My beloved and I have decided that we have had enough of the rat race and after doing a few sums, have come up with the idea (like many others it seems) that if we get rid of the house and car we can afford to bog off and drop off the system spending winter months in Europe spending money and summer (!) back home working to save up and go again when the weather changes. We are already the proud (and happy) owners of a lovely swift kontiki 660 but his nibs has decided that an RV would kill two birds with one stone giving us a UK base and a European option. I'm a bit scared by it to tell the truth. We have been and had a look at a few rv's and Ive scoured fleabay and I have to admit - he has a valid point. Trouble is they are so big compared to our camper (which is quite big itself, although not comparable by any means) and I fancy the wild camping in Portugal route. Can you go wild camping in an RV tho given the size?? What are the pitfalls of owning and running such a goliath, Im sure the mileage is scary for a start although thats not much of a consideration as we dont really intend to travel about all that much (probably just as well) How about breakdown cover, insurance, ferries etc etc etc.... The other option is keep the kontiki and have a static back here in UK as a base. Lee thinks we wont have enough room in the camper for staying in europe 6 months at a time. I must admit, having had a look, the RV is impressive and the space is desirable, but ......... Any advice please ????