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A Guide to Buying Your Motorhome

  • Date: 04/12/2023
  • Category: General

Buying a motorhome can be for all types of reasons; for travel adventures, for freedom to travel without airport stress or accommodation costs, as a support vehicle for your equestrian business or motor racing team.  The list goes on and of course a motorhome is personal to you.  So, it is important to ensure that your motorhome is right for your requirements in the first instance.

But what are the key and essential factors to take into consideration when purchasing a motorhome?

We outline below the key elements you need to take into consideration so you can be assured of the right motorhome for you.  Plus of course our team are here to help you with any queries you may have.

What, Why & How

  • What are your key requirements when travelling?
  • How will you be using your motorhome?
  • Where will you be travelling to?
  • What type of terrain will you be driving on?
  • Would you prefer a compact motorhome for manoeuvrability or one for more space?
  • How many of you will be using the motorhome? Are you a family, a couple or going solo?
  • What sleeping arrangements are needed?
  • What type of kitchen amenities, bathroom facilities and storage space do you require?
  • Do you have a preference in manufacturer? Most of our motorhomes are Dethleffs and Sunlight but we also stock other popular brands too such as Volkswagen Campervans.
  • Are there any specific additional features you want on your motorhome? All our vehicles come with a bike rack, but some may want a tow bar or additional interior features such as a combi heating boiler.
  • Are you looking for peace of mind when it comes to maintenance and spare parts? All our vehicles come with at least one year warranty and we can help with repairs and carry a large stock of spare parts too.
  • Finally and perhaps the most important, what is your budget? Setting budget is also about taking into account not just the purchase price but additional expenses such as insurance, maintenance and fuel.

Motorhome Types & Styles

If you are a first-time buyer it may feel quite confusing with the different categories of motorhomes available too, so here is an overview to help.

Class A:

This is the top of the range in motorhome family thanks to its wide variety of layouts and in some cases offers more advantages than other motorhome classes. They are referred to as the luxury class motorhomes which offer lots of interior space making them ideal for families.

Class B:

The Class B vehicles are the campervans which include both purpose built and van conversions. These are the smallest of the motorhome family providing a compact vehicle with easy in manoeuvrability. The Class B Campervans are popular for those seeking the “van life”.  See our previous article about why campervans are so popular.

Class C:

This range of motorhomes are probably the ones you see the most on the British roads, with their distinctive over-cab section. They are often referred to as coach-built motorhomes. These vehicles provide generous sleeping space despite their compact dimension and can comfortably sleep 4-6 people making them ideal for families or couples wanting more space than a Class B campervan will provide.

We hope this has helped you in planning your motorhome wish list, with nearly 20 years’ experience in the motorhome industry our knowledge and expertise will help you to discover your dream motorhome.

Any questions then do get in touch!

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Goodman's Motor Homes Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number: 06389925 at 10 Prospect Place, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England, AL6 9EW. Goodman's Motor Homes Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, under FCA number: 827414. We act as a credit broker not a lender. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. (Written Quotation available upon request). Whichever lender we introduce you to, we will typically receive commission from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow). The lenders we work with could pay commission at different rates. All finance is subject to status and income. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be 18 years or over. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers. Goodman's Motor Homes Limited are registered with the Information Commissioners Office under registration number: ZA665636.

About Goodmans Motorhomes Ltd

We have a good selection of used Motorhomes in stock. Our Motorhome range is ideal for families, couples and Motorhomes suited for Race and Sports Teams.

If you’re not sure which Motorhome to buy we also offer a try before you buy offer, where you can hire a Motorhome from our sister company McRent Motorhome hire.

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