In the next five years, it is expected that the number of motorhomes in the UK will increase by 50,000, as this combined transport and accommodation becomes an increasingly appealing option. Whether you’re craving a Great British road trip or a drive through the South American desert, a motorhome may be your best option. While a good old-fashioned tent or hotel are still good, here’s how an RV can provide greater benefits.
More comfortable than camping
Pitching a tent under the stars is a rite of passage for many young adventurers, but for anyone with back problems, it loses its charm. The motorhome keeps many of the benefits of camping, without some of the downsides. There’s no need to fear freezing cold nights and rain when you have a solid roof over your head.
Then there are the cooking and bathroom amenities. Depending on the motorhome you choose, you may be able to have a full private shower, without needing to use shared showers at campsites. In fact, with everything you need contained in your vehicle, there’s no need to visit a campsite at all. You can be completely alone among nature, without the sleepless nights and body odour that might arise from wild camping in a tent.
More flexible than a hotel
A holiday should be a time of complete relaxation and little stress. While a tent can be pitched anywhere, finding a hotel can become complicated, especially if you want to visit many different locations in one trip. Most hotels are also located in town centres, meaning that you have to wake up early and travel out into the countryside. Just like when you use a tent, motorhome holidays allow you to wake up and already be exactly where you want to be, taking the stress out of travelling.
The motorhome surpasses both hotels and tents in several key ways. It gives you the comfort of a hotel, with the flexibility of a tent, but it also increases mobility vastly. Before you can move your tent, you have to pack it up. Once you’re ready to sleep, you then have to pitch it again. This can be a fun adventure in itself, but a motorhome allows you to go instantly or stop as soon as you want to.
You can also sleep while you travel. Sleeping in a car, bus or plane can be difficult. If there’s a couple of people taking turns to drive, then the other can be napping in a nice comfortable bed. This means that you can arrive at your destination full of energy. While in a tent or hotel, you won’t be able to travel and will therefore be wasting time. Although you will need to repair or replace caravan parts over time, the convenience and comfort of trailers is always worth it if you like to travel and camp.
Purchasing a motorhome could be the best investment you make this year. You can take it around the country or hop across the Channel and explore Europe’s vast road networks. You’ll have the freedom of camping, while still being clean and comfortable. So if you want a stress free but exhilarating adventure, the motorhome is your best bet.
Now working as a writer, Jackie Edwards started her career in the hospitality and travel industry, but after becoming a mom refocused and decided to spend more time with her family. When she’s not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also has a menagerie of pets to look after.