UGo Motorhome Hire, Warrington, UK

Travelling Tips

We've compiled below our top tips for making your motorhome experience as enjoyable as possible. If you have any questions not answered here, just get in touch and we will be happy to advise.

The standard driving licence issued to a driver passing his or her test today covers categories B and B1. This means you can drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg (B) and tow a trailer up to 750kg behind it. All of UGo's motorhomes are driveable on a standard licence.

Motorhomes are restricted to the following speed in the UK:

  • For a motorhome exceeding 3050kg or 8 passenger seats, and not exceeding 12 meters in length
  • Built-up areas: 30 mph
  • Single carriageways: 50 mph (even when national speed limit is shown)
  • Dual carriageways: 60 mph (even when national speed limit is shown)
  • Motorways: 70 mph

A standard UK parking space is 4.8 x 2.4m and most parking's have limit barriers of 1.85 or 2m. This means that a motorhome cannot go inside the parking, and even if this was possible, you will need more than a single place to park. For all these reasons, the best thing to do is to look for an appropriate parking. Park carefully where you won't cause an obstruction. Check the height and width stickers in the cab for dimensions.

Motorhomes are generally 2.3m wide but up to 3m wide with the wing mirrors folded out, which is about half a metre wider than your average car.

Make sure that you give yourself plenty of space. The extra length of the motorhome means you will need to take the corners more widely than normal, so the back of the motorhome doesn't clip the kerb.

If you find traffic is building up behind you, pull over at a layby or other suitable place and let the other vehicles pass.

UGo motorhomes are all fitted with a motorhome version GPS system. This knows the size of the vehicle and will only take you on routes which are suitable for the motorhome size.

It is always a good idea to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Traffic volumes can add hours to any journey. Plan your route beforehand.

Try to book your campsite or destination in advance to avoid disappointment. Study the campsite before you arrive to make sure it has everything you need. Google searches are usually fairly accurate and offer ratings and advice from fellow travellers.

There is a wealth on information on YouTube of hints, tips and "How To" videos.

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