Monthly Archives: January 2018


Before you hire a motorhome , Things to check out.

Once you have found the right motorhome hire company and you have read the reviews and found the perfect motorhome. You need to find out whats included in your rental agreement before you sign the rental agreement to avoid any nasty unexpected bills or hire charges.

Things to check out before you hire a motorhome

  • Certain insurance companies have age limitations. So if your under 25 or over 75 years old you must check they can provide insurance and at what cost, you might find you will be required to put down a larger security deposit.
  • If you are adding a second driver – check what the supplement cost will be most companies only include one driver in the package.
  • Before you hire a motorhome . Double check what the insurance covers. As you will probably find it covers the motorhome and not your belongings. You may need to consider taking out travel insurance for your personal belongings.

    before you hire a motorhome

    Outdoor equipment

  • Check if there is someone you can contact when you are out away with the motorhome. Should you need help working something or you have any problems. Double check its not just mon-fri and 9-5! because at the end of the day problems can occur at any time.
  • Find out about breakdown cover and who its with especially if you are hiring an older motorhome.
  • Before you hire a motorhome , Check there is no mileage limitations or places you can’t travel with the motorhomes, additional mileage costs can soon add up.
  • Check whats included in the package so you know what you need to pack i.e bedding, bbq, outdoor table and chairs, theses can be costly to hire or buy.

    Before you hire a motorhome

    Bedding pack

  • Ask for a copy of your rental agreement and read through it thoroughly before signing and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • Check what documentation you will require when you collect the motorhome and double check you have everything.

A Class motorhomes

Details Of  A Class Motorhomes.

A Class motorhomes have very large front windows and  high seats in the cab area. Possibly you may be required to make some fine-tuning on your driving position compared to other types of vehicles.  You will be presented with a great view of the road ahead of you.

A Class Motorhomes

External Photo

And what is more, because of the bigger space that most of  the A Class motorhomes can offer, you should never have the feeling of being claustrophobic most especially when  motorhome  is parked up for the evening.

The windscreen is a very large curved glass screen which gives a very good all round  view. However  bear in mind that the replacement costs are normally very high . Remember to check your insurance policy regarding excess amount for windscreen replacement.

A Class Motorhomes


About A Class Motorhomes Safety.

However if there is one thing about the Class A motorhome the need to check  if it really ensures passenger safety. It is commonly known that many of this type of motorhomes are manufactured using  materials such as aluminium and fibreglass.  These materials are not so strong as steel. In some cases its not sure if the front cabs are strong enough to hold or anchor seat belts since there are a number of lap belts fixed to the seats. Consider that this will protect passengers should there be a heavy crash. Please also bear in mind that A Class motorhomes normally do not contain any airbags whatsoever.

A Class motorhomes

Large Internal

A Class Motorhomes. engine types

The A Class Motorhomes are all mostly diesel engines these days and most manufacturers will give you an option on the size of engine. Normally the will offer 150 brake horse power engines up to 180 brake horse power.  As everyone knows, diesels are more expensive to purchase, offering more durability, and better fuel economy compared to petrol engines.

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.

Motorhome Holiday

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.


Motorhome Holiday

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.  

Motorhome Holiday

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.

Motorohome fridge

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.


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 consider whilst trying to choose the layout that best suit you.


Know about Size of the motorhome and Your Limitations.

  • Check your driving licence to find out what weight of vehicle you can legally drive. Furthermore  consider where to you intended to keep the motorhome and does it fit in your drive?.
  • Also consider hat size of motorhome do you feel most comfortable driving therefore you will not tire so quickly.
Motorhome Layouts

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.
 Motorhome layouts

Skye motorhome layout

Consider sleeping arrangments – Motorhome Layouts.


  • 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.
Motorhome Layouts

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.

  • Consider and maybe think about how you would use the kitchen area and does it match your up to your expectations.
  • Have you got all the appliances you require, oven/fridge/microwave.
  • Consider if there enough space to prepare and serve food.
  • Also check if there adequate storage space.
Motorhome layouts

Motorhome Lounge area

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

  • Does the lounge have ability to sit round the table for meals or boards games and will the table double up to make a bed. Also consider if is it comfortable to relax in and will the chairs still swivel  round.

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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