So in my retirement age, DH and I were thinking about buying a used RV (Class C) and when a coworker found out reminded me of how terribly expensive gas is and the MPG that an RV gets so just got me wondering if the trade off for no airline tickets/hotels/meal out equates to being cheaper driving an RV/Camping/Eating own meals.
So if you have experience or own one I would love to hear your thoughts.
Last Edit: May 5, 2014 11:27:01 GMT -5 by 1whoscraps
Hi Leslie, I don't know about the American motorhomes. But my husband and I (retired 1.1.2014) have been on holiday 2 weeks last April with a hired "buscamper" (http://www.buscamper.nl/campers/622-adria-twin-600-spt-2-3-mj-130-pk-3-3-t). This is smaller than the class c you said. Years ago we also went on holiday with a motorhome (a bigger one) four times. Have you ever been driving and living in such a car? We liked it, although the space is very small. We had a toilet and shower on board and we could be campering without clean water/electricity/toiletcleaning for three days. We never went to a camping, always just a "camperplace", sometimes on a parkingplace, sometimes a beautiful spot with great views. Some camperplaces have electricity/water, some not. I like to cook myself, shopping in foreign countries is great. After this two weeks we decided not to buy one ourselves. We liked it, but also like to go to small cities in Europ (almost impossible to park such a big car). We also like to fly to America or Canada and take a holiday there and we think we won't do that if we had a motorhome of our own. We will surely hire a camper (motorhome) again, but you can hire one very often before you pay more than buying a motorhome of your own. I'm sure one of your own is more easy, now we had to put all inventory in (pots and pans,..) and after the two weeks we had to get all out.
Well my grandfather had a motorhome so yes we went to many places in that. I used to have something similar to your van, but not to the point of travelling in it. Also have lived in a few trailers so I don't mind the smallness of it all.
LOL yes in some older parts of Europe even that van would be impossible to drive. And I agree hiring/renting is sooo $$$, definitely not worth it.