When the chill winds and frosty nights of winter keep you tucked up at home, your thoughts may be turning to those long summer days in your motorhome. What better way to breathe life into those dreams by considering those must-have motorhome accessories for 2020?

One motorhome owner’s must-have accessory could be another one’s passing fancy or mere folly, of course, but here is a selection of this year’s possibilities:



  • you might have invested in your motorhome for a taste of the outdoor life, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego cosy evenings in just watching TV;
  • Cello’s 22-inch HD Traveller TV is a smart television that is suitably compact for any motorhome and may be powered either by 230V mains or a 12V source. It’s Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot capabilities mean that you can stay connected whilst on the move;

Leather-bound travel log

  • it’s not all about gadgets, however. Some of the best things about your motorhome adventures are the fond memories you are likely to have of trips at home or abroad;
  • what better way to record those memories – the old-fashioned way – than to keep a travel log for posterity’s sake;
  • the Italian-made Vietri Classico is a leather-bound journal and logbook in which to record your treasured memories and comes in a special gift box;

Personalised pitch-saver

  • you’ve found the perfect pitch at the campsite of your choice. After spending the first of several booked nights, you naturally use your motorhome for a spot of daytime exploring. At the end of the day, you return, only to find that someone else has parked on your pitch;
  • avoid that irritation and frustration by investing in a simple “pitch reserved” sign from Pitch-Saver that can be personalised with your motorhome’s registration number to remove any doubt;

Folding cupboard or larder

  • once you’ve set up camp, you want the room to move around in your motorhome;
  • a folding cupboard or larder gives you just that extra space – either inside your vehicle or under an awning outside – and is easily stowed away when you are on the road again;

Brit Stops

  • it’s neither a device nor a gadget, but Brit Stops might be one of the most useful accessories to keep in your motorhome’s glove box;
  • Brit Stops is a book, an old-fashioned guidebook, but one that lists over 1,000 hosts in the UK who are happy to offer free overnight parking to motorhome owners;
  • the parking pitches are at country pubs, farm shops, vineyards, breweries, craft and antique centres – where the hosts are happy to offer you free parking in the likelihood of your passing business at their establishment.

Getting your motorhome ready for the forthcoming new season is exciting in itself. Making sure you have the latest of gadgets and accessories only adds to the fun and sense of satisfaction.

There are motorhomes. And then there are Auto-Sleepers.

From the moment you toy with the idea of buying a motorhome, you begin to realise what a wide range of makes and models there are to choose from. As you start to take the notion more seriously and look more closely at your options, you realise that one marque consistently stands head and shoulders above the rest. That is Auto-Sleepers.

Why Auto-Sleeper?

A thoroughly British success story, the Auto-Sleepers name and reputation has been built up over many years as a family-oriented business. With beginnings traced backed to 1961, that reputation has been founded on the time, effort and care that goes into making every motorhome that emerges from its factory in the Cotswolds.

From van conversions to coachbuilt models, that care and effort shines through in the design, quality and innovation that goes into every motorhome the manufacturer produces.

That range of models is constantly expanding. There are currently eight Peugeot-based campervans, six Peugeot coachbuilt models, two Peugeot AL-KO coachbuilts, and six top of the range Mercedes coachbuilt models from which to choose.

The designers and production crews live and breathe the motorhome, ensuring the highest of hand-built standards and the maximum benefit from every cubic centimetre of space within each vehicle – turning out motorhomes that have become the envy of any aspiring owner. And that is reflected in the growing list of awards consistently won by Auto-Sleepers.

But the company is never content to rest on its laurels. Every year sees the introduction of new models and refinements to proven favourites – and 2020 is no exception – as the display of new motorhomes at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham in February will go to show.

Why Derby Motorhomes?

Conveniently situated in Derby, in the middle of the country, Derby Motorhomes has established itself as probably the leading dealer of Auto-Sleepers motorhomes. We are the place to come if you have an interest in an Auto-Sleepers for sale – whether that’s new or pre-loved.

Our extensive exhibition centre offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with different Auto-Sleepers models and to see for yourself why this is the outstanding marque in motorhome manufacture.

Like many another dealer, we have discounts and special offers from time to time – but few others are able to match our current deals (as at December 2019) which represent savings of up to £2,500 off the list price of some Auto-Sleepers. Add to this our range of finance options and the chance of owning your dream motorhome may prove well within your grasp.

