Spring Motorhome Checklist for Your First Holiday
Now that spring is finally here and the weather is starting to improve, you might be starting to think about what adventures you’re going to embark on in your motorhome this year. After all, if you’ve kept your motorhome in hibernation over the winter, you might jump at the chance of a little break in the sunshine! Whether you’re staying in the UK or venturing further afield, there’s nothing better than getting out in your motorhome for the first time in a while.
However, before your excitement at the thought of a holiday gets too much, you need to remember that you’ll need to carry out some important checks on your motorhome before setting off. Even if you do use your motorhome all year round, it’s still worth checking your vehicle before the holiday season kicks in; that way you can reduce the chance of something going wrong when you’re trying to enjoy yourself! So, let Premier Motorhomes give you a little insight into your spring checklist.
It may be worth going through the process of a spring clean, in order to make sure that your motorhome is in a perfect, sparkling condition. Although this may sound like a daunting task, here is a little advice. Take everything out of your motorhome, and throw out or give away anything you haven’t used over the last year.
By emptying your motorhome, you’ll be able to notice if any cupboards need repairing or anything else needs fixing up before your next trip. You should also give your motorhome a clean; starting with the outside, cleaning it can help you check joints and seals for any problems!
Checking the essentials
Checking your tyres is incredibly important before going anywhere. You should check them for pressure and tread depth, but also consider how old the tyres are and what general condition they are in. Setting off on your trip with old tyres or ones that are under-inflated could be a recipe for disaster before you’ve even reached your destination.
If your motorhome has been stationery for some time, your tyres are at a bigger risk of deteriorating because of the weight of the vehicle. Bear in mind that your motorhome tyres are legally required to have a minimum 1.6mm tread depth.
While it may sound like common knowledge, you should remember to check the essentials such as fluid levels including oil and brake fluid, as well as checking that all your headlights are still intact.
The very last thing on your spring checklist? Go and enjoy yourself! Plan your trip in advance and know your driving route. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our blog on the best spring destinations.