If you’ve recently downsized your caravan or motorhome, or you’re considering swapping a large model from a smaller alternative, last month’s poll was just for you.
To find out if downsizing really is the way forward, we asked for your thoughts on the pros and cons that going smaller offers.
Let’s take a look at some of your comments
Diane Radford got in touch to say, “I really enjoy driving my smaller motorhome; it’s much easier to park and there’s plenty of storage space.”
John Hobson agrees that bigger isn’t necessarily better, “The new Auto-Sleepers Broadway fits into our garage and thus stays cleaner and is easier to maintain; and my wife, who has not retained her C1 licence, can drive it.”
We can now reveal the results…
39% of you admitted to recently downsizing your caravan or motorhome, which suggests that smaller models are becoming increasingly popular. Combine this figure with those who told us that they’re considering downsizing and we can reveal that over 60% of you are in favour of downsizing!
There are those who have decided against downsizing altogether – 24% in fact, whilst 15% of voters are wholeheartedly believe that bigger is better.
More of your comments
Iain Ball told us, “Over the last 15 years I’ve done big, I’ve done medium and now as from 2015 I drive a VW Kombi DSG 140bhp with minimum conversion. As I get older, I realise that wild camping isn’t the be all and end all. I no longer need a fixed shower and toilet, I don’t even need the drive away airbeam awning but I still have that. Campsites in France are so cheap, even in the South of France. The most I paid was 12 Euros for the town centre campsite in Millau alongside the river using the ACSI book in July. Worth visiting the British designed bridge across the valley. The biggest advantage of a small van is being able to park in towns and villages.”
Peter Foster says, “I downsized from a 4 berth fixed bed to a two berth. Couldn’t see the reason for hauling the extra weight of a fixed bed around and having a smaller bathroom and small lounge. Most 2 berths have more day space and larger shower rooms and it only takes minutes to make the bed.”
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