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Used Motorhomes Sales

A luxury motorhome or camper is a serious investment. This is why it is important to think carefully before you buy. Choosing the right campervan or motorhome can significantly improve your life. This is why our experts are available to offer help and advice with your purchase.

Our sales team have over 14 years experience in motorhome sales which means that we can help you to make a perfect choice. We also take pride in our after sales service which is available to keep your motorhome safe and problem free. Our site is based in Hillborough serving all of Kent.

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Our team are friendly and approachable which means that you can discuss your personal requirements with us and get honest advice. We specialise in the sale of Elddis and Chausson motorhomes which offer great value for money.

Elddis

Elddis motorhomes are the only UK full-bonded motorhomes. They use the SoLiD Construction method for improved construction. The motorhomes in the Elddis range are Elddis, Xplore, Compass and Buccaneer. These offer great value for money.

Chausson

Chausson motorhomes come with a warranty for two years which includes parts and labour. These are completed by certified garages which specialise in Chausson motorhomes. The Chausson vehicles are built to last and come with a 7-year guarantee.

Elddis Motorhomes
Chausson Motorhomes

Choosing a Motorhome

Herne Bay Motorhomes specialise in second hand motorhomes and campers. Call 01227289111 for more information.

Chausson Motorhomes

Over-Cab or Luton

These are larger motorhomes with an area that extends over the driver cab. This can be used as living space or for storage. These offer good facilities such as wash room and toilet area. These motorhomes can sleep from two to six people. They usually include a double berth above the cab.

Low Profile

The low profile uses the space above the cab for cupboard space rather than sleeping. These vehicles use less fuel and are suited more towards couples. These can come with an elevating roof that can be adjusted for areas with restricted height.

A-Class

These are perfect motorhomes for long distance trips. They are built from the chassis up and offer more space and comfort. These will normally come with drop down roof bed. Swivel cab seats can also be moved to create the living area.

Fixed Roof Conversions

The roof is fixed to a low height. This makes them ideal for garage storage. There is no standing room in these vehicles and are limited to two berths.

Elevating Roof Conversions

An elevated roof can add extra standing room compared to a fixed roof van. These often allow for extra sleeping space in the roof which is great for kids.

High Top Conversions

These motorhomes offer a permanently raised roof. With 2-metre standing room, this gives extended space and luxury. These generally include a fitted toilet and shower room.

Helpful Checklists

Going away on holiday in your motorhome can be exciting. But being prepared can help prevent things from going wrong and spoiling your trip. Here are some handy checks to do while you are planning your journey. Once you arrive at your campsite there are several checks that you need to do to get your motorhome set up and comfortable.


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Buying a Motorhome

Arriving at a site:

  • Ask if there is a motorhome service point
  • Use the motorhome service point to fill up your water tank before settling on your pitch
  • If necessary, you can use ramps under the wheels to keep the motorhome level
  • If you need to release the handbrake to make a bed in the cab use chocks for the wheels
  • If you have corner steadies, wind these down

Before you leave the site:

  • Turn off the gas at the cylinder
  • Internal doors and cupboards should be closed  
  • Clean out any toilet cassette  
  • Empty the fresh-water and waste-water tanks 
  • Check the windows and roof lights are closed
  • Check that the  habitation door is locked
  • Ensure loads are safely secured 
  • Raise the corner steadies, if appropriate
  • Check the handbrake is on, You may have released it to make up a bed between the seats
  • Remove any chocks
  • Check the area for anything left behind

Driving a Motorhome

If you intend to purchase a motorhome you need to be aware of the legal requirements for driving one. You will need to check if your driving license permits you to drive a motorhome in the UK.

You need to check the date that you passed your driving test. If you passed before 1997 you will be permitted to drive a large motorhome. This excludes drivers who are over 70 years old.

Drivers who have the current standard driving licence will be able to drive vehicles in the B and B1 category. B and B1 vehicles are vehicles up to 3,500kg with a tow trailer of a maximum weight of 750kg. Many new motorhomes are built with a Maximum Allowable Mass (MAM) of 3,500kg as a result.

Drivers who passed their test before 1 January 1997 are permitted to drive C1 class vehicles. A C1 licence allows you to drive vehicles up to 7,500kg. This will allow you to drive the largest size motorhomes.

Any drivers who are over 70 years old will be required to renew their driving licence. Once the driving licence is renewed, they will receive a standard driving licence. This will mean that you lose the ability to drive vehicles between 3,500kg and 7,500kg.

Drop-down Beds

Drop down beds were once only available in A-class motorhomes. but today you can buy a low-profile coachbuild vehicle that includes a drop down bed. These are stored above the cab or the lounge. When you are ready to use it, your drop down bed is available at the touch of a button. 

Your drop down bed can even be stopped at various heights. This allows you to use the living area while someone is using the bed above. Where there is a double bed installed in the motorhome at the rear, the additional drop down bed creates a four berth possibility.

If you are considering buying a motorhome with a drop down bed you should think about access. You may need to use a ladder to reach the bed, so try using the ladder to check if you are comfortable climbing it.

The bed will sleep two people, but the person sleeping nearer the cab will need to climb over the other person to get out of bed.  

There are a number of layouts with drop down beds. Some motorhomes allow users to still make use of the kitchen while the bed is down. Other layouts allow you to sit in the living area. Most designs allow the external doors to open while the bed is down.

A drop down bed feature can make your motorhome ideal for family use. The beds are ready made and available when required. Rear bunks can be curtained off to allow children to sleep undisturbed while the adults use the living area.

Used Motorhome sales

Buying A Motorhome With Herne Bay Motorhomes

Some people buy a motorhome as a hobby but for others, it becomes part of their way of life. Some people enjoy the freedom of living in their motorhome full time as a lifestyle choice.

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Motorhomes have been around since the 1950s and have enjoyed periods of popularity ever since. Since the early 2000s motorhome popularity has entered the mainstream. Over 90,000 new motorhomes were sold throughout Europe in 2006. France provides the biggest market for motorhomes followed by Germany. 11,300 motorhomes are sold in the UK currently.

If you want to enjoy the freedom and luxury that a motorhome offers, come visit Herne Bay Motorhomes in Kent. Our experienced team can provide the help and advice required to find your perfect motorhome. Contact us today to find out more about the range of motorhomes and campers available in Herne Bay and Kent.

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