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TECHNICAL TIP: HOW DO I GET MY MOTORHOME READY FOR THE CAMPING SEASON?

Placed on 05/04/2022

Spring is here and that means we're all itching to get out of doors again! The closer summer gets, the more the 'travel bug' starts to bite. We know exactly what you mean! But, is your home on wheels all 'ready to go'?

When the weather gods are smiling and it's time to start thinking about that well-earned trip away, you don't want any anxiety about comfort and safety when driving your motorhome. You want to be able to benefit not only from maximum ride comfort during your journey, but also the highest levels of safety. Your holiday should start relaxed – that’s why a house on wheels that handles perfectly is a must.

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a full-on road trip to visit some of your favourite countries – your home on wheels has been stationary for long enough. But before you head off in your motorhome, it does need to some extra care and attention plus the necessary checks and inspections.

Most likely, all it will need is the usual standard checks: of the oil level, tyre pressures and the battery status. Checking these and making the necessary adjustments is extremely important before you set out on your journey. However, a key aspect often gets left out of the picture: that is, the chassis of your motorhome.

Why is it so important to consider the chassis of your motorhome ?
Your motorhome will be loaded up to the gunnels – of course – with everything you need for your trip. To the extent it could be so overloaded that it reaches or even exceeds its 'technically permissible maximum weight'. The weight of the motorhome superstructure itself already puts the suspension under a great deal of strain. In fact, the existing suspension on your motorhome is not designed to cope with this amount of weight, which means that your motorhome will start to 'drift' when you are driving. When your motorhome drifts, there is not enough spring travel. So, when the shock absorber on your motorhome starts to compress, the bump stop will be reached.

We offer various solutions to these suspension and related problems – just a few of the suspension problems motorhome owners regularly report experiencing. Want to find out how we can make a world of difference for you? Check out our motorhome brochure here with a range of options for your home on wheels. 

Victor Benno