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Before returning the Campervan

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Before returning the campervan…

The day to leave has arrived. It is going to be difficult to return to the sedentary life. No problem, you can still enjoy the last moments of ramble. As there is almost everything in the combi, you have taken the minimum with you. Packing your luggage should be very quick.

To be relaxed at the time of returning the keys, we recommend you to simply spend 60 minutes in a petrol station.Vanbreak offers materials and product to clean the combi. Some potent and cheap vacuum cleaners (1 euro for 3 minutes) are at your service in most of them.  This will allow you to return the van in the same condition (Inside and Outside) it was in at the beginning of the trip, and not to lose energy, money or time.

But for now… Enjoy your trip!

And how do I eat and wash In Campervan or MotorHome

And how do I eat and wash In Campervan or MotorHome 2048 1072 VanBreak - Campervan and MotorHome Hire in Spain

And how do I eat and wash In Campervan or MotorHome?

To eat, I open my mouth. To wash, I open the shower ;-)…

To prepare food, the trunk of the combi has a camping stove and kitchenware composed with pans, frying pans, plates, cutlery etc. If you wish to sit at a table like at home, there is a table fitted in the door and several folding chairs in the door of the trunk. You can also open the awning. Personally, we prefer to adapt ourselves to the traveling conditions and to eat fresh and wild, that’s to say outside, without tables and chairs, in the wild surrounded by nature. But in the nature there is room for all different tastes ;-).

To wash yourselves, the portable shower has enough water for 2 to 4 people. It is quite easy to find fountains or springs in Spain and Portugal. So, don’t hesitate to fill your portable shower every time you have the opportunity (it is normally possible once a day). When you have parked the combi in the middle of nature, it is then easy to undress yourself out of sight among the vegetation and to wash with the jet of the portable shower. If the climate is hot, the water of the shower will be barely warm or warm. Being able to wash outside is a delight unusual to savour.

On the other hand, in order not to leave marks of your passing in the nature, don’t forget to take an ecological and non-contaminating soap, shampoo and toothpaste…

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Where to sleep in Campervan

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By the way, where are we going to sleep tonight in Campeervan ? A guide for wild camping

Which are the best places to sleep with a combi? First, it depends on the season and on the region you are in. If you are on the coast of Andalusia or Portugal during the summer, chances are high that the car park next to the beaches will be completely full or forbidden to camping-cars. In this case, don’t worry. You have two possibilities: find a wild place next to the sea or in the country for the night, or wait late in the afternoon to park next to the beach. Knowing that it is more comfortable to find a place to park before sunset. And more pleasant to wake up in the morning in a wild place than in a car park full of people starting from 9am.

Observing your environment and the map, you should be able to find the place that is most suitable for you to sleep. Further away from the village so not to be disturbed in the morning, next to a less frequented beach, a small river, close to the beginning of a hiking trail, in a wooded area etc. You will maybe hesitate the first days on the best place to sleep. But you will feel little by little the pleasure to find the spot, the magical place where you can wake up, marvelled by the life of the place (in our case, some eagles just above our heads during breakfast, the flowers by the lane, the stream, the bells of the sheeps only a few meters from the van, in my opinion waking up in the morning is the best moment of the trip in combi).

In any cases, your best allies for this trip are: your topography map and your curiosity on the road and out of it, next to the local people. Wherever you are, you will always find a native delighted and pleased to reveal you which is the most charming place to pass the night ;-).

Roadtrip in Campervan or MotorHome : Map or GPS?

Roadtrip in Campervan or MotorHome : Map or GPS? 2048 1227 VanBreak - Campervan and MotorHome Hire in Spain

Roadtrip in Campervan or MotorHome : Map or GPS?

Above all, it depends on your year of birth and your habits…

However, if you are thinking about driving a lot, and discovering new places, on the coast, in the mountain, in the countryside, the GPS may interrupt because of the lack of signal. In this case the map results useful.

In general, it makes it possible not to go simply from a point A to a point B, but to really travel, thanks to what can be interpreted from the topography. That’s why we suggest you invest in a good old IGN map of the region that you are going to cross (between 3 and 5 euros). The scale should be small enough so that you can distinguish the localities, small streets, rivers etc. You will easily find one of these regional maps in a petrol station.

Then, you only have to decrypt it. This tool proves to be very useful for organizing your trip. The map will tell you if there is water near, if the road is on a lower level, if you are going to cross a nature reserve, if the region you are going to cross is either wild or has lots of roads etc.

You will see in the end you can’t live without it…

How do I prepare the trip in Campervan or MotorHome

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Before leaving… How do I prepare the road trip in Campervan or Motorhome?

Traveling is dreaming the trip. But it is also and above all getting ready. That’s why, it is not necessary to take the kitchen sink with you. Almost everything is in the combi (link to the page). Some basic toiletry products should be enough. A few tips before leaving:

> Travel light, with the minimum in your bag. However, think of the temperature variations between day and night, the sea and the mountain, the sun and the rain. Apart from the clothes, you will only need a sleeping bag. Sheets and the pillows are available.

> A first-aid kit is yet in the combi. However, it is highly recommended to take sun cream for the hot season, some good quality sun glasses and, for surfing and climbing, a good arnica oil, that will relieve your body after the effort.

> Regarding gears, two small tools might be useful: a swiss army knife, very practical for pique-nicks and other improvised plans (there is also tableware within the kitchen’s equipment), and to connect your mobile phone, if necessary, a cigar-lighter with USB.

> That’s all! For the rest, everything is already in the van: portable shower, camping stove, cutlery, table, chairs, beds, torch, towels, sheets etc.

Have a good trip!

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