Originally Posted by kevtr1
I'm looking for some advice.
My wife and I and our two girls are caught between whether to buy a touring caravan or a motor home. We are both teachers and will have 8 weeks holidays in the Summer so we'll be using whatever we buy to go to the continent.
We are unsure about whether to spend the big money to buy a motorhome or go for the cheaper option and get a good caravan.
Any ideas what we should do?
Good Morning Kevin.
The wife and I, have been caravaning for over 30 years, and the last 11 years we have had a motorhome.
When our lads where young we had a caravan would I have changed that for a motorhome then I have to say no. My thoughts are this you are better with a caravan when you have kids, because when you are on site you still have your car to runn around in, and a caravan gives you more room, to sleep and eat in, and the kids love doing there little jobs to help getting it set up.
My big tip is join one of the big clubs, ie. the caravan club or the camping and caravan club, both are good, we have been in them both, but we like the camping and caravan club.
As I have said we now have a moterhome which we love, now we don't have to tow the kids around with us.
Its very rare we go on a site, the wife and I just move around to where suits us, the only time we do go on a site is when we go to weekend meets with the club to meet up with friends.
A motorhome is a lot of money to be sitting there, to get the most out of it, it has to be used a lot.
Hope this helps, but no matter which one you go for you will enjoy, its a great life, and you meet some very nice people who will help you lots, and your kids will have lots of fun.