● Don’t forget to disconnect your motorhome from any electrical hookups you have used before driving away. This is all too easy to forget and can cause huge issues if you pull out the socket. So always make this the final thing you check before leaving, and maybe even leave a note on the dashboard to remind yourself.
● Aside from the electrical hookup, people also forget anything on the roof! You’ve got to close the skylight and fold away the antenna or dish before you leave. If you’ve got a roof box on top, double-check that you’ve safely secured it.
● People often use levelling ramps to ensure the motorhome isn’t tilted. Make sure you drive off these by rolling the motorhome backwards, not forwards, as that can ruin your tires and the blocks.
● Always empty your wastewater tank before you leave a campsite. This saves a lot of weight for driving, which equates to less fuel consumption. Also, ensure that you have some clean drinking water with you. Not enough to slow you down, but just to ensure you can stay hydrated in case of an emergency.
● Ensure that you know the exact dimensions of your motorhome. We recommend writing them down on a small piece of paper and having it accessible when driving, such as on the dashboard. The width and height of the motorhome are really important so you can identify if a tunnel or parking garage is too narrow for your vehicle. This is a common mistake that can result in expensive damage to the roof!