One thing I am really struggling with at the moment with the motor home is where to put food. During our two week adventure, one week at the Lake District and the second in Wales, we did an online Asda delivery at both sites and kept the food in one of those little Kampa collapsible cupboards (I highly recommend one of these by the way) in the awning. We were fortunate that both site owners permitted an online shop delivered to our pitch, there are many that don’t, and bearing this in mind I am thinking about what is going to happen on future trips.
Being away for two weeks at a time means the wardrobe is full of clothes, the cupboards are full of smalls and other essential bits and pieces, the bedding is stored under one of the lounge seats and shoes and other essentials are stored under the other lounge seat.
The only space for food inside the Accordo is either in the microwave or in the oven, which is not great. You can’t fit much in either the microwave or the oven and it definitely isn’t advisable putting tins, jars and heavy food stuffs in there. A few bags of crisps maybe, but anything weighty, I don’t think so. The other thing about leaving food in the microwave and the oven is that you can’t travel with them in there either.
The oven and the microwave are wasted spaces for us. We never had either in the folding camper and I can’t see us using them in the Accordo 120 either. If Brownhills gave the choice of cupboard space or oven and microwave I would have jumped on the extra cupboard space. I guess it’s our fault for buying a Brownhills dealer special.
I guess we could always leave the food in a plastic box in the cab area, but this isn’t ideal either. I don’t want food laying around, it looks messy and I don’t want to see a box of food when I look down the front towards the cabin area.
It’s times like this when I wish we had a garage and went for the fixed bed/garage layout, but then I think about our trip to the Lake District when it rained constantly for six days out of the seven and then think that I would have been lost without the spacious rear lounge of the Accordo 120.
In the future we are definitely going to have to think about the food situation and plan it properly, especially when we go touring for two weeks (like we are intending on net summer) or staying on campsites where the owners don’t allow online deliveries to the campsite. The only thing I can think of doing is buying as we tour and stop off at the larger supermarkets, i.e. the ones that sell food, clothing, electrical items etc. since these have large car parks and are also open during unsociable hours where they are generally quieter. Whilst the Accordo 120 is huge (it’s 6m long and 2.34m wide) it is too big for me to be wrestling in to small towns and quaint villages (where parking is tight if there is any at all) to the smaller food retailers.
As much as I am enjoying this motor homing lark there is so much to think about, plan and consider that even the smallest things, such as food shopping, can be a real mission. Oh well, I’m sure we will sort it out at some point.
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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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