There are a number of basic questions about motorhomes that many people ask at the outset. We've set out some of these below:
How easy is it to drive a motorhome?
Motorhomes are very easy to drive. They all have power steering and are very easily manoeuvred once you've adjusted to their size in relation to a saloon car.
How many people can I take in a motorhome?
It's usually a maximum of four- six people. All manufacturers specify the number of designated passenger seats for travelling. These will all have seat restraints fitted.
Where can I park a motorhome?
All towns will have some parking where a motorhome can be left. Inevitably there are some height restrictions, particularly in some multi-storey car parks but generally there are no limitations.
Where can I get a motorhome serviced?
As your motorhome retailer, we can recommend the best place to use for the habitation check and also the mechanics. Most vehicle maintenance can be carried out at your local service station (depending on size of vehicle.)
My motorhome needs an MOT. Where should I go?
An MOT is required on a motorhome every year, just like a car. For the larger motorhomes, it is advisable to go to a commercial vehicle testing station as they have the capacity and equipment for larger vehicles. For smaller ones, most garages will be able to test them. Please check with your nearest MOT testing station first.
Can you buy a motorhome to fit into a standard garage?
Low line conversions with an elevating roof usually fit a standard garage.
What are the rules for seating passengers?
Passengers should only use designated passenger seats, as specified by the motorhome manufacturer. Seatbelts in the rear of a motorhome where fitted, should be worn.
Do we need to connect up to an electricity supply for power?
Most motorhomes have leisure batteries which can service most needs overnight and recharge on the move. Most sites now allow main connectors, for which your motorhome will be equipped.
Are motorhomes expensive to run?
Motorhomes offer excellent performance for their size and weight, wether they are petrol or diesel.