If you’re planning on taking a long motorhome trip, whether you have your own vehicle or are hiring one, you need to ensure it will be clean and pleasant for the duration of the trip. Here are some tips to help you keep your motorhome fresh so you can enjoy using it as your home away from home.
Motorhomes and caravans should be kept ventilated just like any other living space, so you will need to ensure that air can flow in and out of vehicle. You can open the windows every now and then to keep the air coming in, but remember to securely close them again before you leave your motorhome unattended.
Showers are a major source of moisture in your motorhome or caravan. Keep the door closed when you’re having a shower to lock the moisture in and ensure it is dispelled through the ventilation system. After use, wipe the walls inside the shower to dry them off.
Another cause of moisture is drying clothes in the vehicle. It is always better to dry clothing outside so the moisture doesn’t become trapped inside the motorhome. If this is not possible due to rain or cold weather conditions, consider making a visit to a laundrette so you can enjoy clean, dry clothing without causing damp air inside your motorhome.
If you follow these steps and still encounter problems, you can use a dehumidifier. This can help to remove excess moisture from the air, ensuring that showers, kettles and pans don’t cause damp conditions. You’ll need to empty the device periodically, but it can dramatically reduce the risk of damp conditions developing.
Taking steps to reduce moisture inside of your caravan or motorhome is beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, the environment of your vehicle will be more comfortable when you are travelling around. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, these steps will help to reduce wear and tear. This can result in fewer costs if you are hiring and a longer life if it is your own vehicle.
At Motorhome Hire we are happy to offer tips and advice alongside our fantastic booking service. We give people the opportunity to book a vehicle in countries all around the world so they can take to the road and enjoy a fantastic holiday.