Who can drive a motorhome, is a special permit required?
The majority of motorhomes do not require a special permit. In a very short time, you will see the world from new perspectives, reassures Philippe Heinisch.
Are there many logistical constraints?
Without doubt fewer that you would imagine. You will need to stop off at a campsite every two or three days to recharge the batteries and stay self-sufficient electricity wise. This is also an opportunity to fill the tanks with clean water and drain the waste water.
Mathieu had his first motorhome experience, at the request of his children aged between 4 and 6. It was the idea of sleeping in bunk beds, much like a tree house experience, which really delighted them.
“My fear was the driving” Mathieu recalls.“But it quickly dissipated and I found myself quickly at ease. The logistical aspects were also unknown to me. The hook-ups are very simple to configure. Another nice surprise is the very well designed bathroom!”
How do you ensure your own security and that of your property during a motorhome holiday, particularly when parked up at night in unknown areas?
“It is important to note that wild camping is prohibited in the majority of European countries” says Philippe Heinisch. This means that you should make sure that you should park up in a campsite or in car parks authorised for motorhomes.
If you are thinking about sleeping in a motorway service station despite the motorhome ban, don’t do it.”These are the only potentially dangerous situations that our customers report to us ” explains the lessor.
Renting or purchasing your motorhome?
Today, motorhome rental offers have been democratised. It has therefore become much easier to try out touring holidays for the first time.
If your motorhome holidays are only for a couple of weeks per year, the rental option appears to be the most appropriate. You benefit from vehicles that are less than a year old and you don’t have to worry about their maintenance.
On the other hand, if your lifestyle allows you to set off on the road several months per year, if you are an early retiree for example, the purchase option is more cost-effective. Bear in mind the place where you are going to store it when it’s not on the road, but also the costs of maintenance and insurance.
Because a motorhome is not on the road all year round, AXA has developed a specific offer for motorhomes that allow you to benefit from a 40% discount compared to your car insurance. As a stored motorhome is not protected from theft, it is important to remain insured throughout the year.
Ready to get started? So set off en route for new adventures!
Thanks to Philippe Heinisch, WebCamper for his valuable advice.