Below you’ll find a list of tips to help ensure your family holiday is as safe as possible!
1. Go though your 'departure checklist' before every journey
Travelling around in a motorhome is very much like putting a house on wheels. There are lots more attachments and loose items than a car. That means a much greater chance of unplanned problems.
Don’t worry, you just need to adopt a method to make sure you check everything is well secured before driving off (including the kids).
To help, you’ll find a ‘departure checklist’ on the dashboard, that will remind you to check all windows and panels are closed, all surfaces cleared, cables disconnected etc. We strongly recommend you use the checklist before every journey.
That way there will be minimal chances of something going wrong, and the whole holiday will be incident-free. Plus you’ll have peace of mind your deposit will be given back 100%
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3. Avoid sudden maneuvering and think ahead
Its essential to stay alert when you are driving the motorhome and think ahead. When changing lanes, you need to check rear mirrors and ensure there is sufficient space to move into. Please remember the motorhome is 7.5m long with cycles attached.
So always take your time changing lanes and tackling roundabouts. Its better to be cautious and avoid the risk of any kind of incident.
4. Take time to make sure kids seating arrangements are secure
If you are making use of the converted double bed, then you will need to re-assemble the seats and arrange the seat belts before every journey. This can take 10 minutes or so, so please be patient!
5. Make sure everyone is seated and belted up
Please make sure all family members are securely seated with seat belts attached. This is a legal necessity – it is the only safe way to travel in the motorhome
6. Always open a window when cooking
Out motorhomes have great cooking facilities, so you can rustle up a feast. However, you are cooking in a relatively confined space so its vital to ensure a couple of windows are open to allow for ventilation
7. Don't over-fill the fridge and check the door is secured
Yes, its a real fridge which works brilliantly (colder than my home fridge actually). However, you do need to make sure the fridge is firmly closed before driving off. There is a real chance the fridge could swing open around a corner and fling your fresh bacon on to the floor. It’s therefore vital to make sure the fridge can always be firmly closed – over-filling it will stop the fridge closing properly.
8. ALWAYS use the safety nets on the bunk beds
9. Please be gentle with fittings and fixtures
To keep traveling weight to a minimum, the motorhome will be equipped with plastic and aluminium window fittings and blinds. To avoid breakage and to make sure your deposit is returned 100%, please be very gentle with all fittings and fixtures.
All handles, blinds and levers just require a light touch and should never be used with any force. In particular, keep an eye on children playing too forcefully with the blinds – this can lead to plastic attachments breaking off and getting lost
10. Never leave taps/showers running unattended
Whilst you can enjoy hot, flowing water in the kitchen and bathroom, there is no overflow facility like domestic plumbing. Please be careful filling up basins with water and make sure the shower drain plug is always opened. This will make sure you avoid any chance of water overflowing onto the floors.