Why do not more people motorhome in Winter?

The CaravanTimes production team traveled this month from London to East Yorkshire
The CaravanTimes production team traveled this month from London to East Yorkshire

Friday, 13, Jan 2017 02:41

by Tom Leaning

I recently took our CaravanTimes production team on location to East Yorkshire, to investigate what motorhoming in deepest, darkest winter was really like.

Auto-Trail were kind enough to lend us their Auto-Trail Tracker RS and Tribute 736 models and Rollerteam loaned their very glamorous A-Class Pegaso 740 motorhome.

We based ourselves at Little End Corner Caravan Site, situated by a picturesque fishing lake. The location was such an idyllic setting, but the eye-catching surroundings were slightly spoilt on the first day by the weather; our welcome to Yorkshire was greeted by cold, wet and windy conditions, which made filming outdoors unpleasant.

Fortunately, a tough filming day was made easier by enjoying an evening of laughter, pasta bolognese and gas heating, as the six of us comfortably relaxed in the Tracker RS, protected from the harsh elements outside.

It was a tough night's sleep as I foolishly turned off the heating in my motorhome, and woke up unsurprisingly freezing at 2am! I quickly defrosted after turning it back on, and will not be making that same mistake in the future.

Our hard work on our first day was rewarded on the second, when we awoke to a stunning sunrise followed by a beautiful morning of sunshine, which made the lake setting all the more serene and tranquil.

Amazingly, we were the only souls on the campsite, which was understandable as camping near Grimsby in mid-January does not bode well for good weather conditions, but we just felt so lucky on the second day to enjoy that peaceful setting by the lake, in ideal conditions - and we had it all to ourselves.

Do you motorhome in the Winter? And if not, please tell us why below. Otherwise, let us know about any other location gems for winter camping.

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