Questions about driving a motorhome

Do you need a truck license to drive a motorhome?

No, one does not need a truck license to drive a motorhome. The vast majority of models have a P.T.R.A (Total authorized rolling weight) of less than 3.5 tonnes, the license B is therefore sufficient to drive them.

Driving a motorhome is it complex?

Modern motorhomes are equipped with power steering and numerous aids for the driver. Some are even equipped with a reversing radar even a reversing camera.
The turning radius is smaller than an automobile. Driving a motorhome requires caution mainly on blind spots, maneuvering at low speeds and backwards.

What are the speed limits for motorhomes?

Speed ​​limits for an RV are identical to those for automobiles. Attention to the weight of the craft, however, and its braking capabilities: increase the safety distances from your habits of motorists.

Is do we easily places to spend the night?

It is still possible for one to find places in a quiet wilderness to park his camper. Just a little courtesy and etiquette to be guided to a suitable place by the inhabitants of the region visited. Otherwise, many guides list all reception areas and parking issues dedicated to motorhomes.

Where can you park with a camper?

On roads, the parking of motor homes falls within the rules of the road. We can not prohibit a vehicle to remain day to a place in the following cases: stop or dangerous parking, annoying or abusive. It will also be a civility and common sense of the driver to move his craft since the sight of a monument or a landscape is marred by his presence. It is against forbidden to camp in the woods, classified forests and parks, on the shores of the sea, in a radius of 200m around a water captured for consumption in a site or part of the protection of heritage areas of nature and sites within 500m of a historical monument or registered and in areas determined by the municipal or prefectural authorities.

Where to empty the waste water of my camper?

The drain gray water (dishwater or shower) and black (toilet) must be made in places provided for this purpose: service areas, campgrounds, special locations in the municipalities.

How to choose a motorhome?

The frequency of use

If there are 2 or 3 weeks a year, there is no doubt it would be better direct you to the location. 

The intended use is climate, road conditions, length of the trip, mileage. The number of people to carry: the capacity of the campers is variable.

The interior/your expectations of comfort

As with automobiles, campers are segmented range. For the same model, manufacturers can market several finishes. OEMs or props offer a multitude of options. 

Ride comfort/performance

The performance, versatility conduct (dimensions), consumption, engine power, the mark of “tractor” reliability are criteria to be taken into account.

The budget

Entry level

Campers “first prizes” new accessible from 35 000 euros. For this level of range, these recreational vehicles have all the necessary equipment to travel.
The difference will focus on engine power, the quality of materials, and layout, the ingenuity of storage, modularity.

Average range

Beyond €40,000, the campers are in the average range. You will find excellent bills but accessories vehicles, equipment, details, finishes to make all the difference.

Top of the line

From 65 000, motorhomes are high or luxurious range. Prices have limits that the ingenuity of manufacturers and OEMs.
Some models exceed 100 series. For special designs, rolling palaces reach over 200 000 euros or even a million!

The awards criteria abound: motorization, capacity and sleeping comfort, layout and equipment of the bathroom, the kitchen equipment, general exterior design as interior, interior lighting, general comfort.