Below you’ll find a list of frequently asked questions to help take the mystery out of hiring out a motorhome!
1. How economical are your motor homes?
The Auto Roller 707 we provide is based on a Fiat Ducato 2.3l diesel engine. Providing you accelerate gently and keep speed to 60mph max, you should be able to achieve in the region of 30 miles per gallon.
That works out at around 350 miles of travel per tank.
2. The motorhome is advertised as 5 berth, is that realistic?
3. Will we run out of gas during our holiday?
No, that’s highly unlikely. In our experience, the gas cannister wil last for months – assuming you will be eating out occasionally during your holiday. We provide a spare canister onboard, just in case
4. Are there electric sockets for electronic items?
YES – there are four mains sockets in different parts of the motorhome. If you are connected up to a mains ‘hook up’ at the caravan site, then you can use high wattage items like hair-dryers.
However, if you are not connected to the mains, you will need to connect electrical items using the cigarette lighter fittings provided (there are 3). We will also provide an ‘inverter’ which will allow you to plug in low power items such as laptops if you are not connected to the mains
5. Is the fridge any use?
Absolutely – the fridge works very well indeed (so well it can sometimes freeze items in the chiller!) and has a freezing compartment. It can work off gas or mains, meaning you can keep food cool when you are traveling
6. Are the cooking facilities adequate?
There is a 3 hob gas cooker, which heats as well as a domestic cooker. The grill works well and the cooker is fine – but note the cooker is the size of a normal domestic ‘top oven’. Due to this, it’s only possible to heat a few items at a time in the overn
7. Is there a shower onboard?
Again, yes, there is shower which has a surprisingly good amount of pressure. You just need to make sure plenty of water has been heated. Also bear in mind there is onluy around 12 litres of hot water available, so make it quick! Don’t worry, you’ll feel the water gradually cooling down so make sure you was your hair first!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. How big is the boot?
9. What utensils and equipment is supplied - do I need to bring anything?
You should not need to bring anything for cooking. Do note, the motorhome will not have a microwave fitted. You may also wish to bring your own baby sterilization equipment and hairdryer, straighteners etc.
10. Can I drive your motor homes using a standard UK license?
Yes, that is correct you do not need any additional driving qualifications to drive a hired motorhome from us
11. Are bedding and towels included in the motorhome?
Bedding and towels will be provided for overseas customers only. We kindly ask UK residents to provide their own towels, duvets, pillows and sheets. UK residents will have hand towels only on-board.
12. Do you provide child seats?
We would ask customers supply their own child seats, which you are familiar with.