A motorhome trip, whether its 3 or 15 days, it cannot be improvised!
We have received by mail a few days ago advices from Gérard (avid user of CaraMaps).
We can offer you a non-exhaustive list of things to think of, before, during and after his motorhome trip.
The few golden rules before departure for a motorhome trip :
-To cover a roadside assistance.
-Do not leave with tires over 10 years!
-Fill the water tank, and if possible add a container that you will stay in a small corner of the trunk of your motorhome.
-For parking, provide height for wheel chocks. It is so much more comfortable to live in a vehicle parked in the horizontal.
-Allow enough aqua kem… (Product favorite of camper)
-Read tips and tricks on the caramaps blog. 🙂
During your motorhome trip :
-Fill the tank with clean water and flush the toilet cassette as soon as possible.
-Do not forget to greet the camper that will cross! (Keep our sympathy…)
-Outstanding on a 2 lane road winding or turning, not allowing vehicles followers exceed safe (in mountains for example), have the courtesy to stop regularly to let the vehicles behind you.
-In the case of high temperature, at the stop for the proper functioning of the fridge it is necessary that the rear cooling grid is well ventilated. For this, there are special fans that accelerate the circulation of air.
-Be sure that the side of the vehicle where the fridge is in the shade.
-Do not stand long house openings (doors and windows) of residents in particular to spend the night.
-A ban! Leave the vehicle unattended in doubtful, very frequent places too in sight or in major cities. Promote rather parking in a secure place (guarded car park, camping, parking area, etc.) and use public transport to get around!
-Do not leave any objects with good value inside the vehicle.
-Not to occupy more than one parking on the busy parking spot, prefer to put some away.
-The day of the great departure, leave the parking place “as clean as we would have liked to find it coming”
Back home after a super travel roaming:
-Carefully drain the tanks clean water and sewage and make the pump run water a few seconds empty before winter so that it freezes!
-Clean the fridge and leave the door partially open. To avoid mould, use a dehumidifier! Not only in winter, but as soon as the vehicle is in the garage, need to feed it and empty it regularly.
-A motor vehicle also crashed when it does not roll, pull it out regularly!
Travel according to Gérard last tips:
-Not to impose a rigid program with steps too long or too loaded. The advantage of the camper is to set a direction, without imposing scheduling!
-When a visit was planned, it is better to get there quietly on the evening when it is possible. Visits are so much more pleasant when we had not the penalty to ride before!
-Avoid too important groupings of motorhomes parked, except in places authorized well obviously.
-Always remain courteous with the residents! As a general rule, courtesy is required between camper!
And for all the small tips on storing your motorhome, limitation of noise during your trip, etc… do not hesitate to go see tips & tricks from our blog!
More do not hesitate to send us your suggestions for article to the email address: contact (at) caramaps.com
Good trip with CaraMaps !
Author: Gérard (79)