fausto copy wrote:So, went for our compact coachbuilt, which we've managed with just fine up to now.
Very very nice just the size we want for our next one.
beachcomber wrote:I looked at a new Brazilian buit VW van converted by a UK company at a show last year. Starting price for the basic model £35K.
beachcomber wrote:Well maintained modern vans suffer much less. My friends 9 year old Merc Vito is a rust bucket.
hubgearfreak wrote: as for mercs ...... being part owned by a usa. company
pete75 wrote:hubgearfreak wrote: What puts me off motorhomes is that modern ones are so damned big people have started towing small cars behind them to get around when they reach their destination - the caravan towing the car or the cart before the horse.
I've got to agree,whilst away in the caravan last week there was a huge American "RV" on the next pitch,about the size of a 56 seater coach with slide out extensions on either side,the car the "two" people were towing behind it was a top of the tree Range Rover .
It sort of takes the campervan idea a little too far IMHO.
jan19 wrote:Yes, we saw one of these when we camped at Salisbury in July. We also saw one at Sandringham in Norfolk the previous year. If you can afford one of these, why on earth are you camping? Surely you can afford a top of the range hotel?
We camp because as urban dwellers we enjoy a couple of weeks a year being in a place where we can listen too, and enjoy, the natural world around us. Can't imagine you can do this in a RV or a Range Rover.
On the road, particularly on my last two French cycle tours I noticed that the worst drivers of all (as far as cyclists are concerned) are Motorhome drivers especially British ones. Tailgating, extremely close dangerous passing, cutting back in quickly so that the cyclist has to brake hard. You name it, they do it. I hate 'em.