Avoid parking your motorhome hire / rental on soft wet grass or mud.
Most hire / rental motorhomes are front wheel drive and the weight of the rear living accommodation makes them vulnerable to wheel spin and getting stuck in muddy or soft ground. However if you find yourself in this situation best to place pieces of carpet under the front driving wheels, as this will normally work by getting the hire / rental motorhome free of the muddy / soft area.
Try to choose a level area when parking
Try to choose a level area when parking in Scotland for the night; parking the hire / rental motorhome on a steep slope can not only affect your sleeping it can also affect the working of the fridge.Where there is a slight slope that you can’t get level, sleep with your head at the top of the high end – this should help avoid headaches.Best to Use level blocks to level off the motorhome hire / rental . You will need remember to chock the wheels to stop the motorhome from rolling backwards. the dangers here are obvious.
When parking up in Scotlands Campsites,
When parking on a campsite decide which side you prefer the living area door to be on – think about where others are parked / camped and road safety where you have children and / or pets with you.On the hot summer days keep the window blinds shut and the windscreen sun shield on. The blinds in the motorhomes hire / rental have a silver back that reflects the sun keeping the motorhome hire / rental cool.When hooking the motorhome up to a 240v hook-up, always attach the plug to the hire / rental motorhome before attaching to the 240v supply, this can prevent electric shocks from wet cables.Where a hook up is not available you won’t be able to use the 240v sockets and will rely on the 12v supply and gas,Where relying on the 12v supply make sure you keep a check on the supply levels on the control display panel – it will re-charge as you drive around Scotland around or run the engine for half an hour or so if you intend to remain stationary.
Avoid campsite pitches that are under trees
Low branches scraping on the motorhome hire / rental will affect your sleep.The over cab bed can sometimes feel claustrophobic; the best tip is to have the over cab window open as it allows air to circulate.Awnings are fantastic in summer and are designed to shade you from Scotlands sun. Avoid putting them out in any wind, but never leave them unattended or out overnight.Secure the legs of the awning using tent pegs as this will prevent children and animals accidentally knocking the legs away from under the awning.When using a hook up make sure the fridge is switched to 240v as this will help save gas.
Using campsite bathrooms rather than those in themotorhome hire / rental as much as possible
This will cut down your water use and the need to empty the toilet too frequently – chores you want to avoid when you’re away and enjoying yourself.Toilets in motorhomes indicate when they are close to full. Empty the toilet straightaway when the indicator light appears as this will avoid overflowing.Find were the chemical toilet emptying point is before attempting to empty the chemical toilet. If parking the motorhome hire / rental close to the emptying point is possible then do so, the toilet cassette can be very heavy.Although emptying a chemical toilet is not too bad an experience, wearing rubber gloves is a good idea.
Ensure the gas vent is not covered while gas is in use
Make sure the external gas vent is not covered while gas is in use. When recharging the toilet cassette avoid using the campsites drinking water supply; a dedicated water supply should be located close to the chemical toilet emptying point. Plan your next campsite before setting off, always ring to check availability and book your next site if possible.
Motorhomes have a onboard container that stores waste water. When on a campsite make sure that the emptying valve is closed. Grey water running from the motorhome to other campers is not accepted. Most campsites have an area to empty the grey water when leaving.Avoid carrying the grey water . Emptying the grey water tank before leaving the campsite is preferable, although emptying the grey water on waste land is acceptable.
Before setting off
Before setting off in a motorhome hire / rental always do a visual “pre flight check” – check the windows are all shut, that the tv aerial and roof lights are all shut and the hook up lead have been disconnected.
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