Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Southampton Motorhomes
6 followers
6 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
New post: May motorhome for rent quote for Faye  collecting from our Southampton depot! - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/may-motorhome-for-rent-quote-for-faye-collecting-from-our-southampton-depot/
https://www.nationalmotorhomes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/514.jpg

Here's a recent motorhome for rent quote we prepared for Faye regarding a May motorhome rental enquiry from our Southampton campervan depot, collecting on 26/05/2017.

Get an instant motorhome or campervan hire quote for your motor home or campervan holiday!

Are you looking for motorhome for rent from Southampton Motorhomes?

Hirer name Faye
Preferred Motorhome Hire Model?
www.nationalmotorhomes.co.uk/motorhome-for-rent/

Collection Date 26/05/2017
Return Date 29/05/2017
Nights 3
Motorhome rental location Southampton
Motorhome hire depot page link
www.nationalmotorhomes.co.uk/motorhome-hire-location/Southampton-depot/
Motor home hire booking reference 58404a868bf3832a5a66aa2d
What is the purpose of your motorhome rental?
Family motorhome holiday
What country are you from?
How many people will be travelling in the motor home? 2
How many drivers will drive the motorhome or campervan? 1
Do you have any comments about your motorhome hire requirements?

Have you taken any other motorhome or campervan holidays in the past? Yes
What campervan rental travel package do you need? Silver
The motorhome rental travel package includes Unlimited Mileage, Pet Supplement, Bike Racks, Toilet Pack and TV, gas bottle, car parking
What size motor home or camper van do want to rent? small size motorhome
Watch our motorhome hire Youtube video here
[video width="568" height="320" mp4="https://youtu.be/DXkcmAZIeZI"][/video]

What date did you make your motor home hire enquiry? 01/12/2016
Did you want to rent a motorhome to travel in the UK or EU? UK
OK - Your all inclusive motorhome hire quotation is £619.00

Pay only £199 deposit to make a reservation and book your motorhome for May hire, online or over the phone (Open 7 days per week 8am to 8pm).
If you're looking to hire a motor home or rent a campervan for your next motorhome holiday?
Please contact Southampton Motorhomes today!
T 0238 000 0758
E hire_a_motorhome@nationalmotorhomes.co.uk
W https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com

Post has attachment
New post: December hire a motorhome quote for David  collecting from our Bristol depot! - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/december-hire-a-motorhome-quote-for-david-collecting-from-our-bristol-depot/
https://www.nationalmotorhomes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/636.jpg

Here's a recent hire a motorhome quote we prepared for David regarding a December motorhome rental enquiry from our Southampton campervan depot, collecting on 21/12/2016.

Get an instant motorhome or campervan hire quote for your motor home or campervan holiday!

Are you looking for hire a motorhome from Southampton Motorhomes?

Hirer name David
Preferred Motorhome Hire Model?
www.nationalmotorhomes.co.uk/motor-home-hire/

Collection Date 21/12/2016
Return Date 29/12/2016
Nights 8
Motorhome rental location Bristol
Motorhome hire depot page link
www.nationalmotorhomes.co.uk/motorhome-hire-location/Bristol-depot/
Motor home hire booking reference 584048428bf383a04866aa2d
What is the purpose of your motorhome rental?
Family motorhome holiday
What country are you from?
How many people will be travelling in the motor home? 3
How many drivers will drive the motorhome or campervan? 1
Do you have any comments about your motorhome hire requirements?

Have you taken any other motorhome or campervan holidays in the past? Yes
What campervan rental travel package do you need? Silver
The motorhome rental travel package includes Unlimited Mileage, Pet Supplement, Bike Racks, Toilet Pack and TV, gas bottle, car parking
What size motor home or camper van do want to rent? large size motorhome
Watch our motorhome hire Youtube video here
[video width="568" height="320" mp4="https://youtu.be/AP-4uYnMksI"][/video]

What date did you make your motor home hire enquiry? 01/12/2016
Did you want to rent a motorhome to travel in the UK or EU? UK
OK - Your all inclusive motorhome hire quotation is £791.00

Pay only £199 deposit to make a reservation and book your motorhome for December hire, online or over the phone (Open 7 days per week 8am to 8pm).
If you're looking to hire a motor home or rent a campervan for your next motorhome holiday?
Please contact Southampton Motorhomes today!
T 0238 000 0758
E hire_a_motorhome@nationalmotorhomes.co.uk
W https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com

Post has attachment
New post: Motorhome holidays feedback 29564 - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/motorhome-holidays-feedback-29564/


For every hire that Southampton Motorhomes provide, the hirer always provides their feedback at the end of their motorhome or campervan holiday - here’s what Richard Kirstein had to say about their recent motorhome rental experience…..

