Motor-homing Top Tips for this Summer

Hiring a motorhome or caravan

With the summer months fast approaching, the team here at Red Deer Village Holiday Park are looking forward to welcoming our customers back once again. If you’re planning to enjoy one of our motor-homing or touring spots this summer, then we thought we would share some tips and guidelines to help you make the most of your holiday this summer.  You can also check out this useful video from VisitScotland all about motorhome responsibility if touring across Scotland.

Be aware of your size

Driving a motorhome or campervan can be difficult if you haven’t done it in the past. It’s best to take extra precautions. These can include slowing down on bends and corners in the road to avoid causing any damage to your vehicle and other drivers. The best thing to do is try and plan your route ahead of time to set out roads that will be wide enough to accommodate your vehicle.

Use official campsites or parking areas when motor-homing

Here at Red Deer, our touring caravan areas are of the highest standard. By parking up your motorhome or campervan in an official area, you are helping to preserve Scotland’s natural landscape. You also reduce disruption to local residential areas. Furthermore, it is safer for both you and your motorhome. Plus, we offer hardstand and grass areas for your motorhome or caravans, both fully equipped with electric hook-up which is perfect for charging up your navigation devices before setting back out on the road.

Dispose of waste responsibly

It’s the part no one likes to talk about when it comes to motorhome travel, but it’s essential. We must keep Scotland’s landscapes as clean and beautiful as possible and this means disposing of any waste correctly. Here at Red Deer, we have modern and well-maintained facilities for you to access throughout your stay. Our chemical toilet disposal points will allow you to dispose of any chemical waste in your motorhome. There are also Chemical Disposal or Grey Water Disposal Points dotted around the country to ensure you have a safe trip.

Consider the weather

If you already live in Scotland, you will know first-hand how unpredictable the Scottish weather can be. Even if you’re not, we’re sure you will have heard about it!  Summer showers never hurt anybody but, heavy rainfall, snow and ice (yes, even in the summer) can cause hazardous driving conditions. Make sure you pack some emergency essentials. These can include a shovel, extra food and water and some warm clothing just in case the pesky weather decides to interfere with your summer trip.

Explore more about Camping and Caravanning in Scotland.

We are looking forward to your motor-homing stay with us as we hopefully open soon. Happy travelling!