Motorhoming Ideas FAQs

We get loads of questions on e mail and social media. While we will’t present 1-1 emails (or we’d by no means have time to do anything!), you’ll discover LOADS of knowledge on this web site (utilizing the search perform) or on our YouTube channel.

We’ve additionally answered a number of the extra frequent questions requested about motorhoming and campervanning, together with touring the UK and Europe right here. When you’ve got any extra, be at liberty to go away a touch upon this web page and we’ll do our greatest to reply it.

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Sensible Motorhoming Ideas


“Are you able to advocate anyplace to in a single day in________”

This submit may also help you discover motorhome/ campervan spots to remain.

If you need extra suggestions, take a look at our highway journey planners, which have in-depth itineraries and in a single day solutions.

“What breakdown cowl is greatest for motorhomes?”

This submit on motorhome breakdown cowl will assist.

“Have you ever ever come throughout any product that stops your flooring rugs from sliding when travelling within the Motorhome?”

Yup- these!

“Can’t I simply refill regular LPG bottles?”

Please don’t- it’s extremely harmful. Refillable LPG bottles or tanks have minimize off valves to cease over filling so the liquid can flip right into a fuel. Regular bottles don’t have these so you possibly can overfill and find yourself with liquid popping out of your fuel jets or an excessive amount of strain within the bottle.

And sure, I do know there are adapters which may do it and locations which supply the service, however I extremely advocate you spend money on correct refillable LPG bottles which have all the security options.

“Some time again you reviewed energy packs and for no matter purpose I didn’t get spherical to getting one. Now I’m trying once more however I see powerpacks are additionally accessible with battery chargers/bounce leads and tyre compressors on some (a fundamental tyre strain unit has been ineffective and failed earlier than getting anyplace close to 80psi) … and now I’m misplaced in my search. Are you able to assist in suggesting which I must be taking a look at?”

It relies upon what you need the facility pack for. I primarily have one so I can energy my laptop computer and work outdoors or away from the motorhome, so I love this one.

If you happen to primarily need one to kickstart a flat engine, you’ll want one like this with an enormous quantity of energy, however it doesn’t have any 3 pin sockets for charging gadgets that want these. Sadly, there’s no ‘one factor is greatest’ reply.

Wild Tenting with a motorhome

“You say you haven’t used a campsite for over 3 weeks (while touring Eire.)  How have you ever managed to get rid of Gray & Bathroom Waste? This can be a frequent concern for many who’re prone to attempt wild tenting”

I exploit authorised disposal factors or providers on Aires. This submit will enable you to additional.

“As I’m taking a look at stopping in wild locations I want a photo voltaic panel.  Any suggestions?”

A hard and fast panel in your roof is healthier than a flexi one. I’ve each a 100w and a 200w panel on my roof and so they have been professionally fitted.

“My query is about security. I agree your recommendation re ‘intestine feeling’ however to do this it’s worthwhile to have one other web site to go to. What kind of time do you normally arrive at your web site on the day? If issues don’t really feel proper it’s a must to have time to seek out one other place proper?”

It is determined by the day and place. Generally I flip up mid-afternoon, others I flip up later. There’s nearly at all times one other spot inside an hour or so. I be certain to learn the critiques very rigorously earlier than deciding on a spot. I’ve additionally moved throughout the evening if wanted. Maintain your van able to go at very quick discover.

Motorhome wild tenting guides for the UK & Europe

Motorhome wild parking guide

UK & Eire touring suggestions

“Eire- how a lot of a faff is it taking the canine?”

You possibly can see what I needed on this video. There are additionally extra suggestions in my Vanlife with Dogs guide.

Europe touring Ideas


“Thanks in your informative emails, they’re at all times fascinating to learn. We might identical to to ask a query please relating to travelling by means of Austria and Switzerland, which we intend to do subsequent month. We have now a 2 berth, 6 mtr motorhome, which was new final yr and has the most recent Euro 6 engine. We intend to journey by means of the tunnel and make Bruges our first cease, then into Germany, down the Rhine, finally into Austria, Switzerland and again by means of the east facet of France. We might identical to to ask if we would have liked something particularly for Austria and Switzerland, aside from the standard stuff we’ve got for France, somebody was saying we would have liked explicit types for crossing the border? Hope you possibly can assist.”

Nope- you don’t want something totally different, though you will have to purchase a vignette for every nation for those who want to use the principle roads. That is very easy to do and is finished on the border. You’ll find out extra right here: Motorhoming in Switzerland


“What’s the very best electrical connection to have for Europe, would the 16A blue commando plug work? and equally what water connections may you advocate please”

Your regular lead will work for many European campsites- I’d advocate taking one at the very least 20m lengthy or one of these extenders. I’d additionally take one of these and a splitter.

For water, 1/2″ and three/4″ are greatest (like this), however take a collapsible jug too and certainly one of these packs.

Taking a canine to Europe

“Simply questioning out of your expertise how simple is it to discover a vet earlier than the return journey to England. What you do, prices and so forth.”

This submit will assist, as will my Vanlife with Dogs e-book.


“We’re travelling to France in Might for a month. We have now the exact same Wi-Fi unit (as your web in a motorhome submit recommends) however which sim do you utilize in your French journey? Ideally we simply need information solely sim, for simply 30 days.”

I’ve an EE sim which I pay for on a month-to-month contract. Knowledge solely is okay, and you will get PAYG if that’s higher for you. Simply ensure it’s unlocked for roaming.

Winter Touring

“We’re contemplating renting a motorhome in Europe in December/ January, to discover France and Germany. Do you advocate us renting that point of yr? Are there points we’re not conscious of?  Will the vans with the canvas tops be too chilly?”

It is going to positively be chilly and also you’ll must ensure you have heating, which is able to imply you’ll want loads of LPG (until the vans have diesel heating.) For my part, the canvas high shall be freezing!

Bear in mind many campsites are closed at the moment of yr, though aires could also be open. You may additionally get snow. This submit has extra suggestions for winter motorhoming.


“I hear that transporting motorbikes into Europe because the dreadful Brexit requires further paperwork & prices. What was your expertise when transporting your motorcycle & did you require further paperwork & incur further prices?”

The distinction right here is within the phrase ‘transporting’. Taking your individual bike for a visit shouldn’t be an issue. ‘Transporting’ different individuals’s bikes (reminiscent of for those who’re delivery them out to Spain for a monitor day) requires a carnet. Clearly, carry your logbook and different paperwork to show possession and insurance coverage.

Misc Questions

“I’ve misplaced your e mail on________. Are you able to resend it?”

All my articles are on this web site ( so you possibly can seek for them utilizing the search perform on the backside of this web page.

“Might you please inform me what the state of affairs is with electrical automobiles and can you solely be capable of use electrical automobiles together with motor properties after 2030 (I feel the date is right)?”

No thought sorry- I don’t assume anybody is aware of that! My intestine feeling is they will’t do away with all present automobiles that quickly, so they could simply ban sale of latest diesel automobiles while working in the direction of one other answer.

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