Caravan vs motorhome: which is best?

We’re always interested to hear the opinions of newcomers to the world of motorhoming, which is why we enjoyed a recent piece by the Sunderland Echo’s motoring correspondent, Les Oliver.

Les’ feature looks at making the transition from camper or caravanner to motorhome use, charting the positives and pitfalls with swapping your tourer for a campervan.

For instance, it’s much easier to park a motorhome and get the kettle on within a few minutes of arriving at your destination. However, if you’ve not driven one before there can often be items within the campervan that are slightly loose and can rattle and irritate during your journey, plus there’s the inconvenience of having to pack everything away again every time you take a day trip. 

If you’re planning on travelling overseas, often it can be cheaper to take a motorhome than a caravan and compact campers grant you access to more roads – and thus more scenery – than some touring caravans.

In France particularly, motorhomes are very welcome and there are many informal overnight stopping areas near some of the country’s best beauty spots. Don’t forget to purchase two disposable breathalysers, though, as it is now a requirement of French law for motorists to carry test kits.

Oliver concludes that most of the former caravanners he’s spoken to would not give up their motorhome for a tourer once making the switch, but for now he’s happy to stick to his familiar territory of caravanning.

You can read the full article here.

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