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I really want a caravan so we can go on holiday trips away. Hubby also loves trips away but doesn’t like the idea of buying a caravan. He is keen to go camping instead with tents and swags. We have been camping many times in the past but not since our family has grown with the addition of 3 foster children – making 7 children.
Are we better off to get a caravan or save on the cost and just go with a tent? What are your best camping tips for families?
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The advantage of having a caravan is that you have your own prep and gathering space that requires very little work when you get to your destination, it also means that everything can be packed and ready to go at short notice - but with a big family, you are going to have to erect additional living and sleeping space.
I would draw up a budget of what a caravan plus all the extras are going to cost and weigh that up against the cost of camping equipment (and maybe a small trailer). You could even look at a fully kitted out camping trailer with rooftop tent which would be the best of both - a well packed and stocked trailer, but with tents rather than a van for sleeping.
Another consideration would be your choice of camping destinations. If you are going to be travelling to areas where the terrain is harsh and the roads are not in great shape, then a caravan may not be the best option for you.
Either way, I am sure that you will create many happy holiday memories!
I don't think I cam give an unbiased answer to this question. I am simply obsessed with caravans & RVs. I have recently watched so many bus conversion videos and it's simply wow.
I know many friends and colleagues who enjoy camping but not me.
Being someone who fears insects and snakes, camping out in the wilderness can never be my thing.
If you dont have any such fixations like me and are simply confused, try writing pros and cons of both camping & caravan on a paper. This will give you a good comparison and you will be able to make your mind with relative objectivity.