Different Types of Motorhomes

Different Types of Motorhomes

Which Type of Motorhome Should I Rent? 

It is important to think about the following two questions before renting a motorhome: how many people will it need to accommodate and what type of holiday are you going on? For example, a panel van is compact and ideal for a couples holiday. Semi-integrated motorhomes in comparison offer a little more space and comfort, especially for families. Integrated motorhomes can accommodate large groups and they offer several sleeping areas and an added touch of luxury to make your holiday just that extra bit special. Alcove motorhomes offer an extra sleeping area above the driver's seat and they are ideal for families with children. If you are thinking about going on an adventure holiday, we would recommend renting a truck camper or a 4x4 campervan. 4x4 campervans are the ideal choice if you would like to go off the beaten track.

Campervan holidays are always a fantastic experience whichever type of motorhome you choose. Booking via CamperDays is incredibly easy. All you need to do is enter your travel dates in the search bar and you will receive a list of motorhomes from various providers that are available to rent for your chosen dates and holiday destination. You can also use filters to make your search even easier. You can filter the type of motorhome and the features and furnishings it should have. You can find the perfect offer in just a few simple clicks. Book now to avoid any disappointment!

Here Are the Different Types of Motorhomes You Can Rent


A panel van is a small campervan that can accommodate up to four people. Depending on the size, the vehicle has a small bathroom with a toilet. It also has a small kitchenette or a gas cooker. You can also choose to add some extra accessories.

  • Ideal for backpackers, couples, small families or for anyone on a tight budget.
  • 2-3
  • Easy to park.
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Semi-Integrated Motorhome

In a semi-integrated motorhome the living area and the driver’s seat are separated by a narrow space. The vehicle is suitable for a couples holiday, a group of friends or families. A semi-integrated motorhome has a kitchenette, a toilet and a shower that provide the necessary comfort when on holiday.

  • Ideal for couples, families and groups.
  • max. 5
  • This type of motorhome is spacious and welcoming.
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Alcove Motorhome

Alcove motorhomes stand out because they offer an extra sleeping area. There is an alcove above the driver’s seat which can accommodate up to two people. Here you can spend the night under the stars. There are usually other sleeping areas at the rear of the vehicle. This type of motorhome also has a kitchenette and a separate bathroom area.

  • Ideal for couples, families and groups.
  • max. 6
  • They are very family friendly.
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Fully-Integrated Motorhome

The driver’s seat and the living area are in one area. This type of motorhome wows everyone with its spacious layout and luxurious furnishings. However, practice is required before driving this type of motorhome due to the length of the vehicle. The vehicle is 6 to 10 metres and depending on your holiday destination, you may need a class C driving licence.

  • Ideal for families or anyone that would like something a bit more luxurious.
  • max. 6
  • They are comfortable and luxurious.
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4x4 Campervan

A 4x4 campervan is perfect for adventure seekers. You can even go off-road with a 4x4 campervan. It also has a roof tent where you can get a good night’s sleep.  Explore remote regions, for example, in South Africa or Australia at your own pace.

  • Ideal for couples and small groups.
  • max. 4
  • Great for going off-road.
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Truck Camper

A truck camper is a unique style of campervan. The living area is in a cabin which has been mounted onto the rear part of the vehicle. The cabin converts the vehicle into a campervan that can accommodate up to three people. This type of motorhome is usually equipped with a toilet and a gas cooker.

  • Ideal for couples and for anyone that loves spending time outdoors and being active.
  • 2-3
  • It is robust and easy to drive.
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Comparing The Different Types of Motorhomes

VanSemi-Integrated MotorhomeAlcove MotorhomeFully-Integrated Motorhome4x4 CampervanTruck Camper
SleepsVanmax. 4Semi-Integrated Motorhomemax. 5Alcove Motorhomemax. 6Fully-Integrated Motorhomemax. 64x4 Campervanmax. 4Truck Campermax. 4
KitchenetteVanSemi-Integrated MotorhomeAlcove MotorhomeFully-Integrated Motorhome4x4 CampervanTruck Camper
Roof tentVanCan be addedSemi-Integrated MotorhomeCannot be addedAlcove MotorhomeCannot be addedFully-Integrated MotorhomeCannot be added4x4 CampervanAlways has oneTruck Campernicht möglich
Ø Fuel consumption /62 milesVan20 lSemi-Integrated Motorhome13 lAlcove Motorhome20 lFully-Integrated Motorhome25 l4x4 Campervan16 lTruck Camper20 l
Do You Have Any Questions About Renting a Motorhome?

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The Advantages of Renting a Motorhome Through CamperDays

Through CamperDays you can easily rent your motorhome from approved providers such as Apollo, El Monte, McRent and Road Bear. We work closely with these partners and we offer a wide range of motorhomes to choose from.

Here at CamperDays we offer flexible rebooking and cancellation options. In addition, thanks to our expertise you will be ready for your holiday and insured in case anything happens.  

Every motorhome you rent from CamperDays comes with comprehensive insurance with excess. For a carefree holiday make sure you choose the Premium insurance or excess cover option when making a booking. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Depending on the destination and the rental company, there are various motorhomes to choose from. At CamperDays, you can choose from classic campervans, panel vans, semi-integrated and integrated motorhomes, alcove motorhomes, truck campers and 4x4 campervans.

  • The main difference between a semi-integrated and an integrated motorhome is the layout. In a semi-integrated motorhome the living area and the driver’s seat are separated by a narrow space. In an integrated motorhome the living area and the driver's seat are in one area. Therefore, both motorhomes are generally well suited to families. However, in comparison an integrated motorhome usually offers a little more space and comfort.

  • Truck campers and 4x4 campervans are very similar. However, if you would like to go on an off-road adventure, you cannot go off-road with a truck camper. You can drive off-road with a 4x4 campervan, which is the perfect choice for an adventure holiday. 

  • All motorhomes that you can rent through CamperDays automatically come with a comprehensive insurance cover with excess. Depending on the rental company, you can also choose to add various additional services. The Premium package, for example, often reduces your excess. The individual terms and conditions can be found in the insurance details. Our friendly customer service team will be more than happy to assist you if you have any questions regarding insurance

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