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Campervan and Motorhome Differences
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Campervan and Motorhome Differences

Campervan -

A van equipped as a self-contained travelling home, campervans are normally smaller than a motorhome. There is generally no divide between the cab and the living quarters. Campervans usually have basic facilities for cooking, washing, and sleeping.



Motorhome -

A motor vehicle built on a truck or bus chassis and designed to serve as self-contained living quarters for recreational travel. There is normally a divide between the cab and the living quarters behind, which contain sleeping space, ablution and kitchen facilities.



Caravan -

A mobile home or trailer, fully equipped with household accessories and towed behind a vehicle. It is designed to be occupied as a house would and depending on its size contains sleeping quarters, ablution facilities and cooking facilities.



Camper Trailer -

This is a trailer equipped for occupancy that is towed behind a wheeled vehicle. Much smaller than a caravan, it normally consists of a tent that folds out of the trailer, where other essential living items are also packed, and facilities such as sinks and cookers are kept. A lot of its appeal lies in its compactness and light weight.



RV -

RV stands for 'recreational vehicle', and is a term with a fairly wide range of meaning that includes all of the above definitions. It refers to an enclosed piece of equipment used as a means of travel and as a temporary home.



Winnebago -

Although a brand name for an American manufacturer of RV's,because the brand is so popular it has become interchangeable with RV and therefore is often used to refer to any recreational vehicle.



But what is a campervan?

A campervan is equipped as a self-contained traveling home and are normally smaller than a motorhome. There is generally no divide between the cab and the living quarters. Campervans usually have basic facilities for cooking, washing, and sleeping.

Perfect for if you want to pick up and go! With a campervan you are free to go where your heart desires. Just drive to a suitable location, park, and that's it! You are all set to enjoy the freedoms the world has to offer. Put an awning to extend the benefits and you have your own portable home!



If you are looking for your perfect campervan you need not look any further than Brownhills. With a wide range of campervans and motorhomes, you are sure to find the perfect vehicle for you! With popular and trusted brands such as autotrail, autosleeper, hymer motorhomes, swift motorhomes, you can rest assured that we'll have the right vehicle for you.



So once you have your new campervan you need to get it equipped to your personal preference! No camping trip is really complete without an awning to extend your living space. Brownhills have a wide range of motorhome accessories and supplies to meet all your needs. All available on site in the motorhome accessory store. Stocking over half a million pounds worth of products, you'll certainly be able to find the products you need to ensure your personal needs are met!



So if you are looking for the perfect vehicle to take the family on holiday, get away from the stress of work for a weekend, or just generally enjoy life! You can be sure that Brownhills has the campervan to make it all happen.



Campervan, Then and Now!

When we think of the 'typical' campervan, one image comes to mind, the old classic VW model. They came with four wheels, a steering wheel, two beds and if you were lucky a small kitchen. Its been along time since those early days when campervans first began to shoot into popular demand.

And trust us when we say the classic campervan has evolved emensly from its roots.



Today's standard models are more often known as motorhomes and they come with a wide range of standard fittings and essentials to make your experience comfortable and enjoyable.



Most base model now come with the features shown below fitted as standard;

  • Kitchen Features: Cutlery Storage, Domestic Style Single Lever Mixer Taps, Domestic Style Worktops, Inset Sink/Drainer with Flush Fitting Cover, Dedicated Sink Cover Storage
  • Washroom Features: Domestic Style Bathroom Taps and Shower Head/Controls, Domestic Style Washroom Doors, Fully Enclosed 'Seamless' Shower Cubicle with High Level Foldaway Drying Rail, Variable Shower Control and Black Riser Tower, Vanity Storage Cabinet, Blown Air Heating Outlets to Washroom area, Large Mirror with Backlit LED Lighting, 12 Volt Electric Flush Toilet with Removable Cassette on Wheels
  • Living Room Features: Easy Access to most Bed Boxes by Lifting the Base Cushions via Gas Struts or Door, Aosta Cherry Solid Plywood Interior Furniture, Graphite Grey Band to Upper Locker Doors, Pleated Fly Screen to all Opening Windows, Cocktail Cabinet, Cushioned Close Overhead Lockers/Doors, Pleated Blinds to Cab Windows, Metal 'Roller Ball' Drawer Runners, Swivel Driver's and Passenger Seat, 'On the move' Heating for Habitation area
  • Safety Features: ECWVTA + Compliance to all Relevant European Standards, Entrance Door Grab Handle, Flame Failure Shut Off Valves to all Gas Appliances, Isolation Taps to all Gas Appliances, Smoke Alarm/Co, Alarm Fire Extinguisher


Those are just some of the features that come fitted as a standard on the latest modern ranges of campervans! So don't think back to those times when campervans were cold and uncomfortable vehicles. Think to the future where motorhomes are your second home from home. To find the perfect campervan take a look through our modern motorhome range, or enquire with us today via phone or our contact form. Just visit our contact page.


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