You’ve saved up and now you’re ready to buy an Auto-trail motorhome. But how do you know which one to choose? Do you want to go with a big, luxurious model or something more economical? Which aftercare package should I choose? These are just some of the questions that come up when buying an Auto-trail motorhome. Fortunately, we have answers! Here are five factors to consider when making this important decision.

Size and capacity

Of course, the size of your Auto-trail motorhome will depend on how many passengers and their luggage you need to transport. But capacity is also important. Keep in mind, the higher the capacity, the heavier your Auto-trail motorhome will be and that can affect handling and fuel economy.

The standard motorhome is around 1800kg which typically includes a family’s worth of luggage and passengers. The more you carry the heavier your motorhome becomes and that will shorten your range or increase consumption.

Budget and warranty

When buying an Auto-trail motorhome, you’ll want to keep your budget in mind as it relates to the overall cost of the unit. Every motorhome will come with a warranty. It’s important to know what type of warranty is included so that you don’t end up spending more than planned on repairs down the road.

It’s also important to consider how much you can afford so that you get all of the features and amenities that are important to you without exceeding your budget. For example, if you’d like a large living space for entertaining guests, perhaps plan on getting one of the larger models with more features.

The basic amenities you need

When shopping for an Auto-trail motorhome, there are a few basic amenities that you’ll need to decide on.

For example, do you want a small, economical model or something more luxurious and spacious? One of the most important factors when choosing your Auto-trail is how much storage space you need. Will you be traveling with pets? If so, make sure your Auto-trail is pet-friendly and has enough space to accommodate your pets beds etc. Another important factor the weight capacity (number people and baggage). You’ll want to make sure your Auto-trail will have enough power to get where it needs to go.

After deciding which features are most important for your needs, it’s time to consider the next step in the process – getting financing. There are lots of options available for financing your Auto-trail motorhome including personal bank loans or finance deals offered at Tyne Valley Motorhomes to spread the cost.

The amenities you want

Buying an Auto-trail motorhome is a considered investment. You need to consider all the details to make sure you’re getting everything you want and need.

First, think about the amenities that are important to you. Do you prefer a larger model with lots of space or a smaller more manoeuvrable model? Maybe you want an Auto-trail motorhome with a double bed and an office area. There are so many different options out there, so take some time to figure out what’s most important for your lifestyle.

Once you’ve decided on your top two or three must-have amenities, compare models side by side and see which model will best fit your needs and preferences.


Motorhomes are an excellent way to get the experience of living on the road without actually leaving home. There are lots of options available to choose from, you can call into our showroom or view our latest stock online. We can help you to narrow down your choices and help you find the right Auto-trail motorhome for you.

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