The guide: I'm new to a motorhome

You are renting a motorhome for the first time and it’s adventure! Thousands of questions overwhelm you: how to do it? How to organize? Follow our beginner motorhome guide. First, trust your AVIS explore rental company, then plan your getaway with an effective checklist and discover how easy it is to get started with your motorhome or van.

1. The motorhome rental company: a trusted partner

Contact the professionals at an AVIS explore agency. They will tell you everything you need to know about the motorhome you want to rent.
From the converted van to the Integral profile, you have the choice of comfort and safety. We give you a guide on the vehicle. Consult it carefully, because certain safety rules must be considered.

  • We offer a wide range of equipment (bicycle rack, dishes, etc.) and services.
  • Discover our motorhomes from the brands of the Pilote group (Pilote, Bavaria, Hanroad) whose reliability and high-end services will seduce you.

2. The beginner motorhome driver's checklist

A motorhome rented from AVIS explore comes with the necessary tools and equipment like chocks to level it or chains in winter. Here is what is needed for your trip:

  • Clothing adapted to the season,
  • The food,
  • A first-aid kit,
  • A roadmap,
  • Stages for the nights (areas, campsites, etc.),
  • Service areas for draining and refilling water and electricity,
  • Spotlight applications for motorhomes such as Park4Night,
  • Stages at the inhabitant with Home Camper or in a Huttopia campsite,
  • The measurements of your motorhome, a useful reminder so you don't get stuck.

Do not charge yourself! Observe the PTAC (Total Authorized Loaded Weight) of your motorhome!

3. Getting started with the motorhome for beginners

Discover our precious advice in video! And here are our main tips for novice motorhome operators:

  • You are given 2 keys, the large one opens the doors and the fuel tank. The little one unlocks the chests and the gate.
  • Gently handle window openings, just a push of a button.
  • You leave with 2 to 3 days of water autonomy.
  • Do not confuse the water and diesel tanks.
  • The control panel is located above the front door.
  • Once the commands are done, turn it off to OFF.
  • Set the thermostat on the refrigerator.
  • The dining area is flexible to turn into a bed.
  • Find out how to flush the chemical toilet.
  • Discover the connector and the extension to connect the motorhome to the mains in an area.
  • Motorhomes are equipped with a USB socket.
  • 2 gas cylinders are provided, check that they are in good circulation.

Before hitting the road, lock the doors, windows and cupboards, chock all your belongings.
The gasoline is refueled.

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