Video: How to load your motorhome correctly

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  1. David Lajara says:

    Hi,

    I appreciate the topic is loading a vehicle and maximum weights. With the handling problems that may crop up.

    Nothing has been said about tyre pressures. If they are different across an axle it will affect handling despite the vehicle being loaded correctly. If they are below the correct pressure all manner of nasties can happen. In particular handling, overheating and blow outs. Tyre pressures must be at the correct level for the weight of the vehicle. The manufactures will have provided a plate with this information. I use pressure indicator dust caps. They change colour if the preset pressure has not been achieved.

    • Hi David, we do briefly mention tyres and you’re correct that you need to be careful of tyre pressures. A tyre pressure monitoring system is a great way of making sure you keep on eye on your motorhome tyre pressures.

  2. Jane McCoy says:

    Wish this had subtitles

  3. Dennis says:

    Ideal for New comers, standard practice with us, plus always keep heavy stuff low and over the rear wheels if poss.

  4. kim hicks says:

    As A driver who has just had “heart trouble” could you do an article about what it means to have entitlement C1 removed from your driving licence?. My C1 entitlement is going to be removed when/if I get my licence returned. Lots of people might be driving about with no entitlement for the van they are driving unawares.

  5. Tony Haughton says:

    New to Motorhoming so whilst most of the information is common sense, it’s good to know we have packed ours (Max) well and correct………..off to weighbridge before leaving for our very first trip!!!!!!!

  6. Andrew Harcourt says:

    Very good, but there was no indication of what a typical cost of weighing the motorhome at a weighbridge is. Also a simple statement of how to find your local weighbridge would be nice. There is one at our local refuse dump (recycling centre) and I think scrapyards might do it for a fee. The scrap yard I go to with a van load weighs the van loaded, then I remove the metal and they weigh it again so they know how much has been dumped. I don’t know if they would do a motorhome, I guess they might, for a fee.

  7. T Pelham says:

    Interesting but really all common sense…Thank you..

  8. John says:

    Very good and clear information ,

  9. We use bubble wrap to stop things rattling and to fill up empty spaces on shelves so things cannot slip around. It is also useful to protect bikes from scratches and to keep other items from colliding in the garage. Its main advantage: its very light and hardly weighs a thing!

  10. John Lindon says:

    Very good video good points

  11. Paul Fletton says:

    Very informative


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