Motorhome and getting about once on a site! (1 Viewer)

Monty don

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So whats the consensus then on how to get about once sited?

We all talk about pros and cons with regard to a MoHo versus a caravan when it comes to touring. I had plenty of both over the years

The bit Im struggling with when I use the MoHo is what to take or not to take. Or to buy maybe

At present I sometimes take a motor bike on a trailer great in the summer but not so great in the winter.
Plus the dog cant come either

Sometimes nothing especially if the dog comes but then you feel a bit stranded on site at times or take the MoHo out but its not the smallest

Push bikes e bikes are an option I know have to consider or maybe a car to tow a frame or a trailer

Think car and trailer is looking like the only answer but then I think might as well get a caravan and decent 4x4 car

Views appreciated on what works for you and why

Cheers
 
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We have been at it now for 12 years , we have mostly stayed on sites that, we can take a short walk into town (Tewksbury as an example) or where there is a bus at the gate (Hillhead or Camping Caradon as an example) or where there is a bus within 100mtrs (Carnon Downs also as an example) Just looking through our "site diary" we have used just over 85 sites and apart from a couple they have all been one of the above.
 
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We’ve been taking the car on trailer for last four years without problem the reason we do it is we have two dogs and also go out bird watching and our philosophy is we might as well take the car and use it as leave it at home in the garage whilst wintering in Spain.
 

Caggsie1

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For short stays, buses, trains etc. Longer I drive the car. We tried towing a caravan, hated every minute of it. Although thinking of trailer for car at the moment.
 

TM59

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We use e-bikes, walk, or public transport. Sometimes a little forward planning required if wanting to visit a particular place.

Always stay away from large cities and use public transport, which is normally cheaper and more efficient than what we have at home.

Have never considered hiring a car.

Just how we do it.
 

dshague

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No longer have a coachbuilt found them to big for our use .....every one to there own... PVC 6mt get any where .boot in back for wife's mobility scooter .after 28 years of motorhomes tried them all ...
 

denisejoe

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We use aires in France and when in the UK pick places where there is public transport available fairly close by. Don't mind walking if it isn't more than 30 minutes or so.

Denise
 

Simon Richardson

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We full time and take our Citroen C1 on a trailer 99% of the time. We didn't take it to Scotland in August and used public transport, which was fine if a little expensive.

I think we use it because it's there a lot of the time, when public transport would be an alternative, that said I'd prefer the car all day long.
 
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Research first and choose sites near enough to cycle to (using ebikes) or sites where public transport is close. In The Netherlands and Spain we found sites just outside major towns and cities near tram lines or buses. In the UK it’s not so easy. An example is Manchester where the nearest “convenient” site was near Bury (north of Manchester) although we came from the south. Would love to take my Morris 1000 but am useless at reversing.

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Oct 8, 2014
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I'm a newbie and always will be. You never know it all.
If you find the Moggy hard to reverse how would you cope with a Morello!!:whistle:
;)
 

Simon Richardson

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Research first and choose sites near enough to cycle to (using ebikes) or sites where public transport is close. In The Netherlands and Spain we found sites just outside major towns and cities near tram lines or buses. In the UK it’s not so easy. An example is Manchester where the nearest “convenient” site was near Bury (north of Manchester) although we came from the south. Would love to take my Morris 1000 but am useless at reversing.
If you choose your trailer carefully you could fit a motormover and enjoy hours of driving the Morris!:xThumb:
 
Aug 18, 2011
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As others have said,,push bikes or walk..BUSBY.
 
Oct 7, 2013
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When away for a medium to long period we tow a trailer and scooter.
Not because we have to but because we want to!

Over 50 years of “biking” gets into the blood.:)

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Apr 27, 2016
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We take a Honda SH125 scooter, and two (sometimes three) folding bikes. The bikes would take us into towns or just to the nearest bus stop/station. The scooter is good enough to zoom up mountains or explore sights like the Gorges of the Tarn. With a big backbox to carry the shopping.
 
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Honda msx 125 ‘grom’
Just fits in the garage.
A proper motorbike, but sort of 3/4 sized
 

JeanLuc

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Walk, bus or occasionally train (but the latter mostly in France).
If a longer trip allows parking (e.g. RSPB Reserve), we drive the motorhome there.
 
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Electric bikes have given us much more freedom so we now don't tow a car with an A frame. Other options taxi, bus, car hire.

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