If you are often on the road travelling, you may decide that travelling by campervan or motorhome is a much better idea than driving your own car. There are a few advantages to doing so. You don’t have to worry about lodging, you can start and end your day whenever you want, and you can carry a lot more in these vehicles than you can in a standard car. Some people aren’t certain of the differences between a campervan and a motorhome, though. If you know you want one of these vehicles but aren’t sure which one, here’s a quick look at some of the differences between them.
The most obvious difference is the size of the vehicle. Motorhomes are usually a least 2000mm longer than campervans, which are closer in size to normal passenger vans. If you’re uncertain about driving a larger vehicle, try test driving both. You may find that a motorhome isn’t as hard to drive as you think, or you might instead find that you’re simply not comfortable with its larger size and the fact that you can’t always easily see out the back of the vehicle.
You do have to keep in mind that motorhomes will take up more space when parked, too. You may have to park farther out in parking lots, and you may want to make certain you have space for these larger vehicles at home before you purchase one. You may not be able to fit both the motorhome and your vehicle in your driveway, and there’s virtually no chance you’ll be able to fit a motorhome in your garage.
Motorhomes generally include a toilet, shower, full dining area, and may have two or even three beds. Most of them include a drinking water filtration system, a stove, a small refrigerator, a sink, and a microwave. Campervans, on the other hand, may not include a shower and toilet. They usually only have a single- or double-burner stove, although most do have a microwave, refrigerator, and sink. The dining area may be smaller, too, with only enough space for two people.
If you’re planning on completely replacing your lodging with a vehicle, a motorhome is probably going to serve you better, though a large campervan may also be an option. You’ll find these larger campervans for sale at very affordable prices.
In addition to having space for more people, motorhomes also have space for more luggage. They have additional cabinets and storage spaces plus more room overall, so you can carry more. They have enough room that some retired people have actually sold their houses and have begun living full-time in a motorhome, travelling the country as they desire. If you don’t mind having few possessions and limited housing space, this can be an option.
Campervans, because they’re smaller, are typically priced less than motorhomes. The price difference is often enough that you’ll find a campervan fits your budget better, especially the smaller campervans. These vehicles are also usually more fuel-efficient, so you’ll save money there, too.