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Welcome to Motorhomecraic, for motorhomers across Ireland.

Motorhomecraic was established on 24/08/2011 and was the first dedicated Motorhome website and forums for Ireland. In that short time we have had over 13 million visitors!

Why not register? it only takes a minute. Inside you will find all sorts of great information for Motorhoming in Ireland.

Cowboys and Heroes tickets go on sale from noon today!

Cowboys and Heroes tickets go on sale from noon today! We have the biggest line up yet and a limited number of Christmas tickets are available on tickets.ie. To celebrate we are going give away a pair to one lucky winner that shares this post. Just tag as many friends as you can!

Posted on 30.11.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (18 Answers)

You Just need to Register!

And you get all this for FREE!!!!!!!!







How bloody marvellous is that? !
Posted on 30.11.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (1 Answers)

Ireland's Largest Motorhome Show at Thompson Leisure!

Ireland's Largest Motorhome Show at Thompson Leisure!
Over 100 motorhomes on display, from our quality, pre-loved to our new 2017 models from our 11 manufacturers. If motorhomes are your passion, you will love this event! Free food, drink and entertainment from 4 different performers and personalities. Running free entry, cash prize draws for £500! Also if you are bringing your motor home, we are providing 2 over nights, free accommodation at the private Drumnabreeze Estate.

To avail of the access to this free event, you will need to confirm your attendance via Eventbrite (by clicking the following link: [Links are only visible for registered users]

via email: [Links are only visible for registered users]

or telephone on 02892693999.



Posted on 23.11.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (18 Answers)

Welcome Thompson Leisure!!

Motorhomecraic would like to welcome Thompson Leisure as our latest advertiser! They have an amazing range of Motorhomes and some great events coming in January.

Their website is here: [Links are only visible for registered users]

Their Facebook page here: [Links are only visible for registered users]


UK, Ireland's and Northern Ireland's Premier Motorhome Dealer

Thompson Leisure is the premier dealership of Motorhomes and Campervans in the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland. We offer motorhomes, caravans and campervans for sale, and pride ourselves on giving you the best in quality vehicles, customer service and after-sales. We have one of the best ranges of new & quality used motorhomes in Ireland.

Come and see our beautifully crafted French, UK & German built motorhomes - they display the utmost quality at extremely competitive prices. We are authorised dealers for Rapido, Elddis, Hobby, Leisuredrive and Autohaus motorhomes.

We are always on the look out for quality used stock and pay cash in sterling or euro for your used motorhomes, caravans and campervans above 2003.
Posted on 22.11.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (11 Answers)

Winter Motorhome Storage Advice

TIPS ON WINTER STORAGE FOR YOUR CAMPER VAN

Should we experience a bad winter many people may suffer damage to their Camper Van. For example, freezing pipes and damage to awnings are among some of the issues our clients face. Here are some handy tips to offset these problems which may occur.

IMPORTANT TIPS
The INTERIOR of your Camper Van should be kept clean and dry to prevent mould growing while you Camper Van is in Winter Storage.
After cleaning Fridge leave the door open allowing air circulation
Remove ALL bedding
Remove ALL Gas bottles and store safely in a garage or shed
Ensure you DRAIN ALL WATER COMPLETELY from your pipes (Water can become stale and obviously freeze causing considerable damage).
Remove ALL leisure batteries and store them safely in a dry place (Extreme cold can reduce battery life and affect the lifestyle of the battery itself)
If storage is in a rural location you may want to set some mouse traps as you don't want uninvited guests in your Camper Van
Leave all locker doors open to prevent damp/condensation
Close ventilation Grills but do NOT block fixed grills
The OUTSIDE of your Camper Van should be thoroughly CLEANED before you store it away. Remove any mud or dirt which can retain moisture leading to rusting.
Check your Tyre Pressure prior to Storage
Apply grease or oil to ALL hinges and mechanical parts. This repels water preventing freezing and saves you a job when the season begins again
Ensure your Awning is fully dry before rolling away for the winter
To prevent windows sticking to the rubber seals use some TALCUM POWDER
Have a proper Ice Scraper & Deicer in your Camper Van
If you have a waste tank under your camper EMPTY regularly
Consider raising the Camper Van with an Axle Stand
Ensure you have a WARNING TRIANGLE and WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHER
AND FINALLY THE BEST TIP OF ALL IS TO TAKE YOUR CAMPER VAN OUT ON THE ROAD FOR A SHORT RUN ON A REGULAR BASIS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER.
Posted on 17.11.2016 from CHAUSSON | Read here (1 Answers)

Height barriers - an infringment on our Human Rights?

Some discussion in [Links are only visible for registered users] topic about height barriers, but it requires it's own topic as it is a different issue entirely.

There is work going on from different parties, I am not sure what [Links are only visible for registered users] are doing but some from Motorhomecraic have started negotiations with Newry & Down Council about how they affect Motorhome tourism.

