Traffic Pollution: The Shocking Cause You May Not Know About

Pollution from traffic is making the headlines – particularly in the ULEZ zones where owners of classic vehicles like our 1992 Cree Motorhome are finding it harder to justify the costs of using them. Naturally we want cleaner air. It is shameful that globally, thousands of human deaths are still attributed to poor air quality from industry and transport combined. Now let’s bring that closer to home – yearly 26,000 to 38,000 people die earlier than necessary IN ENGLAND due to air pollution! Awful figures! Vehicle users do not want to cause people to be sick. But we also want to enjoy life. And in READ THE FULL STORY…

How To Stay Safe When You Travel Alone In A Motorhome

It is almost always perfectly safe to travel alone in your motorhome or campervan in the UK. Even lone female van-lifers can park up and settle without having to worry. The majority of people who drive motorhomes and RVs are friendly and helpful. They remember being a newbie or their own vehicle breakdowns and mishaps, so they are happy to share a tip or two along with a tow rope. But complete safety often comes after a bit of forward planning! Even if you are carefree enough to just hit the road and travel alone to wherever your motorhome takes you, there are certain READ THE FULL STORY…

Motorhome Road Trips With Children – How To Avoid Trouble!

Do you travel with children in your motorhome? Taking the whole family away in the motorhome sounds like a great idea. Bonding time! Time away from the pressures of work and the seduction of screens. But is it always a happy family holiday? Not necessarily! If you’ve never had a cross word whilst on a motorhome road trip with your children then spill your secrets in the comments section below! Otherwise, read on and add any of your own hard-earned wisdom. Motorhome road trips with children The first trial is the journey… Firstly, there’s the front seat. Everyone wants it. “Back in the day” READ THE FULL STORY…

Motorhome Scams – How Not To Get Caught Out!

Motorhome scams appear to be the latest “get rich quick” scheme! Unscrupulous rogues reassure buyers that all is well before disappearing off into the sunset with the deposit, leaving the buyer with no van and no money. Most of us out here are decent people. Genuine sellers have sound vehicles for sale. BUT how do you know that you are dealing with one of the goodies? In this post we’ll share our top tips to help you avoid being scammed when you buy a motorhome. How do you avoid motorhome scams? There are loads of tips in this blog post so please take your READ THE FULL STORY…

What Is A Hobo? How Do Hobos Travel And Work?

What is a Hobo? The word hobo is North American. At its least romantic, hobo describes a drunken homeless and penniless wanderer. Something to scare the kids with. Hobo is often regarded as an offensive term; however calling a hobo a tramp or bum is worse! Original hobos were not tramps, vagrants or bums. Hobos earned their money. They were not habitual thieves or beggars except in dire need; although some would steal and run. To give the distinction, a tramp or vagrant travels on foot but may avoid work- eking out a living by begging. A bum neither travels nor works but begs. READ THE FULL STORY…

Preparing the Van Habitation Area for Winter

Is it worth preparing the van for winter if you use it? Well, how quickly can mice eat into your motorhome food-stocks and soft furnishings? How fast does mildew form on damp bedding? We would rather avoid it than find out! Winterizing a motorhome that is used regularly throughout the colder months seems like a waste of time. But preparing the van for winter is important. It takes very little time for vermin to sniff out your biscuits. And they will nibble – and piddle on – your towels and bedding. As soon as you park your prized van in storage or the drive, READ THE FULL STORY…

When travel plans go wrong – our road trip failed!

Making travel plans warms up the darkest of winter evenings and we motorhome owners look forward to road trips. The open road, the sense of freedom, the world unfolding through the windscreen. But sometimes, no matter how cunning your schedule is, how open you are to adventure, things will go awry. Your travel plans will turn to ashes. We had a road trip booked to Cornwall. Friends from Germany were visiting and they were about to experience the 385 mile journey from our house to Penzance in our old motorhome. Having read The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, like us, they wanted to taste READ THE FULL STORY…

Motorhome or Car – which is best for road trips?

The pros and cons of travelling by motorhome versus car. Almost everyone dreams of having a motorhome and setting out on the open road with everything including the kitchen sink, sleeping wherever the engine stops. But a car is faster, easier to park, cheaper to run….! So which would you choose – motorhome or car? We are fortunate enough to have both, a 30-year-old Autotrail Cree and a 14-year-old Skoda Fabia estate. So how do we choose which to take? Fuel economy in a motorhome? Both of our vehicles use diesel which is currently more expensive than petrol. The motorhome manages 25-28 mpg whereas READ THE FULL STORY…

Overweight Motorhome? DANGER! How Much Can You Carry Safely?

An overweight motorhome can cost you more than big fines! Excess weight will burn more fuel, and your tyres will be put under pressure. But, most importantly, an overweight motorhome can cost you your life!! How much can a motorhome carry? A “spring” blog post! It was the realisation that our motorhome was struggling and could potentially become dangerous that made us empty almost everything from it and seek custom springs for the rear suspension. We were within the laws governing Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM). But our springs had sagged in just two years and were clearly not going to be up READ THE FULL STORY…