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Camino de Santiago - Frances 2019
#1
Hello

Random question but post camino next year we are wanting to hire a Motorhome from Barcelona and travel through to Italy for 2-3 months. Has anyone had any good experiences or can recommend a company? Sorry I know its not walking related but have had mixed reviews from the ones I have found, so would be great to have some first hand advice :)

Cheers
Cara
 
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015
Camino Frances July 2017
#2
Hi Cara,

Sounds like quite an adventure. Have you considered buying something second hand and then reselling it at the end of your journey? I can only imagine that the rental for such a long time would be very expensive.

Good luck and Buen Camino,

Rob.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
#3
Cara,
If you want to pursue buying a motor home I’d have some advice for you. We bought two and travelled for nine months in them (with eight kids and Grandpa, one would not have been big enough!)
But if you prefer to hire, I’ve no experience to share.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#4
Concerning buying a camper and then reselling it:

About 2 years ago we bought a new, from the lot, small teardrop camper trailer. This spring we took it on a six week, nearly 8,000 mile (12,000+ km) trip. Afterwards I was on a well known camper rental website and I got curious. The cost for renting their smallest camper for the same amount of time, it's mileage costs and the difference in it's miles per gallon and what we got amounted to 50% the cost of our trailer.

The buy, use and resell option may be the way you want to go for such a long trip.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese.
#6
Ah, makes me nostalgic for the 60s and early 70s, when we bought and sold our camper vans outside Australia House in London. I bet that is not still allowed.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#7
Awesome thanks for your advice - my husband was wondering about the buy, use and resell idea! will look into that more :)
We purchased a used pop-up camper when our kids were growing up and took it all over the US national parks on our vacations.

Fast forward to retirement. We nostalgically bought another used, but nice pop-up again, spending a month traveling the western states, and Banff and Jasper national parks in Canada. The following year my adult son and daughter in law borrowed it for a three month travel adventure and had a great time. Last year we decided to sell it and recovered nearly what we had paid for it...not the luxury of a motorhome, but it was great fun anyway!
 

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