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Camping In Style In A Motorhome, RV or Campervan

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Taking a camping trip is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. When it comes to camping, you have three choices. Hit the road with a backpack and hammock, pack up the car with tents and sleeping bags, or go camping in a motorhome, RV, campervan or caravan. Of those options, some believe the motorhome has more benefits (if you don’t agree, tell us why in the comments below).

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All the Comforts of Home

When you choose to camp in a tent, you will have to sleep on the ground, mat or camping bed, without the real comforts of home. Motorhomes can be more comfortable as the sleeping area is raised, so you won’t suffer from cold temperatures that rise up from the ground during the night. Most motorhomes also have well-equipped kitchens for cooking and eating, as well as a sitting and eating area so that you can lie on the couch and relax, the same way you would at home.

Easier Packing

If you choose to take a car, your family and all of their belongings, tents, kitchen gear, etc., then it can be very cramped. Between all of the camping gear, clothes, food, and the people in the car, there won’t be much room for comfort. This is not the case when you take a motor home on your camping trip. You can store all of your food and clothes inside and the whole family can ride safely in the back. Because motor homes are equipped with beds and couches and can be kept packed and ready for every trip, they also help to reduce the hassle factor that preparing for a camping trip can bring.

Access to Showers and Toilets

Some campgrounds have showers and toilets on site, however, unless you get a site near the bathrooms, you will need to walk a distance in the dark if you feel a call to nature during the night. This can be very annoying, not to mention inconvenient, especially if it’s cold and raining. If you decide to set up camp on a site that has no shower or toilet facilities, it can make things even more difficult. Motor homes have showers and toilets, so there’s no need to worry about wandering around in the middle of the night.

Keeping Warm or Cool

Camping in a tent in the middle of summer can be quite uncomfortable at times too, especially when it’s really hot. The same is true if you go tent camping when the weather is cold or rainy. Tents can protect you from the rain, but it can be a challenge to stay warm. That’s when the climate control settings in a motor home can help. You can turn on the heat or the air conditioning, making it much more comfortable regardless of the weather, helping you visit the campsite much more often.

Campervan, Motorhome, or RV Garage Storage Solutions

One of the advantages of having a recreational vehicle on the driveway or in your garage is it can act as a great storage option out of season for your camping equipment. Organising your storage space can also be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience for those who like to ‘tinker’. We have shared our ultimate RV Garage Storage Solutions guide here:

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up An Organized RV Garage Storage Solution


Long Term Camping

If you are planning a family camping trip to last for a week or two, camping in a tent can be difficult without military-like planning and lots of equipment, which can all start to add up to a hefty vacation bill. Without the comforts of home, the trip can be more work than fun, especially if kids are involved and you want to do your best to keep them happy. When camping in a motor home this isn’t an issue as you can set it up for long periods.

Some camping nomads even choose to live full-time in their motorhome, van or campervan. It can be an interesting move away from conventional life and towards a more varied life on the road. Because a motor home has all of the amenities of your home, you can stay on the campsite comfortably for as long as you like, or even fit solar panels to allow you to travel off-grid as much as possible. There are also interesting free camping schemes for motorhome owners in countries such as the UK based ‘Britstops‘ and ‘France Passion‘ if you fancy getting lost on the camping road for a while.

Camping is a great way to spend a vacation, and it is relatively inexpensive compared to other forms of vacation. However, if you want to go camping, but still want all the comforts of home, then you should consider camping in a motorhome. Not only is it the most convenient way to take a camping trip, but in our opinion, it is also the most comfortable.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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