When Is A Campervan A Motorhome?

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Read Only Funster

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    We have a 6 metre Globecar Globescout which is plenty big enough for the two of us and our particular needs. Whenever I say 'campervan' to other people they automatically assume that it must be small like a VW California......

    We have all the same facilities as a 'motorhome' of similar size, so are we a motorhome or a campervan?

    My son has a VW T5 which he has converted into what I like to call....... well, err..... a Campervan! However he can't stand up in it, shower in it to go to the toilet in it.....

    Now, if I say we have a 'motorhome' then other people automatically assume we have a monster of a truck with a Luton top, perhaps 8 metres long with maybe 6 wheels!

    Get my drift here? What am I driving? :eek:
     
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  2. Barclaybasher

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    ..............a Camperhome !


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  3. Chockswahay

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    LOL....... or maybe a Motorvan !
     
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    A campervan and be proud to call it that.

    Motorhomes are for softies! :)
     
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  5. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We called our last one a Motorhome.
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    We call our new one A camper van image.jpg
    Like yours you can stand up, shower, go to the loo etc. But when people see it they always say oh we thought you meant a smaller one.
     
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  6. Flamenca

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    I refer to mine as a motorhome except when getting a quote over the 'phone from a garage to do some work on it when I call it a campervan ;)
     
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  7. scotjimland

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    Call it what you may.. they have various names depending on how they are behaving.. or not as the case may be.. :LOL:

    Snobs call them motorhomes.. . plebs call 'em camper vans..

    Play safe, go with what it says in your v5 ;)

    Motor Caravan :D
     
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  8. Hughman

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    I still think of PVCs as campervans and coachbuilts as motorhomes. A false distinction probably, as I know many PVCs are bigger than some MHs, but for me it's something about the fact that a campervan is still something easily recognisable as the van it once was.
     
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  10. magicsurfbus

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    When we had a cranky rusty old Type 2 VW Kombi it was a 'campervan', and motorhomes were those big white boxy things with overcab beds that posh people drove around in.

    Now we have a big white boxy thing with an overcab bed we call it a 'motorhome' to help distinguish us from those freeloading hippies and surf bums who drive around in campervans. :)
     
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    You trying to upset some funsters!!! :LOL:
     
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  12. Minxy Girl

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    Here's a radical suggestions, not sure you'll like it but ...





    wait for it ....





    ready ...




    a LARGE campervan! :LOL:
     
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  13. Terry

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    Simply call it a van because a soon as you say campervan or motorhome the price of anything you are buying doubles :)
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    A Recreational Vehicle :clap2::wink:
     
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    Camping car :france:
     
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    I was told years ago if it has a shower its a motorhome
     
  17. Mattyjwr

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    I understand it is related to the facilities on-board. Generally, a camper van does not have a shower or loo plumbed in - a motor home does. A camper van has cooking & sleeping facilities (which differentiates it from a van)
     
  18. mariner

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    French = Campingcar.

    Spanish\Italian = Autocaravan.

    German = Wohnmobile.

    Dutch = Kampeerwagon.

    English = Motorhome.

    You decide!


    :cooler:
     
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    Sit back in your MH or VAN and watch this thread develop .
     
  20. Wildbill

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    we call ours a camper it six birth defleths glob trotter but it a camper to us call it what you like it's your van
    bill
     
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