Motorhome Holiday Packing Tips

Motorhome Holiday Packing Tips

by Scottish Tourer January 10, 2018

Looking to book a motorhome or campervan hire in Scotland but unsure of how to pack a motorhome? 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! 

Packing a motorhome or campervan for a week's holiday around Scotland can be a daunting task. As it will literally be your home for the immediate future, it can be tempting to take as many home comforts as possible.  

It’s true that you won’t be as limited for space compared to packing a suitcase for a traditional holiday, meaning you can be easily tempted to bring your whole wardrobe with you.  

However, when booking your motorhome holiday with Scottish Tourer, you will find everything is included in the price apart from your bedding as you have the option to hire or bring your own.  

We advise all our motorhome or campervan hire customers to pack lightly, as if they were staying in a hotel. This is because everything that you will need will already be in your luxury motorhome hire, from a first aid kit to crockery and everything in-between.  

motorhome tips for beginners: hire a motorhome in Scotland

Motorhome tips for beginners: What to do before you pack for your motorhome holiday 

When wondering what to pack in your motorhome it’s best to do some simple (but essential) preparation for packing your motorhome.  

Check you have all the documents you need as forgetting something may mean you can't drive off with the your motorhome or campervan rental. This means passport, driving license and anything else specified at the time of booking.  

Avoid taking hard-bodied suitcases. Soft bodied or collapsible ones will store away easier.  

Please don't hesitate to ask if you can leave these suitcases at the depot after you’ve unpacked. Space is limited in the motorhome so it’s best not to clog it up with unneeded items.  

Have a careful check of what is included in the motorhome hire itinerary so you pack only what you need. 

Consider what bedding you require and if you need to make your bed up at night. Be aware sleeping bags will save a lot of space in this instance as duvets are bulky to store. 

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Motorhome essentials: Things to consider for your motorhome holiday 

Although you will probably find your Scottish Tourer motorhome fully equipped with crockery, pots and pans, you will probably need to bring things like washing up liquid and tea towels.  

Other items such as tin foil and sandwich bags are also useful for storing leftover food.  

Consider what extras might come in useful like a BBQ or picnic table. Also consider chairs for eating outside or bikes for cycling around Scotland. 

As much as Scotland is known for its beauty, it’s also known for its unpredictable weather, so don't forget your waterproofs! Also remember sun-cream, midget repellent, basic toiletries and any other personal items that will help improve your day-to-day comfort.  

Motorhome hire in Scotland: how to pack a motorhome

Campervan tips: How to make the most of your campervan or motorhome hire 

If the weather is great, then you’re in luck! You can do all sorts of outdoor activities with all the family during your motorhome or campervan hire in Scotland. However, it’s a smart idea to have some back-up plans in place in case the weather doesn’t cooperate 

Bringing DVDs, board games or a pack of cards will help keep everyone amused at night or if the weather is poor. 

A torch can come in handy for walking about at night or just visiting the toilet before bed.  

When buying groceries, remember that space is limited and the motorhome does not have a large family sized fridge. It is best to think about what you're buying in advance and try and remember that every village and town usually has a grocery store or butcher where you can buy the essentials if need be! 

Also be sure not to forget your camera to capture the fantastic memories that your motorhome holiday will bring.  

family fun in a motorhome hire Scotland

Book a campervan or motorhome holiday in Scotland! 

Now you know the basics of how to pack a motorhome, it’s time to book your motorhome or campervan hire from a fun-filled adventure around Scotland.  

The team at Scottish Tourer are highly experienced in motorhome living and have done extensive trips around the UK and Europe in our own motorhome. We’ll be on-hand before, during and after your motorhome holiday to give you all the tips and advice you need to make your trip as seamless as possible.  

To learn more about our motorhome rental service or to book a campervan or motorhome for the coming season, please get in touch with us today.   

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