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  • Caravan build quality
  • molgrips
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    We moved to a BIG tent for the moment after selling the caravan. Probably more structural integrity in that than some caravans.

    I have to say that sleeping soundly whilst gales blow and rain lashes, even in our crappy old caravan is a far better experience than attempting to do so in a tent!

    thisisnotaspoon
    Free Member

    Hmm, I doubt it costs more to assemble a caravan – but then again, maybe it does because it won’t be automated. But GM sell Corsas all over the world, and have machines that can assemble lots of models. Weirdly, UK caravans seem to be UK specific, which probably doesn’t help.

    <20hours IIRC to build a hatchback from a tour of the Toyota factory, that includes stamping out body panels from sheets, welding, building sub assemblies like the engine, subframes, interior etc, but excludes parts manufacturing by 3rd parties. E.g. an airbag, a seat, a wiring loom etc arrive as a part.

    I’d be amazed if a caravan isn’t 4x that unless they’re using laser or water cutters to speed up making the panels, furniture etc.

    Rich_s
    Full Member

    I’d be amazed if a caravan isn’t 4x that unless they’re using laser or water cutters to speed up making the panels, furniture etc.

    Caravan manufacture in the UK is definitely more hands on…
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8719851/Electrician-inflated-by-pressurised-air-which-shot-up-his-bottom-in-bizarre-factory-accident.html#:~:text=Dad%2Dof%2Done%20Gareth%20Durrant,severe%20damage%20to%20his%20intestines.

    benpinnick
    Full Member

    I’ve been on a caravan factory tour. It’s definitely more shed on wheels than Toyota.

    molgrips
    Free Member

    I’d be amazed if a caravan isn’t 4x that

    I’m very familiar with how they are made – it’s very rough and ready. I think a load of panels pop out of a cutting machine and they just nail, staple and pop-rivet them all together. Or at least they did. With a wood-free body shell they probably just glue the panels in, then the interior is fitred the old fashioned way before the roof is glued on.

    fazzini
    Full Member

    Well my 14 year old caravan doesn’t have damp. No. Not a speck of damp. Not mine. No.
    Mine has wet. Very wet.
    And a chuffing big quote to fix. Bollox
    🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8719851/Electrician-inflated-by-pressurised-air-which-shot-up-his-bottom-in-bizarre-factory-accident.html

    Shit H&S, on the other hand though he would win the pub farting competition…

    (And dare I ask the how did it ‘just slip up there’ question….?)

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Shit H&S

    Pun intended?

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Knauf Sport&Fun look great.

    Not sure what a “Spacious apothecary pull‐out” is.

    https://www.knaus.com/en-uk/caravans/sport-fun/interior/

    benpinnick
    Full Member

    Not sure what a “Spacious apothecary pull‐out” is.

    It will be a pull out wire shelving unit for bottles/jars/tins

    benpinnick
    Full Member

    I saw a Carpento caravan the other day, could be exactly what you might want.

    https://www.freedomcaravans.com/new/caravans/carpento/410-details/

    Edukator
    Free Member

    I swap from leboncoin.fr to STW and from Eriba Puck caravans to Eriba caravans. They can’t be that bad, most of the Pucks I’m looking at are around 40-years-old and look fine. Under 500kg so no registration document needed, no extra insurance, no extra toll on the autoroute. 5000-7000e for a good one it would appear. That’s a lot for something that’s not much up from a tent thrown in the Zoé boot.

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