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