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 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…

How To Keep Motorhome Road Trips Romantic!

The romantic motorhome road trip…picture it! The love of your life beside you in a motorhome and an open road ahead! Miles and miles of stunning scenery with everything you need to live comfortably tagging along behind…perfect! Closeted away from life’s distractions and irritations. No-one else on your minds but each other. Your smiles lighting up the darkening sky as you pull into a parking spot and settle down for the evening in the motorhome – so romantic! Do you open the wine and light the candles? Well, no! The driver must remain sober – you may be asked to move on. And, if 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…

Freedom in a motorhome; what does it mean?

The freedom to travel where we want in our motorhome is important to us. We call it “The Freedom Trail”. That is also what we call our newsletter, but what does The Freedom Trail mean? Firstly, what is freedom? And does the motorhome give us that freedom? When we dreamed of buying our own motorhome, we wove into that dream the idea of the open road, being able to travel where we wished in a self-contained mobile home. No worries about shelter, food and basic amenities, or concerns about being late for breakfast or sleeping in strange beds with mattresses that have had someone READ THE FULL STORY…

Review: #VanChurch,Spiritual Lessons From Life On The Road

#VanChurch …”unusual name for a book” I thought. But when I considered it, our Cree motorhome has so often afforded me the complete sense of calm and serenity that one absorbs from churches. She takes us to awe-inspiring places – scenery where one can only marvel at creation. We see the cathedral that is Planet Earth through her windows. Mountains, seas, rivers, the tangled wilderness – even a muddy puddle in a car park can be beautiful if approached with that sense of wonder. The motorhome is a fellow pilgrimage companion on our spiritual journeys to ancient and sacred places, waiting at base camp READ THE FULL STORY…

Emptying A Motorhome Toilet Cassette Blocks Sewers? No Way!

The motorhome toilet cassette is not the most attractive piece of equipment you’ll carry. Barely spoken of in polite circles, it sits quietly doing its job in its accommodating, non-judgemental way. But controversy has surrounded this inoffensive (usually) if indispensable little receptacle! Having attracted the attention of the newspapers, it is now enjoying its moment in The Sun! (pun intended – although it is currently the North Norfolk News and Eastern Daily Press) Just as the van life community thought that the unwelcome spotlight on us was dimming, the humble motorhome toilet cassette is now being blamed for blocking sewers in North Norfolk! We’ll 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…