camper van motorhome whats the difference

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  1. stevensson10

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    whats the difference between a campervan and a motorhome I myself believe that if your van as no shower or toilet room and as just the basic porta potti then its a campervan.but if your van as toilet and shower room then its a motorhome. ive had many an argument over this and some people say their all the same.i beg to differ their two separate vans.steve
     
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    I only found out last night that Saga will insure a motorhome, but not a camper van. They must have the answer :Doh:.
     
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    It is the Name
    Van home
    Not rocket science
    Has is spelt with an H
    Not As

    What is an RV then?
     
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    I've said exactly the same, if you are self-sufficient (and I believe a washroom makes you that) it's a motorhome. I have to admit though, I often refer to mine as 'the van'.
     
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    A Ridiculous Vehicle.
     
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    A Ruddygreat Van..........:Smile:

    (I think Ian we don't 'Do' Spelling criticism.)
     
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    MISTAKEN IDENTITY

    A dog was resting in a campground and an RVer was reading nearby on a lawn chair. "Excuse me, sir, but does your dog bite?" a recently arrived camper asked. The RVer looked up over his Guardian and replied, "No." Yet when the camper approached the animal, it began snarling and growling, and then attacked his legs. After pulling away from the crazed animal, he yelled, "I thought you said your dog didn't bite!" The RVer muttered, "Ain't my dog."
    :Rofl1:
     
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    A camper van is a van you camp in. A motorhome is a home you motor in.
     
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    Oh - I thought that was just said tongue in cheek. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    We call ours a campervan if phoning a pub , booking a meal and asking if we can overnight in the car park.
    That way it sounds smaller and they usually say yes:Wink::thumb:
     
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    Ditto :Wink:
     
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    I think it refers to the fuel tank-
    Ravenous Volume
     
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    They are both the same if your going on Eurotunnel, no box for motorhome so you have to select campervan.!!
     
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    All I can say....in the UK they call them motorhomes.....
    in France they call the normal every day motorhome a Campervan...

    BUT on saying that!!! over here they call
    A lorry a Camion....
    A van a petit Camion....
    A coach a car........ or autobus....
    A car a Voiturte.....:Doh::Wink::Wink:
    So I am not sure what I am driving:Eeek::Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I thought a motorhome = campingcar.

    Wyn
     
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    whatever you call it when you go away in your vehicle it is in order to say you have been campering:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    blah blah blah

    who gives a shit ----ppl who go to the toilet.....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  18. Ridgeway

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    In the rest of Europe it's a Camping Car (not van) and Wohnmobil in German again means camping car.

    We just call ours an Ice cream van
     
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    Wyn You are correct it is a campingcar:Doh:....see Wyn I Don't know what I am driving:Rofl1::Rofl1: they call it senile dementia:RollEyes::Wink::Wink: I thinkl I have got that right:thumb:
     
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    Camping Car = camping coach in English

    Wohnmobil= living vehicle in English:thumb:
     
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