Buying a motorhome for the first time?

Buying a motorhome for the first time?

by Scottish Tourer May 24, 2019

Where to start? Often people have so many questions and rightly so. It’s a big decision to make in buying for the first time. There are so many different factors and not all will be applicable to you. 

Ask yourself why?

  • Why do you want to buy a motorhome?
  • Where do you want to go with it?
  • Will you wild camp or camp at a site? We have extensive experience in wild camping and can provide information as required.
  • Do you want a flexible holiday you can move wherever you decide to go? 

Scottish tourer motorohme crossing bridge on Lewis

Its best to rent a motorhome before you buy

Rent a motorhome first if you have never been in a motorhome before or on a holiday in one we do recommend renting one first.  If you’re an experienced motorhomer we would recommend you rent the motorhome you are interested in purchasing  to provide you with the knowledge to make the right decision. Renting gives you an idea of what you like, what you would change, what you dislike.  You can look at the layout, what are essentials for you and what can be compromised. 

What type of Motorhome?

If you have any essential items such as equipment for hobbies, childrens pushchairs or require to tow. Its always helpful to have a note of what you really require when looking. 
Layout is key to have a smooth holiday. What is it you require? A fixed bed to save you putting away and pulling out each morning and night? Bunk beds for children? The ability to have separate areas at the front and rear of the motorhome? Please be aware that each motorhome has a different layout to suit different requirements. Please visit our website to view our current motorhomes and layouts to give you a better idea.

Be aware of length, weight and height of your motorhome 

We want all our customers to be happy with their choice of motorhome.  Ensure for example that your entitled to drive the motorhome of your choice. Our Bessacarr model for example is over 3.5ton and if you passed your test after 1st January 1997 you will need to take an additional test. All our other models can be driven on a normal car licence. We encourage customers to be confident in what they have chosen and each motorhome is a different length, width and height, please bear this in mind. Especially if you are looking at lots of country driving with narrow roads. 

When to buy? 

If you choose to buy from Scottish Tourer you can rest assured you will receive a first class service. We sell our motorhomes at the end of each rental season around October time. We welcome current buyers to rent if required during season and we will then put your name against your chosen motorhome along with a deposit.  

Scottish tourer motorhome in a sunset

If you are looking for you next motorhome look no further than ourselves.  We pride ourselves on giving people the best experiences renting our motorhomes for holidays.  We however also pride ourselves in selling high quality motorhomes at the end of each season.  You are sure to be impressed with the quality, care and all the extra fittings that we provide.  These are not included as standard if you were to purchase direct from a dealer. You will save yourself time and stress as we have done the hard work for you. 

Looking for a first class service? Look no further  you will deal directly with ourselves whether you decide to rent before you buy or buy directly. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and will have your motorhome ready at the end of the season for you to jump on your next adventure.  

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