Some tips to keep you safe on the road

Think motorhome

A motorhome has to be driven more sedately than your usual car especially when cornering and maneuvering.

Instability at high speeds

High sided units are particularly susceptible to the draught from passing HGVs and high winds.

Instability from loading

Most vehicles are not designed to travel with full water tanks so this may cause instability. Partially full tanks and unbalanced loading can cause instability.

Be responsible

Heavily loaded motorhomes may not keep up with other vehicles on the road, particularly on uphill stretches, so be prepared to pull over when safe to do so to allow faster vehicles to pass.

Driver fatigue

Tiredness can kill, remember you are in a motorhome so it is easy to stop in a layby and brew up.

Watch your height

The law says if your vehicle is over 3 metres high you must have a notice displayed in the cab showing its height. It can be useful to have this height available, even when under 3 metres, as a reminder when encountering obstructions off the public highway, such as car park height barriers. While not a legal requirement for any motorhomes, it can sometimes be useful to have your vehicle width to hand.

Danger reversing

Consider installing audio reversing aids and a rear view camera. Watch out for low overhanging branches. It is easy to hit them when concentrating on low level obstructions.

Spare wheel

Are you familiar with the spare wheel location and the jack – can you change it if the need arises?

Breakdown services

What will you do if you need recovery? Does your policy adequately cover your motorhome size and weight?

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