Introduction and advice

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by lufcdave7, May 18, 2009.

  1. lufcdave7


    May 12, 2009
    Hi folks, like to introduce my wife Kath and myself, we pick up our first motorhome on Thursday after four years of tugging. Would like to ask all you old hands for some advice, how do you cope with narrow country roads. The area in question, for those of you who may know it, that we are hoping to get to, is the car park below the Tarn at Malham, North Yorkshire. I would never have attempted this with the caravan, does the same restriction apply to motorhomes or is there a technique for getting past vehicles coming in the opposite direction. Do the drivers of these vehicles hiss and moan at you for holding them up or making them reverse out of the way. Please don't say avoid these roads at all cost!
  2. Wildman


    May 30, 2008
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Welcome to the site. I don't know the particular road you refer to but the same applies everywhere. With a motorhome you can see down both sides of the vehicle even on a bend, unlike a caravan. all motorhomes are narrow enough to travel safely down one side of the road, if there is likely to be a passing problem then it would most likely also apply to a large car. There are times when one of you will need to back up or pull into a passing place however years of driving experience should make sure this is accepted as normal driving practice and nothing to get heated about. If you are driving an ARV then you may have problems, but even then you will notice local coach services bombing along the narrowest of roads. I mostly just treat the beast as a car, albeit a slow one.

    If things get really tight, just breath in, hee hee
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Dec 5, 2008
    Keep a stock of spare wing mirrors and a load of body filler.

    It gives you something to do when you get there.
  4. New Rover

    New Rover

    Aug 31, 2007
    Hi Dave and Kath, welcome to the Fun.
    Get yersel' up tae the West Coast o' Scottieland fur a week your twa.
    Ye'll get loads o' practice driving alang the B roads and soon find oot how tae drive the single track wi' passin' places.
    A wee bit commonsense an' ye'll dae fine mon.

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