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Perfect types of vehicles to enjoy a road-trip

11 Sep

Every car-enthusiast loves a good drive, whether it’s going around town, over a twisty mountain pass or along a straight desert road. A road trip is the best way to experience a journey and the vehicle.

Family Car

Whether it’s a Vauxhall Astra, a Land Rover Discovery, or a Volkswagon Golf – your family car is great for road tripping in for few reasons; first of all, it’s your family car – you know how it works, how it drives and how much it costs. Secondly, your family all fit in – hopefully with comfort – and are used to the leg room available. And lastly – these types of cars are relatively versatile in where they can drive, you may get a bit more off-road action out of the Land Rover, but a family car could take you through cities, country and mountain roads without an issue.

Camper Van

A camper is the perfect, little mobile home. It has everything you need within a 168in X 67in (approximately) space. A camper van, traditionally a VW camper, can sleep two with ease, but there are many add-ons to a camper that extends its use. From a teardrop trailer, a pop top roof, and a driveaway awning. A camper can take you most places from the beach to the forest, and there’s no need for pitching a tent or spending loads of money on hotels.

Motorhome

A motorhome is the step up from the camper van in luxury, it is a home on wheels, with multiple bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom. You will have fully-functioning electricity and amenities. These vehicles are the glamping version of the road-trip world, but they do restrict you on where you can go, and the speed you can travel at; like towing a trailer, in a mobile home, different road speeds apply.

Supercar

Supercars are the flashy, fast and loud vehicle that everyone wants to have a go at driving. Road tripping in these bad boys might not be the best idea due to the small amount of space available, but they are a great way to have fun and see the world at speed.  You also might rent a supercar, so you can enjoy your journey and take a break by whizzing off in an Audi R8 or a Ferrari F12 for the weekend. Countries like Germany have areas free of speed restrictions, so an abroad road trip might be on the cards.

Motorbikes

On two wheels rather than four, a motorbike can also be a great way to road trip. You will have the ability to glide through traffic, know where is closed to you – a bike can take you up mountain roads, and country lanes with ease. But it does limit your number to two, and your packing area. If you use a larger bike or an adventure explorer like a Suzuki Vstrom 1000 then long trips, are within your reach, and you have enough space for your camping necessities. Or if you’re day tripping to the coast a smaller sports-bike like a Triumph Daytona 600 would be perfect.


 

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Guest content

 

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