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Motorhome Features & Guides

See all of our guides for motorhome features by following the link.

Find out how to use all of the following motorhome features by clicking a link below: 

TV wall mount

TV aerial

Bike rack

Leveling the motorhome

Empty the chemical toilet

Hook up the power

Hot water & heating

Roof vent


Exterior Driving away Checklist

Bonnet and Engine

Fire Extinguisher

Fuel Cap

Garage Storage Area

Gas Bottle

Remove Heating Vent

Motorhome Keys

Rear Garage Door

Starting the Vehicle

Emptying the Waste Water Tank

Filling the Water Tank

Operating the Electrical Panel

Cooking in your Motorhome

The Main Door

Operating the Windows

Creating a Bed from the Diner Table

Front Double Bunk Bed

Using the Washroom


Below are some more useful links to motrhome videos to help you understand everything you need to know about your motorhome.


Motorhome Classes and Layouts

- Choosing your Motorhome


Exterior Features Videos

Utilising the equipment in your Motorhome such as the Bike Rack, Engine, Checks, Electrics and Fuel


Exterior Features continued

Getting set up and on the road with tutorials on the Garage, Gas, Heating, Keys, Parking and Starting the Vehicle


Interior Furnishings

Make your Motorhome a real home with adaptable furnishing solutions such as the beds, kitchen and TV.


Interior Features & 3 Berth Placement Variation

Learn what the panels in your Motorhome control, how to use them and operate the windows, doors and vents. If you're hiring a 3 berth model - learn how some features vary.


Motorhome Facts and Videos

Detailed videos on the Experiences you can have, Guides on choosing the right Motorhome and Interviews with the experts in Motorhome Travel!


Festivals Guide

Thinking about a great British Festival for your adventure this year? Our Festivals Guide has all you need to know!

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Motorhome Guides - Connecting the Gas Bottle

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Connecting the Propane Gas Bottle

So you and your family can have gas in your Motorhome, you need to connect the gas bottle. It's quite simple, when you know how. You can then use the hot water and heating.

All our Motorhome are supplied with a Propane Gas Bottle

Locating the Gas Bottle

The Bottle can be found in the gas locker as shown here. Unlock the Gas Bottle with the habitation key.

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Connecting the Gas Supply

Step 1 - locate the pipe

The Gas Bottle is connected to the gas supply with this black pipe

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Step 2 - connect the pipe

The Pipe is connected as shown. 

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Step 3 - tighten the nut

Please note it is a left handed thread, to tighten turn the nut anticlockwise

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Step 4 - fully tighten

The fully tighten, use the spanner provided

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Securing the Gas Bottle

The Gas Bottle has two straps, as shown

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These straps must be secured so the bottle does not move

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Operating the Gas Supply

Turn on the Gas Supply by twisting the valve on the top of the bottle. To Open turn anti-clockwise, to close turn clockwise

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There is a small gauge under the valve, indicated here, that indicates how much gas is left in the bottle

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Hot Water, Heating and Cooking

For a helpful guide on how to operate the features once you have the gas connected, see our guides on Hot Water and Heating and our guide to Cooking in your Motorhome


Changing the Gas Supply

In the unlikely event that you run out of gas, take the empty gas bottle to a local propane dealer who will replace it with a full bottle.

Step 1 - Locate the Spanner

To remove the bottle, you will need to use the gas spanner

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Step 2 - turn gas off

Make sure that the gas valve is turned off - turn right - clockwise - until tight.

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Step 3 - Loosen the brass nut

Locate the brass nut at the front of the gas valve and use the spanner to loosen to nut. The thread works in the opposite way to a regular thread - left to right, which is clockwise.

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Step 4 - fully unscrew the valve

With your hand, finish up loosening the nut and remove the gas valve as shown

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Step 5 - Un-thread the Gas straps

Loosen the 2 gas straps and then you can easily pull out the empty gas bottle.

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The Video below shows these steps in action!


Video Guides - Connecting the Gas Bottle

Whatever you need to know about motorhomes, motorhome facts and motorhome videos, you'll find it here. UnbeatableHire are leading the Motorhome Hire UK market and as such are able to offer great deals on great motorhomes for hire.

Getting to Know your Motorhome

Useful Video Guides on the internal and exterior features of your Motorhome. 

Exterior Features

(Bike Rack, Engine, Checks, Electrics, Fuel)


Exterior Features continued

(Garage, Gas, Heating, Keys, Parking, Starting the Vehicle)


Waste and Water

(Filling and Emptying the Water tanks and using and emptying the Toilet)


Interior Furnishings

(Beds, Cooking, Fridge and Television operation)


Interior Features & 3 berth placement variation

(Electrical, Heating, Doors, Vents and Windows)



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Intro to choosing a motorhome for hire

Never used a motorhome? Don't worry - here's everything you need to know in a few minutes. Look inside, see the layouts and find out what we like best about each of our hire models.

Choosing your hire motorhome: Small

Our smallest member of the hire fleet. The small model packs a punch when it comes to space, comfort and easy motorhoming - More information on motorhome facts and motorhome hire in the UK

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Choosing your hire motorhome: Large

Because size matters... if you have five or more adults or just fancy a little more space, the Chausson Flash 25 is the one for you! The Large model is the first choice for motorhome hire holidays.

Motorhome hire Handover Video PT 1

Never used a motorhome before? Watch this video and you'll be a seasoned professional in no time!

This video covers the exterior of the motorhome.

Motorhome Hire Handover Video PT 2

Never used a motorhome before? Watch this video and you'll be a seasoned professional in no time!

This video covers the interior of the motorhome.


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