Motorhoming Suggestions FAQs

We get a number 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 the rest!), 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 have any extra, be happy to depart a touch upon this web page and we’ll do our greatest to reply it.

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Sensible Motorhoming Suggestions


“Are you able to suggest wherever to in a single day in________”

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

In order for you 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 finest for motorhomes?”

This publish on motorhome breakdown cowl will assist.

“Have you ever ever come throughout any product that stops your ground 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 gasoline. Regular bottles don’t have these so you would overfill and find yourself with liquid popping out of your gasoline jets or an excessive amount of stress within the bottle.

And sure, I do know there are adapters which may do it and locations which provide the service, however I extremely suggest you put money into correct refillable LPG bottles which have all the security options.

“Some time again you reviewed energy packs and for no matter motive I didn’t get spherical to getting one. Now I’m trying once more however I see powerpacks are additionally accessible with battery chargers/soar leads and tyre compressors on some (a primary tyre stress unit has been ineffective and failed earlier than getting wherever 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 ability 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.

In case you 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 finest’ 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 strive wild tenting”

I take advantage of authorised disposal factors or companies on Aires. This publish will aid you 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 best than a flexi one. I’ve each a 100w and a 200w panel on my roof they usually have been professionally fitted.

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

It depends upon 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 sure that to learn the critiques very rigorously earlier than deciding on a spot. I’ve additionally moved in the course of the evening if wanted. Preserve your van able to go at very brief discover.

Motorhome wild tenting guides for the UK & Europe

Motorhome wild parking guide

UK & Eire touring ideas

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

You may see what I needed on this video. There are additionally extra ideas in my Vanlife with Dogs guide.

Europe touring Suggestions


“Thanks to your informative emails, they’re at all times fascinating to learn. We’d identical to to ask a query please concerning travelling via Austria and Switzerland, which we intend to do subsequent month. We have now a 2 berth, 6 mtr motorhome, which was new final 12 months and has the most recent Euro 6 engine. We intend to journey via the tunnel and make Bruges our first cease, then into Germany, down the Rhine, finally into Austria, Switzerland and again via the east facet of France. We’d identical to to ask if we wanted something particularly for Austria and Switzerland, aside from the standard stuff we have now for France, somebody was saying we wanted specific types for crossing the border? Hope you possibly can assist.”

Nope- you don’t want something completely 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 completed 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 might you suggest please”

Your regular lead will work for many European campsites- I’d suggest 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 finest (like this), however take a collapsible jug too and one in every 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 on.”

This publish 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 publish recommends) however which sim do you utilize to 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 may get PAYG if that’s higher for you. Simply make sure 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 suggest us renting that point of 12 months? Are there points we aren’t conscious of?  Will the vans with the canvas tops be too chilly?”

It can positively be chilly and also you’ll must ensure you have heating, which is able to imply you’ll want a number of LPG (until the vans have diesel heating.) For my part, the canvas prime will probably be freezing!

Remember many campsites are closed at the moment of 12 months, though aires could also be open. You may additionally get snow. This publish has extra ideas for winter motorhoming.


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

The distinction right here is within the phrase ‘transporting’. Taking your personal bike for a visit just isn’t an issue. ‘Transporting’ different folks’s bikes (comparable to for those who’re delivery them out to Spain for a observe day) requires a carnet. Clearly, deliver 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 scenario is with electrical autos and can you solely be capable to use electrical autos together with motor houses after 2030 (I believe the date is appropriate)?”

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

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