Fancy a road trip?
Your motorhome is your home on wheels and gives you the option to go where you like when you like, and there really isn’t much to match the convenience and freedom that comes with ownership of these vehicles. Whether you are looking for a weekly staycation or a longer trip into the EU the open road awaits you!
Top motorhome tips for beginners
- Plan your Route – Sat Nav’s are great and can help you find the fastest routes but, take extra care to check the routes are accessible and don’t have any restrictions that can affect you, such as low bridges, tight turns & narrow roads etc – especially if you have a larger vehicle.
- Check your surroundings – when getting to your site/destination you may be guided to your pitch, but if you get to choose your own, have a good look around and maybe take into consideration the following:
- Choose an area of flat ground: Not always possible, but if you can find flat level ground, it will save you having to use a ramp under your wheels to level you out.
- Distance from amenities/facilities: It might be good to be close to the facilities for speedy washing up and the night-time trips to the toilet- especially if travelling with children but also bear in mind the extra footfall in these areas, and people walking around or across your pitch.
- Trees or no trees?: Having a shaded pitch can have its appeal, but also be aware of the downsides, falling leaves & branches as well as tree sap & birds roosting above and inevitably leaving you some unwanted “presents”. Also, the trees will generally still drip with rain long after the sun has come back out.
- Shelter: If your site is fairly exposed, hedges and other units can provide welcome windbreaks for you especially, if using an awning.
- Play Areas: another area to consider your distance from, not just if you’re travelling with children either. It can be great to be close if you want the kids to have their fun and be within sight from your motorhome; however, it’s also worth remembering that other children may be out playing loudly whilst your children are trying to sleep, or maybe even when you’re trying to sleep yourself!
- Check the Weather forecast – Sometimes, when getting away “glorious sunshine” isn’t the be-all and end-all of things. Some people love drifting off to sleep with the sound of rain. Pack for the weather, a pair of wellies and brolly can be just as important as the sun cream and shorts!
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