Traveling in a motorhome is one of the most amazing ways to travel. Think of it! The freedom to go where you want, when you want. Follow the road, make side trips, and more. Motorhome travel gives you the freedom to enjoy that cozy space in the forest or a sun-drenched beach on the coast. It’s possible to travel just about anywhere in a motorhome.
Are you fantasising about taking a motorhome holiday? Then why not end the fantasies and take a real motorhome trip? You can start planning today and look forward to those lovely days on the road.
To help you get started, we’ve put together some tips to help you plan the most amazing motorhome trip possible!
Before You Book
The very first thing to determine is where you’d like to go and the traveling dates. Remember, you don’t want to be driving all the time! You’ll want to stop and enjoy different areas, which may mean a one- or two-night stay at a campsite in different places.
The main thing to keep in mind with planning a motorhome trip is to give yourself plenty of time. Take time to travel from one area to the next, then spend time relaxing, enjoying your favourite activities, and more in between travel days. The goal is to take your time, have fun, and relax. Create some wonderful memories you’ll never forget!
Planning Your Trip – a Rough Route Outline
Now you’re ready to start planning your trip once the travel dates have been determined. Keep in mind that even with a motorhome, it’s not always possible to camp anywhere and everywhere. For this reason, you’ll need to plan where you’ll camp on each part of the trip.
You may want to consider mapping out possible stopping points along your preferred route. With this information, you’ll can then plan where to camp.
Some people find planning their route with Google Maps is helpful when it comes to planning their motorhome trip. One nice thing is that Google Maps allows you to check different routes, shows the distance between campsites and the sites nearby. You can save each search, share it with others, and create new maps. It’s all right there in the app or online.
Once you have some sites pinpointed on the map, you’ll begin to see a rough outline of a route beginning to form. This can be used to determine where to go next and more.
Finer Route Details
Now you’re ready to spend a little more time creating the actual route for your motorhome road trip. It’s possible to go online and find details about places to visit and sites to see. The details will depend on what you’d like to do and see on the trip. For instance, are you planning on hiking most of the time? Will you travel from site to site in wine country? These details will determine the finer details of your route.
You can even add these sites and places to the Google Map you started in the first step! And remember to look for campsites that can accommodate your motorhome along the way.
Having Trouble Planning Your Route?
If you’re having trouble planning your trip route and need some inspiration, then why not hop on over to Pinterest? Most people don’t consider Pinterest to be a travel planning tool. However, plenty of people share trip ideas, their experiences in different destinations, and much more.
You may want to find the best beaches in the UK or the most beautiful wild camping spots in Scotland. Just type in your query and see what comes up!
Will You Need Electricity?
This is an important consideration for your trip. Consider how you’ll power up laptops, recharge phones, and more. If you take these devices on the trip, then you’ll need to find campsites that offer electric hook-ups.
Where to Park?
Motorhomes are typically outfitted with backup cameras, which are a huge help in a parking lot. However, parking your rig isn’t always easy. It may not be possible to find parking spots in some small villages or towns.
For this reason, you may want to consider a destination that offers Park & Ride, public transport, or walking or cycling to destinations. Then you don’t have to worry and spend an entire afternoon looking for a place to park. Instead, you can leave the motorhome parked at your campsite and then head into town and do your sightseeing.
What Gear Will You Need?
Before you leave on a grand motorhome adventure, you need to consider the type of equipment needed on the trip. It’s a good idea to see what a hired motorhome usually includes and then go from there. Many motorhome hires include all the basic gear you’ll need. They include pans, dishes, dinnerware, and more.
So, be sure to think about what you’ll need on the trip. Do you plan on taking your bike? Then make sure the motorhome you choose includes a bike rack.
It’s a good idea to plan on what gear you’ll need and what comes with the motorhome you hire. Then you won’t have too much stuff on the trip, which can be a hassle!
Booking Your Motorhome
Now, with all the trip details prepared, you’re ready to book your motorhome. Before you book, you may want to consider visiting the motorhome hire company to review their vehicles. They can give you a tour of the vehicles you’d like to see, as well as make recommendations that can make your trip even more amazing.
When booking, remember to check the available dates for the motorhome you’d like. If it’s already booked, then you may need to alter your travel dates or choose a different motorhome. And also, check to see that the motorhome you’d like to hire can accommodate the number of people going on the trip. Otherwise, someone may have to sleep outside in a tent!
Summing It Up
You can have a brilliant motorhome trip with a little planning! Following our tips, you’re sure to have a wonderful trip. A motorhome trip filled with so many beautiful memories and experiences!
And remember, your motorhome hire company is also there to offer advice and guidance. So, don’t hesitate to ask them for help!