No way! Full one-to-one instruction will be provided at the collection of your vehicle, allowing you to familiarise with the controls and ask questions.
Common To All Destinations
- I have never driven a motorhome before, is that a problem?
- Do I need a driving licence?
Take a current, up to date driver’s licence (must be in English, or with a validated translation). Check specific requirements for certain countries.
- Should I take a first aid kit?
This is always a good idea. Aside from specific requirements for individual cases, the following basics are a starting point:
- Bandages, plasters, aspirin or similar, antihistamine, calamine lotion, antiseptic, tweezers, safety pins, sun cream.
In addition it may be useful to take:
- Contact lens prescription and/or spare glasses
- Prescriptions for medications
- Cold and flu medication
- Relevant doctor’s letters/certificates/vaccination certificates
- Any tips for packing?
Pack carefully, bearing in mind storage at the other end. Motorhomes can be surprisingly spacious but space for huge suitcases can be limited. (Depending on model, there is usually storage under the bed, in the hold beneath the van, or just on top of an unused bed).
Dress codes everywhere are very relaxed and informal, whether out and about, dining out or on a campsite. Light, comfortable clothes are ideal, preferably suitable for layering. Weather can be changeable so take a rain jacket, and perhaps a small brolly. Walking shoes or boots are invaluable.
- Is a Day Pack a good idea?
Yes, definitely. You might find yourself on an excursion or away from the motorhome for a while so it’s good to have certain items with you. A small rucksack-style bag is ideal, containing water bottle, camera, fleece, rain jacket, sun screen, medical supplies, sunglasses etc.
- Any Top Tips?
- It’s a good idea to stock up at a nearby supermarket before setting off for your first campsite.
- Secure cupboard doors and contents: annoying rattling noises in transit can be prevented by packing tea towels and similar items around the offending items. Prime culprits are the metal baking trays in the oven.
- Be aware of your van’s height (think barriers, branches, car parks etc).
- Sun screen is essential: even when it doesn’t feel especially hot, the UV rays can be powerful due to the purer, less polluted air and altitude.
- Take a handy medical kit
- Sandflies can be a nuisance in some areas, so insect repellent can be useful (you can buy this on arrival).
- Take a USB cable or two, and maybe an AUX cable for playing music. They take up little room, and can be very handy.
- A pair of flipflops or sliders are handy for visiting the wash blocks where surfaces can be wet.
- A credit card that incurs no overseas transaction fees is sensible. Alternatively a pre-paid currency card is an option.
- Some take their favourite tea bags to ensure a proper brew. It goes without saying you may have other dietary requirements or preferences.