There are many different methods of transportation out there, all of which could be considered useful, helpful or 'fun' in one way or another. However, one 'out there' way of getting around that not everyone can get on board with is an old fashioned camper van.

Campers have been around for quite some time now and they've evolved quite a bit over the years. They're viewed as being quite cost-effective ways of traveling around in long-distance scenarios, but of course, it all depends on just how big the camper is you're going to get.


Today, we want to take a look at two very specific genres of travelers, solo & couples, and figure out who suits the beloved camper van best.

It isn't a particularly life-changing discussion to have, but it's definitely going to separate the two in a way that we believe to be needed.

Sorting out the perfect trip takes a lot of hard work, especially when you're talking about a camper van.


While you can get some pretty big camper vans, it kind of goes without saying that you're going to have more space if you're on your own. You can put a few more personal items in there, you could personalize it to completely make it your own, and you can even make it out to be like a traveling bedroom of sorts.

With someone else in there taking up space, many of those luxuries obviously fall away. It automatically means having to get something bigger, and if you need to stay with a compact camper, there's going to be an awful lot of arguments flying back and forth based on the fact that you aren't really able to move.

Companionship - BETTER FOR COUPLES

Regardless of whether you're heading off on a long or short trip away, it's always nice to have someone by your side. You can bounce things off of them, have funny conversations and generally make an awful lot of memories. There's a lot to be said for the art of companionship, especially when you consider just how many people undervalue it.

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When you're all on your own it's obviously going to be a little bit more difficult. If a thought pops into your head and your first instinct is to tell somebody, you'll have to pull into a truck stop and send a tweet or text your friend as opposed to just being able to look over and have a chat.


There's an argument to be made that having more than one person in your camper is going to hike up the price pretty significantly - but that just isn't the case. If you are on your own, then by definition, you quite literally have to pay for everything yourself which almost certainly means you're going to double what you had initially planned to spend.

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With a couple, or any two given people, you're splitting the costs and are therefore giving yourself more of an opportunity to save a bit of cash for later down the road. You'll probably be able to afford a more spacious camper van as a direct result of that, too.


One person fending for themselves is fine if you're Jason Bourne or James Bond - and while we understand that might be a bit silly of us to say, common logic would dictate that being on your own is going to automatically increase the likelihood of you being in trouble under dangerous circumstances.

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In a couple, you're able to work together in order to get out of any tricky situations that may arise. It's not necessarily all about being able to fight off people or anything like that, but from a logistical point of view, two minds are better than one.

Decision Making - BETTER FOR SOLO

At the risk of sounding far too stereotypical, couples tend to argue quite a bit. Even if you're in a couple that doesn't this sort of issue, there's a good chance that you've come to blows over something that might seem unbelievably silly - whether it be the color of the walls in the bathroom or which direction to go on your latest trip.

When it's just 'me, myself and I', an awful lot of those issues no longer exist. You can do what you want when you want, and that's a very powerful tool to have. While you may second guess yourself from time to time you still have the luxury and freedom of being able to make any decision that pops into your brain.

So, to summarize, couples tend to have more luck with camper vans in regards to safety, price, and companionship, whereas solo travelers will be more fortunate with decision making and their overall space. If we're scoring, then couples win this one 3-2.

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