For your next vacation, you are thirsty for adventure and want to try nomadic vacations, that’s fine. But are you still hesitating between a campervan and a motorhome? VAN-IT offers you below a comparison “Fitted van versus motorhome”.
THE AMENITY VAN: the master key cut out for adventure
The fitted van is a vehicle based on a Volkswagen California or Transporter, the size of a simple utility or minivan. It is therefore very maneuverable and very easy to drive. Not only will you have no difficulty understanding its dimensions for driving, but you will be able to very easily find places to park, spend the night… It does not exceed 2m in height, so you will have no constraints for access the car parks equipped with gates.
The strong point ?In a converted van, you can find the best spot to spend the night while being very quiet and alone in front of nature. The ideal van for resting in the open air and living an adventurous holiday. This does not prevent you from going on vacation with children.
FURNISHED VAN: a more contained budget
If your budget for the holidays is tight, the camper van is undoubtedly the best solution. Compared to the motorhome, the savings are not negligible:
- Fuel consumption is lower, due to its compact size and weight, the van consumes about 4 liters of diesel less than a motorhome per 100 kilometers.
- Due to its lower height, motorway tolls are less expensive since the camper van goes into category 1 while the motorhome is in category 3.
- Finally, the fitted van sneaks in everywhere, you don’t have to park in specific areas or necessarily go to campsites. At the budget level, the fitted van knocks out the motorhome.
THE MOTORHOME: the king of comfort
The motorhome is more imposing but it is for a good reason, it is a real house on wheels. In a motorhome, you will have access to hot showers, toilets and optimized facilities such as a larger capacity refrigerator…
The berths are often wider and more numerous, being able to accommodate up to 6 people. In addition, the insulation and heating of a motorhome are better if you have to use it in winter. Be careful with many more energy-consuming elements, the electric range can quickly be reduced and it will be necessary either to drive very frequently or to connect regularly to electrical terminals found on motorhome areas or in campsites.
FURNISHED VAN OR MOTORHOME: the comparative table
|Advantages||Drives like a car
It’s the spirit of adventure
Easy to park
Large interior space
Large water reserve capacity
|Disadvantages||More limited interior space
Low water reserve
Limited fridge capacity
|More difficult to drive
More difficult parking
We hope this article has helped you make your choice between a camper van and a motorhome for your next vacation. Have a nice holiday !