So, you’ve booked your Hippie campervan and are ready to tour Australia or New Zealand in style. First of all, you’ve made a great choice.
The Mitsubishi Express 7300 is a great, reliable vehicle offering 100km of road tripping per 14L of fuel – so you’ll be able to do a lot of touring on your holiday. Now, on to our special tips to help make the most of your adventure:
Room to move: Remember, your Hippie Camper is perfect for two. It has a large double bed (2.00 x 1.52m), but if you’re bunking with a mate rather than your girlfriend/boyfriend you may want to consider setting up the rear annex for a little extra space during those intimate evenings. You can also hire table and chairs for somewhere to sit outside the van.
Keep it level: Speaking of sleep, make sure you park on level ground at night. Your back and bunkmate will thank you for it. If you would prefer to roll onto your travelling companion all night (and who knows, you might!) then by all means park on uneven ground.
Baggage blues: There are heaps of nooks and crannies to store your valuables in the Hippie Deluxe – there’s even a lockable safe for your most precious possessions! However, the storage compartments in your camper may not be of the same dimensions as your luggage.
Definitely don’t bring hard suitcases, if possible use soft bags instead. This will make your life much easier. If worst comes to worst and you have to bring along your suitcase, the Hippie Deluxe does feature roof racks for your convenience.
Playing it cool: Hippie campers feature a fridge to help keep your food and drink cold while you travel. Do be aware that you need to regularly recharge your batteries at caravan parks in order to keep the fridge running.
If you’re planning on free camping for a few days, first: a) check that free camping is permitted in the area you are travelling to and b) think of bringing an esky/chilly bin with you. You can easily buy ice on the road to keep things cool.
Save your pennies: Be aware of toll roads, and always follow the road rules (including speed limits) during your travels. The last thing you want is an administrative charge for unpaid tolls or speeding fines eating into your holiday budget.
To be continued…