Tips about a motorhome for rent in the Southampton and Hampshire area – a truly relaxing holiday?
Driving a big motorhome or campervan can turn into hard work if you don’t take a few precautions. The key word here is “relaxing”: it’s a holiday, not a route-march, so take it gently. If you haven’t driven in the UK before, you may have to slow down your ideas about how far you can travel in one day. You don’t have to see the whole country in one week – it’ll still be here next year!
Parking up in good time in the evening is also sensible. It gives you time to explore the layout of the campsite, if you’re in one, stretch your legs after a day sitting down, and cook your evening meal in daylight. If you’re travelling with children, it gives them a chance to let off steam before bedtime.
Whether you go north, south, east or west, to beaches, mountains, monuments or golf courses, the UK has something for you. In a campervan or motorhome you can see it at your own pace and on your own terms. You’ll never see everything, so there’s no point in rushing!
For a truly relaxing motorhome holiday, just leave the “must see” lists behind and go where fate takes you.
Remember, you don’t have to catch a plane to catch, with all the stress and exhaustion airports involve. Just start driving when you’re ready and stop when you want to and (almost) wherever you like. You won’t find electricity or pump-out facilities at the top of a mountain but you can certainly guarantee the neighbours will be quiet.
If you get stuck in traffic, turn off and find something more interesting to do. Don’t feel you have to stick rigidly to a pre-planned itinerary, unless you’ve already paid for a stand in a busy campsite in the high season. (Even then, are a few pounds worth the stress of getting there?)
You choose the views, the neighbours, the itinerary. You can take as much baggage and kit as you like without weight restrictions: surf-board, bike, kayak, walking boots and wet-weather gear – if you can safely fit it in or on the motorhome, you can take it. It won’t get damaged or lost in transit, either.
You have your home at your back, as it were, so you don’t have to settle for someone else’s meal times or menus. Stock up with the food and drink you like, cook it however you like it and eat it at a time that suits you. If you have particular dietary requirements, or your day-clock is different from other people’s, that’s a major plus of a motorhome holiday.
When choosing a motorhome for rent in Southampton or Hampshire area during the winter, it does need a little more planning than a summer one. Some campsites close for the winter, so check before deciding on your route that the ones you fancy using will be open for the dates you wish to stay.Download as PDF