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Alternatives to a Motorhome

When it comes to camping and travelling, a motorhome is not the only option. Although a motorhome does provide a lot of comfort, they can be very expensive and costly to insure.

Taking this into account, below are some of the best alternatives to a motorhome.

Campervan

A campervan is the most obvious alternative to a motorhome. Although campervans and motorhomes are very similar, they are not one and the same. Typically campervans are more compact and most of them will not have a bathroom. Whether a campervan is a good fit for you or not will depend on how many home comforts you like to have when camping. If you’re happy to have the basics but can do without a lot of space, running water etc. then a campervan might be the perfect choice.

Caravan

Another alternative to getting a motorhome is buying a caravan. Caravans are very popular in the UK and there are many excellent caravan sites where you can stay. The main difference with a caravan and a motorhome is that you have to tow a caravan using another vehicle, whether it’s a car, 4×4 etc. Not everyone is a fan of this since it can make driving more hazardous, especially when turning corners or reversing.

Minibus

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Although a minibus would not necessarily be considered a camping vehicle, it can be a very useful form of transport to get to camping holidays if you have a large family/group and have alternative accommodation arranged.

With a minibus, you don’t have any living facilities so speak of since it’s main purpose is transportation. You can get minibuses that range from 9-17 seats and there are plenty of places where you can buy a used minibus for a reasonable price.

When you own a minibus, you’ll need to get the right type of minibus insurance policy. The type of policy you need will depend on how you use your vehicle. For example a lot of minibus owners work as private hire taxi drivers and in this case you need to get a private hire taxi minibus insurance policy.

A Guide to Buying Your First Motorhome

When buying a motorhome for the first time, it’s natural to be a bit nervous. The tips below should help you to feel more confident and make the right decisions.

Buying new or used

One of the biggest decisions you have to make when buying your first motorhome is whether you’re going to buy new or used. This will largely depend on your budget.

Obviously buying used will help you save money but you want to know the right things to look for so you avoid buying a vehicle that has any major problems.

There are many places you can find used motorhomes online, including eBay and Auto Trader.

If you can afford to buy new then there are quite a few advantages, not least of which are the fact that the motorhome will be far less likely to have problems and you’ll get a guarantee.

Things to consider

  • Size – Size is a very important consideration when buying a motorhome. Naturally the more features a motorhome has, the less interior space they’ll be so you want to think about what’s most important to you.
  • Cost – Cost is a very big factor when purchasing a motorhome. The prices of motorhomes can very a lot depending on the size, age and feautures of a model. Many people will buy used when buying their first motorhome in order to save money and get the best vehicle they can for their budget.
  • Condition – The condition of a motorhome is very important. There are many things you should check when buying a used model. In addition to checking the exterior for any dents; you should also check for any modifications that have been made as well as any damage to the interior, especially the fixtures such as the beds.

Getting insurance

Once you have your motorhome, you’ll then need to get an insurance policy for it. When you own a motorhome, you cannot just get regular car insurance; instead you need to get a dedicated motorhome insurance policy.

Finding motorhome insurance online is fairly easy now so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting cover at a reasonable price. Always be sure to get quotes from multiple providers in order to ensure you don’t overpay.