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Glastonbury Hacks: How to make the most of your motorhome hired for Glastonbury Festival
Congratulations. You’ve already taken a huge step towards festival survival by hiring a motorhome!
A comfortable bed, cooking facilities and the all-important private washroom will go a long way to keeping you fully refreshed for the whole weekend.
To ensure you get through the Glastonbury experience completely unscathed, here are a few handy tips and tricks…
Before you go
Campervan/motorhome tickets are often limited in number, and demand is usually high, so make sure you buy them early to guarantee your place.
It’s not the end of the world if you do miss out on a campervan ticket, as you can always stay at a nearby campsite and walk or bus in.
With all the space you have in a motorhome you can afford to take with you some more of life’s little comforts, so just make sure you don’t forget the essentials:
- Sun cream
- Ear plugs
- Bin bags
- Toilet roll
- Wet wipes
- Antibacterial gel
If you’re taking young children, don’t forget to bring a push chair. Running around all day can take its toll on little legs and you don’t want to be left carrying them everywhere.
Choose your pitch
Glastonbury open their doors to the campsite a day or two before all the bands arrive, so it’s a good idea to get there early to ensure you get the pick of the pitches.
If the site is on a slope, avoid pitching at the bottom of it if you can. If it does rain at all, then you could have some difficulties when it comes to leaving.
Think about where the exit is and how easy it will be to leave.
Where are the water taps situated? If you need to fill up your water tank because you’re using the on-board shower rather than the festival facilities, you don’t want to be walking too far each time to fill it up again. Particularly if you only have a small watering can to do the job.
Glastonbury don’t provide any electric hook-up facilities, and they don’t allow generators. So what should you do?
Use the power supply sparingly. You could try running the engine for an hour or so each day. It’s not a particularly environmental method, but it’s probably your only option. It won’t fully charge the battery, but should prevent it from going completely flat. Just make sure you’ve got plenty of fuel before entering the site so you can keep running your engine to keep things topped up! To save your leisure battery for the water pump, take battery packs with you to charge your phone.
Make your bed
If the motorhome you’ve hired requires beds to be made up, do it before you head into the main arena. You’ll really appreciate it when you stumble back into the motorhome in the early hours!
Plan your day
At Glastonbury there is always so much going on that you simply can’t fit everything in that you want to do. Make sure to plan your day, so you know which bands/attractions you definitely want to see and where they’re playing. That way you avoid missing the greatest performance the world has ever seen because you were queuing up for an overpriced, warm pint!
Arrange a meeting place
It’s a good idea on the first day to arrange amongst yourselves a meeting point, so that should any of your party get lost or decide they want to stay for one more song, everyone knows where to go. Don’t rely on your mobile phone to stay in touch, as although running out of battery shouldn’t be a problem for you, getting a decent signal may prove to be a challenge.
Leaving the festival
Whoever is doing the driving needs to make sure that they have allowed enough time to sober up before it’s time to leave, particularly if you’re planning to leave first thing in the morning.
If you need to get back for a specific time to return the motorhome, make sure you allow for the possibility of a long wait whilst trying to exit the site. With anything from 200 to 200,000 people trying to leave on the same day, roads can be at a standstill for a number of hours.
Consider leaving after the final headline act of the event on the Sunday night. It’s a great way to avoid the mad rush and ensure you make your return time.
If it has rained during the weekend, having lots of motorhomes, campervans and cars all trying to leave could turn the once lush green site into a boggy mess. Be careful when driving in these conditions. To avoid getting stuck, drive slowly and don’t push down on the accelerator too much. Increasing the revs will only make you sink quicker!