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Wednesday 06 July 2005

Staying overnight in a motorhome has never been so popular. There are approximately 125,000 motorhome owners, and the majority of these will be heading for the great outdoors this year, discovering new sights or visiting their favourite picturesque locations.

The greatest thing about a motorhome is that you’re not just buying one holiday. Once you’ve got one, you can take holidays all year round and spend as much or as little as you like doing it. Remember, when you take to the road in your motorhome, whichever area you decide to discover can be your home for the night.

Motorhomes are perfect for exploring the UK and overseas as they offer all of the comforts of home: well equipped kitchens, cooker, fridge, central heating, fitted showers, hot water, TV aerials, toilets, double-glazing and comfortable beds that are yours to return to each night.

Some motorhome owners head for adventurous holiday destinations all over the world, whilst others enjoy touring the UK. Wherever you decide to take your motorhome, you can enjoy the fast lifestyle near to a busy town one day and the picturesque beauty of a countryside retreat the next.

If you are new to driving a motorhome, or you’d like to brush up on your manoeuvring skills, then The Camping and Caravanning Club’s new Motorhome Manoeuvring Courses may be for you. They are full-day courses run by patient and professional driving instructors, and are open to both members and non-members alike – of course, you get a discount if you’re a member, which is not the only benefit of joining a Club like The Camping and Caravanning Club.

As the world’s oldest and largest Club for all forms of camping, and with around 400,000 members to cater for, the facilities and services are especially developed by people who share a love of the outdoors.

The Club has nearly 100 beautiful award-winning sites throughout the UK, providing quality accommodation for nearly three million campers each year. It has a further 1,200+ Certificated Sites that are exclusive to members and are set in some of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Market leader in overseas camping holidays, Carefree, the Club’s overseas travel service, has its very own flexible, dynamic approach to providing holiday services to Club members. It sends over 70,000 people each year to over 150 individually-inspected camp sites in 18 European countries. It also provides discounted ferry bookings, organises rallies, escorted tours, theme holidays and much more. The Club really does open up a whole new world to its members.

Joining The Camping and Caravanning Club has other benefits, such as: insurance for all types of camping unit as well as your home, car, pets and more; a breakdown recovery scheme specially designed with caravan and motorhome owners in mind, from RAC; a Club credit card; and a discount car purchase scheme.

Log onto where you’ll find information about the Club and a range of downloadable technical information sheets to help you in choosing a motorhome, taking care of your unit, and many others to help you get the maximum out of holidaying in your leisure vehicle.

6 July 2005