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Beginners Guide To Motorhomes

The word “motorhome" evokes the idea of a motorised home: the home you can take with you when you travel. The design and construction of motorhomes has continued to grow closer and closer to that concept of a real home on wheels. So, what should you expect from your motorhome?

Your motorhome can be broken down into five broad areas:

  • kitchen/food preparation and cooking area
  • bathroom/toilet area
  • living/dining area
  • sleeping area(s)
  • storage areas for personal items - internal and external storage

In terms of basic equipment and installations, specifications vary from model to model, with some of the smaller models such as van conversions being less well-appointed due to size restrictions; but you should expect your motorhome to come equipped with, as standard:

  • LPG gas bottle storage space with regulator and isolator valves
  • 230 volt mains electricity input with circuit breaker
  • 12 volt battery system to power lights and equipment
  • Fresh water tank with pump and heating system
  • Waste (sometimes referred to as 'grey') water tank
  • Diesel, LPG gas or electric heating system
  • Wash basin
  • Cassette toilet system with waste tank
  • Fridge powered by gas, mains or battery
  • Cooking hob
  • Kitchen sink
  • Oven and grill
  • Kitchen extractor fan or vent
  • Shower
  • TV fixtures
  • Stereo system

Additional options may include:

  • Wind-out sun awning
  • Bicycle rack (either externally mounted on the rear of the vehicle or within an internal storage space)
  • Reversing camera
  • External shower point
  • Tow bar for car or trailer
  • Alarm system and/or tracking system for added security
  • Satellite and Freeview enabled TV
  • Integral sat-nav

So, as you can see, your motorhome can be as much – or as little – of a home away from home as you wish. You can take all of your creature comforts with you and enjoy relaxing in your own home from home.

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