Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Member
    afghanpicker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    03-03-2016 @ 09:22 AM
    Location
    roi et
    Posts
    228

    Are there any motor home coaches in thailand

    I dont know if this is the spot for this but i am wondering if there are any motor home sales in Thailand seems like a good option instead of buying a house.

    Dont know if any facilities for them anywhere..

    Any thoughts..

  2. #2
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,898
    Something like this you can buy new in Thailand.
    http://www.carryboycaravan.com/motorhome/
    If you want something bigger then probably best to buy 2nd hand
    Last edited by Thetyim; 01-09-2013 at 07:39 AM.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat terry57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    24-07-2021 @ 06:15 PM
    Posts
    26,695
    Just this week there was a Motor-home display at the National stadium opposite MBK.

    There where new ones for sale and rental ones available. Hardly any punters even bothered looking at them.

    I fail to see how they apply to Thailand simply because accommodation is plentiful and cheap all throughout the country.

    Ive traveled most provinces in this country, I hire a car and stay in a nice hotel every night mostly under a thousand baht especially up country.

    The country ain't set up for motor home end off. Redundant here.

  4. #4
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,898
    This one is currently for sale in Bangkok for 1.1 million baht


  5. #5
    Elite Mumbler
    pickel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Isolation
    Posts
    6,392
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    I fail to see how they apply to Thailand simply because accommodation is plentiful and cheap all throughout the country.
    Exactly. There's also nowhere to park them.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat terry57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    24-07-2021 @ 06:15 PM
    Posts
    26,695
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    This one is currently for sale in Bangkok for 1.1 million baht


    Imagine driving that thing on the Mae Hong Song Loop.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    rickschoppers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Thailand
    Posts
    7,169
    Terry is right since motorhomes were meant to be alternatives to staying in a hotel while traveling. Hotels are one of the best buys in Thailand which makes traveling from one part of the country to another very easy and cost effective.

    Too many other negatives come to mind with regard to motorhomes in Thailand:

    1. Who is going to service them when something breaks?
    2. Where do you find spare parts?
    3. As previously mentioned, there are no motorhome parks in Thailand, so you would have to dry camp.
    4. Roads in Thailand are not made for motorhomes, especially once you get off the main highways.
    5. You will undoubtedly be pulled over at every singe roadblock by the BIB.
    6. You might as well paint a big "Farang" on your forehead when driving around Thailand.

    Way too many negatives, in my book.

  8. #8
    Member
    Gipsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    07-02-2020 @ 08:20 AM
    Location
    NE of Chiang Mai
    Posts
    631
    I've seen a few around lately, new and homemade ones. Parked at big fairs, at campings, parking lots of national parks and 'in the wild'. Several companies have them for rent now so you could try one and see whether Thailand is ready for it or you need to wait a few more years...

    There's a dedicated motor home/RV website, all in Thai of course but run it through Google Translate and you get an idea of the possibilities here.


  9. #9
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,898
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Imagine driving that thing on the Mae Hong Song Loop.
    Well Dorothy, I never realised what a big nancy boy you are.
    Everyday full size buses drive to MHS using the north and the south routes.
    The vehicle in that pic is half the length of a bus.


    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    Way too many negatives, in my book.
    Agreed there are negatives but the OP is not asking about a 'holiday' vehicle.
    He is asking about an alternative to buying a house.
    The big plus would be that it will save you millions.

  10. #10
    The Pikey Hunter
    Gerbil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Roasting a Hedgehog
    Posts
    12,355
    ^ Pikey.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    rickschoppers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Thailand
    Posts
    7,169
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Imagine driving that thing on the Mae Hong Song Loop.
    Well Dorothy, I never realised what a big nancy boy you are.
    Everyday full size buses drive to MHS using the north and the south routes.
    The vehicle in that pic is half the length of a bus.


    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    Way too many negatives, in my book.
    Agreed there are negatives but the OP is not asking about a 'holiday' vehicle.
    He is asking about an alternative to buying a house.
    The big plus would be that it will save you millions.
    I wouldn't buy a motorhome then. I would look for a trailer big enough to feel comfortable. I lived in a 32' Airstream trailer for a couple of years when I was in between houses in the States. It was comfortable, but I lived near the Pacific Ocean and never needed the air conditioning. May be a little warm in Thailand for this type of living unless you spend all your time outside.

