Are you considering booking a motorhome holiday, or have already booked one? Here at Easicampers, we’ve put together a list of our top tips to help you on your way and make your experience as stress free as possible.
Make a Checklist
Getting your motorhome ready to hit the road is a relatively quick task, however there are a number of things to check before leaving so we would always recommend running through a quick checklist before you go. Take your time to walk around the vehicle both inside and out. Ensure that all vents are closed and all external doors are closed and locked. Ensure that all cupboards are securely closed and contents secured, nothing should be loose within the vehicle whilst it is moving and the gas bottle should be switched off.
Plan Your Route
Depending on the size of your motorhome, you may need to plan your route to avoid low bridges and narrow lanes, also to have cash ready for any toll roads you may encounter. Planning your route and doing a small amount of research on the places you plan to visit can help avoid unwanted accidents and delays, this is also a great way to get the most out of your motorhome as your detour may take you to places that you hadn’t considered visiting!
Take Your Time
It isn’t a race to the campsite! Take your time to get accustomed to the size of the vehicle, it may be much larger and heavier than you are used to driving. All Easicampers motorhomes are less than two years old and drive like a dream, however it will require a little more careful handling than a car, it will take longer to stop and turns in a wider arc. The journey is all part of the experience on a motorhome holiday, so take your time to enjoy it – you will get much better fuel economy if you take it steady too!
Check Your Mirrors
With a lot of motorhomes, you will not have a rear view mirror, so it is of vital importance to use your wing mirrors – make sure they are properly adjusted before setting off. Visibility may be more limited at junctions and when joining a motorway, so constantly check. If you are going to overtake, remember that your motorhome is not as nimble as a car, so ensure that you have left yourself plenty of space and time, and that your visibility is good.
Know Your Vehicle Dimensions
Ensure that you know the dimensions of your vehicle, and have them to hand when on the road. Knowing how high and wide it is can save panic as you approach a low bridge or a width restriction sign – if you’re travelling abroad, it is worth knowing the dimensions in metres as well as feet. Ensure that you know your vehicles payload – simply put, this is the additional weight that you can add to your motorhome, so you will need to factor in the weight of your passengers, water tank and any waste water, along with the weight of your possessions. If your motorhome is too heavy this will affect handling and fuel consumption, if the vehicle is in an accident, being over weight could invalidate your insurance.
Motorhome holidays are fantastic fun and have endless possibilities. Take the time to relax and enjoy your experience.
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