As regular readers of this blog may or may not know, the Swan Whisperer and I are intending to buy a motor home and travel around Europe now that he has retired. To this end, we have been visiting various dealers, looking on the web, and generally doing our homework to see what sort of machine we want.
Today, as part of that research, we visited the UK Summer Motorhome and Caravan Show at the Kent County Showground today. It was fascinating - not only lots of new and used motorhomes and camper vans on sale, but also loads of accessories, and the kind of stall you only ever find at shows, whether game fairs, country shows or shows like this one. I always enjoy pottering around and looking.
But today was fairly serious, and we have ended up with a variety of choices, although some are pretty much out of our price range. But we know what we're looking for, which is the main thing. Something like this, if we can find a nice one, would be perfect. Or perhaps this, but they are too new to have any second-hand models yet, and it is just outside our budget as it is. This one, the previous model in the Sunlight range, is available second-hand, but it is a bit longer - over 6 metres, rather than just under.
Well, we will eventually find the perfect one. And if anybody knows of a French bed, half-dinette low-profile coachbuilt motor home for sale, let me know!
So we came away, and both of us went fast asleep as soon as we got home!