The emergence of the motor car simply made it easier for people to explore the countryside in many variations of so-called trailer caravans, designed to be towed behind a private car.

The Caravan Club of Great Britain was actually formed as early as 1907, generally to look after the interests of the ‘modern day caravanners.’ On one hand, World War 1 saw the end of horse drawn vans, but at the same time saw the commencement of commercial manufacture of caravans.

Motorhomes made an appearance from 1906 but many of them were cumbersome, expensive and traveled only at around 10mph.