The desire for a motorhome
Touring in a motorhome gives you an unequalled sense of freedom. With little effort you can travel to any destination in style and comfort. Enjoying the open road is just fantastic when you know that everything you need is right there with you. You can journey through beautiful scenery in almost armchair luxury.
Modern motorhomes are easy to drive and handle superbly, so you can just relax and enjoy the view. Modern conveniences that you need are built in to the motorhome, so it is just like a home from home. You will not have to concern yourself with packing and unpacking every time you discover a mind blowing location where you would like to stay.
Some drivers are intimidated by the size of some motorhomes, motorhome hire but there are many variations from small panel van conversions to the large ‘American style’ RVs. Quite often people quickly get accustomed to driving a larger vehicle than they are used to and usually remark by saying “it drives like a car!”.
The major disadvantage of owning a motorhome is that it is a very expensive hobby, so it makes sense to use a motorhome hire company and just hire one when you need it. Hiring a motorhome means you can experience the motorhome way of life without the major expense of buying one.
Many people who are lucky enough to buy a motorhome find that they only use them for a few weeks a year, so to hire a motorhome makes more sense. Many people would simply not have room to securely park a large motorhome when they are not taking a holiday in it. Hiring a motorhome can open up the countryside to you, so you can enjoy freedom of movement while you holiday with the comforts of home.
Motorhomes versus caravans
When you stay on camp sites you will meet people from the other side of mobile luxury; caravan owners. Caravanners will be quick to point out that once you have pitched up, pulled out your awning, connected your electricity and set up your tables and chairs, you no longer have a useful vehicle. It is true indeed that it is difficult to make a quick trip to the supermarket, but there are ways around this.
Carrying some bicycles on the back is quite popular, or maybe a moped or small motorbike.
Some go more extravagant by fitting an A-frame to a small car, such as the Smart Car and towing the entire car behind the motorhome.
The most luxurious example of taking a car with the motorhome is the German built Volkner Mobil RV, which has a slide out garage that can accommodate a car such as a Mercedes SLK or a BMW Z4!
You wont find anything like this available from motorhome hire companies, but most will offer bike racks or the A-frame possibility.
Motorhome hire is the speciality of one of Rick Lomas’s web sites.