Motorhome FAQs

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What size motorhome should I get?

This will depend on a few factors, including your budget, your available parking space and what types of holidays you plan to take in your motorhome. It’s always a good idea to test drive any vehicle you’re considering so you can see if you feel comfortable driving it and if you’re happy with the available space inside.

Where can I park my motorhome?

You may be able to park it on the street outside your home, depending on whether it causes an obstruction or there are any bylaws that prevent you from keeping it there. This is of course something to check before you invest in a motorhome.

Where is the best place to buy a motorhome?

If you’re buying a used motorhome, as many first-time buyers do, then you can either buy from a dealer, an auction house or privately. The latter two options are only recommended if you have experience buying motorhomes and know what to look for. This is because when buying from an auction house or a private seller, you usually don’t get any kind of guarantee.

Do I need to get a special licence to drive a motorhome?

This depends on when you passed your driving test. If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 then you can drive a vehicle up to 7,500KG on a B+C1 licence. If you passed your test after this time then you’ll need to apply for a C1 licence to drive a vehicle over 3,500KG

Can I cover my motorhome with a regular car insurance policy?

No. Due to the large size and greater value of a motorhome, you must get a special motorhome insurance policy. This will cover your vehicle for accidents as well as theft and loss of contents as well as European cover.

What factors affect the cost of a policy?

The main factors that will determine the price you pay for motorhome insurance are –

  • The size and value of your motorhome
  • How secure your motorhome is, including how securely it’s parked
  • The named drivers on the policy
  • The mileage of the motorhome

How can I save money on motorhome insurance?

Some of the best ways to save on motorhome insurance are –

  • Park your vehicle securely
  • Make your motorhome more secure
  • Increase your voluntary excess