Most families of four who wish to do a self-drive holiday seem to always be getting the same problems; The child seats can only be fitted in the seats in the main living area, and 4 Berth vehicles usually have the rear seats in the far end of the vehicle, away from the driver's cabin. Although this may sound like a blessing for most parents, you'll also need to remember that the configuration of 4 Berth vehicles moves much of the weight into the rear. This makes the rear area bounce more as you drive, and there is probably nothing worse in the world than whining, carsick children in a small campervan.
MyDriveHoliday works with several motorhome rental companies, who all have excellent vehicles for everybody. Although we would recommend all our campervans for their own amazing features, we have sorted out the best options for a family of four.
The Hume has 2 baby or booster seat anchor points in the main cabin. The rear seats are in the middle of the vehicle, and not in the rear like most hitops. Although it doesn't come with a TV, you can keep the children entertained with some road trip games like I-Spy or Guess The Animal. Need help with games? We have an entire page on Road Trip Games For Kids.
The rear seats are closer to the driver's cabin, and there is internal access so you don't need to get out of the vehicle to attend to the children. The Hume is also the only 4 Berth hitop that has anchor points for baby seats, so it is highly recommended if you are traveling with younger children.
The Family 5 can be fitted with a booster seat in the front passenger seat with a diagonal seat belt. This would mean that the other passenger would have to travel in the middle seat. This could be a tight fit, so the other passengers can also sit in the main cabin.
The rear seats are in the middle of the vehicle, so the other passengers are less likely to feel the bad effects of suspension. The Family 5 is highly recommended if you have older children that don't require child seats, and it is also a great vehicle if you are looking for an affordable option.
Baby Seat: Yes ($36)*
Booster Seat: Yes ($36)*
* Free With All Inclusive Package
The Platinum 4 Beach can be fitted with up to 2 baby or 2 booster seats in the rear forward-facing seats in the main living area. Unlike most 4 Berths, the rear seats are directly behind the driver's cabin so the children are only an arm's length away.
In addition to the rear seats being close to the driver's cabin, the seats in the driver's cab can swivel so you can attend to the children more intimately. There is also an LCD Screen with DVD Player mounted on one side of the living area to keep the little travelers entertained.
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