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 motor home, RV, camper van or caravan. Of those options, some believe that the motor home has more benefits (if you don’t agree, tell us why in the comments section below).
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. Motor homes can be much more comfortable as the sleeping area is raised above the ground in a bed, so you won’t suffer from cold temperatures that rise 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.
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 equip 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 its 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 whether 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 really help. You can turn on the heat or the air conditioning, making it much more comfortable regardless of weather, helping you visit the campsite much more often.
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 a long periods of time. Some camping nomads even choose to live full-time in their motor home. 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 vacations. However, if you want to go camping, but still want all the comforts of home, then you should consider camping in a motor home. Not only is it the most convenient way to take a camping trip, but it is also the most comfortable. Check out Premier Motorhomes & Leisure Ltd for more information.
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