Motorhome rental driving tips
Motorhome rental driving tips. Whether you are an experienced motorhomer or you are trying it out for the first time this is a great opportunity to discover a new holiday experience.
Assuming you’ve invested in a motorhome that’s larger than the average car, when you’re out and about you’ll need to give yourself more time and space for everything. It’s best to brake earlier than normal and you’ll probably accelerate more slowly than you would in an ordinary car.
The extra length of your motorhome means you will need to take corners more widely than normal so the back doesn’t clip the kerb or cut the corner.
If the unladen weight of your motorhome is more than 3,050kg the legal speed limits are often lower than in a car.
If you find traffic is building up behind you, pull over at a layby or other suitable place and let the other vehicles pass.
If you are driving a high-sided vehicle, be especially careful when over-taking cyclists, motorbikes and horses because of the buffeting from your motorhome.
Park carefully where you won’t cause an obstruction. Many car parks have height barriers, so remember to check how tall your unit is. One top tip is to put a sticker on the dashboard of your motorhome with details of its height, width, length and weight so you can tell at a glance if you will fit!