Different Types of Motorhomes
There are many different types of motorhome available, and the one you choose will depend on your own individual requirements for number of berths, space and facilities as well as your budget. Some models are quite expensive, but if you are prepared to consider used motorhomes, there are many more affordable options.
A-class motorhomes are possibly the most sought after, with many at the luxury end of the market, and there are also larger American-style RV motorhomes on the market. Although these appear even more luxurious than A-class motorhomes, there are drawbacks with these massive vehicles because they are unsuitable for travelling on some of the smaller UK roads.
Fixed roof camper vans are often just converted vans with very little external modification and basic on-board facilities. They are often competitively priced and ideal for people looking for small used motorhomes.
High top campervan conversions are more convenient but can still be quite compact and simple to drive. Another alternative is a campervan with a rising roof for increased vertical space.
Low-profile coach-built motorhomes are now more frequently available with drop-down beds above the lounge as opposed to the conventional over-cab bed motorhomes that were formerly more popular.
A-class motorhomes do not have a separate cab and are completely coach-built on a bare chassis. They are typically roomy with all the facilities you need for an extended journey, including kitchens and washrooms. Some have drop-down beds, but others are available with more comfortable fixed beds.
Anyone with a valid driving licence can drive an A-class motorhome up to 3,500kg GVW, and there are many of these. However, you have to remember that adding extra equipment such as solar panels and extra leisure batteries can increase the weight, and you might need a C1 entitlement on your licence, which involves an extra test unless you passed your driving test before the licence changes.
If you are looking for used motorhomes in Hampshire, you will find a large range at dealers such as Viscount Motorhomes. Compact motorhomes are more convenient for many people, as they offer better fuel economy and they are easier park and drive. Other advantages of compact second hand motorhomes include the fact that ferry fares are often less expensive and you still benefit from having all the facilities you need in a smaller area.
Over-Cab Bed Motorhomes
These motorhomes have a permanent bed over the cab, so there is no need to make up the bed at night. The area of the bed can also be used for storage whilst travelling, and children often enjoy sleeping on a higher level. Some people believe that the over-cab moulding affects fuel consumption adversely, but the space obtained makes it worthwhile for many people. These used motorhomes are very popular and usually hold their value well.