Home on the road for mobile travellersHoliday Which? tips for motorhome trips

26 May 2007

 

A motor home being driven on an empty road in the USA

Take in the sights at your own pace on a motorhome holiday

Motorhomes are ideal for people who enjoy touring holidays, says Holiday Which? today at the start of National Camping and Caravanning Week.

First time mobile travellers needn’t be nervous - it’s a fun, leisurely way to travel and good value for money too. 

For a typical two-person motorhome expect to pay a basic rate of £600 for two weeks*.

Holiday Which? recommends travellers pre-book campgrounds to stay for the night in popular places. A state-run or National Park campground costs around £10 and at most locations it’s possible to ‘hook up’ to local power and water supplies.

Essential tips

For the best possible home on the road, follow these essential Holiday Which? tips:

  • For first time renters, keep it easy by comparing prices online
  • Don’t forget to include essential extras, such as insurance, when you’re planning your budget
  • By planning your intended route you can work out the mileage and have an idea of the cost too
  • Book campground places in advance, especially if you’re going at peak-season
  • Make sure you get a guided tour of your motorhome when you pick it up – this way you can check for dents and scratches and also work out how all the appliances work!

Lorna Cowan, Editor, Holiday Which? magazine, said: 'The popularity of caravanning is on the up, and not a moment too soon. Travelling by motorhome is fun, good value and a great way to see much more of a destination.'

* June rates in California.