Also there has been great work by [Links are only visible for registered users] in Scotland and I believe he is now working on England, there is another website which campaigns in England, I'll look for it later.

There is also our French Counterparts, someone will need to point me in the direction of their website, whom are campaigning and having success in removing height barriers.
Posted on 20.10.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (55 Answers)

An open letter for Campsite owners

Campsite owners who oppose Motorhome Parking:

An open letter to those Campsite Owners who oppose European style overnight Motorhome parking places, some information for you to digest, take on board, in an attempt to open dialogue in how we can support each other (Motorhomers and campsite owners) instead of Campsite owners alienating Motorhomers.

Some Facts:

* In this article the word 'Motorhomes' covers, Motorhomes, Campervans & RV's

  • Motorhomes, being in the same vehicle category as cars under EU law can legally park anywhere a car can.
  • Motorhome owners can go for days without the use of a Campsite as they are self contained.
  • We carry fresh water, waste water tanks and most have facilities on board to cook, wash, shower and go to the toilet.
  • Most Motorhomes are self sufficient in food preparation.
  • We do require the use of facilities every few days, to service a Motorhome, refill of fresh water, charge batteries and empty toilets. Motorhomers will pay for this service.
  • We are not anti campsite.



Some Councils in Ireland have started adding service points for Motorhomes, they realise the benefit for tourism that this creates, providing such facilities also serves to counter the undesirable situation where some people find themselves forced to dispose of their grey and black water in an inappropriate manner.. Motorhomes are not Caravans and do not have caravan owners needs. But we do have needs which campsite owners can provide. They are two completely different types of market & clientelle.

Instead of some campsites opposing LEGAL Motorhome Parking here is a suggestion: allow Motorhomers to avail of your services by charging a reduced fee to service a Motorhome. Most of us do not require a pitch, electric hook up, play parks, swimming pools or any other of the things that a campsite may provide. But we will pay to service a Motorhome. Why not charge a fee for this and instead of turning away Motorhomers, make some money from them by opening your business to a different clientelle, one that would normally not visit your site. Perfect business sense?

Create an area for a Motorhome to visit for a short stay, or let them call in and use your services if they need too.

Basic servicing of a Motorhome:

  • Fill up on board fresh water tanks, usually around 100 litres
  • Empty Grey waste tanks over a drive over drain
  • Empty toilet cassette


Those three simple things are already on most campsites and therefore those campsites can charge a fee for someone wishing to service their Motorhome.

If campsite owners all over Ireland provided this service, then it would be diversifying their business to keep up with the ever growing Motorhome popularity and provide a network for tourism which benefits us all.

By trying to oppose something that is legal some campsite owners are alienating the Motorhome community in Ireland. Campsite owners do not have a monopoly on holidays. The same as a restaurant cannot stop the opening of a Coffee Shop.

We can work together to benefit both parties or we can bury our heads in the sand which will not really affect Motorhome owners but will prove that Campsite onwers are not eager to change their business model and move with the times ahead.

We are open to dialogue between all parties and if any campsite owners would like to comment, then please feel free to do so.

Please remember, Motorhomes can park legally anywhere a car can so help us to help you.

Motorhomecraic.com
Posted on 18.10.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (9 Answers)

New MHC advertiser

Welcome to [Links are only visible for registered users] - our latest advertiser and also a Craic Member, please support his business.

If you need anythigng sharpened, he's the man to do it, other services also - check out their website:

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Posted on 04.10.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (8 Answers)

Vets in France

I know it's been covered many times but I'll ask again! I will be leaving Ile de Ré on Wednesday next and heading to Roscoff and I'm just wondering if anyone knows a vet here on the island that's familiar with the passport so as I can be sorted before I get to the ferry. I'd like to have if done so I can travel to Roscoff at leisure.
Posted on 17.09.2016 from lookaround | Read here (3 Answers)

Vantastival 2017

BEAULIEU HOUSE
DROGHEDA, CO. LOUTH

June 3rd & 4th

TICKETS FOR VANTASTIVAL 2017 WILL GO ON SALE IN DECEMBER!
Posted on 07.09.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (1 Answers)

Sunflowerfest 2017

Sunflowerfest16 will go down in history as the best festival of the year, it is really gathering pace now and parts are starting to sell out, so get your tickets early, not forgetting your camparvam supplement.

You must load your campervan in on 27th July between 5PM & 8PM and either stay that night until Monday, or leave your van there and come back again on Friday.

Posted on 07.09.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (1 Answers)

Portaferry Campsite

Disused Portafery campsite is sad to see, pity no one can get it open again as we enjoyed last weekend in Portaferry but had to park (with permission) in one of the primary Schools.

Shower blocks etc all vandalised.

Posted on 22.06.2016 from Douzeper | Read here (14 Answers)
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