Motorhome: Motorhome Safety

Mobile Phone causes fire in Campervan

Damaged Phone ChargerFire safety has always been an important topic for campervan and motorhome owners, as if a fire breaks out in these types of vehicles they can quickly spread and cause a considerable amount of damage. As most motorhomes and campervans have cooking equipment installed, owners have to ensure that these appliances are checked on a regular basis and are properly turned off when not in use. Continue reading

Considerations for travelling in Europe this summer

Map of EuropeRegular readers of Comfort Insurance’s Tips and Advice Blog will know that we generally like to keep things light – after all going on a motorhome holiday is something to look forward to! However, over the past few months a number of events have happened across Europe which require motorhome owners to become even more careful on their holidays.

The last thing anyone wants to think about before going away is the worst case scenario, however the truth is that there are certain situations present now that weren’t before. Therefore we have decided to provide our readers and customers some advice on what they need to consider before travelling to Europe this summer: Continue reading

Free Download: Motorhome Carbon Monoxide Safety

Earlier this year Comfort Insurance reported on the importance of carbon monoxide alarms for recreational vehicle owners, however even though we provided a huge amount of information we understand that when on holiday it’s unlikely you will remember it all!

This is why we have created a handy infographic which contains tips on how to stay safe, the warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and what to do in an emergency. Continue reading

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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UPDATE: Download your FREE Motorhome Carbon Monoxide Infographic here!

Here at Comfort Insurance we are always deeply saddened to hear when campervan or motorhome holidays go wrong, especially when it leads to injury or loss of life. This is why in this month’s blog we have chosen to address an extremely important issue: carbon monoxide poisoning. Earlier this month a couple were found deceased in a caravan due to carbon monoxide poisoning – two deaths that could have easily been prevented.

Staying safe on your journeys is of the utmost importance, which is why if you have not yet installed a carbon monoxide alarm into your caravan, motorhome or campervan we suggest you do so straight away. Here we provide some advice on fitting and maintaining your carbon monoxide alarm and the tragic incident that has led to this article: Continue reading

Top Tips for Motorhomes in Winter

Image of road with snowOver the past few weeks we have started to notice temperatures dropping, the days getting shorter and a fair amount of rainfall. For many motorhome owners this means that the motorhome season has come to an end, however this doesn’t have to be the case! Even though traveling during winter can sometimes be a bit more difficult than during summer there are still some benefits, such as the fact that there are fewer people on the roads and campsites are generally much cheaper.

Going away during autumn and winter also means that you can experience some rare adventures such as seeing the Northern Lights or going skiing across the UK and Europe. However, even if you are a seasoned motorhomer you still need to make sure you stay safe during winter and here we show you how: Continue reading

No Laughing Matter: UK Motorhomers facing new dangers in France

Image of French MotorwayAt Comfort Insurance we have spent years providing our readers with advice on how to stay safe on their motorhome holidays. However, it’s an unfortunate fact that no matter how safe you are thieves will always come up with new ways to break into motorhomes, especially when they are parked in secluded areas. Recently, there has been a spate of attacks on motorhomes in French service stations, and while this has happened in previous years the thieves are starting to use new and startling methods… Continue reading

Keeping your Motorhome Safe with Technology

Image of KeysThese days there is a gadget for everything, including keeping your motorhome safe. In fact, a number of motorhome owners now rely on technology in order to deter thieves and protect them should they be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, there has recently been a rise in ‘smash for cash’ motorhome insurance claims in the UK, where fraudsters purposely cause accidents in order to make money. Continue reading

Looking after your Health on a Motorhome Holiday

Image of a saladUnless you are planning on travelling somewhere exotic, looking after your health while on a motorhome holiday shouldn’t be too difficult. However, at the same time you don’t want to be caught off guard, otherwise not only will your whole trip be ruined but you could also put yourself in danger. This is why before you go on any motorhome journey you should make sure you take into consideration your health, and here Comfort Insurance provides four handy tips: Continue reading

Saving Money on your Family’s Motorhome Holiday

Comfort_piggybankWe have seen a number of reports recently showing that more and more families in the UK are choosing to go on motorhome holidays in order to save money. However, even though going on a motorhome holiday is generally cheaper than flying to another country and staying in a hotel if you’re not careful you could end up spending more than you really want. On the other hand if you plan properly you could save a bundle, and here’s how: Continue reading

Tips for Long-Haul Motorhome Adventures

motorhome on the roadGoing on long-haul motorhome adventures often requires a fair amount of planning, and even though they are exciting they can also be extremely tiring. Furthermore, if you don’t plan properly you could find yourself in some dangerous situations during your trip that even your motorhome insurance provider will struggle to help you with! So if you are going on a proper adventure across Europe this summer here are some tips to help you stay safe and have a great time: Continue reading