Motorhome or caravan? 101 questions and answers!

A question often asked is “why do you prefer the motorhome to a caravan?” There is no easy answer to this. Those who visit this page regularly will recall I looked at a Swift Conqueror caravan back in 2011. Read this page on the Motorhome Voyager website to learn about my findings.

In a few words, I prefer the motorhome due to its tremendous payload. I like the fact that water tanks are on board and I also think it is quicker and easier to pitch up and decamp with a motorhome than a caravan.

The subject of whether to caravan or whether to motorhome is often asked on internet chat groups/forums and so I posed a task for users of “Caravan Talk” – come up with 101 questions about motorhomes vice caravans. Many questions were raised from forum members.  With assistance from an experienced caravanner and also others who have had both caravans and motorhomers, the questions were answered.

Motorhome or caravan – 101 questions?

Full details of the question and answers can be found on the Caravan Talk website. Click here to read the entire article.

The article was time-consuming to produce, but comes with thanks to the contributors/”quiz masters” at Caravan Talk, and also Geoff, Annette, Jock, Mavis, Sonja and others for their kind assistance in responding!

My own advice for anyone thinking of taking a step into the motorhome world would be to hire one first. Some firms actually hire and sell motorhomes, some offer discounts on the hire if you then purchase.


  1. JockandRita April 10, 2013
  2. Caravan Marketplace May 5, 2013
  3. Debra Hill May 4, 2017
    • Motorhome Voyager May 15, 2017

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