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29 Aug 2015 @ 22:21:38 pm
Benkie
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I have been a member of this Forum since June 2014 and I truly enjoy every topic and A person learns a lot from them especially modifications to caravans and experiences people have had and so on
I have in my life time owned 6 caravans and 4 motorhomes and at my age I find that a motorhome suites me better than a caravan
My question is as follows ,,,,, Is there any sort of stigma between caravaners and motorhomers
Is there a difference between the two vehicles A motorhome is a self propelled caravan with four wheels
Why is it then that so few if any Motorhomers ever discuss anything about there motorhomes eg modifications ,experiences etc on this forum I am sure there are many motorhomers out there who would love to participate in discussions on this forum but feel out of place
Am I being silly mentioning this or is this a valid point
Come on Motorhomers lets join in the discussions with our wonderfull caravan family after all we all love camping
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29 Aug 2015 @ 23:08:18 pm
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They are here on forum like Chameleon...WJ...etc
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30 Aug 2015 @ 07:06:49 am
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Grabbing the wifes ipad. I do not think there is much of a difference. Every body cater for their needs. If i had to own a motor home it will be for travelling a lot and site seeing, to just get up and go. A caravan is for people like me stand in one place and do day trips out. Less travelling with van in tow. I just think a motor home is a bit difficult when you park of for a week or two and have no other means of transport, how ever i see lots of the towing something small behind. My penny's worth.
Do it now or leave it.
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30 Aug 2015 @ 07:37:25 am
W J
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Motorhome owners is under cover,i owned 6 caravans and 3 motorhomes and injoy bothlaughing

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30 Aug 2015 @ 07:38:49 am
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Froggy is a old Sprinter Taxi that is converted into Motorhome. It took me 14 months to do all the changes and a lot of beers. I worked many weekens. The cost was approx R 30 excluding the Sprinter body and Split Aircon.

Will ad some photos later

Also went the tent, caravan route before Froggy.
Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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30 Aug 2015 @ 07:41:06 am
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I don't think there is a  difference between the two "Stigma" wise.  

The only possible difference is that with the Motorhome you tend to travel more than you physically Camp. And with the caravan you Camp more than you travel. What I mean by this is the way I see it, with the Motorhome the ideal is to travel daily and mostly camp only in the evenings, be extended for a day maybe two. With the caravan you tend to travel directly to your destination camp for extended period of time and return. So I can not see that there even should be a "Stigma" on any of them.

If you were to use the caravan like a Motorhome all you need to pack is a Beach Umbrela, small table and chairs. If you were to use the Motorhome like a Caravan will surely will have to tow something, being it a trailer with Motorcycle/scooter on or a small car.

As mentioned WJ has a motorhome. And a few more. You guys are just in the minority but atleast talking to us.

Starting to think that you Motorhomers think that you are better than us plain caravaners.

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30 Aug 2015 @ 08:23:53 am
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I do my camping with members of the motorhomeclub, but mostly with my caravan and tent fiends, that have been camping with me for many years.

To me it is the same.
Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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30 Aug 2015 @ 08:33:54 am
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Benkie (Keith)

Meet Froggy

Before and After
Froggy ons Sprinter bussie Harry & Yvonne
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30 Aug 2015 @ 10:51:32 am
W J
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Dit lyk baie mooilaughing

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30 Aug 2015 @ 13:31:47 pm
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No Leon we motorhomers don't think we are better than caravaners Maybe I am totally wrong but just feel that we are not 100% part of the camping family Maybe its all the foreigners that invade our country with motorhomes and tend to park far from caravaners that gives me the impression that motorhomers and caravaners don't like to mix Maybe its just me and I apologize for my wrong impression
I do realize that there are quite a few motorhomers on this forum
I do agree that with a caravan you park at one spot for much longer than with a motorhome and have your tow vehicle free where as with a motorhome one tends to travel more
I do apologize for for posting this topic in the first place because I feel a total idiot for my silliness Hope I am forgiven
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30 Aug 2015 @ 15:07:44 pm
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Benkie, good thing you posted this topic, now there are some fresh ideas going. I did not think anything wrong with your question.laughing

Look at Froggie and WJ's photo's, nice, you ought to mail some photos to Admin, sure Sean will gladly post them here for us to see.

 

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30 Aug 2015 @ 15:19:37 pm
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I posted some photo's of Froggy from when I started al the building.

Post name "Froggy se geboorte"

The building and mods were a lot of fun.
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30 Aug 2015 @ 16:53:59 pm
W J
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OUBAAS

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31 Aug 2015 @ 07:44:13 am
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Daar is plek vir beide sowel vir die tent manne jy doen wat jy van hou
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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31 Aug 2015 @ 07:51:02 am
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Daar is plek vir beide sowel vir die tent manne jy doen wat jy van hou

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31 Aug 2015 @ 09:30:39 am
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Almal is welkom om saam te kamp, ek kan met almal gesels oor kamp.
Lekker by die vuur en ietsie koud in die hand.

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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31 Aug 2015 @ 09:35:11 am
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Benkie die punt is so reg dat ons maar almal deel van die groter kampfamilie is. Ek het self getent gekaravaan en ge-motorhome (Reishuis ??). Die fout wat ons wil maak is om vergelykings te probeer tref. Self binne die karavaan gemeenskap wil ons vergelyk tussen met badkamer of sonder badkamer, met binne-komuis of buite-kombuis, met lugreeling of sonder en so gaan dit aan. My standpunt is soos volg : Kies jou wyse van kamp en besluit dan watter gereedskap jy wil gebruik daarvoor. Die aanpasbaarheid van die mens is vir my ongelooflik. Hoewel ek die Reishuis meer geniet hoe ouer ons raak, het ons na 'n lang karavaan era weer 'n tent - fase ingegaan en dit net so geniet. So, daar is geen 100% oplossing vir die "gereedskap" kant nie. Die behoefte bepaal die toerusting en kom ons aanvaar dit so, Die doel is onomwonde dieselfde nl. Die geleentheid om met jou eie toerusting en teen "aanvaarbare" koste die buitelewe te gaan geniet. Bravo Benkie.
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31 Aug 2015 @ 10:57:22 am
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Benkie het al als gehad tente , daktente , penthouse , 4x4  waentjie , aba karavaan  , seker so ses karavane nou die ryhuis moet sê hierbo kan ek nie sê dat daar ń stigma is tussen die verskilende groepe praat lekker saam  en kamp lekker.

Moet sê die ryhuis op ons ouderdom werk die lekkerste as ons wil rondry vat ons die Sparky saam  of trek net twee tent penne uit vou die uit trek dakkie terug en ons kan ry

Camping is a collection of memories .... make each one count
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03 Sep 2015 @ 11:35:26 am
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Bienkie die grootste  of die meeste wat ek hoor as die mense wat met my kom praat is hulle wil ook graag ń ryhuis hê maar kan dit nie bekostig nie

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