The summer season has finally arrived, whether the weather agrees or not! So, if you’ve got a summer holiday in mind, consider buying a motorhome and take your family on a new adventure. Having a motorhome gives you an element of freedom, and allows you to travel to a multitude of destinations in the comfort of your own space. Whether it’s a romantic weekend for two, or a whole family get-together, a motorhome could be the solution to hassle-free holidaying.
With any upcoming holiday, there has to be careful planning and organisation; despite motorhomes making things much easier, there are still some considerations. If you’re thinking of taking your family on a summer holiday in your new motorhome, then here’s an all-important checklist to make sure you have everything you could possibly need.
Planning your trip
When it comes to planning your motorhome summer holiday, the world is your oyster. Whether you’re thinking of staying in the UK to make things easier, or you fancy venturing further afield, the list of destinations is endless.
Wherever you decide to visit this summer, you may need to carry out some research and make sure that you have a pitch booked. After all, you don’t want to arrive and find there is nowhere for your motorhome! This will ensure that you have everything already organised before you arrive.
The next job is to make sure you know your route. If you’re a first-time motorhome owner, make sure you feel confident driving and watch out for any narrow lanes. If you are planning on going abroad, there may be safety equipment laws you have to adhere to. For example, you will need warning triangles, hi-vis jackets or even breathalysers.
Packing the essentials
Depending on your chosen destination, you may need to pack for all weathers; especially if you’re holidaying in the UK! As well as your clothes and usual holiday gear, there are some motorhome essentials you may need to remember.
Important kitchen equipment includes kettle, cutlery, plates and bowls and saucepans, but you’re likely to remember these anyway. Don’t forget smaller items like a corkscrew, tin opener, tea towels and even cling film or foil!
You might want to think about taking some extras like awning and garden furniture so you can relax when you arrive. You could even attach a bike rack, or check there is Wi-Fi for those who aren’t the outdoor type!
Before you set off
When your holiday rolls round, you’ll need to make sure that your motorhome is in good condition; even if you’ve just bought it, it’s still worth checking over! There may also be a few things that you aren’t sure of as a first-time owner.
Check the tyre pressure and other vital signs that your motorhome will run smoothly when you’re on the road. Before you set off you may also want to double check that loose items are put away. Empty the water tanks, as this could affect the handling of the motorhome and will add to the weight of the vehicle.
Wherever you go in your motorhome this summer, enjoy the time away with your family and friends!