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Your motorhome hire process may start with Planet Escapes in Essex, but we want our unique experience to carry with you the whole journey. That’s why we take the extra time and care to ensure you understand how to prepare best for your motorhome trip and advise on how to make the most out of your experience, be that in a motorhome holiday in the UK or in Europe. Whether it’s the Highlands of Scotland or a campsite in the French Alps, we’ve got you covered.

Some budget motorhome companies may present cost-effective options, but - as with the past experiences of many of our customers - they can fall short by springing up unexpected fees, and sometimes even faults in the vehicle which can present themselves when it’s too late! Unlike other motorhome companies, we are upfront and make booking as hassle-free as possible, with no hidden surprises or charges. We’ll take you through the ins-and-outs of the vehicle in detail, present all the terms and conditions, and answer any questions clearly. This gives you the peace of mind that you are all set on your journey for a smooth and safe trip.

plan your motorhome holiday in season

At Planet Escapes, we recommend you arrange your dates and hire in as much advance as possible and explore the discounts and promotions available for the seasons. For example, Summer (June – October) is a high season for families to go on motorhome holidays for a school holiday break, with many bookings during the Christmas / New Year period for gifts and early bookings. Conversely, the lower season periods mean off-peak discounts may be available.

It is also worth being mindful of the different seasons, as this may affect your budget costs and route planning, such as seasonal toll costs and weather changes. We are always here to guide you no matter which season, so you can always count on us for the best deal – whether it’s a last minute trip or planning in advance. Browse our latest motorhome deals and promotions, and get in touch for a quote if you have a date in mind.

Choose your motorhome holiday destination

Whether you’re planning to visit one destination or a few – be that in the UK or further afield in Europe – it’s always important to prepare your route in advance. While our motorhomes are fit for long motorway journeys and bumpy terrain alike, there are other factors to consider that can cause slight stumbles along the way. Depending on where you go, there will be different obstacles and barriers, such as different road regulations and laws on a national or local level. Be sure to familiarise yourself with local regulations.

Typically, most motorhomes/RV’s are not permitted to park overnight on the roadside in most areas of Europe. We recommend that you pre-book your campsite pitches before you go, be that in one destination or multiple. To make parking even easier, you should also seek hard-standing pitches, and enquire about on-site facilities on camp-sites. Also see which holiday park or popular motorhome campsites may be at each of your destinations. With our knowledge of popular motorhome holiday destinations, we can advise you with the questions you should be asking when planning your trip.

What to pack on your motorhome trip

Our luxury motorhomes are fully equipped with all the essentials - and more! With bedding fixings and mattresses, kitchen electrical appliances and washrooms, all the foundations are set for your trip. However, we do encourage you to bring your own bedding and pillows for your cabin; but for a small charge, we’d be happy to prepare these for you. We recommend you pack as light as possible, as you can always grab essentials on the road. However, with spacious storage solutions and lockers in our RV’s, you can always bring along all those favourite foods, toys, and leisurely items you simply cannot go without. Breakfast in bed sorted!

You must also bring all of your essential documents and ID, including your motorhome hire paperwork and a passport when travelling around Europe. You should also keep spare change at hand to make sure you’re prepared for any unexpected toll booths or when you may need emergency cash.

Check out our motorhome FAQs for more information.

Collecting your motorhome for hire in Essex

You can collect your motorhome from us at our depot in Paglesham, Essex between 12:00 and 17:00. We provide free secure parking for your car while you’re on holiday, for full peace of mind on your trip. Our friendly motorhome staff will walk you through the main facilities of the motorhome and answer any questions you might have. All that’s left now is to enjoy yourself!

Why book with Planet Escapes


Outstanding customer reviews


Easy, local pick up in Essex


New and modern motorhomes


Experienced and friendly team

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