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Kucavana, who we are

Kucavana, its name and its history

Traveling by motorhome is our passion and here is its history.

Kucavana is the name with which our children baptized our new motorhome the day they arrived home.

Anna with 2 years old did not know how to say motorhome very well and said something like "kucavana" And so repeating it, she and her brother, who was laughing at her sister, gave her his name. And the truth is that we love the whole family!

Our Kucavana is one Challenger 396, a new model from 2018 from Challenger, she has taught us how to travel by motorhome.

Su history goes back to the day we decided to sell our old and historic 25-year-old Volkswagen California van, the Cali, a full-fledged hippy van :). After spending 3 weeks in the Pyrenees during the summer of 2017 on 4 and enduring days of intense rain with two little children, we clearly saw that we had grown too small and that we needed a change in our lives 🙂

We decided that if we sold it, we would bundle the blanket over our heads and buy a new motorhome. And so it was, in a very short time we sold it and started looking at motorhomes. Without a doubt traveling in a motorhome would change our lives.

Choosing a Challenger 396

Our initially favorite was the Benimar Sport 323 nasturtium and with bunks and we were quite convinced of it, it was what we needed: bunk beds for children and a lot of dining space which is where we would spend the most time, with a double bed that should not be made or undone.

However one day, and almost by chance we passed by Cargol Caravans, in Parets del Vallès, and we said let's see if they have any nasturtium with bunk beds ... And here Our surprise, they did not have but they had just received a new 2018 model of a profile with a great novelty: tilting bunk beds that gave at the same time a free area for children or second dining room and best of all a large large garage (just what that we missed in the Benimar!)! It also had the gas oil heater as we wanted and the gas fridge and it was a Ford cabin (in the Fiat it did not come well! I am quite short hehehe).

The second we fell in love, it was our perfect motorhome, for our children, our dogs and for us. Perhaps the qualities of Challenger were not the best, but neither was Benimar, but the distribution was very important for us.

Choosing a motorhome is very personal, we believe that each family has their needs and that there is not a perfect motorhome for everyone, but rather that everyone finds their perfect AC.

So we present you our Kucavana, a Challenger 396, with whom we are very happy, especially with Montse our saleswoman 🙂 Thank you for showing us what our Kucavana was going to be that day!

If you want to see it inside you can see our VídOr where we show you our Challenger 396 motorhome both outside and inside.

Video of our motorhome

And who do we travel on it?

Well we are one family from a 36 year old couple, Pilar and Jose, that we live in a small town of Barcelona, with two wonderful children little ones 4 and 7 years old, Anna and Arnau. In addition, we have 3 adopted German Shepherd-type dogs, that is, large ones of about 40 kilos. All three are adopted from the Vilanimal protector, with whom we have great esteem and have collaborated for many years. From here we encourage you to adopt! www.vilanimal.org !

We can only take one or a maximum of two of the kennels on each trip, for space and family logistics (and because the two males quarrel with us 🙁), but the others stay with the grandparents at home who are delighted and from here We thank them from the heart for all the support they always give us. THANKS, WE LOVE YOU !!!

We are a computer engineer and a polytologist who is also a university professor, who grew up in a caravan going from town to town as a good daughter of fairgrounds (cop what ??? hehej yes political scientist those who are not politicians but we study political and political sciences public administration). Both of us have worked to modernize public administration for many years and we try to make it better one day. We go especially to small municipalities giving organizational support and transforming them digitally, helping them with their strategy and internal organization. We met in our early twenties doing the same thing in a company and we continued together and doing the same thing.

For us, traveling to small municipalities is our day to day, all year round, weekends and weekdays. We love it and we enjoy it, and above all, getting to know its people.

We hope to see you soon in one of the thousands of corners that await us in this beautiful world, remember to say hello!

Manual for traveling in a motorhome

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This entry has 10 comments

  1. Jose Manuel Buzón Ávila

    Hello family,
    We are almost residents of the population 🙂 we live in Granollers, we also have a Challenger 387 and of course Cargol, we love your stories, we even share a surname 🙂 one day we will meet on the way. Continue like this and resist that many over time will leave you, a hug,

    1. Pilar Avila

      How good these spirits Jose Manuel! Thank you! And what a good chance, apart from neighbors to see if we are family! hehehe hey well if you feel like write to us [Email protected] And if you want with a phone number, I will add you to a small group of WhatsApp challengers from Cargol! We are already a few and the truth is that between us we are helping each other a little 🙂 Thanks again!

  2. Fran

    Hello !!!!, I have read your article and I really liked it. You are the first couple I know who has 396. I hope you are well. As it turns out that although we live in the south, we have a budget for a 396 in Cargol, hoping that this pandemic will allow us to move. I love that model and I was looking for someone who had it and gave me their opinion on its operation and handling. We also like the mounted on ford. We went from caravan to car and there are five of us. And so far we have also pulled the VW van with the caravan in tow. Well, I love the name of your car. I await a response, greetings and good health.

    1. Kucavanera family

      Hello Fran, you will not regret the purchase. It is without a doubt the best thing we have done in life. We repeat it every day. If you want we have a WhatsApp group from AC Challenger and another one for 396 that we will add to you. Email us at [Email protected] A hug!

  3. Urtzi

    Hello, I have a 396 challenger and I would like you to add me to some group of kids or challenger to share ideas and learn. I have not been able to contact you by email. Thank you for everything and congratulations

    1. Kucavanera family

      Hello Urtzi! That is done now I write to the email that you have left us and we add you! a hug and welcome to the Challengers 396 club! A hug!

  4. Carolina

    Thank you very much for the video!
    My family and I started our holidays this Monday with a motorhome and we are on our nerves! with your manual you help us a lot.

    1. Kucavanera family

      Good morning Carolina,
      A thousand thanks to you for your words, they are the right and necessary vitamins that we need to continue writing and helping more colleagues like you! Anything will be here to help you. That this super trip that you are going to start is great! It sure will be wonderful! A hug.

  5. esther

    Good, you have fallen links on the trip to French Brittany. Thank you. Very interesting.

    1. Kucavanera family

      Good morning Esther, I think that more than dropped links is that I still have to finish developing a post like Broceliande's that I have half-written. And so it is not yet published. This trip was the last and I still have not been able to finish it 🙂 I promise to do it shortly 🙂 Any questions why write to us [Email protected] A hug family.

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