Related: Mastering a motorhome
Lots of people turn to social media to find answers to their motorhoming questions, which can be really useful, but sometimes this information is wrong or misleading, so be careful.
For professional advice, you can join the Caravan and Motorhome Club, or the Camping and Caravanning Club; both have huge resources of information available. Both organisations and lots of owners clubs organise weekend events, where you’ll find lots of supportive and helpful people.
For (hopefully) obvious safety reasons, you can’t sleep in the back of a motorhome while you’re travelling. Dogs need to be secure for travelling as well.
If you haven’t driven a motorhome before, consider taking a motorhome manoeuvring course, or at least go to a large, empty supermarket car park for some practise before hitting the road.
Wild camping is popular and simpler with a motorhome (than a caravan), but forbidden in many areas of the UK, so check first. The golden rule is to leave no trace of your visit. There is a whole network of places, such as pubs, that will let you stay overnight for free or a nominal fee, and Aires, mostly found on the continent, only allow motorhomes but usually provide the minimum of facilities for just a few Euros.
It’s always a good idea to take a motorhome for a test drive to see how it feels and assess the amount of noise from rattles and squeaks from the interior.
If you’re planning to park your motorhome at home, make sure there are no restrictions covering this on the deeds for the property. It should be less of an issue for motorhomes than caravans, but can still happen.