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.
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?