy camper collision and liability insurance for our rented camper in New Zealand. The camper company excludes any loss due to renters violating local road rules and causing an accident to ...
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Can a someone with a tourist visa import a caravan or motorhome into New Zealand?

We are going to travel around New Zealand for 9 months next year with our 3 kids. The plan is to tour mostly by caravan or RV. The most economical choice would be to purchase a caravan when we get ...
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Rent motorhome (test-drive for a month) before buying it? [closed]

I'm interested in buying a second-hand motor-home to do tours in Europe I have no experience whatsoever with this kind of vehicles so I figured the best plan would be to be able to rent the motor-...
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Are there any free camper parks in Australia?

I travel around Australia, I find some camper van hire service in Australia,i just want to know is there some camper park from Sydney to cairns for free?
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How is a hightop different to a camper van?

I just wanna hire a campervan to travel from Sydney to Cairns. I have had a look at a hire company and they have a lot of campervans but I don't know what the difference is between high tops and ...
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Purchasing a campervan in Australia

My girlfriend and I are off to Oz at the start of January - looking to travel the East Coast in a campervan. The plan is to purchase one when we get there and was just wondering about the details. I'...
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Camper vans and travel in Australia

My girlfriend and I have purchased one way tickets to Australia - flying into Melbourne in January. The plan is to visit relatives first in Melbourne, then rent and travel around Australia in a camper ...
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Where can you park a camper or car in Kleve, Goch, Weeze, Kevelaer (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)?

I am going to Germany (Kleve, Goch, Weeze, Kevelaer, in North Rhine-Westphalia) in April with my car or camper. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to park/sleep in the area? Ideally I would ...
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Is there a strong full-time RV (motor home) community in Europe and/or Asia?

In the United States, there is a very definite (if somewhat smallish) community of full-time RV'ers. There are several websites and blogs maintained by people who do not live in a sticks and bricks ...
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Insurance for campervan in NZ

I am traveling to New Zealand in May 2012 (I am a US citizen). I have been looking for a campervan to rent. Unfortunately, insurance seems to be quite expensive (or not very good. Some liability is up ...
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Does anyone know where to hire a car camper (not a campervan) in Australia?

I'm looking for somewhere to hire a car camper not a campervan. For those who do not know what a car camper is, here's a description from Wikipedia: The car camper is a station wagon converted ...
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Where can you park a camper in Munich?

I am going to Munich (Oktoberfest) tonight in my camper. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to park/sleep in Munich? Ideally I would like to park for free. Obviously I will not be able to park ...
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Can I rent a camper in the US/Canada with a European B license?

We are considering a holiday in North America with a camper. I have a European driver's license (B) which allows me to drive personal cars up to 3500 kg, although I can imagine that an average camper ...