As a main dealer for Auto-Sleepers, Derby Motorhomes of course ensures that every motorhome we sell has been the subject of thorough and rigorous pre-delivering checking and servicing. It also means that any optional packs and accessories are expertly fitted and installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements and warranty conditions.

Our expert team of engineers is also on hand to carry out after-sales servicing, repairs and warranty work, using genuine approved parts – even on Auto-Sleepers which you might have bought elsewhere.

So, you’ve succumbed to the lure of the open road – the freedom to go where you like, rest and stop wherever you choose – and decided to buy a motorhome.

But where do you start looking for that purchase? Let’s take a look at your options. They immediately fall into one of two broad sources – do you buy privately or from a dealer?

Private sales

One of the attractions of buying privately is that you are buying directly from the vendor and can tell yourself that you are avoiding the commission or profit that needs to be made by any third-party agent such as a dealer.

A private sale is also more likely to involve a used motorhome, of course, so you may be able to take advantage of the depreciation already reflected in the value of a second-hand vehicle. A buyers’ guide published by Out and About Live claims that the savings on buying second-hand, rather than new, might be considerable. Although it also concedes that the slower rate of depreciation on a motorhome compared to ordinary cars might keep prices rather similar.

Thanks to the internet, your search is no longer limited to class advertisements in your local newspaper or trade journals. Online listings give you the chance to search across the whole of the country for those looking to sell a used motorhome.

Just like buying any vehicle from a private seller, however, it is very much a question of “buyer beware”. You must be prepared to go over the motorhome with a fine-toothed comb – and in this case checking not only the mechanics, but also the exterior and interior integrity of what is going to be your second home.

Your scrutiny also needs to extend to the seller’s legal capacity to sell the motorhome. Do they have title to the vehicle? Is there any outstanding hire purchase or other finance on it? Has it been classified as an insurance write-off?

The Camping and Caravanning Club points you in the direction of an organisation called MINDER which specialises in helping you to check the possibility of any fraud on the part of the vendor – but the responsibility is very much your own.

Buying from a dealer

Instead, you may avoid much of the doubt and anxiety by buying your motorhome from a reputable dealer. Whether you are buying brand new or second-hand, you have the reassurance of knowing just where to go if you later discover something wrong with the vehicle you bought.

A dealer is responsible for conducting all the financial checks on any pre-owned motorhome. They are able to stay in business only by ensuring that any vehicle has been thoroughly checked inside and out, mechanically and accommodation-wise, after a full service.

Any optional extras or accessories for your motorhome may also be supplied directly by the dealer and properly fitted or installed.

Any new motorhome is going to come with the manufacturer’s warranty, but many established dealers are also likely to extend a guarantee even to used vehicles.

Many dealers are also able to arrange any finance you may need to purchase your motorhome.

Here at Derby Motorhomes, we pride ourselves in the reputation we have stablished as a leading dealer in all makes of motorhome – specialising in Auto-Sleepers. Thanks to our location in Derby, in the Midlands, we are likely to be reasonably accessible wherever you live in the country – and look forward to the opportunity of demonstrating first-hand a wide range of new and used motorhomes for sale.

In the dead of winter, there’s probably nothing better than to start thinking about how you are going to be spending those long, warm, sunny days of summer. And what better way to enjoy the outdoor life and freedom of the open than behind the wheel of a motorhome.

So – whatever the time of year – as you settle down to consider buying a motorhome, what are some of the most important points to take into consideration?

Size matters

Probably the greatest feature of any motorhome is its versatility. You not only get to drive it from A to B, but it also provides shelter in which to take your lunch along the way and your accommodation when it is time for bed.

Versatility also gives you the choice between a motorhome that is a genuine home away from home – with all the creature comforts you might possibly want – and a vehicle that is agile and manoeuvrable enough for negotiating new and unfamiliar routes while still providing more than adequate sleeping accommodation at the end of the day’s touring.

Size, therefore, often represents a balance between manoeuvrability on the move and spacious comfort at the end of the day.

Whatever size motorhome you eventually choose, you might want to take advantage of one of the Manoeuvring Courses run by the Camping and Caravanning Club for its members.


The bigger your motorhome, of course, the heavier it is likely to weigh and the payload you can carry.

