Get your Motorhome Season Ready

If you’re getting ready for your first trip of the year, it’s worth making sure your motorhome is ready for the adventures ahead before setting off!

It’s always a good idea to schedule in your motorhome’s annual service ahead of the peak season, as workshops can get booked well ahead of time. For habitation servicing, you can go to the Approved Workshops Scheme and find an approved workshop closest to you. If your motorhome has been kept in a storage facility, it’s worth checking with them whether they allow mobile service agents to work on your vehicle on the storage facility site, as this will make it a lot easier for you.

Always give yourself some time to do some basic DIY check ups before venturing out on the road.

  • Inspect the tyres for age, condition and pressure. This also includes the spare tyre too!
  • Check the spare wheel rack retaining mechanism, making sure that it will release the wheel should you need it.
  • Examine the roadlights for functionality and for any damage.
  • Make sure that the brakes are not seized and that the handbrake functions.
  • Do routine engine checks, including fluids, battery etc.
  • If possible, try and fit in a short test run before setting off on a longer journey.

And of course, check you have good financial protection for your motorhome or campervan and make sure it is covered for the right amount so that you can replace your outfit 'if the worst happened'.

Check out how your Motorhome or Campervan Insurance product compares on a like for like basis on the Defaqto Compare tool. Do get a quote and see how we also compare on price.

Give your motorhome a good 'spring clean' both inside and out. A spotless van is easier to keep clean when you’re on the road.

Whilst your motorhome has been having a little break, your manoeuvring skills may have become a bit rusty, so remember to take your time leaving your storage facility and get someone to help guide you if you’re in any snug spaces. The Club offers Motorhome Manoeuvring courses for anyone new to touring or just in need of a little refresher.

Updated in January 2024.

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