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We answer all your frequently asked questions (well, most of them)

Posted in General on Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Whether you’re brand new to motorhome holidays or a seasoned pro, you’re bound to have questions – and at Go! Explore Scotland, as far as we’re concerned there are no silly questions! The best way to make your holiday as stress-free as possible is to make sure you are armed with the info you need and all your little niggles are answered before setting off, which is why we’ve attempted to answer your most popular FAQs below. If there’s anything we’ve missed or you need further information, please see our in-depth FAQ page or get in touch and speak to our friendly team.

Hmm, do I need a special licence to drive a motorhome?

No special licence required! All our motorhomes can be driven with a standard driving licence. However, the driver must be over 25 years old, have held a full licence for at least three years and have no major endorsements on their licence. Also, the driver should have no health conditions that may affect their driving.

Are motorhomes difficult to drive?

No, motorhomes are not difficult to operate. They are usually pretty similar to cars except that they are a little bit higher in their centre of gravity and it takes them longer to accelerate or decelerate. As with any vehicle you’re driving for the first time, we recommend taking it slowly and carefully to begin with as you familiarise yourself with the motorhome.

Will we be shown how to operate the motorhome?

Absolutely – a member of our expert team will show you how to operate everything inside the motorhome during the handover process and will be able to answer any questions you may have. Please allow 30-45 minutes for a demonstration of the motorhome and the use of its systems.

Can I leave my car at your offices while we’re on holiday?

Yes - you can park your car on site at our secure compound (where we store the motorhomes) free of charge for the duration of your rental.  However, the vehicle is left at your own risk.

Can I take my pet on our motorhome adventure? 

Indeed, you can! We love our four-legged friends just as much as you do, which is why we have dedicated Pet Friendly motorhomes. We don’t allow pets in all our motorhomes as we’re aware that some of our clients may have allergies. You can view our Pet Friendly motorhomes here

Do I need to park in a campsite? Or can we wild camp?

Yes, you are legally allowed to wild camp in Scotland although for your own safety and security we don’t recommend it, however we’re realistic in our knowledge that you may want to try it! When wild camping, the motorhome systems will run off the gas and leisure battery. Always be respectful of the environment when wild camping – find out more at Visit Scotland. You can find overnight stays and campsites at Search for Sites.

How can we save money on campsite costs?

The motorhome is a member of the Camping & Caravanning Club Privilege Scheme, so if you phone to book a campsite and mention this you’ll receive a discount. Call 024 7647 5426 for Club Sites or 024 7647 3008 for the Camping in the Forest sites. Alternatively, you can make a non-member booking online and follow the same process.

It also may be worth considering joining the Caravan and Motorhome Club which we offer at a discounted price of just £48.

Can we cook in the motorhome? What does the kitchen include?

The kitchens in our motorhomes are fully equipped with everything you need to make delicious meals and snacks on the go. In the kitchen you’ll find cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils and cookware. There is also cleaning spray, washing up liquid, a washing up brush, a cleaning cloth and dish towel. We also include an electric kettle and toaster, but these can only be used when you have an electric hook-up.

Do I need to bring my own bedding?

Bedding packs are available at cost of £25 per bed. These include a flat sheet to cover the mattress, two pillows and pillowcases, a quilt, and a quilt cover.

What length is the motorhome?

Our motorhomes vary in length. The length depends on the internal layout and surprisingly some of our larger capacity motorhomes are actually shorter than the 2-4 berth!

What should I pack? I have no idea where to start!

The best advice we can give is to do a big shop before heading off – get those all-important favourite foods in! That way you won’t have to worry about finding a supermarket straight away when you arrive at your first destination.

Pack light (trust us, you won’t regret it) but don’t forget the waterproofs to cover all eventualities. This is Scotland, after all! Check out one of our earlier Facebook posts for some excellent recommendations from our customers.

All kitchen equipment and an outdoor table & chairs are included in your hire, and we have a range of optional extras you might want to consider. Throw in some favourite board games and a pack of cards and you’re ready to go!