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By keef & annie, Aug 15 2012 11:42AM

Thinking of taking a motorhome or RV tour abroad?


Maybe Canada, Oz, Argentina, Iceland, American West, New Zealand.....

There are a few of those we haven't done yet but would love to


There are some talks on each of these at the up and coming Motorhome & Caravan Show at Birmingham which could be a useful insight from folks who have already done them


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Argentina
Argentina

By keef & annie, Jun 25 2012 08:45AM

Came across this great wealth of info for Motorhome travellers like you and I. Especially found the article on tolls in Norway helpful but there are many more.


Why not give Motorhome Planet a look?


Let us know if there are sites you would like to recommend, thanks


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By keef & annie, Apr 15 2012 12:16PM

We have always had the desire to travel the Baltics by Motorhome having seen some of it via a cruise in 2004 and Keef has relatives from Riga, Latvia so imagine our surprise when we were reading our latest Practical Motorhome to come across this article.


We are now totally inspired to do it sometime soon. How about you, its not the usual route, have any of our readers out there been to the Baltics by motorhome , if so please share your experiences.


Some useful sites are

Estonian Tourist Board

Latvian Tourist Board

Lithuanian Tourist Board


The lovely folk who did this trip (adam & sophie) spent almost 450 days travelling thru 30 countries in their motorhome and travelled over 36k miles. We only travelled 47k miles in our year away in the southern hemisphere and thats a much bigger land mass and 12.5k across Canada which is the 2nd largest country on earth, so it shows how far they travelled. Big respect to them. If you would like to learn more about them them please visit their website.


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Adam and Sophie's updated site
Adam and Sophie's updated site

By keef & annie, Mar 15 2012 12:00PM

Just joined the newly launched website. @ the Caravan Club, how about you?


You may wish to do the same. Some great write-ups recommending good sites in the UK and helpful tips and advice on travelling in europe.


Please coment to joinin the discussion on our blog site and share with other motorhome-travels folk.


Now we have been using it for quite a while to pre book sites we are very pleased, its so easy to use


Just one word of warning if you do book in advance be sure to give them ample warning if you have to cancel as they will still charge, on fair really so they can relet the site to others if need be!


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By keef & annie, Mar 13 2012 09:02AM

Came across this by Lonely Planet , Melbourne. See what may be the Top 10


Some lovely trips for your RV / Motorhome. We have done some of them already but would love to do them all


What do you think?


Why not share your favourite "route" with us all here, just list it in the comments. In 3 months time I will chose the Top 3 routes as listed by motorhome-travels blog readers.


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Tongarira National Park, North Island, NZ
Tongarira National Park, North Island, NZ

By keef & annie, Mar 9 2012 03:51PM

A motorhome is a type of self-propelled recreational vehicle or RV which offers living accommodation combined with a vehicle engine. The term motorhome is most commonly used in the UK, United States, Canada,Australia & NZ. They are used for motorhome-travels.


Features


A motorhome comprises sleeping accommodation for between 2 and 8 people. Each sleeping place is called a berth. Each berth is either fixed or converts from another part of the motorhome's interior. A kitchenette area will contain cooking equipment. The type of equipment included differs depending on the motorhome make and model, but generally a kitchenette has an oven, grill, hob and sink. More luxury models may also provide a microwave. A separate washroom will be housed in the motorhome. Each washroom will have a flushing cassette toilet, shower and basin. The cassette toilet sometimes swivels to provide extra room and can be accessed from outside the motorhome for easy emptying. More recent motorhomes will have a separate shower cubicle.


A motorhome will also have a cab area with a driver and passenger seat. These seats often swivel to become part of the living space. A dinette area provides a table and seating space typically used for eating meals. A lounge may also be included, consisting of either a u-shaped sofa located in the rear of the motorhome or a side lounge.


Ambiguity with RV and campervan


Motorhomes can be easily confused with American RVs and campervans. Their term Recreational Vehicle also refers to trailers and other types of leisure vehicle which can be towed or driven.


Campervans are typically smaller than motorhomes and are constructed differently. Whilst campervans are focussed with mobility and low cost, motorhomes have more emphasis on comfort. For example, campervans generally lack built-in toilets and showers, or a divide between the living compartment and the cab. Volkswagen Westfalia Campers are typical campervans.


Source. Description above mostly from the Wikipedia article Motorhome but with some additions by motorhome-travels blog.


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Saw quite a few like this in Oz
Saw quite a few like this in Oz

By keef & annie, Feb 25 2012 02:01PM

There are supposedly two major changes for us Brits travelling in our Motorhomes / RVs to France from this year.


It is hard to prove conclusively that they are now law but it would be sensible to know about them.


1. The need to carry a breathalyser kit for each person on your Motorhome with you

2. If you have speed camera detection on your SatNav under POI (points of interest) you will have to disable it.


You can order a twin NF pack of personal breathalysers here from Alcosense. Just make sure you get the ones that conform to the supposed new French law.

We are not sure what you do if you cannot disable the POI function on your SatNav but from things we have read that under the new french law they can fine you up to Euros$1000 and impound your motorhome. This is in line with them ‘hiding’ speed cameras and ensuring being aware of them is illegal under french law.


We will continue to research and update the Blog when we know more definateively. If you know more please let us know in the comments. Thanks


UPDATE: 8/3/12 Assuming your SatNav is a TomTom when you plug it into TomTom HOME there is an option to exclude POI for France. May be worth selecting this option!


UPDATE: 12/8/13 latest views on breathalysers are that this will no longer be enforced by the French but suggest checking the latest website bulletins before travelling, there are definately some grounds for confusion but we would hate you to be caught out. The satnav advice is defibnately current but TomTom etc give you the option when you connect your device


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Get 2 kits from Alcosense or buy at the border
Get 2 kits from Alcosense or buy at the border