If there is any problem with a motor home, it is that once you have found a good pitch and established all the camping parafinalia around it, you need to be fairly close to shops, places of interest, etc, in order to be able to get to them easily.
Before we became the happy companions of our rescued Staffie (cross) there was never a problem as we had our trusty Brompton folding bikes. However, bikes, dog leads and arthritic OAPs do not make for a safe mix, so an alternative solution was called for.
We found it in the small ads in MMM magazine…. a tiny car fitted with an A-Frame to tow behind the motor home. Fortunately, it was not too far from home, and as subscribers, we had early warning of the offer of sale. By mid morning we had viewed it and provisionally reserved it.
Several phone calls later, (to our insurance company, to verify that they would insure the car itself on the road and the car as a trailer on the A-Frame on the existing ‘van insurance policy, and to Eurotunnel too, just to make sure they would accept it as a legit. trailer), we bought it.
To say that we never looked back would be a nonesense as we constantly monitored it on the screen of the reversing camera!
However, it certainly proved to be a good investment. To date this year we have towed it over 2800 miles, and driven it independantly for over 6oo miles whilst camping. Places of interest are so often at the top of a mountain or down a tiny cul-de-sac.
An added unexpected bonus was that the mpg improved substantially because we drove slightly slower when towing
We had no problems in Europe, only admiration and interest from locals and police alike.