Hirer name Richard Kirstein
Motorhome Model Ford Chausson Flash 636
Collection Date 23/06/2015
Return Date 30/06/2015
Nights 7

Motorhome rental depot Southampton

Motor home hire booking reference 29564

What was the purpose of your motorhome rental?
festival motorhome holiday

What was the destination of your motorhome or campervan holiday?
Glastonbury

What were the top three reasons why you chose Southampton motorhomes for your campervan or motorhome holiday?

1. Google ranking
2. Website
3. App

What country are you from? United Kingdom

How many people were travelling? 4

How many children were onboard? 0

What are the ages of the children who were travelling in the motor home?

What were you satisfied or dissatisfied in particular about motor home hire from Southampton Motorhomes?

Onerous T&Cs in contract
Hidden Admin Charges
Many negative comments online from past customers

What is the collection address of the motorhome hire location

Southampton Motorhomes
Gate 3
Unit 4
Eastleigh Works
Campbell Road
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 5AD

Telephone number for the campervan or motor home depot?
07795 243 248

How would you score the motorhome hire experience out of 10? 6

Would you rent a motorhome from Southampton Motorhomes again? Yes

When you chose a motorhome for rent from Southampton Motorhomes, what were the biggest challenges that you faced?

Driving a larger vehicle with no rear visibility via camera or rear parking sensors which might have helped prevent the accidental damage caused when reversing

Have you had any other motorhome holidays in the past? 0

Please tell us what, if anything, could be done to improve the service of your campervan hire experience?

See email sent to Teresa Parker, dated 02.07.15

What travel package did you order? Bronze

Motorhome hire travel package details
100 inclusive miles per day, Toilet Pack, Car Parking, Bike Rack, TV & DVD Player, Gas Bottle

Which particular motorhome or campervan model did you rent?
Ford Chausson Flash 636

What size motor home or camper van? C

What date did you make the booking 05/10/2014

Did you rent a motorhome to travel in the UK or EU? UK

Thank you. Your motorhome holiday feedback is much appreciated! If you ever wish to hire a motor home or rent a campervan in the future, please contact Southampton Motorhomes today!



Post has attachment
New post: Campervan Hire in Southampton - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/campervan-hire-in-southampton/
http://img.youtube.com/vi/sohB9c7DyiU/0.jpg

Campervan hire from Southampton has never been so easy. Just watch this video to understand how to use our motorhomes, we have handy guides on our website to help you know how to use the motor home when your on holiday.

Post has attachment
New post: Handover video Campervan Hire - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/handover-video-campervan-hire/
http://img.youtube.com/vi/gUFkoAVYnuc/0.jpg

Hire a motorhome from Southampton, understand how to use a campervan by watching the handover video below. Motorhome rental has never been so easy and makes the perfect Holidays for familys.

Post has attachment
New post: Want to see the Highlands after choosing a motorhome for hire? - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/want-to-see-the-highlands-after-choosing-a-motorhome-for-hire/


Want to see the Highlands after choosing a motorhome for hire from Southampton or the Hampshire area?

It means it’s about as far from roughing it as you can get. A medium size motorhome sleeps six and includes an ingenious double bed that sits above the cabin. Don’t think camping stoves and coolboxes. Think full-size oven and grill, three-ring gas hob and fridge with freezer compartment.

Of course you also get your own loo and shower on board and the back of the “van” is bunk beds for the kids.

A modern motorhome drives as easily as a car, so after a quick talk-through about the various gadgets on board, you are ready to set off.

