Are caravanners and motorhomers the same?

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Are caravanners and motorhomers are the same?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2014.
  1. Yes - I think we are all the same

    59 vote(s)
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  2. NO - there is a marked difference

    69 vote(s)
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  3. Often it depends on their nationality

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  4. I try not to vote on divisive polls

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  1. Sidney

    Sidney Funster

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    Yes it's a simple enough poll:

    Do you think tuggers are the same as chuggers?

    Do both sets of owners and operators think, act and behave in the same way?

    Can you tell the difference by demeanour, actions or attitude?


    Time to vote:thumb:
     
  2. WillH

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    We used to tug, now we have been chugging for 6 years. Yes we are different, previously we would pitch up for a week here then another week somewhere else, often visiting places we had towed the van through. Now we tour en-route, stopping for just one or two nights as we go with no particular destination in mind.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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  3. Sidney

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    Which you could rephrase as...

    Caravanning - its about the destination

    Motorhoming - its about the journey
     
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  4. Chris

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    I cant see any difference at all.

    Just people who like camping, but who have , in some cases, different requirements.
     
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    Poll

    Why ask and what will a poll achieve ?
     
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    As soon as caravans are permitted to use Aires then we will be the same. I will have to get a poll underway see who is in favour.
     
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    Totally agree..:thumb:

    except some motorhomers are by nature freeloading tossers ... :Wink:
     
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    Count me in .. :thumb:
     
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  9. Mikeco

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    No difference at all, many of us have had both.
    I thought that I had locked onto Facts by mistake for a minute, there would be plenty of anti caravan posts on there.

    Mike
     
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    Lots of motorhomes behave like caravanners otherwise there wouldn't be a market for A-frames!

    We have a different idea of how motorhoming should be and it neither involves campsites nor freeloading!:BigGrin:
     
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  11. enery8

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    We are currently tuggers and looking to acquire a motorhome as soon as it is practical. We happily pay our £10 per year to Motorhomefun and enjoy going to meets. We have made a lot of friends in the last year and look forward to meeting up with them again this year.
    They did not seem to care if we were tuggers or chuggers, surely we are all after the same thing, enjoyment of our free time. :thumb: by the way, thanks for your company in the last year - see you soon:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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  12. daisy mae

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    Well we are both, so where does that leave us, I am into motor homes hubby is not, long holidays we go in caravan, the motorhome is mine and for me and my dog , hubby isn`t in to motor homes :cry: have tried to persuade him to change to a motor home a bigger one than the one I have, no go , I haven`t room in mine for the three dogs, I bought MH to visit family and friends further away and to explore either with a friend or on my own with my dog ,so we are in both camps I suppose, I prefer MH `s. :thumb:

    Margaret
     
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    We bought a motorhome because neither of has ever towed anything and we didn't fancy trying. If the day ever comes when we need the use of a car whilst away, though, we will go for a caravan rather than give up completely.
     
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    My Mum started off with a caravan but as my step father got older he kept bashing into things when towing , so they switched to a motorhome.

    Now he bashes into things with the motorhome instead:BigGrin:
     
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  15. Sidney

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    Since when did that matter?:RollEyes:
     
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    Wouldn't an aire to accommodate motorhomes and caravan have to be huge? And wouldn't that mean these would the be moved to the outskirts of town? If so that would be a shame.
     
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    Well I'm not sure how you got that impression Mike. I can't see any negative points on this poll.
     
  18. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    I can think of one difference....

    Tuggers don't tend to take the p*ss out of other site users because they take longer to pitch up....unlike some motorhome users on certain forums :Wink:

    "Oooh....look at me....I just turn up and 5 minutes later I've got a glass of wine in my hand as I laugh at that bloke putting up his caravan awning, while that other poor couple are hilariously chasing their tent down the hill...."

    :RollEyes:
     
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    We used to tug; now we chug. The main reason is that my wife now has restricted mobility and the on-board facilities mean we can travel as far and for as long as we want. We couldn’t do that with a caravan. Believe me the disabled toilets in motorway services can be dire.

    But we have great memories of our tugging days. We mostly had fairly big caravans, which gave us real home-from-home comforts, but the MoHo has a lot going for it and it is a great deal more manoeuvrable in the Devon lanes.
     
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    Essentially, yes. They just have slightly different equipment. :Smile:

    No, because everyone is an individual. I have met some lovely caravanners and some to$$pot caravanners. Same goes for motorhomers. :RollEyes:

    Demeanour and attitude, no. Actions, yes - to the extent that caravanners trundle up and down with aquarolls and waste hogs - although I've also seen a few motorhomers doing this too. Both sets have been known to wear crocs and terrible shorts. :BigGrin:
     
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