So who owns a Caravan and what have you got ?

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Hodge

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Aug 3, 2018
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I have a 1996 Continental Mirage caravan which is kept at a site near Much Wenlock in Shropshire. Used it as respite when I was going through a difficult domestic situation. Was going to count how many times I was going to use it this year and then decide whether to sell it. However, due to covid I have only used it twice this year. Will decide next summer whether to keep it. If I could get a permission to bushcraft I probably would not use the van.
 
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Duggie Bravo

Nomad
Jul 27, 2013
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Dewsbury
Ex Caravaner, we had a Swift Charisma 570, until the Pikeys helped themselves to it.
Still have the metal ladder for the 6th bunk in the loft.
To be honest, don’t miss it as the last couple of holidays were rainy fortnights in Cornwall.


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reddave

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Mar 15, 2006
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stalybridge
TBH, I've been looking at getting one recently but the prices have shot up. I don't think it's an increase in demand, more like profiteering, same with used car prices
 
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Robbi

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Mar 1, 2009
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northern ireland
i think there has been a huge increase in demand, holidays abroad are really a no no for the foreseeable future so caravans and campervans are in big demand.

we were away since wednesday, couple of fantastic days then rain in biblical proportions, got absolutely soaked packing up this morning.

( Swift Sterling Elite 580 being dragged around with a Ssangyong Rexton 2.2 )
 
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adriatikfan

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May 23, 2010
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We've just sold a 2005 Adria Altea (against my better judgement but ...). Had a smaller Adria before that.

I'm not up-to-date with the current models but the two we've had were both fantastic value for money

Towed it with a Jeep Patriot Sport + and before that a SSangyong Kyron and before that a Tata Safari.

With all 3 vehicles barely knew it was on the back.

Best Wishes,
David
 

dwardo

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Aug 30, 2006
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Nr Chester
Cant believe I am saying this but we are thinking of a Van for family camping. There I have come out and said it. :inpain:
Whilst we Love the Belltent its the setup and trying to stuff all our kit in the car and small trailer, enough for two adults and two kids. Then having to dry the tent for days afterwards when it doesnt stop raining for days at a time.

Problem as mentioned above is that the prices seem to have shot up of recent. Will watch with interest.
 

Robbi

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Mar 1, 2009
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Cant believe I am saying this but we are thinking of a Van for family camping. There I have come out and said it. :inpain:
Whilst we Love the Belltent its the setup and trying to stuff all our kit in the car and small trailer, enough for two adults and two kids. Then having to dry the tent for days afterwards when it doesnt stop raining for days at a time.

Problem as mentioned above is that the prices seem to have shot up of recent. Will watch with interest.

We upgrade from our beloved bell tent to a caravan 3 years ago .... we can help you through this :)

Honestly, it's a great move, with an awning on the side you can still live "outside" as it were, you just have a warm and dry place to sleep off the ground with a really convenient toilet for those night time needs.