Join Date: Feb 2013
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Motorhoming with kids 1 girl aged 3 and 1 boy aged 9 months
we have travelled extensively in a hymer 644, from the Uk all the way to Morocco and all the places in between. We were amazed with the attention we got from friendly smiles to actual help. The children seemed to be a magic wand of good nature attractors (if this makes sense lol). I do not know whether we were lucky or it is the safest way to motorhome (?????) but I cannot provide one warning or sense of danger with the kids. People everywhere seemed to be friendly because of the kids, it was brilliant. We have all heard the stories of theft and gas attack, but I have nothing to report on that front even wild camping through Morocco down as far as Tiznet, the people were fantastic(at the time Israel was bombing Lebanon we heard some Italian homers had their vehicles damaged but again we never saw any shananigans). We even had our van reupholstered in Tiznet whilst wild camping because the campsite was full( his name was Muhammed, just inside Tiznet city wall) and he gave a discount because of the age of the kids, bless him.
Our next trip will be Sicily because of the outstanding reports we have had about this Isle and yes we are taking the Kids or the magic wands as we call them(better than any Alsation, no offence).
Our '95 hymer 644 cost us 12995 and never let us down once.
Have recently upgraded to a 2001 694 as kids are bigger and have had a few problems which hopefully the dealer will put right! They do not make them like they used to lol.
Hope this helps as I would never recommend something I have not done!
As for travel sickness issues our little girl suffers, however the beauty of motorhomeing means it is possible to pull over as often as we like so even long journeys are well broken up, having a brew and waiting for that awful feeling to pass, taking maybe longer than blasting everywhere. Positives are there is hardly anything you miss by driving straight past without noticing.