Motorhome vs caravan — Which should you choose?
Caravan or motorhome? It’s a hotly debated topic among Australian caravanners. If you’re buying a caravan for the first time or upgrading, you may be grappling with which one to choose. To help you decide, here’s are the reasons some people are crazy about caravans and others are mad about motorhomes.
3. Easier to store
A motorhome is an all-in-one vehicle and mobile home. Motorhome fans like this type of vehicle for the following reasons:
1. Convenient travelling.
Motorhomes tend to be more sturdily built. They handle rougher terrain better than a light caravan does.
Downside: If your motorhome breaks down and the repairs take a few days, you’ll have to find alternative accommodation.
So, which is right for you?
Both caravans and motorhomes are great for road tripping. To help you make the final decision, here are few other factors to consider.
The type of travelling you plan to do
Do you prefer to arrive at a destination, set up camp and spend time exploring the area? Then a caravan suits your objective.
Do you want to cover more ground or make a split-second decision to head off in another direction? WIth a motorhome, you can pull up and park more easily than with a caravan. When you’re ready to continue your journey, you can pack up and hit the road in minutes.
Generally, caravans cost less than motorhomes. However, pricing depends on the type of caravan you buy. A small pop-top can cost less than $25,000 while a high-end luxury caravan could cost just as much as a mid-range motorhome. Shop around to find the best deal.
Other financial implications
Because they come with engines, motorhomes are more expensive to maintain and repair. Insurance rates also tend to be higher. On the other hand, they require only one license and registration.