Caravan is the usual generic expression for a unit that is dependent on being pulled, or towed, along by an additional, otherwise separate vehicle. In some instances, a Trailer, Caravan, and Tourer could be separated into unit types, that is;
- Trailer: micro, lightweight single axle unit accommodating between one and two (some can be crammed at four) sleeping occupants, also equipped with only the bare minimum luxuries, or necessities. Additionally, they are styled or range from a foldout-tenting unit to the more modern solid extending inits.
- Caravan: smaller, mid-weight and can weight from a couple of hundred to a 1000 Kilos (approx’), single axle unit accommodating between two and four (some can be six) sleeping occupants, also not equipped with as many luxuries as larger vans.
- Tourer: larger, heavier and can weight between 1000-3000 kilos, twin axel units usually accommodating between four and eight occupants, however – and this time, the unit is equipped with more homely luxuries than the Caravan.
In this instance, the generic term would be Motorhome, however – and as before, we could split this into three separate unit types for the benefit of those who have been told as much; Campervans and Motorhomes. Besides this distinction, both models are independent and motorized units by a cabin that has an engine cc and gearbox torque suitable to pull the accommodations weight around, that is;
- Campervan: smaller, can weight between 1500 to 3500 kilos, single rear axel unit accommodating again between two and four sleeping occupants, with now both older and newer models being capable of expanding to create more space, they are also not equiped with as many luxuries as larger Motorhomes; can be driven on a car licence read more here.
- Motorhomes: larger, however – there are two weight/licence Category Motorhomes,
- C1, MAM – 3500 – 7500 Kilos
- C, MAM – 7500 Kilos plus
They are more often than not, and for stability, twin rear-axled usually accommodating between four and eight occupants, however – and this time, the unit is equipped with more homely luxuries than the prior, and the cab is open planned, much like a Coach
- Vehicles: While not applicable to Motorhomes, this refers to the vehicle you have chosen to pull your Caravan with, whether using a towing hitch or fifth wheel socket, this could be any thing from a 1.2 Hatch or Saloon vehicle weighing a 1000 kilos pulling (@ 85%) 850kilos to, a 4×4 weighing 1895kilos pulling (@85%) 1610 kilos creating a combined weight of 3500kilos.
- Extra Vehicles
- Extra Occupants
- Awning & Usage
- Animal Fouling
- Use of Facilities