Get the right vehicle
Are you buying or renting an RV? Many RV experts recommend renting different models first, just to see what suits you. Are you staying on the straight road or would you prefer off-road adventures? The Class A and Class B motorhome is built for the highway, with all the comforts and conveniences of a home. We suggest matching the vehicle to the kind of trip you want to take. If you’re planning to travel for months at a time, the creature comforts of the Class A motorhome will seem more appealing.
Know your costs
Money management is crucial with every trip. A motorhome trip will work out far cheaper than staying in a hotel or lodge, but there are still some costs you have to consider. If you’re not buying a motorhome, work out the costs of renting one. You also need to factor in insurance, registration, campground fees, food, equipment, and fuel. Check out this website to get an estimate of what it will cost.
We don’t advise ‘winging it’ for your first Europe by motorhome trip. Prepare everything before you start your adventure. Book the campground, sort out your insurance papers, and make sure you pack all your equipment, including tools and spare parts. The list of items you need to bring with include: a portable grill, a first aid kit, kitchen supplies and food, toiletries, and maps.
Take a practice drive
Before you explore Europe by motorhome, make sure you take a practice drive. If you’ve never driven one before, take all the time you need to practice parking, driving up and down hills, and switching lanes safely. This will also give you a chance to see what needs to be nailed down in the living area, as things will move around when you’re driving. Once you know the intricacies of driving a motorhome, you can make the necessary adjustments.
Be prepared for repairs
Motorhome beginners need to take time to learn how the motorhome works, even if it's just a rental. Are you prepared if something breaks? Make sure you know how to assess basic problems, and potentially fix them. When you have more experience with your motorhome, you're less likely to make operational errors. Pack a well-stocked tool kit with extra light bulbs, jumper cables, nuts, bolts and connectors. Also make sure to bring parts that are unique to your rig.
Pick the regions you want to visit
Every country in Europe has camping spaces available for Motorhomes. Major highways are built to carry large vehicles, so it's not as hard to get around as you might think. Want to explore the formidable landscapes of the Scottish Highlands? Soak up the sun in sunny Spain? Or maybe the grassy meadows of Netherlands are calling your name? Exploring Europe by motorhome is becoming more and more popular with retirees, as it’s got everything you need – beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, and a rich culture and history.
If sunny skies, warm Mediterranean seas, and beautiful scenery sounds like your idea of paradise – then you’ll love Spain. Marjal Costa Blanca camping & Resort, in Alicante, is one of the best destinations for motorhome owners. We have a wide range of services and facilities to ensure you have the most enjoyable camping experience. Contact us to book your holidays in Alicante.