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Motorhomes: your life on the road
14 November 2014

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Motorhome in the desert

When you’re ready to hit the road for a touring adventure unlike any other, without the hassle of setting up tents or towing a caravan, a motorhome is just what you need.

Few things match the freedom, convenience and comfort a motorhome provides, and owning one allows you and your family to go where you like, when you like.

They’ve been around for just over a century, with the Pierce-Arrow motor company introducing the Touring Landau model at the Madison Square Garden motor show in 1910.

Although technology has advanced considerably since then, the fundamentals of the motorhome - typically including a compact toilet, sink, and a convertible bed – have never changed. 

The expense of new models means that the majority of today’s motorhome owners buy second-hand vehicles. And if you’re a first-timer, this gives you the chance to get to know the motor homing lifestyle without breaking the bank. 

When you’re looking to buy a used motorhome in Bedfordshire, Mastercars stocks an ever-changing selection of the leading models, including Fiat Ducato, Renault Master, Volkswagen Transporter and the Iveco Euro. 

The type of used motorhome you go for, however, is dependent on a number of factors, such as the number of sleeping places (berth), the standard of its interior and the quality of the on-board equipment. 

That said, fitting a kitchen, bathroom, dining room, lounge and bedrooms into a relatively tiny place is always going to be a compromise. 

While beds in a motorhome may be either fixed or converted sofas, most models have kitchenette area, generally containing an oven, grill, stovetop, and sink – usually the optimum space needed to prepare a meal for the vehicle’s berth. 

And although most of the recent models have an on-board toilet, not all contain a shower or washing facilities, so it’s important to choose a model that fits your needs. 

The biggest piece of advice given by motorhome enthusiasts is to remain open to the layout you want, but remember that it’s always going to be a bit of a squeeze