After a stop to stock up on supplies – motorhomes are popular in the UK so you won’t be glared at in the supermarket car park – you are off. The NC500 route is a loop that runs up the north-east coast from Inverness, right the way across the top of Scotland, back down the other side and along to where you started.

Make sure your first stop is not too far from the collection depot, after a long morning travelling up from England, you'll be glad it wasn’t too far away. It’s worth pointing out that motorhome users are a friendly bunch, so you will never be stuck for advice if you forget how something on your motorhome works.

The NC500 route makes life very simple for anyone who wants to explore the Highlands without getting lost.

If you want to stop for a break, there’s no hunting for service stations or roadside cafes. You have everything you need on board so a tea/toilet break just means pulling off the road for a few minutes.

After John o’Groats, follow the NC500 route across the north coast, stopping when you saw something interesting (often) and enjoying the drive on the near-empty road. On the second night, if you feel brave enough for wild camping – the practice, perfectly legal in Scotland, of finding your own place to spend the night.

A motorhome is self-sufficient and although it’s simple to plug into the power at a campsite, it has a battery on board that charges from the engine and means it will work just fine out in the wild. TV, of course, you can cook and eat dinner, watching an eagle hunting nearby and listening to the owls hooting as the sun sets.

Head for Durness and a slightly busier (by Highlands’ standards) campsite, stopping off at the impressive Smoo Cave nearby, if you shriek loud enough the caves will shriek back a second later after you’ve finished. Who needs video games?

In the heart of the West Highlands, the scenery is at its best. It’s possible to drive for miles without seeing another vehicle or house, and enjoy a landscaped carved by glaciers and unchanged for centuries.

For your final day there is only one place to go – Loch Ness. No trip to this region is complete without calling in at the exhibition centre beside the famous loch – then a boat trip out to search for Nessie. Did you see anything mysterious in the chilly waters?

Get more from your motorhome here:
https://www.visitscotland.com/accommodation/caravan-camping/caravan-motorhomes-campervan-hire/

You complete the route with the short drive back to Inverness and happy for an unforgettable week and glad that you decided a motorhome for hire from Southampton or Hampshire was a good idea - the Highlands has so much more to see and you can’t wait to get there again!

Post has attachment
New post: For most motorhome holidays in Southampton - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/for-most-motorhome-holidays-in-southampton/


For most motorhome holidays in Southampton and Hampshire, the following tip that is probably most specific to campervan owners.

7. Develop morning and night time routines

Remember how the song goes: “… and the little one said, roll over …” ? If you don’t have effective routines then you’re in danger, perhaps not of falling out of bed but of getting in others’ way and waking others up.

Campervans are small spaces and this is where you definitely need to be organised. What works for us is to allocate responsibilities and to divide the tasks. For example, if I’m first up and off to the shower block to get washed then we plan on the others getting dressed so that when I return they can go off to get washed. When they return I will have already packed up the beds, put the bed back in its normal position and be putting the kettle on for breakfast. If it’s good weather, it’s best to let the kids have a quick play so that breakfast’s all ready to eat when you call them in.

Similarly at night, it also works to reverse the routine so that one adult takes responsibility for organising the van and the other for organising the kids.

It needn’t be a military operation, just ‘a system’ that works for you.

8. Ignore normal bedtimes

If your kids are of primary school age and older then a key lesson we’ve learned is to suspend normal bedtime ‘rules’. When it’s light outside (eg in Scotland) until almost 11pm in mid-summer or a busy campsite’s still noisy until the same time, you can’t fight against this. Just go with the flow and chill out. It’s best to get up and go to bed at the same time as a family when it’s dark and quiet. What’s the worst that can happen ?

9. Be flexible

Sometimes things don’t go to plan, irrespective of how organised you are: you need a Plan B. This is a more general tip and is really about being prepared to be flexible to ensure that you have a successful camping trip and you all stay sane.

For instance, if you get a few days’ rain why not treat yourself to a night in a hotel or B&B to dry out and keep spirits high ? If your campsite is over-run by midges, leave and go somewhere with a breeze and/or away from trees and water. If it’s a noisy, horrible site, leave.

10. Build in family treats

Living in a confined space on top of one another in a strange place produces its own stresses and strains: it would be unrealistic to expect otherwise. So we’ve learned that those little treats can really give you something to look forward, boosting family morale and providing incentives and ammunition for those all-important negotiations.

