Top Tips for Novice Campervaners

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So here are the Daily Mail’s top tips for novice campervaners with a few of our own comments in (CAPS) for good measure! What do you think is the best tip? I would say No. 5 ENJOY THE FREEDOM!

1. KEEP IT SIMPLE

If you’re new to motorhoming, try a simple campervan experience first. Hire a vehicle for a weekend and drive to the nearest National Park or seaside. Even then you’ll need to research where you can park for the night – you can’t just stop anywhere you fancy. Campsites offer facilities but may not fit your wild camping fantasy. Sites such as park4night.com have lots of suggestions for more edgy overnight spots. (GlamperRV IS A MEMBER OF BRIT STOPS PROVIDING MANY ALTERNATIVE OVERNIGHT SPOTS)

2. BOOK YOUR HOME EARLY

Before you make too many plans, make sure you can get your campervan – there is a limited range available, so do book early. (TOTALLY AGREE!)

3. TAKE THINGS SLOWLY
Any sort of motorhome will be slower and more unwieldy to drive than you are used to. American- style motorhomes need special care – they can be a couple of feet wider than a car. (YES GO SLOW BUT GlamperRV’s AUTOMATIC GEARBOX AND REVERSE CAMERA WILL MAKE IT VERY SIMPLE!)

4. DON’T FORGET ESSENTIALS
Check what is included with the hire vehicle and make a list of what you need to bring. Don’t spend a bank holiday looking for a shop that sells tin-openers. (GlamperRV COMES PACKED WITH ALL THE ESSENTIALS!)

5. ENJOY THE FREEDOM
You may plan a route, but once you’re out there, there’s no need to stick to any schedule. It takes a bit of getting used to amid our finely timetabled lives, but the whole point of the campervan dream is that you can stop for an extra day to enjoy anything you stumble upon – or simply drive off to discover something new. (ABSOLUTELY! THE BEAUTY OF A GlamperRV ADVENTURE IS THAT YOUR HOME IS ON YOUR BACK AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOMEWHERE TO STOP OVERNIGHT!)

6. GO WITH PEOPLE YOU LIKE
You’ll be stuck next to the other passengers for days, so if you must invite friends, make sure they’re good ones.

7. PLAN YOUR MEALS
Unless your holiday dream involves non-stop takeaways, plan meals and buy food in advance. Think about things that you can cook in cramped circumstances, and remember storage might be limited. (WITH THE ENORMOUS GARAGE, A GENEROUS FRIDGE FREEZER AND PLENTY OF CUPBOARDS THERE IS ALWAYS PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE IN A GlamperRV!)

8. PREPARE TO EXTEND
My own first motorhome experience showed I needed more space immediately. So awnings and tents are a great idea. (GlamperRV COMES WITH AN AWNING AND TENT IS ONLY IF SOMEONE SNORES!)

9. AVOID MESS STRESS
The secret of staying in a confined space is to keep everything in its place. Don’t spend the holiday looking for matches or socks: regularly putting things away will save hours of can’t-find-it angst later.

10. STAY WARM
In the campervan fantasy, everyone wore shorts – but in the UK that might not do. Be sure to bring warm clothes and lots of blankets to use at night. (NO NEED FOR BLANKETS, GlamperRV HEATING SYSTEM WILL ENSURE YOU ARE NICE AND SNUG ON THE COLDEST OF NIGHTS!)

Lucy Caille
Co-founder of GlamperRV, mother of 2 energetic boys and occasional marketing guru
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