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Go Motorhoming and Campervanning

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Go Motorhoming and Campervanning by Vicarious Media

Motorhoming and Campervanning is a complicated subject so chapter by chapter your knowledge will build, and everything you need to know is fully explained, not just how things work but also what that means to you. Real life examples clarify the point and colour pictures show you exactly what to look for. The authors have written mental challenges for you so that you can work out exactly what you want from a motorhome.


Key Features

  • The most comprehensive motorhome and campervan book ever written.

  • Completely explains the concept of motorhoming.

  • Designed to be read cover to cover and indexed for reference.

  • Written by Chris Doree and Meli George and edited by industry experts.

  • Every paragraph explains at least one new point.

  • 240 full colour pages. A5 pocket sized book.

  • 260 colour photos used to identify important points.

  • Much more than a beginner's guide to motorhomes.

Save £3 when you buy the Haynes Motorcaravan manual together with Go Motorhoming and Campervanning.

The seven detailed chapters cover:
CHAPTER 1 - Understanding Motorhoming: Maiden Voyage, School's Out For Summer, Winter Sun-Seeker, Wave, Wind, And Snow, The Grand Tour, Overlanding, Full-Timing in a motorhome.
CHAPTER 2 - Your Motorhome: Getting To Know Motorhome Types, Type Approval, Weighty Issues, Driving Licence Restrictions, Size Matters, Additional Considerations, Don't Buy Inside Out, The Living Accommodation, Belted Seats, Storage Space, Disabled Motorhomers, The Price Is Right, Where To Buy, Importing From Europe, Build It Yourself, The Buyer's Checklist, Selling Your Motorhome.
CHAPTER 3 - Life Support: An Idiot's Guide: Switched On, 12 Volt Electricity Consumption -The Reality, Electric Hook-Up, Gas, LPG Availability, Safety, Water Systems.
CHAPTER 4 - Preparing Your Motorhome: Essential Items, Security, Safety, Driving Safety And Comfort, Get Lost, Basic Kit, Campernalia, Awnings, On The Level, Cab Window Screens, Air Conditioning/Cooling, Additional Modes Of Transport, Entertainment, Television And Radio, Portable Computers, Hobbies, Preparing Your Motorhome For A Winter Trip.
CHAPTER 5 - Documentation: Passports And Identification, Pet Passports, Escaping The UK, Travelling Within The European Union, Travelling Outside The European Union, Driving Licences, Vehicle Requirements, MOT, Road Fund Licence, Insurance, Vehicle Recovery, Personal Health And Wellbeing, Finance, Budgeting And Keeping Costs Down, Communication, If Things Go Wrong.
CHAPTER 6 - Where To Stay: Campsites, Motorhome Stopovers, Service Points, Overnight Parking, Vineyards, Farms And Private Gardens, Motorhome Campsites, Offsite-Parking.
CHAPTER 7 - Country Guides: France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Europe-Wide Additional Information, Europe Speed Limit Chart.

The Go Motorhoming and Campervanning book explains in a simple yet detailed way how the onboard systems work: 12V systems: leisure batteries, charging, solar panels, Efoy fuel cells wind turbines. 230V electrical systems simplified, reverse polarity, generators. Gas and water systems.


This book really will turn a novice into an armchair expert. By the time you have read right through to the summary you will gain a complete understanding of motorhoming and become an experienced motorhomer without having to step foot in one.


Campervanners may not consider themselves as motorhomers but the reality is they drive similar vehicles only a different size. This is important because motor home and campervan users have the opportunity to do so much more than pitch at campsites. For example, they can use Motorhome Stopovers called Aires in France, Belgium, and Luxemburg or Stellplatze in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Motorhome Stopovers, also called Camper Stops, are dedicated overnight parking areas where you can park and sleep overnight in your motorhomes and campervans. These Motorhome Stopovers are sometimes incorrectly refered to as wild camping spots or free camping spots. Go Motorhoming and Campervanning completely explains the ins and outs of free offsite parking and campsites.


This is the third edition of this excellent motorhome book. The first edition, named Go Motorhoming Europe (ISBN 9780955280801), written by Chris Doree and Meli George and was published in 2006 by Vicarious Books LLP. This book was dubbed 'the bible of motorhoming' and received excellent magazine reviews. Chris and Meli extensively rewrote the second edition during 2011 for release in 2012. The book was renamed Go Motorhoming and Campervanning (ISBN 9780956678119).

Who should buy the book?

  • If you have owned a motorhome or campervan for years but have not taken it to Europe read this book because everything is different in Europe and few motorhomers use campsites.
  • If you are new to motorhoming and campervanning read this book because buying a motorhome is the simple bit.
  • If you are just about to buy your first motorhome or campervan ensure you read this book because you will save yourself months of research.
  • If you are thinking about renting a motorhome or campervan read this book because you will discover there is far more freedom when motorhoming than when backpacking.

Reviews of Go Motorhoming and Campervanning ISBN:9781910664025:


MMM 'Essential pleasurable reading for novice or old hand.' Barry Crawshaw Marketplace.


Practical Motorhome '... it's jam-packed with information on touring,... Whether you're a true beginner or an experienced motorcaravanner, you're sure to learn to something from the helpful book.' Sarah Wakely.


Motor caravanner 'It really is a powerhouse of information plus hints and tips based on real active motorcaravanners' experiences both at home and abroad. It is lavishly illustrated and written in an easy-to-digest style, debunking myths and explaining terminology as it goes.' 'Without question, if you want a first class primer to the motorcaravanning world, which is also an up-to-date useful reference book to keep in the van, then this is it. I've a lifetime of motorcaravanning under my belt, but I wouldn't leave home without this useful glove-box sized travelling companion.' Gentleman Jack.

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