Treats could be special trips out (eg to a theme park), a meal out in a nice restaurant or just an ice cream.

Find out more here:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/travel-if-a-campervan-is-your-holiday-home-the-open-road-is-your-playground-1-2682754

For most motorhome holidays in Southampton and Hampshire, these basic tips on getting the most from a campervan or motor home trip should prove an invaluable source of good advice!

Post has attachment
New post: For motor home rental in Southampton - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/for-motor-home-rental-in-southampton/


For motor home rental in Southampton or Hampshire, pack light, take half of what you think you’ll need (particularly clothes) and take things that serve multiple purposes. And guess what ? Anything you don’t have that turns out to be essential can be bought or hired when you get there. Fortunately campervans typically have more boot space than your average family car but nonetheless, you don’t need to fill it – and you’ll get on better if you don’t.

Less stuff = less stress = a better holiday.

Find out more here
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/camping-holidays/Campervan-holidays-readers-tips/

More about tips about getting more from your camper van holiday and what to pack.

3. Pack an ‘activity box’ for each of the kids

Long journeys can be a real bore. It would be amazing if the kids didn’t get grumpy, or Mum and Dad didn’t have a major argument navigating the M25. We’ve found that kids love to pack their ‘essential’ games, books, puzzles, toys and DVDs when they’re about to go on holiday. This get them in the holiday mood when you’re packing the more boring stuff. So give them a special box or bag each that contains all of their favourite things to keep them occupied and they’ll be much happier on the long drive to and from your destination.

Seat-back DVD players invaluable since the kids are occupied, quiet (ie not arguing) and the time passes much more quickly. With DVDs to watch you can plan on driving for three hour stretches rather than two, which makes a big difference!

4. Be organised

If you’re going to be spending much more time than usual in close proximity for a fortnight it pays to have ‘a system’. Everyone have their own bag of clothes and having a space for everything in the camper van. You can’t afford to turn everything upside down to find little Johnny’s teddy at night – you need to agree where it’s going to be kept so you can immediately locate it when you need it.

Besides packing, there are lots of other ways to be organised (without taking it to extremes). For journeys to Europe, print out routes using the AA Routeplanner website (detailing roads, times and distances) and also photograph the journey on Google Maps on the iPad before you leave, so the co-driver can just flick through these.

Plan some simple but tasty meals in advance (taking essential, hard-to-find ingredients from home if you need to) to avoid defaulting to pasta every night.

5. Stay on campsites with lots of other kids

No matter what language they speak, kids will always find friends. Having other kids to play with will transform their holiday experience, if you can get a pitch on a site where you can watch your kids on a playfield or at the playpark then this is ideal.

Happy kids = happy adults.

6. Minimise the driving days

It’s tempting: so many places to see, you feel the need to see as much as you can. Especially if you have a camper van (home on your back and all of that …).

Find out more here
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2009/sep/12/road-trips-campervans

Motor home rental in Southampton or Hampshire means you can relax more when you’re not having to pack and unpack every other day and holidays are arguably more about experiences than places in any case. A three-centre holiday over a fortnight can give a lot of variety and a campervan holiday shouldn’t feel like a road trip.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/camping-holidays/Campervan-holidays-readers-tips/

Post has attachment
New post: Hiring a motor home is a great way to holiday - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/hiring-a-motor-home-is-a-great-way-to-holiday/


Southampton motor home hire is the perfect way to combine the convenience of transport and accommodation in one, giving the freedom to plan your perfect itinerary without the need to pack and unpack, with locations in Hampshire and across the UK.

Hiring a motorhome is a great way to holiday. Without the need to pitch a tent at every campsite, you can easily cover more ground and fully explore an area - and it makes sense to rent rather than buy if you only need a campervan for a week a year.

Motorhoming is becoming increasingly popular with families in the UK, and rightly so with online resources providing information and choices on all of the fabulous places that you can go to. Although the weather cannot be guaranteed in good old Blighty , the concept of motor home holidas can add to the spirit of adventure especially when travelling as a family.

