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Buying a motorhome or campervan is usually a big decision – if only because of the price!
Many people say that you should always buy your first motorhome second-hand, because you are unlikely to want to keep your first van for very long.
The reason for this is that there are an almost infinite variety of vans and interior configurations. Understanding these and working out what is best for you is not always quick and you are unlikely to get it exactly right until you have spent some time travelling and living in a motorhome.
A good starting point is our Types of Motorhome page – this gives you an overview of the main types of motorhome that are available in Europe.
One of the main deciding factors is how you will use your motorhome. Will you do full-timing, weekends only, wild camping, campsites only, lots of rural driving, lots of static camping? Will your motorhome be your only vehicle and be used as a car replacement? All of these (and more) are possible and all will influence your choice of vehicle.
eBay (eBay⇒) is one of the most popular and affordable places to find second-hand campervans and motorhomes. The choice is huge and prices range from not a lot to very much indeed! In addition, most sellers provide plenty of interior photos – so even if you are not interested in buying, you will be able to get a good look at the insides of different types of motorhome without leaving your house.