Caravanning but not as you know it the shambles

26th May 2017

As regular caravanners, taking the trip to York for the weekend in a 4-berth motorhome threw up all kinds of questions for Head of HR at Bailey of Bristol, Louise. Like shouldn’t we have brought the caravan instead?

“Usually, we take our caravan when we’re trying to get away for a quick break, but this time we thought we’d break from the norm and take to the road in a Bailey motorhome”, said Louise. “Our caravan is from the 80s and we love it, but this time we thought we would see how an Autograph motorhome would cope as we made our way to York on the 4+ hour drive.”

As caravanners, they were worried about having to pack up and use the motorhome as a means of transport to get around whilst on holiday. Once they arrived in York it became clear to them that their getaway was going to be a lot easier than anticipated.

Caravanning but not as you know it lunch in the autograph

“We went from eating breakfast, to everything being put away in the cupboards and us on the road in 15 minutes”, said Louise. “Loads of space, loads of fun, it made my job as ‘mum’ much easier as everything is to hand… I even got a game of cricket in.”

Caravanning but not as you know it cupboard space

While the convenience of having a motorhome was exactly what the Redman’s were looking for, they still took the opportunity to take in the dizzy heights of York.  Amongst the City attractions that were visited by Louise and her family during their whistle-stop tour were a Tudor Manor House, the Jorvik Viking museum in Coppergate, and the National Rail Museum.

Caravanning but not as you know it tudor townhouse
As if discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Viking-era York, or going full-steam ahead to see the Flying Scotsman weren’t enough, they headed back to the campsite for another quick 15-minute pack-up before setting off to Harrogate to Betty's tearoom, en-route to the journey back to the South-West.

Caravanning but not as you know it flying scotsman

“Taking the motorhome was a great idea and we found it really easy to drive. The storage was incredible, so it was always tidy”, said Louise. Talking about all the concerns she had when thinking about taking the motorhome away, she said “I don’t know why we had the concerns at all, we really enjoyed it, loved the luxury of it but our 1980s caravan still holds a special place in our heart… even if we don’t have hot water or central heating.”

Louise’s trip was such a success, the next trip is already booked!