As a guide published by AutoTrader Motorhomes explains, weight is an equally important consideration, especially if you have chosen a vehicle in one of the heavier categories. You may then need to consider whether your standard Category B driving licence qualifies you to drive the vehicle.


The design and planning that goes into the internal layout of every kind of motorhome – from a simple campervan to the largest of leisure vehicles – has become ever more skilled and innovative.

There are countless possibilities when it comes to the motorhome’s layout and you might want to give serious consideration to the one that best suits your proposed use. If you are likely to be travelling alone or with your partner, for example, a simple layout that requires converting the seating into beds at night might suffice; if you are likely to be holidaying with the family or expect to be entertaining, then a layout that includes a more spacious lounge area and fixed beds may be more appropriate.


When you have made certain choices with respect to the layout, overall size and weight of your preferred motorhome, the final decision might come down to the budget you have available.

These days, many motorhome dealers also offer a wide variety of finance options for the purchase of your chosen leisure home. So, you may not need to draw on all of your savings or persuade your bank manager to arrange a large personal loan.

Dealers themselves have a clear interest in selling you the motorhome, so their finance deals are invariably competitive and may cover the full range of options currently available – even including, for example, the opportunity for Personal Contract Purchase or PCP.

Have motorhome, will travel. And once your motorhome drives into continental Europe the open road really does have no end in sight.

Whether you are planning a late-season trip to Europe or thinking ahead to next year, however, a little advance planning and attention to what you need to take with you may save heartache – not to mention disaster – further down the road.

So, here are some motorhome ideas to prepare for your European adventure.


It’s important to have all the paperwork you need to take with you. Since some of the documents might take a while to arrange, it is worth getting them together in good time:

Driving licence

  • whatever happens regarding Brexit – and, at the time of writing, the possibility of a no-deal exit – you need to have your up to date UK driving licence with you at all times (one that qualifies you to drive the motorhome you are driving, of course);

International Driving Permit

  • currently, you do not need an International Driving Permit within the EU – but it is an open question whether it might be needed post-Brexit;
  • probably the easiest place to get one is the Post Office, where you will need to show your driving licence (and a passport, if your licence is the older, paper type), a current passport-standard photograph, and the pay the £5.50 fee;


  • as an article in Caravan Talk points out, a minimum of third party insurance is obligatory throughout Europe, so you need to keep your insurance certificate with you at all times – having checked with your insurer that your policy covers you while driving in Europe;
  • also, ask your insurer for a “green card” showing proof that you meet the insurance standards required in the countries through which you will be driving;


  • although you currently enjoy freedom of movement within Europe, the best means of identification for you and each of your passengers is a passport – post-Brexit, of course, passports are going to be essential and you may even need a visa to visit countries within Europe;
  • follow the news about any changes to the requirements – and remember that passports and visas invariably take quite a time to arrange.

Preparing your motorhome

Different European countries have different rules about the equipment that must be carried within your motorhome – so check carefully what is required in the countries through which you will be driving.

Throughout Europe, for example, you must carry a warning triangle for use in roadside emergencies – and in Spain and Croatia, you need two.

For similar purposes, you must also have on board a reflective jacket while driving in Spain, Austria, France, Belgium, Portugal and Croatia.

A first aid kit must also be carried when you are in France, Germany, Austria, Greece and Croatia – although it is clearly a sensible precaution to have one onboard anyway.

A similarly wise precaution is to carry a fire extinguisher within your motorhome – and it is specifically recommended (although not obligatory) in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

In France, you must also carry a breathalyser kit – although it remains a moot point whether the law is rigorously applied.

Visit The RAC for more information.

Just when you thought it was all over, with summer long gone and the nights drawing in, a spell of fine weather tempts you behind the wheel of your motorhome again for a final outing or two before winter sets in.

Just where to go for one of those quick motorhome trips fairly close to home depends, of course, in which part of the country you live. But one of the great things about the diversity of Britain is that, wherever you live, there are certain to be spots worth visiting for a long weekend or so.

Let’s consider just a few of them.

The South of England

If you live in southern England, the New Forest National Park is a relatively short drive away from most places.

In all its autumn glory, the New Forest is awash with every hue of green, amber russet as the leaves begin to fall. An overnight stop at one of the many campsites within the National Park, lets you begin your walk at the best time of day – the early morning, as the mist begins to clear above wooded glades and open heathland. Kick softly through the fallen leaves lest you disturb a grazing deer.

