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  • Premier Icon Drac
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    Awful bloody things.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Brilliant things. Good one AA 🙂

    Agreed. Why not stay in a nice pub or B&B instead? Or,if you must camp, a tent?

    Never understood caravans. Don’t want to try to.

    Pub or b&b’s cost more, as for camping I’m too old!!

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    You dont even pay road tax for them..

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Where’s the rest of it?

    Someone seems to have stolen the back of it?

    Cost more? Dare I ask how many weekends away your ballast cost? Please factor in fuel, storage, insurance etc. I’ll allow you to overlook the annoyance factor and that you’re going to end up on a caravan site with the sort of people who frequent such establishments.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Caravans are free these days?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Why not stay in a nice pub or B&B instead?

    You don’t get to bring or cook your own food, and you don’t get to bring your own stuff either. You can’t make a brew whenever you want, and after your day out you don’t get to sit outside in the middle of nowhere watching the evening draw on whislt your kids play unhindered in a massive field with their new holiday friends.

    What do you do in a B&B? Watch TV? I’ve stayed in plenty of shit B&Bs and ended up having to eat shit food, when I’d much rather barbecue my own food out in the sunshine.

    Or,if you must camp, a tent?

    Caravans have all the advantages of tents but none of the disadvantages – no cold flappy noisy canvas and you don’t have to sleep on the floor… or pick grass out of your breakfast cereal.

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Is that the one with the rear door and the side dinette that folds up to store bikes? Like that a lot.

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    Are you towing it with a yaris?

    It is a tiddler bregante!!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    You don’t get to bring or cook your own food, and you don’t get to bring your own stuff either.

    Win win!

    ou don’t get to sit outside in the middle of nowhere watching the evening draw on whislt your kids play unhindered in a massive field with their new holiday friends.

    Yeah you can.

    Mattbee yeah and the side door you can see opens into a wet store/ bog

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    It is a tiddler bregante!!

    Not the first time I’ve heard that tbh 😀

    Junkyard
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    I’ll allow you to overlook the annoyance factor and that you’re going to end up on a caravan site with the sort of people who frequent such establishments.

    What kind of people do you mean Your lordship?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Find me a B&B that has lots of other kids in it and a huge safe play area. I don’t think there are that many.

    Plus the norm is for 2 people per room so you need two rooms when you have your kids.

    I have actually stayed in hotels, gites, B&Bs and caravans, incidentally, so I am in a position to compare.

    that you’re going to end up on a caravan site with the sort of people who frequent such establishments.

    Hah.. you think all caravan sites are full of chavs? You’re not arguing from a position of ignorance, are you? Cos that’d be awfully crass 🙂

    Middle of nowhere?

    No thanks.

    MrSmith
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    An upmarket chav dogging vehicle with a tiny sink to rinse your nob in and easy clean upholstery.
    Like VHS, trouser presses and hostess trollies I though caravans were last century? Obviously not.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Flash, do you think all caravan sites are like that?

    I’ve NEVER stayed in a site like that, for the record, and I never would.

    I like caravans to

    As long as they
    1 have a yearly MOT
    2 Pay road tax
    3 Pay rates because they are another form of accommodation
    4 keep off the roads between 08.00 – 20.00

    actually they are friggin awful things and the only people who have em in the south west are almost dead

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Middle of nowhere:

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    TBH @ £500 for something that appears to be pretty tidy I’d give it a go!

    (If I had somewhere to store it out of sight!)

    maxtorque
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    Caravans. For people too tight to buy a T5…… 😉

    (PS, those^^^ beauty spot photo’s, they’d look a lot nicer without those huge white whales in the front of the pic)

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    For people who like more space than a T5 and decent facilities (although not AA in this case apparently 🙂 ).. and don’t like paying a fortune for a shitty old van.

    £500 though – that’s a lovely bargain.

    PS, those^^^ beauty spot photo’s

    They’re caravan sites, I didn’t look for beauty spot photos.

    bikebouy
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    Well done AA, looks like a bahrgin 😀

    I say enjoy but hope I don’t get stuck behind you doing 30mph up a dual carriageway..

    Can you fit yer bikes in it more importantly?? If you can it’s a winner IMO.

    peterfile
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    The beauty of a tent is that it’s portable enough to allow you to get sufficently far away from people who caravan or “wildcamp” in campervans 🙂

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    Buying a caravan is a sure sign that a person has given up on life. If I ever buy one it will be at that moment that I realise life really hasn’t turned out how I planned and I’ll pause to reflect on where I went so terribly wrong.

    ask1974
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    Please just drive it far from the roads I use, lorries get a hard time for fouling up traffic on dual carriageways but caravans are the worst by far. Hateful things, like sleeping in a drum…

    Junkyard
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    Roads are shared use spaces and folks say the same things about bikes.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Buying a caravan is a sure sign that a person has given up on life.

    Yeah, but £500?? I can’t stand the idea of a caravan, but £500 for something that looks tidy, when you can’t afford a T4/5 etc? It’s got to be worth an experiment!

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ov4TlKlCog[/video]

    A chemical toilet, no bath or proper shower, pitiful cooking facilities and a damp, cramped bed is far from being “decent facilities”.

    I’m still a no here.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Why would your bed be damp or cramped? Have you ever actually been in a modern caravan?

    You’d be happy to camp in a tent though, which is even worse facilities?

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    no bath

    Oh come on FFS; “no bath”?!

    eskay
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    Had many a good holiday caravanning with my parents when I was younger. We camped for years all over Europe and the channel islands and a caravan seemed a natural progression. Was much nicer to sit in the van playing board games when it was pissing down in Cornwall rather than being stuck in a tent.

    Would quite like one myself at some point.

    My parents tow theirs to a site and leave it there most of the summer now. Drive down on a Friday and enjoy your own space already set up. Lock up on a Sunday.

    There Are plenty of small sites around.

    Different kettle of fish to T5 and some caravans probably cost as much.

    Op: what make is it? I don’t recognise it?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Re the cost, bear in mind that AA is a teacher, so he can take 5 week summer holidays if he likes. At £15 for a caravan site and £60 for a B&B he’d save around £1500 on the accommodation cost alone for one trip. And he’s only spent £500 on the van. Then he can go away for a few more weeks the rest of the year too. Sound decision on those terms alone.

    Different kettle of fish to T5 and some caravans probably cost as much.

    Caravans are FAR cheaper than campervans, generally.

    Just bought this, quite excited

    Junkyard
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    you will be complaining there is no wine cellar or servants quarters next Flashy

    The one year running costs of a campervan would be more than he just paid for that van

    Premier Icon paulosoxo
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    Caravans are ace. End of.

    CaptainFlashheart – Member

    A chemical toilet, no bath or proper shower, pitiful cooking facilities and a damp, cramped bed is far from being “decent facilities”.

    I always had down as a man of adventure who good forgo home comforts in his search for exciting new horizons

    I obviously got that wrong.

    konabunny
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    For five hundred quid I’d give it a shot.

    An upmarket chav dogging vehicle with a tiny sink to rinse your nob in and easy clean upholstery.

    Yeah, caravanners only have a tiny sink, but the campers have to use fetid penis beakers.

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