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Our pick of the best destinations for motorhome holidays
Where: Amalfi Coast, Italy
Where: Munich, Germany
Where: Szeged, Hungary
When: Summer or fall
Where: Killarney, Ireland
Where: Luosto, Finland
Our motorhome holidays checklist
Now that you have decided where you are travelling to, it’s time to pack! Make sure you don’t forget anything important with our motorhome holidays checklist.
Remember: If you are travelling aboard, take the time to read up ahead to establish entry requirements, rules, regulations and driving laws needed for that particular country.
- Driving licence
- International Driving Permit
- Motorhome insurance (if you are travelling abroad, make sure your insurance covers this)
- Travel insurance
- Current road tax evidence
- MOT and logbook
- Equipment (certain countries require motorhomes have particular pieces of kit as a legal requirement)
- Security devices (alarms and trackers)
- Warning triangle/s and nationality sticker
- Hitch locks (helps to prevent caravan theft)
- Wheel locks and clamps
- Fire extinguisher (this is a requirement in many countries)
- Spare bulbs (this is a requirement in many countries)
- First aid kit (this is a requirement in many countries)
- Reflective jacket (this is a requirement in many countries)
Travelling difficulties to keep on the radar
Rises in fuel prices
As the price of fuel sky rockets, many motorhome owners have found their typical yearly fuel spend has significantly increased compared to previous years.
Poor road conditions
Extreme weather conditions like wind, rain and snow from the winter prior all leave their marks on the surface of the road. Take extra care to avoid bad roads that could cause damage to your motorhome.
Campground availability & cost
Many motorhome enthusiasts have noticed a significant increase in the price and overcrowding in a number of campgrounds worldwide. How will this impact your own travel plans?
Financial planning / Inflation
You should review your budget. Its likely you can expected to see an increase in the cost of your journey/ holiday with the rises in the prices of food, clothing, motorhome accessories, repairs and parts.
5 tips to save on your motorhome insurance
Here at David J Miller Insurance Brokers we understand how important it is to find the best deal for your motorhome insurance – it’s what we do!
Here are 5 things that you can do which may help to cut the costs of your insurance policy:
1. Store the vehicle off the road
Using a barrier or a Caravan Storage Site Owners’ Association (CASSOA) registered site.
Find a CASSOA registered storage site near you.
2. Extra security
Add an extra layer of security to your vehicle with an alarm system, tracking device or ID Kit.
3. No-claims discount
Get rewarded for driving carefully by building up your no-claims discount.
4. Take an advanced driving course
Prove you are a safe and experienced driver by taking and passing an advanced driving course.
5. Limit your mileage
Understandably, this can be a lot easier said, than done sometimes. However, planning ahead to limit your mileage use could be financially rewarding and help save on your insurance premium.
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5 ways to cut the price of travel insurance
When travelling abroad in your motorhome, it is essential to cover all bases of your trip and more importantly yourself. More often than not, even on holiday, we are faced with unexpected circumstance such as accidents, medical emergencies, theft or loss of personal possessions and cancellation or the cutting short of your holiday to name a few. While some motorhome owners choose to ‘take a risk’ and avoid purchasing a travel insurance for their trips, unforeseen incidents can result in significant financial losses.
So, how can you ensure you get the best deal on your travel insurance? Here are 5 things that you can do to help cut the costs of your cover:
1. Take out cover as soon as possible
Arranging your travel insurance as soon as you have booked your holiday helps to avoid unlikely circumstances such as holiday cancellation leaving you out of pocket.
2. Are you planning two or more trips abroad this year?
Taking out an annual travel insurance can help you save money, however, make sure to double check which countries are excluded from your policy, as some will be.
3. Avoid cover on features you don’t need
Are you planning on travelling to the seaside, yet your insurance covers skiing accidents? Don’t pay for features you don’t need; it always pays to double check!
4. Apply for a free GHIC
A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) entitles you to free or reduced cost healthcare in Europe. The GHIC will be replacing the UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) moving forward (if you currently have an EHIC, it will be valid until the expiry date on the card, after that you will need to apply for a GHIC).
5. Buy from an insurance brokers, not a travel agent
When booking a holiday through a travel agent, they will most likely ask details about your travel insurance and try to sell you their own insurance, which can be very expensive. However, an insurance broker often has access to a wider range of insurers.