If you’ve never been away in a recreational vehicle before, it might be a bit daunting knowing what to do when you arrive at a campsite in a motorhome. Here is our step by step guide for you to get set up properly and ready for that first cuppa overlooking the view.
Whether you’ve already booked your pitch or not, the first thing to do once you’ve arrived at a campsite in your motorhome is pop in to reception. You can meet the managers, find out what facilities are available and even get some recommendations of places to visit whilst you’re there.
Most importantly, most campsites have specific pitches for motorhomes and they prefer to know which one you’ll be staying in.
Some campsites have limited opening hours for their reception. If you arrive outside of the opening hours, and you haven’t pre-booked, they may have a sign that tells you to pick a pitch and return during their open hours to pay. These campsites trust you to be responsible when choosing a pitch and be respectful of other campers on the site.
Don’t park at the bottom of a hill. If it rains, this is where it will get muddiest and you risk possibly getting stuck.
Campsite owners are normally aware of this and they aren’t particularly keen on the idea of lots of people getting stuck on their site. They usually have steps in place to avoid this happening, but it’s important to remember if you’re left to choose your own pitch.
Although we get asked this quite frequently, it really is entirely up to you. We advise to consider the following:
We provide levelling ramps with your motorhome hire