You are the kind of person who takes matters into your own hands, and you like to be in control of your journey. A motorhome vacation is perfect for you, especially if you take advantage of these tips:
- Rely on your experts.
Your Touring Car contacts are experts in the motorhome vacation industry. Rely on their guidance to learn all you can about the Touring Car you are renting. Even if this is not your first trip, make the request for additional help. It’s important that you – and your designated drivers — know how to make right and left turns and that you know proper parking procedures. Don’t be bashful; ask!
- Inspect the vehicle
Take the time to perform a walk-around. Pilots do the same thing as part of their pre-flight checklists, and there’s a good reason for it: safety. Your Touring Car will be in road-ready shape, but check for potential damage and defects on the exterior and the interior. Take the time to make sure all the cabinets latch securely to hold your contents safely, and that all systems work properly.
- Know in advance
Be sure that you know how much tire pressure is required and what the oil level must be. You’ll check these levels often while you are on the road, ensuring the safety of those travelling with you. Do you know how to hook up your hoses for potable and grey water, as well as waste dumping? It’s an easy process, unless you don’t know what you’re doing.
Have a list of the accessories you rented and that come with your Touring Car. You will be accountable for them upon your return. Know where to find important accessories, such as your insulation cover, especially if you are travelling in the winter. It may sound simple, but take the time to learn how your windshield wipers operate before you put the Touring Car in drive and take off.
- Designate your drivers
Only authorized persons may drive the Touring Car. Identify potential designated drivers and make sure they are learning what you are learning about your home away from home. It’s good to have at least one back up driver in case you get tired.
- Know your limits
Clint Eastwood said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” This applies to motorhome drivers as well. Know in advance what you can and cannot do. For example, there’s no driving on ice or on gravel roads, no towing, and no racing. Have an idea of how far you can reasonably drive in one day. You are on vacation, so the time is yours. Most drivers try not to drive for more than six hours, and even then, they take frequent breaks along the way.
A Touring Car vacation is hands-down the best way to visit one of the Scandinavian countries. With a willingness to learn about your vehicle and a little pre-planning before taking the wheel, your best adventure ever lies ahead.