Caravan or Motorhome owners
Are there any on here? I've suddenly got a bug to buy one and do some touring around the uk and Europe. Any input is welcome.
Oh your next door neighbour will be pleased lmao!!!
YES! Proud motorhome owners (shes called Elsie) for over a year now and she is the reason our villa is now for sale, because we just love the motorhome life so much more than worrying about a house in another country.
We love the feeling of being on holiday as soon as your fire her up. We love the changing view everywhere you stay. We love the friendliness of other caravan and motorhome owners - its a social life in itself, there are so many rallies all the time if thats your thing. We love the thought of being able to be in France in just a couple of hours and from there - who knows.
As yet, we haven't found a down-side after about 11 trips in the last year.
Go for it, its a great holiday experience.
The biggest debate is the choice between motorhome or caravan (tuggers) and we only chose the motorhome because the Dearly Beloved didn't fancy towing.
I thought the lack of a car would be a drawback but, so far, its not been a problem because you find most sites are close to public transport/pubs etc and we are big walkers anyway. Its also nice to be able to just pull up anywhere you fancy, pop in the back and stick the kettle on, or in our case go to the wardrobe and pour a glass of wine - because what else would you use a wardrobe for other than keeping a barrel of homemade vino.
We bought a second hand motorhome to try out first (shes 6 years old) before we spent out lots of money on a new one, its been the best thing we ever bought and we will probably buy a new one when we find exactly the layout we want. We often find we are re-tracing the many happy miles we did on motorbikes over the past 30 years, but this time theres no putting a tent up in a howling gale or finding the air-bed has deflated in the night!
We're away again next week, just a week in Norfolk taking in several museums and National Trust properties along the way before a slow tour down the coast towards home in Sussex - can't wait - you can keep Gatwick!!!
we brought a motorhome off Ebay for £18000 three years ago, it had only had one owner before us they had bought it so when they retired they were going to travel and just 6 weeks into retirement the poor man had a stroke.
we travelled to Turkey for 4 months last year, stopped off at service stations every evening so we never payed any site fees.
then this year we travelled around Spain for 3 months again stopping every evening on the sea front or service station. very relaxed abroad not like England when it comes to parking up.
it is the best thing we have purchased. Pat