Q: Can everyone drive a motorhome?
A: All you have to do is to adjust to its drive. Once you do that, you will find motorhomes as easiest thing to drive with excellent maneuverability and a power steering. You will feel like driving a saloon car.
Q: How many people can stay comfortable in a motorhome?
A: You can look at the technical specification of any motorhome to see its capacity. Every manufacturer will specify the number of people best suited for that vehicle. Usually, motorhomes are designed for six people unless stated otherwise.
Q: Do I need a internal permit to drive abroad?
A: If you have the new counterpart license (it comes with a photograph), you will not have a problem in most of the European countries. However, if you have an old license, you will need to acquire a permit from AA or RAC. If you want to avoid trouble and inconvenience, you should obtain permit irrespective of your license type.
Q: Can I drive a motorhome on ordinary car license?
A: If you are hiring a motorhome up to 3.5tonne, you do not have to worry about obtaining a special license for motorhomes. However, you will require a pre-1st January 1997 license to drive a motorhome above 3.5tonne. If your motorhome exceeds 7.5tonne, you will require a 3 LGV license.
Q: How and where can I get the caravan part serviced?
A: The motorhome retailers will provide these services. If you require any kind of repairing in the caravan or the other part of motorhome, you should only look for Chassis manufacturer’ own LCV servicing network.
Q: Where can I get an MOT for my motorhome?
A: You will need an MOT after three years, as it is in the case of a car. You can find a commercial vehicle testing centre nearby and get an MOT from them. They will usually have the capacity and equipment for larger vehicles like motorhomes.
Q: Can I buy a motorhome that fits into a standard garage?
A: Low profile and low line conversions usually fit into standard garage. You can look for motorhomes with elevating roof to avoid trouble parking your vehicle in standard garage.
Q: What are general rules relating to seating passengers in the motorhome?
A: Motorhome manufacturers will specify the passenger seats. Passengers should use those seats only.
Q: Are motorhomes suitable for people with disability?
A: Motorhomes are perfectly suited to people with disability as long as they are comfortable in a wheelchair. To make things even better for disabled, you can get some extra modifications to install ramps and lifts in the motorhome. All these extra supplies usually come as VAT free.
Q: Can we try a motorhome before we buy?
A: You can easily try a motorhome before you buy. Motorhomes are available on hire. You can also fin some dealers offering ‘try before you buy’ scheme. These schemes will allow you to try the motorhome for a while before you buy it.
Q: Do we have to connect motorhome with an electric supply?
A: Most motorhomes have batteries that charge automatically when the vehicle is on the move. Once charged, these batteries can last overnight.
Q: Can motorhomes deal with cold weather?
A: Most motorhomes are now ‘winterise’. These motorhomes can be used round the year, even in the coldest of the countries.
Q: How expansive is it to run motorhomes?
A: The diesel-powered motorhomes deliver excellent performance with good fuel efficiency. These low profile models are extremely cheap to run.
Q: What are the arrangements for effluent disposal when motorhome is not on site in the UK?
A: You will find disposal facilities in most service areas.
Q: Where to obtain fresh water to top up onboard tank?
A: Many friendly filling stations and all service areas offer these facilities.
Q: Do motorhomes have place for 10-12 people to sleep?
A: At present, motorhomes have 7 berths at maximum. However, American RVs can hold more people.