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  1. Campervans are very cool... some are even iconic but not everyone discovers their inherent limitations until having already parted with a small fortune!

    This blog offers insights from people who have uncovered those hidden, often overlooked issues for themselves.

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    The number one gripe of campervan owners is not having a car at your disposal when your away. This means that each time you want to nip out to the beach or pick up supplies, you have to break down your entire camp before you go, then set it up again afterwards.

    Many VW owners actually buy & tow Go-Pods behind their campers for this very reason! They sleep & eat in their Go-Pod & leave it on-site when they go out. Ending up using their expensive motor camper as a day vehicle. Ironically, many already had a car that would have pulled the lightweight (750Kg MTPLM), Go-Pod instead. 

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    Campervans are pretty pricey too and while that might make them more desirable, wouldn't it be great to spend some of that tied up cash on enjoying your trips instead?

    Unless you plan to use your camper as an everyday vehicle, (which isn't always very practical), you'll be hit with the additional burden of running another vehicle. Tax, insurance, MOT's and servicing - and worst of all, depreciation.

    Go-Pods can often be used with your current vehicle & when you're not using your Pod, it's not costing you a thing!

    A Go-Pod won't devalue like a camper either, making them great financial sense. Top end motor campers can actually lose the equivalent to a Go-Pod's cost, in the first year's depreciation alone. 

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    Due to their robust GRP shell, a Go-Pods value drops just a fraction of the RRP, even after many years, making them a far less risky proposal.

    Practically speaking, many campers actually offer less day-to-day living space than a Go-Pod. Most leave you no standing room at all once the bed is made, so you'll be making the coffee on your knees and pulling on those jeans while laying down! Not great for the back at all, especially during prolonged camping trips. 

    Go-Pods offer a convenient standing area even when the bed is made up. You can cook a meal, make a hot drink & get dressed all while standing comfortably. Even the loo can be used inside - making all the difference to convenience & ease of use.

    From a comfort perspective, a camper van’s rock n' roll bed systems can be bumpy, small & not as comfortable as the Go-Pod's totally flat, king size bed platform, complete with it's 10cm foam mattress for a proper nights sleep.

     

    Go-Pods are compact, designed to be easily handled, (even solo), and tow with superb ease. They are narrower than many campervans and engineered never to snake or wobble while towing.

    You don't even need extension mirrors and will never be stuck in a tight spot. Even if you don't fancy reversing, you can unhitch in moments, spin the Pod on a sixpence and be away in no time at all! Being a true micro-tourer, Go-Pods are nothing at all like towing a regular caravan. They have their own built in brakes and no towing experience is required.

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    Save money, experience greater comfort, convenience and fun with Go-Pods micro-tourers - the true campervan alternative.

     

  2. How might the lockdown effect camping & caravanning once lifted?

    With COVID-19 sweeping across the world and affecting many of us who would usually be away on camping trips right now, the question begged to be asked is - how will this all effect camping & caravanning once the lockdown is lifted?

    We can be sure that once the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, many will be keen to go on camping trips, even those who would usually otherwise have gone abroad! Flights and overseas destinations are probably still going to be considered risky for a good while that's for sure.

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    Image courtesy of Go-Pod owners Mike & Sue Beach. 

    Camping / caravanning in turn could be seen as the perfect alternative to international holidays and also as a great way to incorporate a little social distancing while still getting out and about. 

    Actually if you do happen to have a cough show up - you could even turn your Pod into a portable quarantine station - somebody contact the NHS – Go-Pod caravans may be need rebranding! ïŠ 

    Having this in mind, most campers are likely wondering whether or not they should be pre-booking pitches ready for summer? Many campers agree that once we have clear guidelines on when restrictions will be lifted, then it would be a great time to place a booking. But why wait? Pitches could suddenly be in short demand so consider booking now, on the proviso that you can cancel with refund or move dates if necessary.

    Due to uncertainty as to when the Coronavirus pandemic will subside – many campsites are happy to take bookings on a free cancellation basis but make sure you check with them at the time you book, if a deposit is requested.

    Weather-proofing your holiday plans can be the difference between good times or disaster and the Go-Pod sees a lot of people moving up from tent camping for a luxury & comfort upgrade. Whatever the British weather throws your way you’ll be snug, warm and dry in your Go-Pod and when it’s time to move, there’s no drying out worry about. Pure freedom and convenience.

    Luckily, the compact 2 berth micro-tourer caravan Go-Pod can be equipped with off hook up facilities like a solar panel, which means finding space at campsites is often easier, as even if all the electric pitches are gone, (and they tend to get booked up first), you'll be self sufficeint & can often happily take a ‘green pitch’ instead. Saves money too!

    Scottish visits are likely to be popular and you don't necessarily even need a campsite! As long as you're equipped with the right gear, then you can really push social distancing to the next level by finding a remote spot in the countryside to ‘wild camp’ in. A quarantiner’s dream of course! As Go-Pods are the ultimate road trip option, so once you've finished exploring that area, you can simply wind up the rear stabiliser legs & move on to the next adventure - just be sure to wash your hands first!

    There will be more info on camping off hook up in our next blog post by the way.

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    Image courtesy of Go-Pod owners Mr & Mrs Goldie. Glencoe, Scotland.

    If you're interested in some accessories that will make it easier for you to set up your Go-Pod 2 Berth Micro-Tourer Caravan out on the go, then please kindly visit our shop page. where you can find many great camping / caravanning accessories.