Our Motorhome

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Our Motorhome

We love motorhome life!  It's absolutely awesome and to us there is nothing that comes close to the possibilities on offer, balancing travel freedom with your own personal space and comfort.  Your not fixed to one place, like in an apartment and your not sharing the experience with dozens of others, like on a coachtour.  Everyone will have their own personal preference but for us, we've never looked back since setting off in 2014.  Our current motorhome is a 2011 Chausson Welcome 64 2011.  It's the biggest of the 3 motorhomes we've toured in and has loads of upgrades which makes it so much easier to full-time - like solar panels, extra leisure batteries, invertor, gaslow and so far had 2.5 enjoyable years of touring in "H2P5" (Humans2 Pups5), as the many many photos on this blog give testimony to.  
We've really benefited from the 3.0 JTD 160 bhp engine with upgraded automatic transmission  (very powerful on inclines), great for in the mountains!  Full description of features below....

Since setting off in 2014, we've tried 3 different motorhomes..... 2004 Autocruise Starfire 'Homer (which we reviewed).  We had a great two years but never invested in setting her up for full-time travel. In 2016 we swapped 'Homer' to 'Ithaca', a Globecar Globescout 2014 model (ex-rental).  We thought it would be 'cooler', 'more adventurous' and get up into the higher mountains more easily as Homer only had a 1.9L engine.  However, a van conversation with such a tiny living space we felt just wasn't practical for full-timing, especially with all the outdoor activities we loved.  Plus then in early 2017 Leela and her pups arrived....  

Our Next Motorhome....???
Our preferences change as we change.  Maybe some people find the one motorhome for them.  But for us, we feel we are ready for a change again.... So watch this space in 2020!  Both in Ithaca and H2P5 we've felt that the bed takes up a lot of the available space.  Whilst we want something a little bigger than 5.5m long Homer, we'd like to have more comfortable living space to enjoy during the waking hours.  Given our outdoor activities we'd still want some garage space which Homer didn't.
We are open to ideas!  As the quotes say practice letting go of what we imagine/plan so that what's waiting for us can find room to come through!  

Below are some photos and here are some related posts that explain why we love motorhoming and what considerations.   
Choosing A Motorhome - A Vehicle You Can Sleep In vs. A Home That Moves?
Missing Our Motorhome - Why Motorhoming Is Our Favourite Way To Travel
Reviewing Our First Motorhome - "Homer" - Autocruise Starfire 4 Berth 2L HDi Peugeot Boxer - 2004 (54) Model
Motorhome Modifications - A Luxury Outdoor Tent Or Home Comforts? - Solar Panels and Refillable Gas Systems On Our Christmas Wish List
On The Road Again..... Adventure IV Begins - Ithaca

There are many more motorhome articles to be found HERE








Main Features of Our Current Motorhome: 
Dimensions:  6.69 metres (l)  x 2.76 (h) x 2.3 (w)
3.0 JTD 160 bhp engine with upgraded automatic transmission  (very powerful on inclines).
250 Watts of Solar panels, 1200W Pure Sinewave Inverter, Gaslow refillable LPG (1 x 11 kg bottle)
Reversing camera + Reversing sensors; extra leisure battery (total 220 Amp hours)
Pioneer SatNav inbuilt; Cruise Control / Cab air conditioning; Maxview Wireless Seeker satellite system + TV/DVD player
Diesel blown air heating; Fiamma Awning (F45S), Fiamma ‘two-bicycle’ cycle rack
Alarm system – Cab and habitation motion sensors, extra locks on habitation and garage doors
External barbecue point 3/4 – berth with large double bed at rear (height adjustable) and option to build small bed at front; 4 belted travelling seats; large garage beneath bed space – accessible both sides – possible Scooter entry.  Big Bathroom. Oven / Grill + 3-burner hob, Large Fridge & Separate Freezer – 3-way control (gas, 12V, mains) and also removable carpets!


Ithaca - 2014 Globecar Globescout







Homer - Autocruise Starfire - 2004
  1. Reviewing Our First Motorhome - "Homer" - Autocruise Starfire 4 Berth 2L HDi Peugeot Boxer - 2004 (54) Model
  2. Motorhome Modifications - A Luxury Outdoor Tent Or Home Comforts? - Solar Panels and Refillable Gas Systems On Our Christmas Wish List






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