We should live in a society where we always feel safe, but in reality this is not always the case. Being armed with commonsense and experience is therefore not a bad thing when embarking on a camping trip alone. As a general belief, "campers are a friendly welcoming bunch of people who are out to become one with nature", according to SearchWarp.com, but being aware of possible dangers could come in handy.
More and more women are packing their bags and heading on a voluntary journey in their caravan or motorhome through the UK, following a trend that already exists in America. The single travel trend is very similar at camping grounds across America, with one camp site owner reporting that "14% of our park model customers who have seasonal sites are women camping by themselves". The same site owner revealed that "many of the youngger singles live near and drive up for the weekend", which in my eyes is a much safer approach to holidaying alone, as opposed to exploring far away unknown territory without the safety of a companion.
Woodalls.com has reported that the leading attractions in campgrounds for women camping alone are "comfort, affordability and security". Before departing on a camping trip it may be beneficial to search camping / caravan or motorhome forums, such as PracticalCaravan.com, to see where other single women go so you know where other women feel safe.
Female campers have highlighted some issues that arise when traveling alone such as, towing and pitching as well as the persistent safety worry. Discussions into this topic have revealed that women feel having a review specifically designed for women would be a great help, with one female caravanner saying "many more women may take this type of holiday if manufacturers and dealers targeted them as customers instead of focusing exclusively on couples and families ", reports PracticalCaravan.com.
Recent research has revealed that the majority of women opt for motorhomes instead of caravans because the towing and manoeuvring can be difficult if you're not fully aware of the measures to take. If women knew more about owning a caravan maybe more would buy them, which means a cheaper investment for a single person. Could the caravan industry be missing out on a potentially large market?