1. Do your research before hiring a motorhome
Hiring a motorhome for the first time can be overwhelming, so before you step onto the forecourt, do your research and find out what to expect. What’s the right size for you and your family or travelling companions? What features do you need, and what can you do without?
Do your homework on the road rules, too. What are the speed limits for motorhomes along your planned route, and where are the best places for refuelling? It pays to know this before you set out, as you’ll want to focus on the road when you’re taking the motorhome out on its first journey.
2. Get advice from experts
When you’re picking up your motorhome, make sure an expert takes you through all the safety features and what you should make sure to do before a trip and after you arrive. Motorhomes, unlike cars, have features like window flaps that need to be secured before you hit the road. Hiring places should also offer insurance, so discuss your options and what to do in case of an emergency or breakdown.
Know the size of the motorhome you’re hiring, too. Roads and bridges can be restricted by size, so having the dimensions on hand for easy reference, preferably in the glove compartment, will be very useful on the road. Weight is also important, so check the payload — how much you can put in the motorhome safely — before you leave.