Looking to hire a motorhome, but wondering where to stay? Whilst it’s true that motorhomes might be a little bigger than a campervan, there are still plenty of spots that are accessible… and breathtakingly beautiful too. Whether you are looking to wild camp, pause in a pub or want to stay on a luxury site there is somewhere for you to park up overnight in a motorhome. If you are unsure how to find a spot, don’t worry! We have plenty of apps, tips and recommendations for making it a breeze. Then, once you are confident you can hire a motorhome and begin your trip in no time with our easy-to-use hiring service. For now, though…
Here’s the ultimate guide to staying overnight in a motorhome
Can you stay overnight anywhere in a motorhome?
Every kind of camper will have different preferences on where to stay. Some of you might prefer to be amongst nature, hidden away from others and in an untouched spot. This is where wild camping comes in! Be aware, that it is considered illegal to it is illegal to wild camp in England and Wales without the express permission of the landowner. However, some landowners don’t actually mind you staying! Just be sure to seek permission first. You can read more about wild camping in our “Do’s and Don’ts” blog here. In Scotland, it’s considered legal, so if you want to soak up the true joy of wild camping – this might be the place for you. Check out our selection available to hire in Scotland and the best road trips in Scotland whilst you are there.
Different options of where to stay in a motorhome
Then, for those of you that prefer the comfort of facilities, meeting other campers and feeling a little safer in your surroundings, campsites are a great option. Most motorhome-friendly sites have electric hook-up, waste disposal points and sturdy pitches for you to park on. You can find some of our favourite sites in our selection of “Best Campsite Blogs”. If you are looking for the best of both worlds, pub stopovers may just be for you! This is also a great way to save money. A lot of pubs will allow you to stay if you stop for dinner, or generally the fees tend to be a lot lower than campsites. You can enjoy the luxury of facilities, good food and a vibe all in one place. Again, it’s a great place to meet like-minded travellers too!
How to find overnight parking in a motorhome
Once you’ve decided what kind of place you want to stay in, there’s the task of actually finding them! Luckily, there are plenty of resources on hand to help you do exactly that. Firstly, you can use https://www.park4night.com/. It works by you selecting your desired location and being presented with pins of all the different places you can stop. The great thing is that people leave reviews, upload pictures and update on spots so you can hear first hand experiences of what it is like to stay. Then there’s a brilliant Facebook group where people exclusively share all of their Pub Stops. Again, it’s powered by people so it’s real-life experiences of what it’s like staying in certain places. You can also try Camperstop, an app that lets you plan your route and find stops on the way.
Things to consider when hiring a motorhome
Once you’ve found your desired spot, there are a few things to consider to check that it is right for you! First, do you need an electric hook-up? Many motorhomes require a hook-up to use a lot of the functions. It’s important to check that not only the campsites include it, but the pitch you’ve selected does too. Then, check if waste disposal is available. If your motorhome has toilet facilities onboard, then this is a must! It sounds like a given, but not every site includes it so be sure to double check. If not, you can also use Park4Night to search for disposal points on your route – just make sure to plan ahead. Next, be wary of additional charges! Some campsites have additional fees for awnings, vehicles over a certain size etc so be sure to factor this in. Finally, if you are wild camping, please don’t leave a trace! It’s essential to leave untouched spots as exactly that.
Feel ready to embark on your motorhome adventure!?
Luckily, we have the largest supply in the UK to choose from. Whether you are looking to hire a luxury motorhome, or want to find a simpler way of living, there is a selection for your needs. All motorhomes are also fully insured, so you can have zero worries whilst you travel. Camptoo is also up to 40% cheaper than traditional rental companies, so you can save money too! What are you waiting for!? Head on your motorhome trip today.