Info on UK Motorhomes and Campers
It all started for the most part in the US and during the second half of the 20th century.
Oh I know there have always been some intrepid DIYers who made their own, based on some ancient truck chassis with a garden shed strapped on the back! But, we are talking about the creation of large purpose made coach-built recreational vehicles and motorhomes campers that have the ability to provide both transportation and shelter in one vehicle.
No need to tow a trailer or a caravan, no need to go to the bother and expense of hotels, no packing and unpacking on a daily basis to continue the tour wherever that might lead us.
Owners of these vehicles can use them as a vacation trailer if they want or they can make them permanent homes for that never-ending journey or the journey that arrived and never actually got going again – Hey, we like it here!
Those wanting a permanent home on the move can have their motor home provide a unique and cost effective solution with special touring parks acting as their base and meanwhile, those with the camper and travel bug can try out motor home life by hiring a specialist vehicle for an enhanced vacation. If you don’t like it you just take it back in piece, park it up and forget it.
One of the most acclaimed makers in the motor home industry goes by the name of Winnebago as made by the Iowa based firm Winnebago Industries Inc but like the proverbial Hoover I guess that we in the UK may just as well be using a Dyson to do the vacuuming! J.Edgar.Who?
We know what we mean when we say Winnebago but we probably are more even likely to own one of the myriad of other motor home or camper makes as for many the word Winnebago just means a generic expression for a motor home and a bit like the iconic VW camper van.
What is it that makes the ownership or hire of motorhomes campers so appealing? Is it the sense of independence, convenience, comfort, security, space, beds, table, chairs, sofa, gas, electricity, water, the luxury of a bathroom plus a kitchen with microwave a cooker and a refrigerator a television and a music system.
For smaller motorhomes campers then maybe that smaller size is still OK and for a shorter trip they can do the trick, only needing to carry along those items absolutely essential to life on the move. Hey – I forgot satellite navigation. Oh, and some maps, never trust technology!
Now, what about the permanent home or some extended touring? Living and even working on the move? What do we need in addition to those creature comforts of life? The journey continues…