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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you familiar with the spare wheel location and the jack – can you change it if the need arises?
What will you do if you need recovery? Does your policy adequately cover your motorhome size and weight?