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Motorhome Buying Advice

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  • 09-08-2018
Motorhome Buying Advice

Motorhome Buying Advice

With the motorhome season kicking in, there is no better time for you to purchase a new motorhome. There are plenty of options available in the market as new models are released from manufacturers along with attractive offers. With all the options available, it is easy to get overwhelmed and end up making an incorrect purchase. 

As with purchasing a car, there are things you should decide and keep in mind when buying a motorhome:

Wish List

It is important to list down all the features you require from your motorhome so that you can make a decision you will not regret. Your list should have must-haves which are things you are not willing to comprise on such as the size and price of the motorhome. Then list things that you really want such as kitchen and toilet facilities, sizeable beds, and ample seating space.

Remember that you will be sleeping in your motorhome in all weather conditions. If this is something that you consider to be on your wish list then you will want to consider buying a Chausson Motorhome

Each new Chausson includes the latest Insulation, Resistance & Protection technology. This will provide the ultimate protection against extreme weather whatever season you decide to travel.

interior of a motorhome

New or Used?

Although more costly, new motorhomes have the advantage of never having been used before and also come with a warranty straight from the manufacturer. You can also benefit from enjoying the latest models and gadgets. If possible, you can even customise your motorhome straight from the manufacturer to have the perfect features for you.

Used motorhomes are more affordable and with greater variety available, you have a higher chance of finding a model that suits your needs. You might even find one with bonus features installed by the previous owners. While you won’t have a manufacturer warranty, many dealers do offer a warranty of up to one year.

Whenever you buy a new or used motorhome you are investing in a vehicle that will be providing exciting holiday opportunities for years to come. The advantage of buying a new motorhome is that a new vehicle will usually come with a warranty. For example, any of our new Chausson motorhomes come with a five Year Warranty on water ingress for complete peace of mind as you travel.

License to Drive

Often overlooked, it's important to ensure that you meet the specifications for driving a motorhome before purchasing one. If you received your driving license before January 1st 1997, are below 70 years old and are classified under the C1 category on your license then you are authorised to drive a motorhome that weighs a maximum of 7.5 tonnes. The only restrictions you may have are health problems. 

If you meet all the requirements but are nearing 70 years you will have to undergo a medical test and reapply for your C1 standing every three years. Those classified under the B category are authorised to drive a motorhome not exceeding 3.5 tonnes.

driver's seat in a motorhome

Test Everything

Once you’ve identified a motorhome you like it is important to see it in person and test out everything within it. Check the driver’s seat and ensure it can move to a position that you are comfortable with. Give all the other seats in the motorhome a try. Test the beds to see if they are a good fit for you and if they function as needed. Confirm that the kitchen and toilet facilities work properly.

Search Locally

Before getting in touch with dealers who are hundreds of miles away, give your local dealers a try. You might find that the perfect motorhome for you is only a short distance away. Shopping locally is more convenient and cost-effective and having the dealer close by means you can easily access them in case of any issues or queries. 

If you are unable to find something locally, use dealer groups that have approved outlets near you that can offer any assistance and warranty work.

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