Motor Home Dream

A few years ago when I was planning my long solo drive around Australia I explored the idea of purchasing a motor home.  I did of course find my “ideal”  vehicle, but it was very expensive and I had never driven anything so big.  I deduced that it was too big for me to manage.  And to expensive.

In the end I drove in my Mitsubishi Lancer, and afterwards had no regrets.

However, recently a friend has been talking to me about it and suggested I hire a motorhome to see what it is like.  So I have been looking at them again.  As I travel solo, I don’t need a big one, but I would like one that has its own toilet and shower. Of course they are more expensive.

I do fancy having one – and one that I think might work would cost me about $1500 for a ten day journey.  I am still pondering.

Free Camping in a Motor Home

I remember meeting a few solo women on my travels.  Mostly they stayed overnight in the many Free Camping spots around Australia.  Ideal if you have your own bathroom on board, and if a solo woman you’d want to stay where other campers are, for security.

It does have some appeal.  There would be no motel/hotel accommodation costs, and with a kitchen on board and all the mod cons, one could be very independent.

I wonder.


My Ideal Motorhome?

The above image I found online.  It’s still a big motor home, and I like the fancy “tent”.

I would need lessons on driving it before I took it on the road alone, I suspect.

Will I?  I don’t know.  If I did, I would not be going before February 2017, so I have time to think about it.  I would like to drive up to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Is it doable in something like this?  Alone?


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