2 types of Motorhomers

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    Am I right, one lot drive 200 miles to a campsite, park up for two weeks and then come home. Total annual mileage around 4,000 per year.

    The other lot (me) drive 20,000 miles a year and never stay on a campsite.

    I'm not saying one group is right and one is wrong but I'd be interested to know how many belong to each group.
     
  2. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    I disagree, it cannot be as cut and dried as that. Some times we drive and stay put, sometimes we move on everyday camping on sites, pub car parks, or in the middle of no where, sometimes we move on every 2 or 3 days. That's the beauty of motorhoming you can be whatever type you like at different times.
     
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  3. Rayb182

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    We're the second lot, drive find a place we like and feel safe, stay there, then after a couple days move on, we have an 07 and done nearly 65000 miles.
     
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    Last year was our first year in a MH. We went to France 3 times, 1 week moving about, 2 weeks on one site (booked when we still had the caravan) and another week intending to move about but got to a site, the weather was glorious so we stayed 5 nights.

    So far a mix of the two. :BigGrin:
     
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    Since we have had the truck EOR
    We have covered about 5000 miles
    In 5 years
    Cam belt change followed by engine destruction 200 miles later

    work commitments changed and didn't allow as much use

    Then illness
    Last week was the first use for nearly 18 mnths

    Yes we use campsites mrs t will not wild camp
    We usually take the van off site for the day and return at night

    Last week we left the van on site and took the bus
    I used me new buss pass my child bride paid full fare
    To be honest quite enjoyed it that way

    But when we first started m/ homing we had two jack Russell crosses
    Couldn't bare putting them in kennels and didn't fancy tugging
    Didn't want a 4x4 to run m/home seemed right

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  6. albeano

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    Whe`re in the armytwowheels camp and mix it up a bit hence milage in between.

    20000 mls wow that sounds like a lot of time away from the beautiful Hamlet of Bolton ! and ye olde pastie shoppe.:Laughing:
     
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    I feel you could in reality be far from right, and I would hazard a guess that very few fit into the "one lot and the other lot" that you describe.
    The two examples given sound more like extremes at either end of the Motorhoming spectrum.

    Most folk will be somewhere between the two, ranging from those who always stay on sites and those who always wild, from those who do either a few hundred miles a year, to those who do thousands parking up on a mix of both.

    Over the Easter holiday we toured in Scotland, covering about 1000 miles. We used a mix of both campsites, and wild camping in remote spots. This summer we will do a 6 week tour around Europe, again using a mix of campsites, Aires and wilding. We also take off at weekends when we can.

    Which "group" would we fall into?

    Some folk would love the chance to do 20,000 miles a year, we (and many) cannot as we sadly still have work and the children are still at school.:cry:, but we will probably manage 8000 to 9000 miles this year.

    This is the joy and Fun of the motorhome, it can be whatever you want it to be, it can take you wherever, and however far, you want to go, and when you get there you can stay wherever you want to stay....:thumb::thumb:

    :Smile:
     
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    put a poll up with a few choices should be interesting:RollEyes:
     
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    I don't fit into either of those pigeonholes, but veer from one to the other.

    134,000 miles on an 05 plate

    :Laughing:
     
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    We are neither and both, like many others , we chose motorhoming so we can do whatever we want whenever we want :thumb:
     
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  11. Jaws

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    We def do not fit in either category either

    Most weekends we go a max of 60 miles.. but do two European trips a year.. I reckon about 8 to 10k per year
     
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  12. mitzimad

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    we to mix it up depends what iys like when we get there and who you meet
    theres a 10 plate merc coachbuilt near me that im yet to see move in 2 years
     
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    Agree, we are the same:thumb:
     
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    We are the 20,000 + miles a year....but in the winter we do stop a little longer on small sites but more like Aires...it all depends what is on offer, to how long we stay in one place in the winter and how busy the area is and how good and what price...you stay where and when you want.....that is motorhoming nothing set in stone
     
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  15. Mel

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    We do both.
    It all depends on a lot of factors.
    Who we are with or on our own.

    Just whatever takes our fancy at that moment.

    Freddom to do what we want and respect what someone else wants.
     
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    It may not be as extreme as the question suggested but I agree that there are 2 "camps" - those that go to a place and camp up for weeks, and those that move on after a few days.

    We are in the latter group.

    On our recent trip to Spain / Morocco we started off with a week (a long time for us) in Javea and met a lot of motorhomers there for 3 months and more. To me this doesn't make the most of having a motorhome, and we get bored after a few days in one place. But some like it which is fine.

    We do about 10000 miles per year, usually in 2, occasionally 3, long trips of about 9 weeks plus the odd week or so in Britain. On our longer trips we do stay in camps, also in Aires or equivalents and wild camp where we feel safe to do so.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. :thumb:We spent 7 weeks travelling from Bilbao thru Portugal to Cabopino near Marbella, stopping every 3 or 4 days. Then 6 months at Cabo & now we will spend 10 weeks travelling thru Spain & France to St Malo going where we please, but mainly on campsites. Its an infinitely flexible lifestyle. What suits one may or may not suit another.:thumb:
     
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    We are just plain and simple motorhome enthusiasts who don't care how far we travel of how long it takes. It's all about freedom and to put us into groups is a little silly.
    Sometimes we travel 50 miles and stay a week and then might travel 650 miles and stay two nights. We have even travelled 4 miles and stayed a week, which group will that put us I wonder. After 11 motorhomes the yearly mileages varied a lot so let's have a dozen groups ranging from 1000 miles per annum to 20,000 miles.
     
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  19. Armytwowheels

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    Arrr, you are living my dream. One day that will me us. :thumb:
     
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    Tofo, I love you dearly, well just a bit, but wouldn't you like to have a justified left hand margin? I always started reading your posts as a poem and then have to start again. Just a thought.:BigGrin:

    #Ivy
     
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