A lot of planning goes into a holiday with a campervan or motorhome. While they offer you a whole new level of freedom, this comes with the responsibility of lots of organizing.

You may have thought about the big things – where you’re going, what route you’re taking, your budget. But there are some less obvious questions you should know the answers to in order to ensure a fun, fuss-free, holiday.

Campervan or Motorhome Tips for Holiday Trip

Here are five things you probably haven’t considered, but that you should definitely have a think about before you set off on the open road…

Luxuries

Choose up to five “luxuries” that you feel you can’t live without when you’re at home. Taking these out on the road with you will bring you a real feeling of comfort – even when it’s cold and wet. Whether it’s your morning coffee, a hot water bottle or your favorite pillow, make room for them and you won’t regret it. And have a think about what else you value – hot showers, a nearby toilet, a cold beer? If you’re renting a campervan or motorhome, make sure they can deliver these.

Breakdowns

It’s essential you make sure your vehicle is fully insured before you take it out on the road. Be aware of the steps you need to take should you break down. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road late at night, unsure of what you should do.

Alone Time

You’re going to be living in a small space with other people, possibly for a long time, which won’t always be easy. If you crave alone time, it might be a good idea to plan how you’ll achieve this. Most people need their own space sometimes, so be aware of walking routes to escape to for some head space, or pack some books to read in a quiet spot when the feeling takes you.

Playlists

No road trip is complete without an epic playlist. Before you leave, get together with your holiday companion/s and compile a music playlist you’re both/all going to love. Take it in turns to choose songs and that way no one can complain. Also consider downloading podcasts and audio books for when you fancy something a bit different.

Driving

Of course, any holiday of this nature is going to involve a lot of driving. But have a think about what sort of structure you might prefer – short drives with lots of stop offs? Or long drives with fewer overnights, but more time in each place you stay? Everyone’s different – so make sure you have this chat with the person or people who are joining you on your holidays and plan accordingly!

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