From Longmeadow Campsite you may take a delightful 20-minute stroll through the forest to the village of Brockenhurst, which is at the very heart of the National Park.

The Midlands

Midlanders have one of the biggest publicly accessible forests on their very doorsteps at Sherwood Pines Forest Park – and the newly-opened Camping and Caravanning Club’s motorhome site of the same name within its boundaries.

It’s in the East Midlands part of Nottinghamshire, of course, near the village of Edwinstowe, between Ollerton and Clipstone.

This is the place where you might also want the kids to let off steam before the quieter days of winter by letting them take to the activity trails, hire a bike, swing through the play areas – or just run wild.

South Wales

The Gower Peninsula and the impressive sweep of Rhossili Bay are more than worth a visit at any time of the year. But autumn brings with it a certain sense of rugged urgency as the first of the winter’s squalls darken the endless skies and add a thrilling drama to the scene.

So, if you live within a day’s drive of the Gower, why not head your motorhome in the direction of Nicholaston Farm Campsite – a family-friendly working farm, with immediate access to the Gower’s marvellous coastline.

The North of England

If you live in the North of England, you are well and truly spoilt for choice when it comes to a quick motorhome trip to beat the oncoming winter.

What will it be? A drive into the rugged splendour of Snowdonia in North Wales? A weekend enjoying Wordsworth’s Lake District? Or bracing walks along the wide-open spaces of the beaches – generally deserted at this time of year – of the northeast coast?

If it’s Wales that won out, head off to Llyn Gwynant Campsite in the heart of Snowdonia – and take in a late autumn walk or hike.

Perhaps it was the Lake District? Lake Windermere may be bustling in the height of summer, but by autumn the crowds have thinned out appreciably and from Park Cliffe Motorhome & Touring Caravan Park, you can enjoy your own wide-open vistas of the Lake itself.

Springfield Farm offers one of the most scenic sites you might hope to find along the glorious coastline of Northumberland. Gaze out across open fields towards the North Sea’s Farne Islands, or drive the short distance north to Bamburgh Castle, or west into the Cheviot Hills to enjoy the best of a British autumn.

Owning a motorhome gives you the freedom of the open road. And if that open road begins with the short hop across the Channel to France, the open road has practically no end.

Though it might be just a short cross-Channel journey away, however, remember that France is a foreign country, with rules of the road, laws and customs that may differ substantially to those you are used to at home.

With those differences in mind, the following advice is offered about taking your motorhome to France.

At the ferry port

Getting to France is easy enough, thanks to the streamlined boarding procedures now in operation at the ferry ports and Eurotunnel.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club recommends that you keep your booking reference to hand and simply follow the signs for the operator with whom you have booked.

Eurotunnel operates a self-check-in lane if you have booked directly with the company, so all you need do is enter your booking reference on the entry screen and follow the instructions.

The driving

One of the main dangers may be the lure of the open road itself. Especially if you are chasing the sun, you might be tempted to drive much further in your motorhome in France than you are used to at home.

As an article in Caravan Talk warns, it is essential to avoid driving fatigue, so plan your route well, and take regular breaks.


You need to remember your UK driving licence, but at the time of writing (September 2019), you do not need an international driving permit for France. Do note that this could change due to Brexit, so check with the Government website for clarification.

You must also have evidence of insurance for your motorhome since a minimum of third party cover is obligatory in France – as it is throughout the rest of Europe. Check that your insurance covers driving in Europe and ask your insurer for a “green card” that confirms you are adequately insured for driving in France.


When driving in France, you must have onboard a warning triangle and a reflective jacket to wear in case of roadside emergencies together with a first-aid kit.

While it is no longer a legal requirement, it has been in the past and is, therefore, a good idea to continue to carry a breathalyser device.

Speed limits

Speed limits may vary, especially in rural areas, are likely to catch out the unwary and are frequently policed – with on the spot fines which vary according to the degree to which you have exceeded the limit.

That means up to €68 for a minor infraction (less than 12mph) but up to €3750 and three months in prison if you are caught for the second time speeding by more than 31mph.


The RAC warns that in some French cities you also need to display a “clean air sicker” – a Crit’Air.

This costs £3.60 and you may face an on the spot fine of nearly £120 if you fail to do so.