It can be a challenge keeping children entertained when it is too hot abroad, plus they are more at risk of sun burn, dehydration and consequential melt downs. The majority of children just want to spend time with their family, meet other children and run around outside, all of which are possible in the UK. What’s more – some of the scenery in the UK is stunning and on our own doorstep – for example, the dramatic peaks of the Lake District, the wilds of Exmoor, the rolling hills of the Yorkshire dales or the flat fen lands of East Anglia. All you have to do is get in your car and go! If it rains, then put on your wellington boots and waterproof coats/trousers and embrace the British countryside. It wouldn’t be so lush and green if we didn’t have so much rain!

Find out more here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/familyholidays/7412936/Practical-guide-to-planning-a-motorhome-holiday.html

Holidaying in a motorhome can also avoid the hassle and expense of finding, booking and negotiating a flight with young children. Children over the age of 2 have to pay for a seat on an aeroplane making flying an expensive option. It is a mission having to work out and adhere to a baggage allowance with nappies, travel cots, push chairs, car seat sand everything else needed for a two week holiday in the sun. By the time you arrive at your destination you are exhausted by having to keep the children entertained for the duration of the flight and passport control and likely to have been publicly humiliated by the display of temper tantrums whilst thousands of feet in the air. Why put yourselves through it when you can pack as much equipment as you need and have a much easier, more memorable holiday in the UK.

Whether you live in Hampshire or Southampton, motor home hire is the perfect solution if you are looking for an adventure in quality-built motorhomes for memorable trips. And our spacious camper vans are perfect for enjoying the beauty of the UK and Scotland. All of our vehicles are pet-friendly home-from-homes, for those pet owners who wouldn’t be without man’s best friend.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/familyholidays/7412936/Practical-guide-to-planning-a-motorhome-holiday.html

Post has attachment
New post: Advantages of motorhome rental from Southampton - https://www.southamptonmotorhomes.com/advantages-of-motorhome-rental-from-southampton/


There really are a lot of advantages of motorhome rental from Southampton or Hampshire, when you come to think about it. Although driving a big motorhome or campervan can turn into hard work if you don’t take a few precautions.The key word here is “relaxing”: it’s a holiday, not a route-march, so take it gently. If you haven’t driven in the UK before, you may have to slow down your ideas about how far you can travel in one day. You don’t have to see the whole country in one week – it’ll still be here next year!

Gone are the days of adventurous, luxury holidays to unique and faraway lands. It is not as if with a young family you are going to get to kick back and relax with a cocktail on a sun lounger or go on a day trip to ancient ruins – life has changed and motorhoming in the UK is the perfect way to meet these changing demands.

Another bonus to motorhome holidays is the flexibility derived from self catering which is so important with little ones. You can eat at times suitable for your children rather than being bound to hotel timetables and restaurant opening times.

Your children may not like the food in a hotel or the dining room environment and, given that toddlers generally don’t hold back with their opinions, the mealtime meltdowns may not be the relaxing experience you were hoping for. Self catering in a motorhome allows you to be in control of what and when you eat and once the children are in bed you can open a bottle of wine and enjoy that romantic meal for two.

Many camp sites also have additional facilities to cater for the needs of families such as play areas, swimming pools and entertainment. If this would make your life easier and holiday more enjoyable then make sure you thoroughly do your research before choosing a caravan site. The children will love it and that makes a happy holiday for you too.

If you get stuck in traffic, turn off and find something more interesting to do. Don’t feel you have to stick rigidly to a pre- planned itinerary, unless you’ve already paid for a stand in a busy campsite in the high season. (Even then, are a few pounds worth the stress of getting there?)

You choose the views, the neighbours, the itinerary. You can take as much baggage and kit as you like without weight restrictions: surf-board, bike, kayak, walking boots and wet-weather gear – if you can safely fit it in or on the motorhome, you can take it. It won’t get damaged or lost in transit, either.

When choosing a motorhome rental in Southampton or Hampshire, you should always make sure you have packed some provisions before you head off, and pack some chairs so you can enjoy sitting outdoors and basking in some english sunshine.

Find out more here:
http://www.practicalmotorhome.com/motorhome-travel-guides/overview
Wait while more posts are being loaded