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Old 21 October 2003, 16:58   #11
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Do I really need to lift the wheels free of the ground for just a few winter months? I put hard boards down so the wheels don't sink into the ground.

I will put a lock on the trailer, but doubt anyone will try and nick it as it's in a wood deep in the heart of Sussex miles away from any road.

(and I am a bit of a Wimp not using it during the Winter, but none of my friends want to come as they'd rather be playing golf)
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Old 22 October 2003, 04:19   #12
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I did the caravan club course and we were told that you should rotate your tyres through 90 degrees every six weeks maximum or you would indeed put flats onto the tyres causing potentially serious problems. I also favour completely removing the wheels and storing them flat in the garage.
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Old 22 October 2003, 06:30   #13
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Hmmm...good advice.

As it's miles away from where I live, I wasn't planning on visiting during the winter months, but now I'll make the effort to go there and rotate the wheels every now and then.
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Bloody caravans
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Nowt wrong with caravans...it's the old fogies that drive the cars that are to blame
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Old 22 October 2003, 18:14   #16
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No, all caravans should be burnt.

- and those motor caravan things that drive along at 20mph and just stop in the middle of the road to do a bit of map reading.
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Old 23 October 2003, 04:32   #17
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Burning Caravans.....

Quote :- No, all caravans should be burnt.

Well there speaks the voice of reason! A very well reasoned and somewhat 'imflammatory' statement. You might just as well say 'All boats should be burnt!' or 'All trucks should be burnt!'.
Slower moving (slower than you that is) traffic always has been and always will be a pain in the butt, whether its a caravan, an artic, or a RIB on a trailer! Chill out man - if you burnt all their caravans, they might use the insurance money to buy a boat, and get in your way on the water as well as on the road.

I have to go with Red Fox here.... its the buffoons at the controls to blame. Good drivers (whether of caravans or boats) dont give folk hassle - but its the British way - assholes all over the UK have the right to be using the same bit of highway as you - so chill out - live with it - and thank God that you can get out in your boat away from it from time to time.
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Bill - you wern't taking us seriously were you? Or are you a closet caravan owner?

By the way I agree it is the people that drive the cars that tow them - it's just that people who tow ANYTHING else tow faster and don't stop in the middle of the road to read maps etc etc!
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Re: Burning Caravans.....

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'imflammatory' statement..
Nice one!
Caravans seem to be mostly made of plywood, so they would burn quite well. Trucks and boats are made mostly of either steel or GRP so there would just be an environmental disaster setting fire to them.
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...Or are you a closet caravan owner?

Who tows a closet around?

Hey Bill, he thinks your van is a closet!
What a cheek!
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