  12. #12
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,898
    ^
    Yes, a trailer/caravan would make a lot more sense to me as it would leave you with a more convenient vehicle for daily use.
    I have never seen an Airstream for sale in Thailand but I have seen a few English caravans for sale.

  13. #13
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Online
    11-07-2014 @ 08:15 PM
    Location
    quarantine
    Posts
    2,919
    there was a travelling european family in CM, they started travelling with a motorhome, that broke down somewhere in cambodia and they couldnt have it repaired, or was more expensive than the whole thing, so they left it back...

    seems the parts and to import them or so, is a major problem ...

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    37,255
    Several years ago on the way to Bangkok, I stopped to look at a business on highway 1, which sold travel trailers made to pull behind a pickup. They were a bit flimsy, just a box with windows but had a shower, toilet and an air conditioner. Maybe still there?

  15. #15
    Rasta Zenicker
    david44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    FvxxinAsian Queue
    Posts
    14,242
    I have rented inUSA which has drivers and mechanics used to them.

    I agree with drawbacks listed above and the fact that in many palces humidty would mean it would only be a bedroom and hotels up here with air and pool are $20 or under.If I had the resources/connections an old railway carriage you would be fun to convert into an Orient Express type Pullman
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You can flash pretty well anything if you have the right tool

  16. #16
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,898
    Quote Originally Posted by alitongkat
    they started travelling with a motorhome, that broke down somewhere in cambodia and they couldnt have it repaired
    The fact that it was a motorhome has nothing to do with it.
    All motorhomes are built on brand name chassis/engines.

  17. #17
    Member
    navynine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Last Online
    13-09-2017 @ 12:47 AM
    Location
    Chanthaburi
    Posts
    418
    Altern. would be too buy prefab house which I see all over the place fairly cheap

  18. #18
    Member
    afghanpicker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    03-03-2016 @ 09:22 AM
    Location
    roi et
    Posts
    228
    Wonder what a shell of a double decker bus would cost to have converted?

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Online
    17-07-2021 @ 11:53 AM
    Location
    Ballarat Australia
    Posts
    1,458
    We often stay at a resort in Nahkon Sawon, next to the a river, next to a resturant, new rooms with air, all for 350 Bht.

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat terry57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    24-07-2021 @ 06:15 PM
    Posts
    26,695
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Imagine driving that thing on the Mae Hong Song Loop.
    Well Dorothy, I never realised what a big nancy boy you are.
    Everyday full size buses drive to MHS using the north and the south routes.
    The vehicle in that pic is half the length of a bus.

    My names not Dorothy its foking Terence you rude bastard.

    Anyway, fuk driving a motor home around the Mae hong song loop, its foked up innit.

  21. #21
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Online
    11-07-2014 @ 08:15 PM
    Location
    quarantine
    Posts
    2,919
    i think motorhome is "integrated", as in a converted truck and "caravan" you pull behind you ?

    caravans motorhomes are an awesome thing... wouldnt have said this before starting travelling...

    you can see quite a few, not many, but some do it...
    its not, when you want to stay at a certain place, but to travel around (the world), its splendid...

    many even stay at night at local places, when they have reached some destination, they want to explore more...

    but the big advantage of a caravan/motorhome is, that you can travel with more luggage...

    the big disadvantage of a motorhome is, that you can have expensive and difficult repairs, as parts for trucks are more costly and possibly more difficult to obtain, than fixing a car...
    you have to consider, when it breaks down in the boonies, that you will be totally depenend on the locals... the price they give you, the way they "fix" it...

    so, a caravan is possibly much more difficult to drive and handle, but possibly the more flexible and sustainable solution...

    but in general - i think its one of the future ways of living...

  22. #22
    I am in Jail
    Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    19-03-2019 @ 07:37 AM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    14,771
    I've never seen any RV/motorhome facilities here. Like Terry said there's a shitload of nice accommodations for very reasonable prices all around the country. So why who you want to travel around in a rolling toilet, which is what a motorhome really is.
    A motorbike, a GPS and a 50 liter waterproof duffel bag is all you need to be happy and free.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •