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MOTORHOME NEWS AND VIEWS


Brit Stops 2014
Brit StopsA new edition of the popular membership scheme providing a directory of motorhome-friendly stopovers in the UK. Hundreds of country pubs, farm shops, vineyards, breweries, craft / antiques centres, etc. offer an invitation to members of Brit Stops to stay overnight in your motorhome or campervan in a safe environment - free of charge!
Read our review

New Seaview Camping Guide
Seaview Camping Scotland Sea View Camping Scotland Highlands and Islands is
a new guide from Vicarious Books - covering all the campsites with a sea view in Scotland.
Completely revised for 2014.
Read our review

Some People Prefer Hotels
Some People Prefer Hotels Some People Prefer Hotels was the reaction of a grumpy old work colleague's comment when told that Nigel and Emm had bought a motorhome. Whilst nervously driving to Cornwall for a week's holiday during the first heavy rainfall for months and the windscreen wipers stop working, it seemed he had a point.
Read our review

Aire for Dorset!
We have heard from the West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Partnership that they are planning to introduce a pilot continental aire style facility in the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council area. Read more...

New Stopovers in Worcestershire!
Malvern Hills District Council have introduced a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) that now permits motorhomes to park, and stay overnight, at two car parks in the district. Read more...

All the Aires - Spain and Portugal
Vicarious Books have published the third edition of their guide to Spanish and Portugese aires, with 303 inaspected aires and 102 autogas filling stations included.
Read what they say about the new guide in the Inbox.

New DVLA rules on motor caravan road tax
New motor caravans to be taxed based on CO2 emissions. Read more...

The Motor Caravan Tourism Organisation
A new wesbsite set up to encourage and promote the establishment of motorhome stopovers in the UK. Read more...

Motorhome WiFi
Motorhome WiFi have recently compiled a useful table to compare the 3G data roaming charges for different operators. Read more...

Kimberley Caravans & Motorhomes
Having recently won Practical Caravans Owner Satisfaction gold award for the supply of new caravans, Kimberley Caravans continue to expand into the motorhome industry with the addition of Carado motorhomes. Read more...

Caravan Club News
New Sites and Great Offers mean fantastic news for Scotland.
Read more...

All the Aires - France - 4th EditionAll the Aires - France

Vicarious Books have published the fourth edition of their guide to French aires, now with over 2700 inspected aires listed.
The guide has been fully revised to a more user friendly layout.
Also included are 666 LPG/GPLP filling stations and a listing of autoroute aires with motorhome service points.
Read more...

New Travel Insurance from Shield
Obtaining affordable travel insurance is now much easier for motorhomers with pre-existing medical conditions or who are over 65 thanks to a new travel insurance product launched by the UK's leading leisure insurance specialist. Read more...

Motorhome Stopovers in Devon
Torridge District Council are to approve plans for motorhomes to stay overnight on several of its car parks. Read more...

Scottish National Park Proposals for Motorhome Overnight Parking
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park have recently published their 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan. Read more...

Scarborough U Turn on Motorhome Stopovers
Despite the original recommendation of their own Parking Review Group the decision has been taken not to allow overnight stays, and to ban motorhomes from certain car parks completely at night. Read more...

C1 TEST TO BE EASIER FOR NON-COMMERCIAL DRIVERS
An amendment to the EC 3rd Directive on Driving Licences should mean that it will be easier for drivers of privately used vehicles to obtain a C1 licence (required for driving vehicles of between 3500kg and 7500kg GVW). Read more...

More UK Stopovers!
Two councils have told us of their plans to introduce motorhome stopovers. Read more...

EU roaming caps in place for mobile phone users
Great news today for anyone who's been stung by high charges when they've tried to use their mobile phone or tablet abroad. Read more...

New 'aire de service' open in Northern Ireland
Located at The Commons in Donaghadee, the 'aire de services' allows motorhome owners to charge up their batteries, take on fresh water and dispose of waste water. Read more motorhome stopovers news...

No parking for motorhomes
Department for Transport approves new sign. Read more...

Council approves free stopover in Scotland
Hawick has the first council-approved motorhome stopover in Scotland. Read more...

Campsites force price hike at Hayling Island aire
Havant Borough Council are to increase overnight fees at West Beach following pressure from local campsite owners.

Latest news on UK Motorhome Stopovers

New 'aire' opens in Northern Ireland
A new aire, complete with Euro Relais bourne, has opened in Northern Ireland. Read more...

St Annes 'aire' opened on 27th April 2012
The legal process to change the car park order has been completed and overnight motorhome parking will be allowed from Friday 27th April until Monday 1st October. Read more...

