When hiring a motorhome for a family holiday you will have to consider how many travelling seats are in the motorhome. It is illegal to carry more passengers than the occupancy level states when travelling.
As by UK law when travelling with children you must ensure the correct child safety restraint is used.
The most recent laws introduced on child safety in vehicles categorise child seats according to the child’s weight and age.
Child Seat Categories:
0+ – Babies up to 13kg: Carrier with a harness, or a rear facing baby seat .
1 – Toddlers from 9kg to 18kg: Forward facing or rear facing baby seat, using a harness or safety shield.
2 – Children from 15kg to 25kg: High-backed booster child seat or booster seat that can be forward facing or rear facing, using a harness or safety shield.
3 – Children from 22kg to 36kg: High-backed booster child seat or booster seat that can be forward facing or rear facing, using a harness or safety shield.
Children over the age of 12 or more than 135cm tall do not require a safety seat or booster.
How Many Can Our motorhomes Seat?
Swift Edge Motorhomes are designed to carry the same number of passengers when travelling as the number of beds. Example our four berth motorhome can sleep up to 4 people and has 4 travelling seats. 2 in the cab and 2 forward facing seats in the living area. Our six berth motorhome has 3 double beds, sleeping up to 6 people and has 6 travelling seats. 2 in the cab, 2 forward facing seats and 2 rear facing seats in the living area.
If travelling with a baby or small child you will need to consider how the child safety seat will be secured. Swift Edge motorhomes do not have Isofix bars. A child seat that can be fitted using a 3 point safety belt will be required.
You will need to consider your sleeping arrangements before booking a motorhome for your family adventure. The bed sizes and layouts can be found in the pictures on the Hire 4 Berth and Hire 6 Berth pages.
What has recently been asked, is can you fit a travel cot in the motorhomes. We’re not sure of the answer because travel cots come in various sizes although we have tried one ourselves and this is what we found.
The largest travel cot to fit in our 4 berth motorhome is 74cm x 100cm. Our 6 berth motorhome will fit a travel cot up to 74cm x 130cm. Please be aware the travel cot will take the space of one of the double beds in the motorhome.
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