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Motorhome Covers

It’s not surprising that we are often asked about motorhome covers, especially as we approach winter. What a lot of people don’t realise, is that overtime an inferior grade motorhome cover can cause more damage than no cover at all. 

Motorhome Awning Care

An awning is a fantastic accessory to have in any motorhome, it can be used all year round for weather protection from the searing sun to pelting rain. In addition to acting as a protective barrier it defines your outside space and ultimately allows you to spend more time outdoors with the added benefit of protecting your interior from damaging sun rays and providing extra shade.

Winterize your motorhome - a guide by Richard Ferris

Is your motorhome prepared for winter? Good drain down is essential for motorhomes during the winter months to avoid freezing water causing irreversible damage through bursting water pipes, tanks etc. So just a few minutes of your time now could save you thousands of euros. This article is put together by Richard Ferris and is based on the experiences of hundreds of motorhomers over many years.

Top Tips when washing your motorhome

Part of the joy of owning your own motorhome involves a little TLC from time to time.  If your motorhome is laid up for a while, there tends to be a build-up of deposits from environmental surroundings.  

DOE Regulations

The department of Transport introduced DOE Testing of all motorhomes in Ireland. The RSA have advised that there is a legal requirement for all motorhomes to undergo DOE testing after their fourth birthday.

Motor Tax & Insurance

Ireland has the lowest rate of Motorhome Road Tax in Europe at €102. The cost of keeping a motorhome on the road is very economical with comprehensive insurance at equally great value rates.

Upholstery Stain Removal

Many uphostery fabrics are treated with a stain protection coating but are still subjected to daily living, which means they can still get dirty. Usually if you tend to a spillage straight away, it's a simple matter of wiping the area clean. However, some spills may need particular attention.

Drive Away Checklist!

Because simple errors like leaving a vent open when driving off in your motorhome can be very costly, we have put together a pre journey checklist, so you can be confident that you have covered the basic essentials when driving off.

Motorhome Tyre Care

Because motorhomes generally clock up less mileage than most cars, many motorhome owners believe that their tyres are in good condition, as they may have only used their motorhomes for a few weeks over the course of the year.

License Requirements

If you have a standard car license (B) this entitles you to drive any vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes. This includes most family campervans low profiles and some of the more compact A Class motorhomes on the market.

Motorhome Speed Limits

Once you exceed 3.5 tonnes in Ireland, the speed limits change and you are treated as a commercial vehicle.

Electrical Connections

All motorhomes come with a 12 volt electrical system, but will also need a mains connection. To connect to the mains on a campsite you will need a 16amp orange cable with 3 pin blue external connectors, usually available in 10 or 25 metre lengths.

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