EU roaming solution for mobile phone users
Great news today for anyone who's been stung by high charges when they've tried to use their mobile phone or tablet abroad. Read more...

MOTORHOME STOPOVER IN HAWICK
Camper vans will be allowed to stay overnight in the Common Haugh, Hawick, after local councillors gave their unanimous backing to the proposal. Read more...

Go MotorhomingESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR MOTORHOME BUYERS AND USERS
Vicarious Books have just published a completely revised Second Edition of their much acclaimed guide to motorhome purchase and use, Go Motorhoming.
Re-titled Go Motorhoming and Campervanning, it remains an essential purchase for motorhome buyers and users. Read our review...

DVLA revise their rule change on campervan conversions
Following pressure from interested parties the DVLA have reconsidered their recent change of policy regarding the criteria required for the 'body type' classification on the V5C Registration Document to be changed to 'motor caravan' following a conversion. Read more...

New tyre pressure monitor from Tyrepal
Tyrepal have introduced a new simple 'fit and forget' tyre pressure monitoring system. Read more...

Innergie mCube Mini
We review the worlds smallest in-car laptop power supply, the Innergie mCube Mini. Read more...

A-frame legislation
Changes to European Type Approval rules for trailers may affect A-frames. Read more...

Remote tyre pressure monitoring system for motorhomes
TyrePal have introduced a device that wirelessly monitors your tyre pressures whilst travelling.
Details in the Inbox

Christmas Markets
Visiting continental Christmas markets in a motorhome

ARCHIVE
See the Archive for some previously featured stories

MOTORHOME SHOWS

The Motorhome Show April 2014
The 5th April Motorhome Show is being held at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet in Somerset, BA4 6QN from the 11th 13th April. Featuring all the latest Motorhomes from the leading manufacturers and a host of accessories, gizmos and gadgets that enhance our enjoyment of the outdoor lifestyle. Read more...
UPDATED 2014 MOTORHOME SHOW DATES!
See our listing of all the major forthcoming motorhome shows in the UK here


PRODUCT REVIEWS

Hi-Tec
Otter Trail WP walking boots

TyrePal
Tyre pressure monitoring system

Innergie mCube Mini
Worlds smallest in-car laptop power supply


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INFORMATION
Motorhome FAQs
Answers to some common questions on our FAQs page
SEAT BELT LAW FOR MOTORHOMES
Details of how an EU Directive affects seat belt wearing. Read more on the FAQs page
ROAD TAX FOR MOTORHOMES
Which taxation class should your motorhome be in? Are you paying too much?
Read our Motorhome Road Tax page
MOTORHOME MOTs
Read the responses from VOSA and the DfT regarding MOTs for motorhomes here
Speed limits for motorhomes
Do you know the speed limits that apply? Read more
Motorhome Parking
A very useful site giving details from all UK local authorities about parking provision for motorhomes: www.motorhomeparking.co.uk
Stopover SignMOTORHOME STOPOVERS
See the latest news on stopovers in the UK
Listing of UK motohome stopovers
All about European stopovers for motorhomes, also known as aires, stellplatz, aree di sosta... etc.

ANNUAL HABITATION SERVICE CHECK
The National Caravan Council have published a revised checklist of the Annual Habitation Service Check for Motorhomes, that is carried out by members of their Approved Workshop Scheme, we have the checklist available for download here

A-FRAMES
The Department for Transport view on the towing of cars on A-frames behind motorhomes - read it here

LOW EMISSION ZONES
We have information on the London LEZ

For details of Low Emission Zones throughout Europe there is comprehensive information here: www.lowemissionzones.eu

DISCUSSION
Motorhome List: UK based general discussion forum for motorhome users.
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Motorhome Living: UK based discussion forum for owners who live and travel for extended periods in their vehicles and for those who are considering taking up this lifestyle.
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MOTORHOME REVIEWS
Reviewed by UKMotorhomes.net

Avondale Seascape 5-ELX

Autostar Aryal 9

Reviewed by owners

Devon Monte Carlo

Hymer Starline 640

Timberland Freedom *Updated*

Westfalia James Cook

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BOOK REVIEWS

Brit Stops 2014

Sea View Camping Scotland

Some People Prefer Hotels

All the Aires - France 4th Edition

All the Aires - Spain and Portugal

Go Motorhoming and Campervanning

All the Aires - Mountains

Uneasy Rider

All the Aires - Benelux & Scandinavia

The Motorhome Checklist, and Destinations

GreenStop24

Motorcaravan Handbook

How Katie Pulled Boris

CamperStop Europe

Europe in a Motorhome

Motorhome Trails - Portugal

The Vendée

Motorhomes - an Illustrated History

The Recreational Nomad

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