If you managed to dodge the storms and flooding of the past few months, calmer days are just around the corner. It’s time to shift up a gear and get your motorhome back into serious work as the new season dawns.
So, what’s new on the horizon? Here are a few snippets.
Prices slashed at Derby Motorhomes
If you are looking to buy your first motorhome – or want to upgrade – we’re offering a great start to the season with some amazing price reductions on Auto-Sleepers!
The deals include £2,000 the ever-popular Burford and Burford Duo coachbuilt Auto-Sleepers, £1,500 off all of this year’s van conversion models, and massive savings on previous years’ Auto-Sleepers.
Cornish wellness retreats
If you own a motorhome, you already enjoy the outdoor life. How about combining that with a wellness retreat on Cornwall’s north coast, at Holywell Bay, near Newquay?
From the 5th until the 7th of June – and again from the 19th to the 21st of June – Trevornick Holiday Park is running wellness courses, with the price of your motorhome pitch included, writes Out and About Live.
The 5-star holiday park also boasts nature trails, a heated outdoor pool, jacuzzi and spa.
Land Rover Discovery conversion
Van conversions generally work very well – others somehow just don’t make it.
On the 1st of February, the UK’s Motor 1 magazine featured a Land Rover Discovery conversion that has been listed for sale in the United States – where else!
An interesting conversion it may be, but in terms of styling, design and general comfort, practically any other motorhome would knock the socks off it
Ladram Bay goes green
Ladram Bay Holiday Park, near Exeter in Devon is flying its green credentials as it plans to invest £300,000 on cutting edge solar energy systems in various buildings throughout its extensive grounds its grounds.
An infographic illustrates the many ways in which the park is aiming to recycle waste, avoid plastic packaging, install energy-efficient heating boilers, reduce paper usage by slimming down its brochure and relying more and more on the internet, and even investing in onsite electric vehicles to cut emissions.
Driving in Europe in 2021
Just when you thought you’d heard the last of Brexit, the BBC reminded us on the 20th of February that the UK is currently in a transition phase, during which very little will change in terms of driving your motorhome in Europe.
By the end of the year – and it might come around faster than you think – there might be a number of important changes. Preparing for them now might head off last-minute panic as you plan for next year’s holidays.
Depending on the detail of the UK’s final departure from the EU, from the 31st of December 2020, when driving in Europe you may need:
- not only your UK driving licence but also an International Driving Permit (available from any Post Office for £5.50);
- a “green card” showing proof of the level of insurance cover required in the European countries through which you are driving; and
- a GB sticker on any UK-registered motorhome.
No need to panic just yet, but it may be worth keeping any changes in mind as you prepare for next year’s holidays and outings across the Channel.