Motorhomes and camper vans
While there are loads of great sites about where you can arrive with nothing but your spare undies and hire a top of the range lodge, gypsy caravan, yurt or whatever else takes your fancy, nothing really beats having your own wheels.
Having a motorhome or camper van means you don’t even have to hook the caravan to the car – just jump into the driver’s seat, turn the key in the ignition and off you go. Here’s our guide to using Pitchup.com to get the best from your motorhomes and camper vans.
We have over 5,000 sites listed on Pitchup.com, with over 3,000 of those catered specifically towards motorhomes and campers. Of these, you can filter your search further for motorhome and camper van sites all around the UK and Ireland according to what you need – seasonal pitches, hard-standings, fully serviced, pitches with electrical, water or drainage hook-up points for tourers, and pitches with motorhome service points or tourer storage facilities. (If you’re storing your vehicle throughout winter, see our winter caravan storage page for top tips.)
And don’t forget you can filter your search even further within all these terms to find motorhome and camper van sites near festivals, in National Parks, near RSPB reserves, battlefield sites, best beaches, where campfires are allowed, activities on site, off site, nature and scenery sites, adults only, family friendly, open all year, motorcycle friendly...and loads more.
As with all things camping, your budget can be as big or small as you want when taking to the road on your own wheels. Many people have fond memories of their first starter van, usually a tiny camper with one set of cutlery and a crack in the back window. But from these humble and inexpensive beginnings come big shiny beasts of motorhomes, which are aimed for down the line of your camping career.
We at Pitchup.com salivated with 80,000 others at the International Caravan and Motorhome Show in Birmingham in 2009, mistily eyeing up Spaceships and Airstreams and trying to get inside the £250,000 American RV on display. But even if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to that, or the double-decker bus you’re going to convert into a motorhome after that elusive lottery win, you can still take your motorhome or camper van on the road.