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Post Info TOPIC: Caravan vs Motorhome


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Caravan vs Motorhome


my wife are giving thought to our eventual travels and are somewhat confused between the caravan & motorhome. Primary inclusion is an ensuite, if caravan then we are thinking a max of 18 feet & suitable to pop behind our Pajero Sport. My thought is a Hino Rainbow/Liesse MH. 

I am wondering if any has had experience with both or might be able to offer some advice.

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PeterA



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Download heaps of free useful and technical information from Caravan Council of Australia www.caravancouncil.com.au/

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Thanks Al.... ahh Possum! I'll check it out. We are primarily heavy duty procrastinators so decision is unlikely any time soon! if I had my way it would be a Denning or Tourmaster but they would never be approved. Have a great NYE!



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Pander6, have a look in the General forum or do a "Search". There has been a lot of queries lately so I'm certain you'll find something useful.

It's better to thrash out the pros & cons now - before you part with your cash. Personally, I prefer the van & don't wish to go any bigger than what we have (17' long).

Also - WELCOME to a great forum where you'll learn heaps & save some hard earned $$ - I know I have!
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I think the question can be largely tied up with the style of travelling you intend to do. If you are going to continually travel having only one or two-night stands then go for the campervan/motorhome.

If you wish to frequently stay in one spot for a week or so then get a van. When you go exploring you will be able take the tug to many more places than you can take a motorhome.

If you want to combine both lifestyles then get your Denning and to a toad.



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Welcome to the forum Pander6

As I have no experience of the models you are asking about, then unfortunately, I can not add to what others have already said

I can say from experience, having previously had, both caravan and motorhome, that there are pros and cons for both, and that none was better than the other, for my situation

I could be wrong, but I believe that one of the secrets to enjoyment on the road, is to adapt to what you have

I did a lap as a solo, in a self contained pop top caravan

I now have the motorhome in my Avatar, as the wife demanded a vehicle suitable, for the cat to walk around

I only travel part time, and do mainly free/donation/low cost camping, using a caravan park, about one night per month

As others have already said, it depends on your own type of future traveling, and what suits you best





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