4 Things You Must Know Before Your RV Trip In England

You’ve already been told, at least five times, to drive on the left side of the road. You have your plan and you know where you want to go. Your bags might even be packed. However, there are a few vital things that you must know before you set off on that castle-filled road trip.

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Tip One: Know What You Can Drive

In England, what you can drive is based on multiple factors. Driving an RV is no exception to this rule. To know exactly what you can drive, you’ll need to provide your age, where you got your license from and what kind of license you have.

In general, if you are not from the UK or Europe, you’ll be able to drive a small vehicle. The definition of which will be based on your age, either at under 3,500 kg or 8,250 kg. Check with the government for further information on the exact specifications. On the other hand, if you are from the EU or have an EU country license you will be able to drive anything listed on your full and valid driver’s license.

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Tip Two: Learn the Rules of the Road

There’s a lot more to driving in England than driving on the other side of the road. For example, you’ll more than likely need to learn to drive a manual transmission and then to drive it from the other side of the car as well. It sounds simple enough but if you add in roundabouts alongside snow and traffic it can get very complicated very quickly if you aren’t already used to it.

Tip Three: Take It Slow

When you travel in an RV you don’t have to make it to the next destination or town to sleep for the night. Rather, you can take it slow and enjoy the scenery. While driving, you may even spot something along the way that you wouldn’t have otherwise stopped at. If you’re looking for the easiest slow travel, try traveling during off season. This will lessen traffic and often make traveling cheaper overall!

Tip Four: Think About a Stealth Van

While RV travelers in Scotland are very friendly to wild-camping, those in England can be a little less so. This can be alleviated with just a little planning when renting your RV. Look for something that doesn’t look quite so much like an RV, something that not only has the amenities that you need but will not scream “Traveling Tourist Here!”

Overall, traveling in England with an RV is a fun and rewarding experience. It allows you to stay in more places and see more things than if you were just on foot or in a car. You’ll have your own space to cook, sleep and sometimes shower and use the bathroom as well. As with any trip, there are a few things that you should know to make sure that you are both safe and following the law but don’t let that stop you from having the trip of a lifetime!

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