New Year’s resolutions for caravanners and motorhomers

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Even experienced caravanners or motorhomers know there are things they could do to make their trips run more smoothly or keep their leisure vehicle in better shape.

So, whether you’re a newbie or have been touring for decades, here are some of the New Year’s resolutions you should perhaps be considering keeping in 2022.

Join a club

There are a number of caravanning clubs operating in the UK and if you’re not a member of one of them already, 2022 is the time to change that.

These organisations offer inspiration and advice on enjoying the lifestyle, but they can also save you a lot of money in pitch fees and other discounts.

If you don’t know where to start, the Caravan and Motorhome Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club are two of the most well established, dating back to 1907 and 1901 respectively.

Always replace pantry food items after each trip

Most seasoned caravanners understand the importance of having a supply of essentials in their leisure vehicles for those times when they can’t get to a shop or go out for a meal.

The problem is that many of us forget to replace the emergency cans of beans or sachets of soup once they’ve been used.

So, a good resolution is that this year you’ll do an inventory of what needs replacing after every trip and then you’ll never find yourself without your trusty supplies again.

Take up a new outdoor activity

Holidaying in a caravan or motorhome opens up myriad opportunities to try out a new hobby, because you’re closer to the great outdoors, can easily transport kit and get changed afterwards, if necessary.

It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to outdoor activities, so you might need a reason to switch it up, like a new year, for example.

Why not make 2022 the year you take up paddleboarding, stargazing or wild swimming, using your leisure vehicle as a base?

Make your caravan trips more environmentally friendly

There’s an awful lot of stuff involved in going away in your caravan or motorhome, but many of these items can now be found in more environmentally friendly versions.

Your chemical toilet needs to be kept clean, of course, but purchasing biodegradable and formaldehyde-free toilet fluid is safer and better for the planet.

Many caravanners opt for plastic plates and bowls to minimise the potential for breakages while you’re touring. When it’s time for new ones, go for a bamboo set that have similar functionality instead.

Show your motorhome some love

Buying a motorhome or caravan is a big investment, but the more you use it, then the greater your return on that initial spend.

Having the family coming and going all the time, as well as potentially the dog, means there’s likely to be muddy boots and general wear and tear inflicted on your leisure vehicle.

Resolve to give your motorhome a good clean after every trip and to make any small repairs as soon as possible. This will ensure it’s in the best state throughout 2022 and beyond.



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