31 JAN 2023
Discover the 5 important tips to keep in mind before you hit the road for your long-term trip, and how to prepare your Ducato-based motorhome.
1. MAP IT OUT
First and foremost, plan, plan, plan! This is the fun part, where you can decide where you want to go and what you want to see. Take some time to map out your route and make sure you know where you'll stay each night. A lot of YouTubers are out there; check them out! Some apps like Park4night can help you find campgrounds, RV parks, and other overnight options.
2. SPACE EFFICIENCY
Next, pack smart! Space can be limited when you're living in a camper for an extended period. Bring only the essentials and try to be as organised as possible. Remember to bring important documents like your passport, driver's license and registration for the camper. It sounds trivial, but it happens!
Be prepared for maintenance! Owning a Ducato-based motorhome means being responsible for its care and repairs. Make sure you have all the necessary tools and equipment and know how to perform basic maintenance tasks. You're in great company if you hit the in a Ducato-based motorhome! With over 700,000 active members, you can rest easy knowing that you're part of this large community. And the best part? You have access to a free phone assistance service dedicated exclusively to our customers. This service is active in more than 50 countries 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, anywhere in Europe. And with a network of 1,800 Fiat Camper Assistance workshops and 6,500 authorised Fiat workshops at your disposal in Europe, you can always access the help you need whenever you want. Whether it's for breakdowns or other information, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you're not alone.
4. STAY SAFE
Having a good data plan for your phone is essential. It's always a good idea to check different providers' coverage and data plans in advance. It's also a good idea to look for international roaming plans to avoid unexpected charges.
Staying connected while on the road is vital for staying in touch with friends and family and entertainment, especially for staying informed. With a portable Wi-Fi device and a good data plan, you'll be able to stay safe and enjoy your trip to the fullest.
5. HAVE FUN!
And enjoy the journey! A long-term trip in a camper is an incredible experience. Take the time to explore new places, try new things, and make lasting memories. Remember that the journey is just as important as the destination.
If you're lucky enough to own a Ducato-based motorhome, you're in for a treat! According to the German specialized magazine "Promobil" readers, we have been awarded the prestigious "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2023" for the 15th consecutive year! Ducato is one of the most popular base vehicles for camper van conversions due to its reliability, space, and weight capacity.
So pack up your bags and hit the road; adventure awaits!
Happy travels, and enjoy yourself!