What if I
accidently fill the fresh water tank with fuel?
This does happen
occasionally and is very expensive to repair. All
fittings, pipes, tanks, pumps and taps exposed to
contamination will need to be replaced. If this should
happen donít operate the pump or open any taps to try
and minimise further damage. Seek an engineers advice on
Where can I get
the caravan part of the motorhome checked out and
will look after the habitation area.
My motorhome needs an MOT. Where should I go?
An MOT is required on a motorhome after three years,
just like a car. For motorhomes, it is advisable to go
to a commercial vehicle testing station as they have the
capacity and equipment for larger vehicles.
Do we need to
connect up to an electricity supply for power?
motorhomes have at least one leisure battery which can
service most needs overnight and recharge from the
vehicle engine whilst on the move. However, some
equipment (e.g. fridges, water heaters, fires) can run
on either mains electricity or gas which offers greater
flexibility when pitching up. Newer motorhomes will
usually require a good 12v supply from the on board
leisure battery in order to power the control systems
when operating on gas. Most camping sites now allow
mains electricity connectors, for which your motorhome
will be equipped. Check the rating of pitch connections
as not all will give the 15A that can be carried by the
connection, this means youíll have to operate under the
maximum load to prevent the site circuit breaker from
Are motorhomes equipped to deal with cold weather?
Most manufacturers now "winterise" motorhomes build
to European Standards, making them suitable for year
round use in the country of origin. Some onboard water
tanks will have heaters fitted to prevent water from
freezing. However, some are better than others as
heating and insulation levels can vary between UK and EU
manufactured vehicles, if in doubt check.
Where can water be obtained to top up on board fresh
water tank when not on site in UK?
All campsite service areas offer this facility, some
offer a motorhome service point and many friendly
filling stations do, however, cleanliness of the
facilities can vary and you should check accordingly
before filling up.
How do I know
what my car can tow?
Caravan weight is a major factor
when choosing a touring caravan. But your local dealer
will have a computerised caravan matching system to take
away the complexity - talk to them. Also, advice can be
obtained from the