Hi, I have always fancied the idea of being a part time traveller and jumping into a waggon and taking off to the open roads ( well at least weekends and holidays!)

What is the best van to buy? Are motorhomes safe if you are unfortunate to have a road accident. Is a camper van better or perhaps a converted high top van? We are in our forties, have two teenage sons which could sleep in an awning, a lurcher and a jack russell.

Any help most welcome. Also how much do wagons cost and if a van is old but has low milage are they likely to be a good bet?