collaborative post // Motorhome holidays are becoming a major trend in the UK and it is easy to see why. They provide a sense of freedom and independence, whilst also being a holi-day get-away on wheels. While there are many benefits, you will also find that there are risks in terms of being on the road, camping in secluded areas and the threat of theft. So, what are a few safety essentials for your motorhome?

Health & Safety Kit

Firstly, your vehicle should always be adequately equipped with a health and safety kit that will be handy should you ever break down, get into an accident or hurt yourself while on holiday. A few key items that you will need in this emergency kit:

  • A well stocked medical/ first aid kit
  • High viz jacket
  • Torch
  • Water and food
  • Blankets
  • Spare clothing
  • Mobile phone charger

Insurance

Sometimes, accidents are unavoidable and in these situations, you will want to make sure that you have the correct motorhome insurance in place. Much like car insurance, motorhome cover is a legal requirement in this country and offers protection in the event of an accident, theft and fire damage.

With motorhome insurance, you can also get coverage for expensive equipment inside such as camping equipment or electrical appliances. Many also opt for add-ons like breakdown cover, travel insurance and excess protection.

Anti-Theft Equipment

It is important to be aware that criminals can target motorhomes because they are valuable and often have expensive equipment onboard. Therefore, you need to protect your vehicle and get peace of mind with anti-theft equipment.

This will include items like wheel clamps, immobilisers, steering locks and trackers. Such equipment can be a costly investment but will pay for themselves in peace of mind and reassurance.

Dash Cam

A dash cam is also a great asset for a motorhome and can provide protection in more ways than one. Their primary purpose is to record all that is happening on the road around you, which can be of use should you be involved in accident or someone tries to make a fraudulent claim against you.

Additionally, dash cams provide an added layer of security by allowing you to record what is happening around the motorhome whilst also creating an opportunity to lower the price of your insurance cover.

Safety Checks

As with a regular car, you will find that there are various maintenance tasks that you can do to ensure that the vehicle is safe and in a good condition. These include checking the tyre pressure and tread depth, changing the brake pads, testing the lights and checking the battery. You should also find a reliable garage to take the vehicle to for servicing on a regular basis, especially before a long trip.

Owning a motorhome can be a great asset to your lifestyle and adventures – en-sure that you and your family are are safe as can be with the proper safety essentials.

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