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Which Should You Buy: Camper, Caravan or Motorhome?


There often seems to be some confusion between the difference in caravans, motorhomes and campers. At GreenRV, we’re committed to helping every individual, couple and family find the perfect leisure vehicle that suits your lifestyle needs. So, continue reading our blog to understand the difference between each vehicle and the pros and cons so you can make a strategic decision for your next purchase.




Campers are the most basic and compact leisure trailer in the market. With a small footprint and lighter towing load, campers are great for visiting places that most caravans and motorhomes cannot. While campers do require set up and pack downtime, they’re a fantastic camping alternative for travellers who want to explore further. Campers typically consist of a tent that folds over the trailer, creating an area for your portable kitchen and storage facilities. 


  • Lightweight and easy to tow
  • Smaller in size
  • Relatively low entry price
  • Customisable with a range of layouts and extensions available in the market
  • Access to more remote locations


  • Lower security for belongings
  • Less comfortable
  • Small storage capacity
  • Less privacy




 A caravan can commonly be referred to as a mobile home. Caravans are an unpowered trailer that requires towing to move from one place to another. It’s also fully equipped with all of your essential living accessories, creating a home away from home. With advancements in new technology and design, the modern caravan can either have a very basic build. Or they can be equipped with AC units, kitchens that would suit a professional chef, a toilet and a shower.


  • Total privacy
  • Customisable build
  • Comfort
  • Great storage capacity
  • Ability to unhitch your tow vehicle, and travel without having to bring your belongings


  • Bulky in size
  • Often need a power source to use any electrics
  • Need a powerful tow vehicle, increasing the overall cost




Motorhomes can be referred to as the get-up-and-go vehicle. It’s the complete leisure vehicle package which was made for space and comfort in mind. A self-serving recreational vehicle, Motorhomes often divide the living/ sleeping area from the cab space. People who opt for a motorhome often love the ease of moving from place to place without the effort required to setting up and packing down.


  • No set up or pack down
  • Customisable build
  • Total privacy
  • Great space and storage capacity
  • Nothing to tow


  • Bulky in size
  • More expensive
  • Convenience at the cost of space (e.g. unlikely to have full-sized kitchen etc.)


Talk to a Green RV expert

 If you’re in the market for a new camper trailer, caravan, motorhome, or any kind of RV, have a chat to the team at Green RV. We can assist you in finding the perfect leisure vehicle that suits your lifestyle needs. As well as, suggest an array of popular customisable builds that we know, and you’ll love!

Call us on (07) 5356 5000 of fill out our quick online form today!