A holiday is a chance to take a break from our busy jobs and long working hours, a chance to recharge the batteries, and moving on to different sites every couple of days left us even more exhausted. We also missed having the comfort of a caravan lounge to while away the evenings in, and the ‘chores’ of caravanning were equally as matched with those required by motorhoming too. We started to really miss our caravan, so we considered the option of selling it and going back to what we knew.
One thing we did want though was the twin fixed bed layout as we had in the Advance 76-4T, and we loved the interior décor and vast amounts of cupboard space so for us a Bailey Caravan it had to be.
A Sunday afternoon stroll around the sales ground of our local Bailey dealer, the excellent Farnham Leisure, led us to what we considered our perfect caravan, the Unicorn Cadiz Black Edition. It had the features that we loved about the motorhome, the fixed twin beds which work best for us in terms of comfort and space, the rear bathroom, the lovely interior décor and lots of cupboard space, but in caravan form with a comfortable lounge and spacious kitchen, it was meant to be. A deal was done to trade in the motorhome and last October, not even a year after picking up the motorhome and plenty of ‘I told you so’ comments from friends and family, we once again became Caravan Chit Chat!
We haven’t regretted our decisions one little bit; we were so desperate to get a motorhome and wouldn’t have settled until we did. We would have always been asking ourselves ‘what if?’, sometimes you’ve got to just bite the bullet and give things a go haven’t you? You only live once after all!
What advice would we give anyone else looking to change to one or the other? Well, quite simply, take a good look at the type of holiday you enjoy and how you like to spend your time, that should help you decide whether a caravan or motorhome works best for you.
Now all that is left is to get out and start enjoying our new caravan!