RV Rental & Motorhome Rentals Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
There are a growing number of RV rental and camper van rentals available in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island; whether your preference is Class A, Class C, Class B, trailers, camper vans or fifth wheel rentals here in British Columbia.
Our preference, obviously… are Campervans.
More specifically… Volkswagen Westfalia Camper Vans.
A campervan (or camper van), is a self-propelled vehicle that provides both transport and sleeping accommodation. The term mainly describes vans that have been outfitted for use as accommodation. The term motorhome is sometimes used interchangeably with campervan, but the former can also be a larger vehicle than a campervan and intended to be more comfortable, whilst the latter is more concerned with ease of movement and lower cost.
Campervans may be equipped either with a “pop-up” roof which can be raised during camping.
Camper vans usually have a small kitchen with a refrigerator (which is often powerable by a choice of gas, battery, or mains electricity) and a two-burner gas hob and grill. They generally have dual-voltage lighting which can work from either a dedicated battery (other than the van battery) known as a deep-cycle or leisure battery, or from AC power, supplied at a campsite via a hook-up cable.
The term “Dormobile” is sometimes used generically in the United Kingdom thanks to a once highly popular conversion brand, and “Kombi” is used in Australia and other countries. The popularity of this type expanded in the 1950s after Volkswagen commissioned the Westfalia company to use the Kombi version of their Type 2 transporter as the basis for a campervan.
- Gas/electric powered refrigerator
- Gas/electric cooktop
- One or more beds, some of which double-up as daytime seating
- Electricity supplied by leisure battery or external hook-up
- Air conditioning (at least the normal vehicle’s cab system)
- Water tank
- Wastewater tank for “grey” (wash) water
- Extendable external Awning – an extendable canvas shade which offers protection from the sun.