What is the price for a motorhome rental for 1 week?

You've made up your mind, this year you're going on vacation in a motorhome! But before you dive in, it's important to assess the costs to be well-prepared and avoid unpleasant surprises. AVIS explore is here to guide you through the cost of renting a motorhome for a week and explain everything you need to consider.

Price of renting a camping-car for 1 week

The first question often concerns the rental rate.

At AVIS explore, you have a wide range of camping-cars or vans to choose from, suitable for all types of needs, number of people, and even budgets.

So, expect to pay around 700 euros per week on average during mid-season (Easter and All Saints' Day) and up to 1,000 euros per week in summer.

Of course, depending on the models, options chosen, and agencies, this price varies and can go up to 2,000 €/week.

What fuel cost to plan for for a week?

The whole point of a camping-car or van is to go explore the surroundings, to live an adventure, and for that, your motor ally will need fuel.

Note that this type of vehicle consumes around 12 to 13 liters per 100 km.

We cannot give you an exact amount, as the diesel price always depends on the current rate – and it fluctuates a lot!

However, it's possible to find out about service stations equipped for camping-cars. These allow you to empty waste water and refill water.

To do this, it's easy, just check the government website or the P4N app.

Mappy, on the other hand, is very useful for giving you forecasts on your consumption and assessing the fuel price needed for your route.

What toll cost for a week of travel?

Like cars, a camping-car or converted van must pay a toll to travel on highways.

Again, the price depends on the route taken.

Don't hesitate to inquire beforehand, as some sections are very expensive. In this case, it would be wiser to opt for secondary roads – the landscape is also prettier!

Moreover, the rate varies depending on the category of the camping-car:

  • Category 2: the vehicle height is between 2 and 3 meters and its GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is less than or equal to 3.5 tonnes.
  • Category 1: the height is equal to or below 2 meters (this is the case with our combi vans !).

Know that at AVIS explore, you will find category 2 camping-cars, cheaper.

What camping pitch cost for a week?

Even if it's possible to sleep in your camping-car or converted van, it must be parked in designated authorized areas (campsite, camping-car spot).

Some of these spots are free and others cost between 10 and 15 euros per night on average during mid-season and up to 50 euros in peak summer, at the most popular sites.

If you're looking for a place to park at night, you can use various apps, like Park4Night or CaraMaps.

How much does insurance cost for a week in a camping-car?

At AVIS explore, all our vehicles are rented "ready to go," insurance included.

It's even possible to add options to the insurance, such as equipment, mileage, or other additional services.

You can also turn to your private insurance to establish a contract.

Note that AVIS explore offers a liability limitation service at €16 per day – with a minimum of €149 – to reduce the deductible in case of damage caused to the camping-car.

Tips for saving on camping-car rental

For an even more cost-effective adventure, it's possible to save some money on camping-car or van rental.

Indeed, you can reduce rental costs by booking in advance or choosing a model that's less fuel-hungry.

We advise renters to drive their camping-car outside of major cities. Here again, the price is reduced.

You can also rent in the low season or even take advantage of promo codes!

How to plan your itinerary to optimize costs

Do you want to further optimize the cost of your camping-car vacation?

We recommend you plan your itinerary using apps that help you avoid tolls in favor of more economical routes.

Moreover, it's part of the adventure to breathe in the fresh air and admire the view. And it's also an opportunity to discover real gems: picturesque villages, fields of flowers, etc.

Regarding itineraries, trust AVIS explore to offer you routes and very original places. Feel free to read our various articles on the subject right here.

There you have it, you know what costs to consider in order to evaluate the price of renting a camping-car for a week. All that's left is to plan your itinerary!

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Is it more economical to rent a camping-car on weekdays or weekends?

Considering the number of days, it's definitely more economical to rent for a weekend than for a week.

However, this greatly reduces your budget when planning your trip off-season (in June, September, or even early July).

What are the alternatives to paid campsites for parking a camping-car?

The advantage of traveling by camping-car is that you have a minimum of freedom. So, there are free or less expensive options for parking outside of camping areas.

Thus, you have authorized rest areas, wild parking (in legal places), or even farms that welcome camping-cars.

For more explanation, don't hesitate to read this article.

How to avoid fuel surcharges during a camping-car trip?

To reduce the cost of gasoline, three tips are available to you:

  • adopting an economical driving style;
  • choosing less fuel-hungry routes;
  • using apps that allow you to find the cheapest fuel on the road.

Are tolls avoidable and how?

Of course, tolls are not mandatory, they simply allow you to take highways, where you can drive faster.

But it's entirely possible to optimize your route with alternative routes. It will take you more time, that said, you'll be able to admire the road and discover some secret places.

What insurance coverage is recommended for a camping-car rental?

To find out everything about insurance coverage during your trip, we recommend you read this guide, which will provide you with valuable advice.


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