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Start your touring adventures with the Caravan and Motorhome Club

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If you've ever dreamt of nipping of on a holiday any time you please, knowing your accomodation will always be up to scratch, a motorhome, campervan or caravan could be the answer.

Whether you plan on frequent UK weekend breaks or a roadtrip across Europe, the Caravan and Motorhome Club, which was founded in 1907, offers a wealth of advice and experience for those new to the hobby, with Club membership priced at just £54 per year.

Harvey Alexander, Director of Marketing at the Caravan and Motorhome Club, says: “So many people love the idea of having the flexibility of their own leisure vehicle but they can sometimes feel overwhelmed choosing one. Some people think they’ll find it hard to drive a leisure vehicle, but there really isn’t anything to worry about. It’s no harder to drive a motorhome or campervan than it is a car, and towing a caravan just takes a little practice. As for finding the right vehicle, our technical experts can answer any questions and guide you through the process step-by-step and there’s a wealth of information on our website.

“The fact that you can purchase a second-hand leisure vehicle for the same price as a package holiday for a family of four demonstrates that touring can offer real value for money too, not to mention a different adventure every weekend. Touring really does blow away the cobwebs and is great for your wellbeing.”

Members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club not only have access to a wealth of advice and technical support - including help via telephone and email - but can also access more than 2,700 Club sites across the UK and Europe, plus insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts.

Newcomers feeling daunted at the prospect of driving a motorhome or caravan for the first time can also take advantage of the Club's caravan and motorhome manoeuvring courses, held at at locations around the UK, which are perfect for beginners and those wanting to brush-up their manoeuvring skills.

Alexander adds: “For your first trip it’s probably best not to go too far, just in case you forget something vital, or there are any issues that need fixing. You might want to do a little practice with low speed manoeuvring and perhaps have a trial run at putting up an awning (if you have one) before you go. Also you’ll almost certainly take several things you don’t need, and forget something you do need. It’s best to pack ‘essentials’ (corkscrew, bottle opener, sunhat, umbrella etc.) and make a checklist.”

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