Since we first hired a campervan in New Zealand, we have been talking about what it would be like to own one and debating on if a campervan was the right choice or a tent trailer. In New Zealand there are so many different kinds of campervans–Mazda, Toyota, VW, etc–but here we really have the one option of a VW. Having never tried the VW (but had “van envy” any time a Eurovan would cross our paths) we thought it’d be fun to try one out. Also, we have been trying to get away once a month, making the most of our pre-baby months, so it was a good way to get out of town. Some friends of ours own a VW and rent it out so we worked out a deal and a few days later we were heading east to Big Lake Campground, just west of Sisters.
Over the weekend at least 50% of our conversation was centered on weighing the pros and cons of campervans. We’re still not totally decided and now we need to rent a tent trailer to give equal representation to the other side, but it was fun and novel and a lot warmer than tent camping!
If you’re interested in giving camper-vanning a try and want to rent one, let us know and we can connect you with the owners of this van!