How should I drive a motorhome?



It is probably best to be careful as a technique. It is well worth your time and money to receive additional driver training if you are new to motorhomes and wish to gain more confidence and learn how to cope with the extra weight. There are many camping clubs, caravan clubs, and HGV training centers in the region that offer courses. A course costing more than £200 should be free of charge, much less than the cost of even minor collision damage.


The motorhome requires that every passenger wear a seatbelt and sit in a seat at all times. A motorhome in motion is extremely dangerous to walk around, in addition to being illegal. A child must also be belted into a safety seat when he or she reaches a certain age and size or in a booster seat when he or she reaches a certain weight and height. Modern motorhomes with Isofix points do not permit child seats to be attached to some seats.


Having knowledge of the speed limit of your motorhome is important, since it varies depending on its size and weight. On a single lane highway, a motorhome weighing less than 3050 kg is capable of traveling at the same speed as a car, including 60 mph on a single lane highway and 70 mph on a dual lane highway. In contrast, the addition of a trailer reduces both of those speeds by ten miles per hour. A motorhome less than 12 metres in length and weighing more than 3050 kilograms can travel at 70 mph on a motorway. A heavier vehicle is limited to 50 mpg on single-lane roads, while a heavier vehicle is limited to 60 mpg on dual-lane roads and motorways.


Lastly, make sure you have a comprehensive insurance policy covering your motorhome. A motorhome generally has a large glass area up front, so adding an extra windscreen cover might be a good idea.

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