None of us like to spend more than we have to, so if you are travelling in your motorhome, you’ll not want any unnecessary expense. Here are a few tips and suggestions for making your money go further – so you can spend it on those things that make a holiday so truly memorable …

Go off-peak

If you are able to travel outside of the holiday periods, you’ll typically find that the roads will be quieter, but pitches, ferries and the Eurotunnel may also be cheaper.

Motorhome breakdown cover

  • a nightmare for any driver on a touring holiday is having the vehicle breakdown;
  • if you are driving a motorhome, of course, it is not just the vehicle but your overnight accommodation, cooking and storage facilities that might also suffer;
  • breakdown cover insurance is likely to prove more important than ever when travelling in your motorhome, therefore, and something that any reputable supplier is more than likely to recommend;
  • without it, you could be facing considerable expense – in recovery and repairs – or taxing to the bitter utmost your roadside DIY mechanical skills;


  • being prepared for roadside mishaps, of course, is all about the forethought and planning to give to outings in your motorhome;
  • but that planning doesn’t have to stop with the vehicle itself – give some thought to where you intend to stay and choose those sites where you’re unlikely to be paying an arm and a leg;
  • the beauty of a motorhome, of course, is that you already have all the facilities you need on board – so you do not have to seek out the more expensive 5-star sites with luxury amenities;
  • a story in the Mirror newspaper on the 2nd of May 2019, for instance, listed some of the sites where you can still enjoy a perfectly comfortable night’s stay without a huge expense for your pitch;

Find cheap fuel

Using an app such as PetrolPrices.com will help you find the cheapest petrol in your area. And when filling up, make sure you take advantage of any loyalty card schemes too.

Bikes aboard

  • your motorhome is perfectly equipped for each overnight stay and getting from A to B is as simple as sitting behind the wheel;
  • but why not get further enjoyment from the great outdoors by leaving the motorhome on its pitch for a day or two while you take to the roads, lanes and trails on your bikes – saving the wear and tear on your vehicle and, of course, the cost of fuel;
  • if there is room inside your motorhome to store the bikes, all well and good, but practically any motorhome these days will easily take a safer and more secure exterior cycle-rack;

Getting to know your galley

  • eating out for the duration of your holiday is likely to prove expensive, yet your motorhome comes equipped with a galley – and using it need not be a huge chore;
  • casseroles, grills, oatmeal and cereals take little time to prepare and are unlikely to tax the skills of anyone at the galley for a great length of time;
  • if you are feeling a little more ambitious, the Camping and Caravanning Club has even come up with a few recipes that are especially suited to cooking on the galley of your motorhome;
  • even just hitting the local supermarket for cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks etc. means you can save money you would have spent out at a café;
  • don’t splurge at Starbucks – make your own coffee in your RV and you’ll potentially save a small fortune.   

Saving money while travelling in your motorhome doesn’t mean scrimping and going without, just a little forethought, preparation and planning.

One of the great things about Britain is its sheer diversity. And if you are looking for a touring destination in your motorhome, Scotland has all of those contrasts – in landscape, geography, history and culture – in spades.

If you’ve been in any doubt about that fact, you might want to consider the 12 good reasons offered by none other than National Geographic for visiting Scotland.

But let’s pick our own top five favourite locations for touring in your motorhome.

1. The Western Highlands

There is no other part of the British Isles that offers the rugged majesty of mountains and coastline as the Western Highlands of Scotland.

Start your drive from the lowlands of Glasgow and you’ll soon find yourself skirting iconic Loch Lomond for your first taste of the mountains, deep waters and gentler landscape of the Trossachs National Park.

As you drive north and west, however, the scenery becomes decidedly more rugged and spectacular, to Oban, the gateway to the Western Isles, Fortwilliam and the chilling atmosphere of Glencoe.

Ease yourself into the adventure with a first night’s stop at one of the well-equipped campsites especially for motorhomes at Loch Lomond.

2. The sunshine coast

For an altogether different perspective on the contrasts Scotland has to offer, you might aim for a longer drive and drive along the country’s north-eastern seaboard or “sunshine coast” as it is also known.

The beaches here are sufficiently remote to remain unspoilt, with the town of Moray and the village of Lossiemouth recording some of the driest weather in Scotland.

Right by the sea at Lossiemouth is the Silver Sands Holiday Park where you will find a grassy or hardstanding pitch to spend a night or two before continuing your tour.

