Motorhome Holiday packing tips

When booking your motorhome holiday with Scottish Tourer Motorhome hire, you will find everything is included in the price apart from your bedding as you have the option to hire or bring your own.

We advise all our customers to pack lightly and as if they were staying in a hotel because everything is in the Motorhome from a first aid kit to washing up liquid.

Before you pack for your Motorhome Holiday

Check you have all the documents you need as forgetting something may mean you can’t drive off with the Motorhome.

Avoid taking hard bodied suitcases the soft bodied or collapsible ones will store away easier.

Please ask if you can leave them at the depot, space is limited in the Motorhome.

Plan to pack straight into the Motorhome this will save the need to find storage for your bulky suitcase and leave the suitcase in the boot of your car.

Check what is included in the Motorhome itinerary so you pack only what you need – remember you have to unpack everything again.

Consider what bedding you require and  if you need to make your bed up at night.

Be aware sleeping bags will save a lot of space in this instance as duvets are bulky to store.

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Skye motorhome bed made up

Things to Consider for your motorhome holiday

Although you will probably find the Motorhome fully equipped with crockery, pots and pans etc.

You will probably need to bring washing up liquid and tea towels.

Things such as tin foil and sandwich bags are also useful for storing things away.

Consider what extras might come in useful like a bbq or picnic table.

Also consider chairs for eating outside or bicycle hire for getting around.

Scotland is known for its unpredictable weather so don’t forget your waterproofs.

Also remember your sun-cream, a bottle of midget repellent might be worth investment to.

 

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Enjoying the sunshine with your motorhome

Bringing DVD’s, board games or a pack of cards will help keep everyone amused at night or if the weather is poor.  

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Enjoying family time in the motorohome

A basic motorhome first aid kit with dry dressings, sticky plaster and some paracetamol.

The nearest A&E department may be a few miles drive.

A torch can come in handy for walking about at night or just visiting the toilet before bed.

When buying groceries remember space is limited and the motorhome does not have a large family sized fridge.

Best to think about what your buying and try and remember every village and town usually has a grocery store or butcher where you can buy the essentials.

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Islay Motorhome fridge

 

 

 

 

These are just a few tips about packing when going away on a Motorhome holiday adventure jut don’t forget your camera to capture the memories.

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Motorhome Layouts- help to getting it right

There is such a wide variety of motorhome layouts to choose from and getting the one that best suits your needs is important.  Here are some of our suggestions to bear in mind whilst trying to choose the layout that best suit you.

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Know about Size of the motorhome and Your Limitations

  • Check your driving licence to find out what weight of vehicle you can legally drive
  • Where to you intended to keep the motorhome… does it fit in your drive?
  • What size of motorhome do you feel most comfortable driving
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Swift Bessacar Motorhome

Consider the uses of the motorhome – Motorhome Layouts

  • How many people are likely to be away in the motorhome
  • do you intend to use if for long trips at home and/or abroad
  • will friends and family be using it to stay in with you or likely to visit you
  • Do you require garage space and how much as this will impact the internal layout
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Skye motorhome layout

Consider sleeping arrangments – Motorhome Layouts. http://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/motorhome-hire-family.html

 

  • Motorhomes with fixed beds tend to be the most comfortable for sleeping and your bed is always made up and ready to go
  • overcab beds will have restricted headroom and you will need to consider using a ladder to gain access,
  • beds that need made up at night will impact on your evening and morning routines and take up storage space for bulky bedding
  • consider ease of getting up through the night i.e do you have to climb over your partner
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Bessacar  Motorhome Bedroom

The Bathroom – Motorhome Layouts

  • Consider stand alone shower over a wet room
  • Ensuring there is enough space to stand and shower easily
  • Think about getting dried and dressed
  • Think about storage for toiletries and towels

The Kitchen and its facilities – 

  • Think about how you would use the kitchen area and does it match your expectations
  • Have you got all the appliances you require, oven/fridge/microwave
  • Is there enough space to prepare and serve food
  • Is there adequate storage space
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Motorhome Lounge area

Your Lounge area and how this will best work for you –

  • The ability to sit round the table for meals or boards games
  • Does it double up as a bed
  • Is it comfortable for sitting relaxing can you swivel the front chairs

Knowing the answer to the above questions will help you make an informed choice to which motorhome you can realistically manage. Thinking about how you intend on using  the motorhome and your expectations of living in it will help you in choosing the motorhome that will suit your needs and provide you with that home from home experience.

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Driving motorhome on single track roads

DRIVING MOTORHOME  ON SINGLE TRACK ROADS

The west coast of Scotland has many a single track road and when driving a larger vehicle like a motorhome it is worth bearing in mind the rules for driving a road with passing places.

A few rules, most of them golden.

Rule 1 –

When driving motorhome on single track roads and approaching a car and it is clear that you are going to arrive in a passing place first  or just ahead of the oncoming vehicle here’s what to do…. IF the bay or passing place is on the right PLEASE stop opposite it. DO NOT suddenly wrench your vehicle across the road into it.  Obviously if the passing place is on the left then you get into it – Remember we drive on the Left

 

Rule 2

Do not hold up a vehicle coming up behind you. Pull into the next passing point and let them past. It is ok to allow yourself to wonder why anyone would want to drive as fast as that when there is all this scenery to look at but remember not everyone is on holiday and it may be a local going about their daily work.

driving a motorhome on single track roads

Using a passing place to allow overtaking

Rule 3

When driving motorhome on single track roads Give a friendly wave –  You may find it frustrating if the other driver does not wave back. But most people are good at waving a friendly thank you.

driving a motorhome on single track roads

bealach na ba to applecross

Rule 4

Passing places are not for parking in they are to allow passing so no stopping to take photos or have a picnic.

And remember don’t go to fast not only will you miss the fabulous scenery that’s on offer but a lot of the roads are winding and have many a blind bend – so go canny and enjoy the drive.

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