The freedom to travel wherever you want to go is one of the main attractions for motorhome owners. With your own vehicle, you can set off at a moment’s notice for the weekend, or head to the coast whenever you feel like it. But while spontaneity is exciting, sometimes it helps to plan your trip in advance.
This is especially true for a longer adventure when some forward planning makes the holiday more relaxing and generally less stressful.
Here’s what you can do in advance to plan your next motorhome touring trip.
Make Site Reservations
If you travel off-season, you probably won’t have much trouble turning up at a site and securing a pitch.
But in peak season, especially in popular areas, this is not the case.
Many people find it more relaxing to know they can spend the month traveling to different places with a guaranteed reserved spot at their preferred sites to look forward to.
If you want more flexibility and prefer to just turn up, booking your first few nights is still a good idea.
Think About Shopping
If you are staying in one place for a few days, there is no need to take lots of food with you or spend considerable money at the campsite shop.
Plan an online delivery from a large supermarket nearby and have it delivered the day after you arrive on site.
Most supermarkets will serve motorhomes or deliver to the site reception.
Don’t forget the basics so you can enjoy a nice cup of tea on arrival and breakfast the next morning.
Check Your Van
Most luxury motorhomes cope very well with being stored correctly over the winter, but if you haven’t driven yours for months it helps to check it over to make sure everything is still in tip-top condition.
A pre-prepared checklist will make the task quicker and easier.
Remember to check the tires, the lights, oil, screenwash, gas supply, electricity, and the other essentials.
If you don’t want to do a mechanical check yourself, book your motorhome for a professional service before your trip.
It is always a good plan to set up a regular servicing schedule, even if you look over the cosmetic details yourself since it is important your motorhome is roadworthy and safe for you and other road users.
Prep for the Weather
You know that when you travel to the UK, the weather is far from predictable.
That’s one of the things we all love to hate about this country.
When you prepare for the weather you have a better time and are more adaptable to the changing conditions.
Check out the options for indoor entertainment, whether that is the site bar and indoor swimming pool or the local museums and historic buildings.
Pack clothes for all weather conditions.
Take full stock of indoor games and activities for use inside your motorhome if rain stops play for a few hours or days.