The Moray coast is also a spot where you may be able to see one of nature’s great phenomena – the Northern Lights!

3. Edinburgh

No trip to Scotland is likely to be complete without a visit to its capital, Edinburgh – and the centre of all things cultural.

The height of the season, of course, is August, when the city plays host to the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival of established and rising fringe theatre and comedy. Depending on your tastes, therefore, you might want or not want to avoid this time of the year.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Edinburgh campsite is ideally situated for city visits, yet outside the busiest areas, in a more peaceful spot along the Firth of Forth.

4. Ayrshire and Arran

Your tour of Scotland doesn’t need to involve a long drive. Hop just across the border into the tranquil rolling countryside in the southwest of the country and you may enjoy the perfect motorhome tour around Ayrshire and Arran.

You’ll find yourself in the heartland of Robert Burns place of birth, with a host of quaint countryside towns, sandy beaches – and golf courses galore, with some 50 from which to choose. Indeed, you might even venture as far as Turnberry – the golf course owned by a certain President of the United States.

Since you are driving your own home away from home, though, avoid the huge expense of staying at Turnberry’s centrepiece and instead park up for a night or two at Ayr Craigie Gardens Caravan Club Site, which is just a short way up the coast and offers up to 90 pitches for motorhomes and caravans.

5. Scottish borders

For a similarly quick hop across the border, but on the eastern side of the country, you might instead make your base in Jedburgh and tour these equally quiet and picturesque roads of the borderlands.

Jedburgh itself is a pretty market town and the distance by road from Newcastle upon Tyne is only 56 miles (91.58 km), which takes around one hour and 10 minutes to drive.

Just four miles south of Jedburgh itself, situated on the quiet banks of the River Jed, you’ll find Jedwater Caravan Park in the heart of perfect walking and horse riding countryside – and even enjoy a 10% discount on parking your motorhome if you are a Senior Citizen.

If you are the proud owner of a motorhome, it may come as especially good news that your leisure vehicle is likely to hold its value pretty well, according to an article last updated by Saga on the 28th of September 2018. If it is a high-end marque, such as an Auto-Sleeper, that is likely to hold even truer.

Since that makes your current motorhome a prime subject for part-exchange when the time comes to renew it, here are some frequently asked questions on just that subject.

How can I be sure of getting a fair price?

A motorhome part-exchange is intended to represent a fair deal for you, for the dealer who accepts it in part exchange, and to any customer looking eventually to buy it.

Although motorhomes typically hold their price well and depreciate at a slower rate than many other vehicles, they do depreciate over time. This needs to be taken into account when managing your expectations for the price you are offered by the dealer.

The more information – and the more accurate information – you can provide the dealer, the fairer the valuation is likely to be. And the fairer the valuation, the better the price you might expect to be offered.

What determines the valuation?

In addition to your contact details and in advance of the dealer’s inspection there are several details on which any valuation is likely to be based, including:

  • the make and model of your motorhome – and as previously mentioned, the more reputable the marque, such as Auto-Sleeper, the more impressed any dealer is likely to be;
  • the registration number, age and mileage of the motorhome;
  • whether it is diesel or petrol, the engine capacity and the type of transmission (manual or automatic);
  • whether you have a full mechanical and habitation service history;
  • the overall condition of the motorhome – some indication of whether it is clean, average or below average;
  • whether smoking has been allowed in the vehicle; and
  • whether your pets have travelled or slept in your motorhome.

Are the extras fitted into my motorhome also taken into account?

Extras, such as onboard entertainment systems or fitted appliances, may enhance the part exchange value of your motorhome.

To help ensure that you are receiving top price in part exchange, therefore, give as full a picture as possible of all the extras fitted, when they were fitted, by whom, and the individual service histories if these are available. Once again, the more detail you offer, the greater the financial consideration is likely to be.

What if I’m dissatisfied with the part exchange price I’m offered?

With the best of will on both sides, there is always the chance that you consider the price for your motorhome to be underrated.

In those circumstances, there is nothing to stop you arranging a private sale – and taking on the potential hassle and inconvenience of arranging viewings, allowing test drives, and negotiating a price.

If you manage to find a buyer, it is entirely possible that that person, too, is also interested in making a part exchange. If you put them in touch with the dealer from whom you are planning to buy your new motorhome, you might find that you have made two new friends – your buyer and the dealer from whom you are planning to buy.