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Roadtrip For A Motorhome Newbie!

John Humphries

I have to admit this was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done and here’s how it came about…

I travel back and forth a lot to the UK mainland racing my dogs at all the main Game and Country fairs and each trip usually involves a few nights camping with fellow competitors.

I’ve seen every weather condition possible from warm winter sun to Easter snow!  I reckon I’d seen enough of the bad side of the weather to ring in a major change from the tent!  In April 2010, I bought my Autohomes Wanderer from Scotland for £15,000, a sound investment I was told as motorhomes hold their price for years.

A 4-berth Coachbuilt vehicle with shower room, over-cab double bed and an L-shaped lounge for extra space…perfect!  To round it off , I bought a 125cc scooter and had a ramp integrated at the back of the van.  Of course it is well  ’Whale’ equipped with Whale products from the water supply and heating system to blown air space heating. Little did I realise that I would end up working where these parts are made !

So, to break me in to the world of motorhoming , I decided on a 5 week trip around the coast of the UK  starting in north east Scotland, then south along the coast down to Kent and along the south coast of Sussex and into Dorset Devon and Cornwall. From there they moved  north into Somerset and upwards along the western coast of England finishing back at Stranraer!  A few thousand miles by the time I’d cut inland to various events then back out again.

Friends from here ask me if I get bored with the driving..errr   no!  The second I start loading the motorhome up, I’m on a high from the moment  I disembark from the ferry a new adventure begins !  If anyone has ever thought getting into motorhoming, I’d say..sell your house and kids and buy one  and get on the road  asap..!  

John Humphreys