Are you thinking of entering the fantastic world of the camper? Surely this idea has been around in your head for a long time. Living the camping experience and having a closer contact with nature should be considered a pleasure that all people should experience at some time in their lives.
But what is the best purchase option: a caravan or a motorhome? In this article we solve all your doubts so that you can choose the option that best suits your needs.
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What is a caravan?
A caravan is a towed vehicle that allows you to sleep and live in it.
It is usually towed by a car or truck and can be used as temporary accommodation or as a permanent residence. It usually has bedrooms, a kitchenette and other amenities, such as heating and cooling systems.
A caravan can be used for recreational purposes, such as camping or sightseeing , or as an alternative to traditional accommodation options, such as renting an apartment or buying a house.
What is a motorhome?
A motorhome is a portable house, half car and half house, which allows you to go from one place to another with the convenience of carrying a place to eat, sleep, wash, rest, etc.
Live a unique experience fruit of the freedom of being able to plan a route without depending on third parties or even improvise it without having to worry about where to eat or sleep.
How much does a motorhome consume?
The consumption of a motorhome depends on several factors, such as the type of engine (diesel or gasoline), revolutions per minute (RPM), weather condition, the state of the road on which it circulates and the total weight of the vehicle. The average consumption is approximately between 5 and 8 liters per kilometer.
Caravan or Motorhome
The caravan is a larger vehicle than the motorhome, as it can be divided into several parts and transported with ease. The motorhome is a small version of the caravan, but has more capacity to accommodate passengers and luggage.
With which, a caravan is transported as a whole and has less space for passengers. While the motorhome can only be disassembled into small parts and cannot be moved as a whole. In addition, caravans have greater cargo capacity, so they can carry more luggage or materials if they need to be included in the trip.
Advantages of a caravan
The main advantages of traveling in a caravan are flexibility, since once settled in the destination we can leave our tourism to move around the area and make excursions and its price. Normally, caravans are cheaper than other types of vehicles.
Advantages of a motorhome
The great advantage of the motorhome is the possibility it gives you when moving, with a caravan it would not be possible to enter dirt, mud or stone roads that are unstable. You can use another trailer to carry more materials on your trip such as motorcycles, skis and kayaks. In addition to being able to park wherever you want with the motorhome.
On the contrary, the disadvantages presented by a motorhome compared to a caravan are fewer amenities and reduced space (rooms). Extra care needs to be taken when handling these vehicles, as they are quite large and do not adapt as well to urban traffic as traditional caravans. Likewise, the higher cost of maintenance must be considered.
How much does a caravan cost?
The caravan can cost between € 18000 and € 20,000, while a motorhome with van included usually has a price that multiplies considerably (from € 50,000). A new caravan costs much less than a motorhome. If you want something new, this might be your best bet.
It is important to remember that, if you are going to use this vehicle only for a couple of weeks a year, buying a caravan will probably be cheaper in the long run; But if you plan to take long trips, you definitely need a motorhome.
How much does a motorhome cost?
The caravans, by not incorporating a motor vehicle, are usually more accessible and economical and their price can be around 18,000 euros.
Motorhomes are more expensive because, in addition to the price of the caravan, we must add the price of the van on which it is mounted.
In addition, you can find good models of second-hand caravans for about 15,000 euros.
The next decision is to choose your favorite campsite. Do you want to live next to the Mediterranean Sea? We are waiting for you at Camping Benisol, the most ecological campsite in all of Benidorm.
With the number of services and amenities we offer here, you will feel that this wonderful environment is your new home. On the other hand, we have pitches for your caravan or motorhome. You can enjoy the experience of going camping just as you want.
Take advantage of our swimming pools, gardens, sports areas for all kinds of activities. Enjoy all the events we have organized for you. In addition, you have the Levante beach less than ten minutes away by car.
Finally, our goal is to make your stay with us as complete as possible.
Check our website for dates and availability, and book your days with us!