Going on a holiday in a motorhome is a very special travel experience as it allows you to explore and travel difficult to reach areas with other means of transport and, the best thing is that you have the accommodation insured. But travelling in a motorhome requires some precautions that it is important not to neglect. If you have always dreamed about an amazing adventure and a motorhome travel, you should definitely read this article and become more aware of many different possibilities. These are 5 tips to enjoy your trip in a motorhome and avoid unforeseen events that ruin your holidays!
Evaluate the purchase of a motorhome:
If you do not own one and you don’t plan to buy used motorhome, you can consider renting it. This solution would avoid the maintenance of the vehicle and associated annual costs (taxes, insurance, parking, etc.). We advise you to evaluate the proposals of various motorhome rental sites.
On the contrary, if travelling by a motorhome has always been your dream and you intend to do it on a frequent and regular basis, the purchase of this vehicle is a very important step that you should consider. Buying motorhome requires a considerable initial investment and, although the price ranges are in some cases very diversified, it also gives you the possibility of having it available at any time you wish.
As it is a long-term investment, we recommend you calculate, along with the purchase costs, also the annual maintenance costs, and weigh the comforts of the vehicle that best suit your needs.
Prepare the motorhome:
In the case that you decide to purchase your own motorhome, you should not underestimate the maintenance aspect. Like any vehicle, the motorhome is also equipped with components that need revision or replacement. In particular, the wheels of your motorhome will require attentive care, without which the success of your trips could be risked. If you decide to buy a motorhome, we recommend that you never neglect any point related to its maintenance.
Another outstanding aspect that will precede your departure will be to decide what you should or can take with you. The nature of the trip or the route chosen will greatly influence the choice of objects (for example, sports equipment may or may not be involved).
However, one always valid advice is to take into account that a vehicle that is too heavy will have difficulties to travel many kilometres with reasonable fuel costs. In addition, the motorhome will be the space in which you will spend a lot of time, therefore, it must be sufficiently habitable and not excessively crowded. Make a list and do not forget to ask yourself: do I really need to take this article with me?
Plan the most important aspects of the trip:
Travelling in a motorhome allows greater mobility, will allow you to reach remote villages or without connections and move at any time of day or night. Therefore, we recommend that you procure maps and guides with the routes you will cover and remember to update your digital maps as well. Make a list (at least partial) of the most important stages of your trip. Finally, do not forget to look for information and contacts related to the parking areas.
The most important aspect of travelling by motorhome is the area or area where you stop to rest or explore the territory or the chosen city. The camping areas are, in general, quite large and where, for a fee, you will have the possibility to stay for a variable period of time (from one day to several weeks) and have a variable number of services. Normally, a good camping area provides light, water, gas, toilets and showers, and Internet coverage. In some cases, activities are also offered for guests and common areas or equipment that facilitate their stay.
Choose your company wisely & store supplies:
Remember that a trip in a motorhome requires driving or spending many hours in the vehicle. Living in a small space requires a considerable spirit of adaptation and a desire to share. Therefore, make sure you choose the right travel companions. We also recommend that in the group, if necessary, there should be at least one person capable of replacing you in driving the vehicle. The lack of space inside the motorhome can be somewhat overwhelming at times, but cooking there can bring you some real pleasure if you will plan it well. The best idea is to store some basic products, which can be used to make many different recipes, such as eggs, milk or food in cans. You can also need an aluminium foil. It can be really handy in various situations. Also, a couple of gas will be essential if you want to prepare food on your own. You can easily recharge them at specialized spots. In case of emergencies, two essential needs must be considered for the entire trip. Bearing in mind that you may not find a gas station or a campsite nearby, we recommend that you foresee at least a couple of water and fuel reserves, to be used only in case of emergency. The motorhomes have a deposit of about 120 litres of water. For 4 people, this deposit lasts between 2 and 3 days, so it will be necessary to recharge it. There are more and more water recharge points.
Motorhome can fit up to 8 people, so the organization is an essential point of travel. You only have to carry what is strictly necessary, especially when many people travel, and everything must be in the maximum possible order. In addition, the load must be distributed in a balanced manner and all well placed.
Do not forget the essentials:
After water and fuel, there are other small objects that could be essential for driving or overcoming small emergencies. Among the most popular we recommend: a flashlight, a multipurpose cutter, gloves and rags for the most urgent cleaning (the emptying of the bathroom in particular), an umbrella, a blanket, some small appliances (kettle/kitchen camping/lamp Of gas). In addition, although maps are often sufficient, it would be ideal to also have a browser.
Finally, always remember that what makes a special trip is the passion you put into it. You will need two basic ingredients: patience and enthusiasm. Patience to tolerate any unforeseen and enthusiasm to turn it into an opportunity and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience. Travelling by a motorhome can bring many magical moments into your life. Always remember to stay safe and wisely plan your trip.