The first thing you will probably have to accept is buying a new motor home or a used motor home. Obviously, this decision will depend a lot on your budget. Keep in mind that we buy any motorhome and can cost thousands of pounds, but remember that you are not buying a van, but a home. RVs include kitchen appliances, showers or baths and toilets that must withstand harsh traffic and function flawlessly once you get to your destination and need to use them.
What size mobile home should you buy?
This does not mean that you should buy the largest mobile home that fits your budget; no, you should buy a mobile home that is suitable for the use you plan to get from it. If your main reason for buying a mobile home is the weekend, you probably don’t need a monster. But, if you are planning to rent a motorhome for several months in a row, you will definitely need a larger car.
Seatbelts and RVs Act
Also consider the number of passengers you want to take with you. The RV seat belt law is confusing. The driver and front passengers must wear seat belts. Rear passengers must wear seat belts, if any, and must sit in forward-facing seats. This is further complicated by the fact that RVs without a seatbelt can carry passengers in the back without a seatbelt (although you can still be stopped and booked if the police consider your situation unsafe). Also, if there is only one seat belt in the back, you can only carry one passenger, regardless of the fact that if there were no seat belts, you could carry more passengers, Confused? Yes, neither do we, but we believe that the best and safest advice is that all passengers should wear their seat belts and sit in the forward position, as wearing a seat belt on a side-facing seat can be dangerous in the event of a head-on collision.
Consider the size of your berths. If you are only going to be away for a short time, perhaps you only sleep in your RV for one or two nights at a time, and then your sleeping conditions may be modest. If, on the other hand, you plan to use your mobile home for long periods of time, or even plan to live in it permanently, then you will need a better mattress and bed.
Again, you will make this consideration based on what you need. Do you want to hang clothes, for example? Does a wardrobe match this? Will there be enough space for you and your partner’s clothes? What about shoe storage? Again, if you are going to be using the RV for a longer period of time, you will probably need more storage space.