The crucial difference between our motorhomes and a snail's shell is that if our motorhome gets somehow destroyed in a terrible accident - it won't be the end of the world. That is assuming we weren't inside said vehicle at the time.
But joking aside, motorhomes have revolutionised the way we take holidays. Some people simply don't want to leave their creature comforts for so long - and so they simply take them with them instead. These mobile holiday homes have come a long way since they started becoming popular way back in the 50s when people started having a great deal of spare time and extra money to spend.
And for British holiday makers considering the possibility of buying one of the many motorhomes available, it might be surprising to learn that so many of them are actually still made in Britain. It might seem to many of us that these vehicles are a fairly modern invention, but the reality is that these recreational vehicles were developed in France around about the 1810 mark.
While the ancestor of this vehicle is of course the caravan, and that it might be thought that Gypsies were been the first users of these vehicles, it wasn't until 1850 that gypsies actually began utilising these as mobile homes.
Today, there are a staggering range of motorhomes available. And as you might expect, the USA is the world leader in terms of producing the largest and most technologically advanced motorhomes. Some of these look more like rock band tour buses than 'recreational vehicles' the term used by Americans.
For many people, the RV or one of the many motorhomes available offer a certain degree of economic sense; while the initial outlay can be quite large, the avoidance of hotel rooms and motels can save a substantial amount of money. Of course, some people take the use of these vehicles one stage further and actually live in them all the time. Such a choice can help someone avoid paying a mortgage or rent - one of the largest costs of modern life.