Motorhome travel tips
Book at least the first two nights of your trip at a campsite in advance. During the summer, campsites book up very quickly, that way you can relax, knowing that you have a place to stay for at least the first couple of days.
This takes the stress out of trying to find somewhere to stay late at night and when you may be tired. Make sure you bring an up to date campsite guide with lots of sites in the areas that you are planning to visit.
Check that campsites are open
Check that campsites are open. A common mistake is presuming that a campsite is open all year round – most are
closed from November until March. The reason that campsites close in the winter is because the ground is too soft to support the weight of a motorhome. It is not advisable to simply park in a lay by. In the more remote areas, such as the Scottish Highlands, this is less of a problem.
Use the campsite facilities where possible
Although a motorhome has a toilet, shower, hot water etc. they do not compare with the facilities you will find on most campsites. It’s much better to use the site facilities wherever possible – it keeps the motorhome cleaner and you’ll have less to do when you want to move on. Most sites provide mains power hook-up and when you connect to their power supply, switch the fridge and the heater over to running on mains electric, rather than using your gas.