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How to plan a trip with a motorhome or caravan

Winter is the perfect time to carry out all kinds of repairs and improvements in caravans and motorhomes. We can deal with all technical problems within a few months. However, winter is also the perfect time to start planning and organizing holiday trips. Many drivers wonder how to do it.

Of course - in the first place we should set a target for this year's escapade. Paradoxically, it’s can cause even more difficulties than the rest of preparations. As soon as we know the direction and distance, we should find out about the conditions on the campsite we have chosen - access to water, bathrooms or electricity. With this knowledge, we will be able to adjust the equipment of motorhome or caravan.

Supplies

If we're going to a place, where the access to fresh water will be quite difficult, it’s worth to fill all the containers before setting off - if we can, let's take even more containers. Similarly – when planning the stay at a well-stocked campsite, there’s no need to take additional load. Likewise, when packing food that we take with us. When going to a secluded regions in the world it’s better (just in case) to stock up in a proper supply - remember about the distribution of weight in the vehicle.

We can save a considerable amount of money if we equip our motorhome or caravan in the basic kitchen accessories, tools or camping equipment. In most cases, we can buy everything on the spot without any problems, but paying a lot more than normally. Especially seats, umbrellas or gas cylinders in the peak holiday season can cost several times more. For this reason, even a few months before the scheduled departure, it’s worth buying the missing accessories and refill gas cylinders.

Preparation/inspection

Several hundred kilometers journey with inefficient motorhome or caravan can quickly destroy the whole holiday calendar. Engine, suspension or other damage of mechanical components, as well as problems with the on-board systems – all this can cause considerable problems and difficulties. We can avoid this by making a thorough inspection of all installations - gas, water and electricity - looking for leaks in car body as well as by controlling the condition of the engine.

Planning the journey

Before hitting the road it’s worth to indicate the route in order to avoid all traffic related to reparation works. What's more - we also should determine the location of possible parking and refueling - not every gas station or inn has a car park that’s able to accommodate a huge motorhome or a long unit consisting of car and caravan.

When determining the plan of summer expedition with motorhome or caravan, we should take into account a lot of factors. To avoid unnecessary stress and delays, we should travel at night – the traffic is lighter, thus we can reach our destination sooner. Let’s also remember about the tolls on highways and other roads, as well as about speed limits that apply in particular countries.

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