The Accordo 120 is only 6m in length, so I guess it is a small (make that very small) compared to other motor homes however on the drive way it looks pretty big. In fact, on the drive way the Accordo looks massive, well tit does to me. Compared to the camper van conversions (my work colleagues’ VW T4 in particular) the Accordo looks like a behemoth.
My better half and I find the Accordo 120 very spacious and comfortable inside, and not the least bit claustrophobic like the VW camper van we hired before parting with our hard earned money on the Accordo 120 - or should that be signed our souls to the devil to fund the Accordo 120? The Accordo 120 was definitely the best option for us, and I have to say that there is more than enough room for the two of us and the copious amount of c**p my better half takes on our little motor home adventures.
Whilst the Accordo 120 looks, and feels pretty damn big to me It’s not until I get parked up on a site next to a “conventional” sized motor home that I realise just how small it really is. During our recent weekend at Wyton Lakes near Huntingdon (please feel free to take a look at my review here) there were several “standard size and conventional size” motor homes and all of them dwarfed the Accordo. Yep, next to these motor homes the Accordo looked absolutely tiny.
When we decided the motor home was the way forward (as opposed to a camper van) we only looked at vans that were 6m and shorter because of storage constraints. I suppose we could have found external storage but that is another cost, and also defeats the whole objective of the exercise – we wanted the opportunity to be able to jump in the van and disappear off whenever work permits, and if the van was stored away this would not be possible. Keeping the motor home on the drive was essential so we are tied. The other problem we have is that our licence only permits us to drive vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes rather than the 7 tonnes under the old rules.
With a 6m or shorter motor home the only viable option we never bothered looking at anything larger. Even motor homes that were 6.5m in length (i.e. just half a meter longer) were instantly dismissed. Since we never looked at any motor homes larger than 6m in length I never got to appreciate just how small the 6m motor homes are – even though the Accordo 120 feels palatial to us.
Since our weekend to Wyton Lakes, and thanks to the neighbor who let us have a nosy around his motor home I now realize just how small our “little” Accordo 120 is. Our neighbor’s motor home was 7.5m long (just one and a half meters longer than the Accordo – so not even one of the big motor homes) and it seemed colossal. The 7.5m motor home was just too big for us, and whilst I can see it more comfortable and practical than the Accordo 120 for visiting big sites with big pitches on the side of major trunk roads, I wouldn’t want to be wrestling one around the quiet back lanes I have to navigate in order to get to my house. Even if I could extend the driveway further and accommodate a 7.5m motor home, and I know there is the possibility – although it would be tight, a motor home of this size is just too much for my needs.
I obviously returned the favor and let my neighbor have a snout around my motor home and he was, and I quote “stunned how pokey it is” and how we can “actually live in it”. I guess he had gotten used to his large motor home so I can see how the Accordo 120 would be small. I suppose the Accordo 120 feels so big to me is because prior to buying it we camped in a Conway Countryman folding camper so the Accordo 120 feels pretty damn big, and that is all that matters.
All things considered I suppose we are fortunate in that we have a motor home that is small enough to go off the beaten track without too many issues, and also feels spacious inside. How cool is that?
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A total motor home newbie with a six year camping background in a folding camper. A keen blogger sharing my experience of researching, choosing, buying and owning a motor home. and every thing that goes with it.
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