Motorhome Hire New Zealand – Instruction Video

Motorhome Hire New Zealand – Instruction Video

Apollo Motorhomes instruction Videos

We have put togeather some videos that we think will help you with your motorhome rental in Australia & New Zealand. Although some motorhomes can be quite large and you may find the thought of driving one a little daunting. In reality, it is not as difficult as you might think. Motorhomes are essentially large vans and should be driven as such. The main thing is to remember you can take it easy and slowly to start with.

The two most important things to remember are know the height, width and length of your motorhome. We recommend having at least the height and width written down inside the cab somewhere in case you come up against any unexpected road width or bridge height restrictions. And number 2. Before you start driving, make sure your wing mirrors are correctly adjusted and use them frequently.

Motorhome Hire New Zealand – Show Through part 1 from Apollo Motorhomes

Motorhome Hire New Zealand – Show Through part2 from Apollo Motorhomes

General rules when driving in New Zealand
– ​​​Keep LEFT! We drive on the left-hand side of the road.
– Always wear your seat belt. Everyone in your vehicle must wear a seatbelt, and children must be secured in an approved child seat. Your rental vehicle company can rent child seats to you if you didn’t bring your own.
– Keep to the speed limit and always stop at STOP signs.
– Always slow down to observe recommended speeds around bends.
– Only overtake other vehicles when it’s safe to do so. Use passing lanes whenever possible, and never cross a solid yellow line on your side of the centre line.
– Stay well-rested. Plan to only drive 1-2 hours at a time, and take regular breaks during your journey to stretch your legs.
– Drive to the conditions. You’ll need to reduce your speed if it’s raining, icy or snowing, windy, or if you’re in a roadworks area. Ask your accommodation provider if in doubt.
– Use this Driving Time and Distance Calculator or GPS to estimate driving times while planning your journey. Driving in New Zealand can often take longer than expected due to our winding roads.
– Do not drink and drive. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime in New Zealand and strictly enforced by police, with severe penalties for offenders.
​ – It’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in New Zealand. If you need to make a call or send a text, pull over at a rest area or in a safe place. ​