Are you ready to leave the country and tour the European countryside? Did you know that your Class B motorhome could be the best vehicle to experience this in? Take your Class B motorhome to Europe, or rent one there, and enjoy your vacation abroad.
Pros – Class B motorhome travel abroad
A Class B motorhome will allow you to save money when traveling, often more than $50/day. You will be avoiding expenses that occur with hotels and restaurant meals. A Class B motorhome will make your trip worthwhile.
By skipping the tour groups and traveling alone with your family in a Class B motorhome, you will allow yourself to explore areas that are off the beaten path. There won’t be any official itinerary for you to follow, so you can manage your own map and time. Your Class B motorhome can take you to the Mediterranean beaches, to ancient castles, and even to ancient monasteries.
By experiencing Europe in a Class B motorhome, you also are allowing yourself to experience the culture and the people hands-on. You can mix and mingle with the local characters, enjoying their charm and lifestyle. If you are worried about a language barrier, spend some time before leaving the country in your motorhome taking classes. Or, purchase a language dictionary or translator.
There are several other ways to be adventurous on your European recreational vehicle motor home trip. Try new wines and taste new foods. Stop and visit the plentiful open-air markets that will be full of local specialties. The beauty of traveling in a private RV is that you can always get inside and shut out the rest of the world.
Cons : Class B traveling abroad
One of the biggest challenges will be getting used to the smaller vehicles that are found in Europe. This is why a Class B sized motorhome, no larger than 25 feet, is the best size to travel in. Also, pay attention to gas prices overseas. They may have taxes that you are not used to, so budget accordingly.
The narrow roads of Europe may also be challenging for you to drive. Pay attention and you can navigate the RV safely. Take maps and your insurance policy. You may also want to convert your RV’s measurements into metric. Keep them handy, and check them before you try to go under a bridge or overhang.
A great resource book is called: Take Your RV to Europe: The Low-Cost Route to Long-Term Hauling. Check it out before leaving the country. Enjoy your time in Europe and have the RVing experience of a lifetime.