Make most of your winter motorhome holiday

Published on December 3rd, 2020
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Bill Tsouvalas
Bill Tsouvalas is the managing director and a key company spokesperson at Savvy. As a personal finance expert, he often shares his insights on a range of topics, being featured on leading news outlets including News Corp publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun, Fairfax Media publications such as the Australian Financial Review, the Seven Network and more. Bill has over 15 years of experience working in the finance industry and founded Savvy in 2010 with a vision to provide affordable and accessible finance options to all Australians. He has built Savvy from a small asset finance brokerage into a financial comparison website which now attracts close to 2 million Aussies per year and was included in the BRW’s Fast 100 in 2015 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. He’s passionate about helping Australians make financially savvy decisions and reviews content across the brand to ensure its accuracy. You can follow Bill on LinkedIn.
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Motorhome holidays are an Australian tradition that continues to be respected and embraced by more Aussies day by day. In fact, according to BDO Caravan & Campervan Data Report, the number of registered motorhomes in Australia continues to increase by five percent each year.

Still, most of the motorhome holiday lovers prefer to travel during the summer season. But what if you think about a winter trip? This may sound like an adventurous idea, but it can turn out to be an excellent one. Here are a few things you have to know about such a motorhome holiday even when you're going with friends or kids.

You avoid traffic jams and agglomeration

Travelling during the peak season can be challenging, especially when you have to deal with traffic jams or crowded spaces. You surely remember at least one moment when the sun was up, the temperature was unbearable, and you were stuck in traffic. While opting for a winter motorhome holiday, you avoid these problems.

Also, crowded camping parks are another common issue for those who travel during the peak season. But in winter, you enjoy a higher level of privacy, as only a few Aussies choose this season for their RV trip.

Enjoy the uniqueness of winter landscapes

Generally speaking, most Aussies spent the winter in the cosiness of their homes, without having the courage to adventure outside when not necessary. But those who get out of their comfort zone and opt for a winter motorhome holiday will discover the charm of winter landscapes, which is usually missed by many.

The uniqueness of a winter landscape is often praised, especially near the holidays. Still, only a few of us really understand what it means to relish such a view, while the others admire it only in pictures. If you want to truly enjoy the purity of landscapes blanked in the immaculate snow, but still benefit from the comfort of a cosy place, plan a winter motorhome holiday.

Pay less than you would pay for a summer RV holiday

Another aspect you should know about motorhome holidays during the cold season is that they will cost you less than one organised in the summer. The prices for camping parks are lower during this period of the year, so why not to take full advantage of this aspect?

Immerse yourself in winter activities

No matter if you are a fan of winter activities, or you may try them for the first time in your life, you will have a lot of fun. Also, you don’t need to practice an individual sport if you don’t like it, because you can choose from a broad range of possibilities, from snowboarding to sleighing. Find out what suits you best and immerse in these great ways to spend your time in the cold season.

You need to be prepared

Winter weather is harder to handle, so be sure you opt for an RV that can make it. If you want to be prepared, you better pack some snow chains, too, so you won’t get stuck. Also, get a small dehumidifier, to avoid condensation.

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