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How to live in a motorhome fulltime

As we approach our one year anniversary of living fulltime in our motorhome I thought it would be good to reflect on how we feel now, what we have learnt and our experience of living in a motorhome. In the last 12 months we have visited 10 countries and covered 12,000 miles. Along our journey we have seen many fantastic places and loved every minute. It's a life experience that I think more people should try and do when they…
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5 Motorhome Life Hacks

Motorhome life hacks! A "Lifehack", according to Wikipedia, refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency.  So what motorhome life hacks have we learnt in the last 2 months of touring in our motorhome? Here are my top 5 motorhome life hacks! Fuel efficiency whilst driving our motorhome and French tolls. Touring in a motorhome is best done slowly. In France, where we are now, diesel has been costing us between 1.22 Euros and…
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Picked up our motorhome and we are on the road!

Our motorhome adventure started this week! Having arrived back from 3 weeks in France on Monday we hired a van to drive to Kendal, where the motorhome dealer is, with the pile of belongings that we had planned to take with us in our motorhome. There was a lot of stuff, including 2 bikes and I was worried that we would be taking too much. Arriving at the motorhome dealer with a mixture of excitement and trepidation we unloaded our…
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France tomorrow – Without our motorhome, and a weight issue!

I'm writing this blog article whilst sitting in our temporary accommodation on the last day before our exciting holiday to Provence in France tomorrow. This is a planned holiday that we booked before deciding to buy a motorhome to tour Europe so it will be an opportunity for us to relax a bit before heading off to Scotland and then back to France again in September when our touring begins. It's great not having to think about work anymore. My…
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Motorhome campsites, camping and information guidebooks

We have given away a lot of our books in preparation for selling our house and going on our motorhome tour of Europe, but guess what? We have bought a lot of maps, European guidebooks, France Aire motorhome stopover books and motorhome campsite books to replace the ones we have just got rid of! How many do we really need? Here is a list of what we have got so far. Camping Card ACSI - Cost 13.95 Euro [caption id="attachment_134"…
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Motorhome insurance – A bit of a nightmare.

As an ex insurance underwriter and insurance claims handler I know a thing or two about risk and how insurance companies operate, so when I started calling some specialist motorhome insurance brokers I was surprised about how difficult this was going to be. Nowadays, insurance underwriters don't think for themselves because all they do is enter information into a computer system and that computer says yes or no and provides the cost. There is no flexibility built-in so if you…
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A life changing day – we bought our first motorhome!

Today was a life changing day. In fact it's been a life changing week! We bought our first motorhome at the Yorkshire Motorhome Show in Harrogate. This is my blog article about why we have decided to buy a motorhome. It's been a life changing week because we have also decided to sell our house that we have lived in for 32 years so next week it is going on the market and hopefully it will sell quickly.  For some…
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