Help and Advice
Holders of a UK Category B driving licences obtained prior to 1 January 1997 may drive a motorhome up to 7500 kgs gross mass, Category B licences obtained after that date restrict holders to motorhomes less than 3500 kgs unless a LGV licence has been obtained. Our motorhomes are all less than 3500 kgs. For insurance purposes, the driver must be between 25 and 70 years old and have held a full licence for at least three years.
Choosing overnight pitches
It is generally recommended to use hardstanding when available. The motorhomes are front wheel drive and easily loose grip on wet grass and if the ground is soft you might find you will sink in a little. We have strips of plywood and levelling blocks, please just ask if you think you will need them.
Parking a Motorhome
Motorhome parking in the centre of most big towns is difficult and best avoided. Motorhomes cannot be parked in multi-storey car parks. Parking in central London is very difficult if not impossible as you have to find available street parking. We suggest that you do not even attempt to travel around London but park on the outskirts and use public transport.
The most convenient place to park are large supermarkets and railway stations as they are well signposted, generally, they have easy access and are within walking distance of town centres. Car park areas have a large ‘P’ sign on a blue background. Aim for those but be aware some have height restrictions and you cannot get into anything less than 10 feet.
Travel to European Union countries is permitted provided green card insurance for each driver and AA 5-star breakdown cover has been obtained. The cost varies and is dependant on the number in the party and the countries to be visited. The normal cost is £12 per day.
Warning triangles, a spare bulbs kit, headlamp deflectors and fluorescent safety vests are mandatory and supplied free of charge. See Living In A Motorhome – Top 10 Questions – Motorhome Vagabond
Buying a motorhome is Australia is an extremely popular pastime with literally thousands of tourists and residents collecting the new home on wheels straight from the airport. At the end of your holiday, there are literally hundreds of buyers waiting to take your vehicle off you. See a range of motorhomes for sale in Brisbane for example.
Collection & Return if you hire
Most customers arrive by car and leave the car with us in a locked secure area. It is at your own risk but generally, someone is on site twenty-four hours. The motorhome will be normally available from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. Other arrangements must be made at the time of booking.
We spend as long as it takes to ensure you are familiar with the operation of all equipment. We complete the paperwork and provide you with the Motorhome Hire Agreement which is your insurance document. This completes the handover. If you are working to a schedule allow about 45 minutes for this.
The motorhome must be returned between 8.00am – 11.00 am on the due date, there are penalties for late return, you are not insured and will be committing a Road Traffic offence.