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Old 28 August 2012, 19:11   #11
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Have you considered a Motorhome with enough guts to tow a boat ? I know it works for some folk . If I was doing everything again , I might try that route .
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Old 28 August 2012, 19:29   #12
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but the issue with motor home, is unless you have second car with it, anytime you want to move you need to pack up....so you need a bike or walk

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Old 28 August 2012, 20:29   #13
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but the issue with motor home, is unless you have second car with it, anytime you want to move you need to pack up....so you need a bike or walk

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Yes, you need to find campsites within reasonable cycling distance from the pub
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Old 29 August 2012, 02:35   #14
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Yes, you need to find campsites within reasonable cycling distance from the pub
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Old 29 August 2012, 05:29   #15
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Demountable camper with a big awning!!! Can tow the rib!!! Plus you still have a car to use.Gets my vote!!
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We are also seriously considering giving up the tent and getting a caravan for next year, mainly for the extra comfort of an ‘almost’ proper bed, not needing to tramp across a field early in the morning for a wee, and the extra comfort when the weather is bad.

As mentioned the main issue for us is not being able to tow the RIB as well, but the site we use in Devon will let me drop the van down a couple of weeks before our holiday and store it for a very small fee, then look after it for a couple of weeks after as well. Sounds like an excuse for a couple of weekends away as well.

As the’ not so smaller’ Nashers are growing up quickly the issue I’ve noticed is the size of the beds in some vans. My 15yr old is 6’1” already, and wouldn’t fit in most of the bunks.

On the other hand, a 25’ long twin axle van @6yrs old with all the mod cons and a huge Awning that’s only been used 2 weeks a year can be found for @£7K if looked for hard enough.

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Careful if you opt for the 8' wide European caravans, eg Hobby, as you may need a white Transit type van to tow it.
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Old 29 August 2012, 08:53   #18
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Careful if you opt for the 8' wide European caravans, eg Hobby, as you may need a white Transit type van to tow it.
Lol....

The feckers have just set up camp at our local Conforama (a bit like Curry's)....

30k's worth of Mercedes Sprinter (in white of course) towing 40k's worth of Fendt caravan and not an insurance certificate in sight.

We own an older (1996) Eldis caravan which has been great fun... Not that old that its embarrassing to tow but not that new that it matters if it gets the odd dent and scuff here or there. ( i accidentally drive our mini digger into the front of it last year... Doh! Would have hurt more if it was a nice shiny new one )

To over come the towing issue of caravan/boat we're going to use our crane lorry to tow Gwenn after craning a converted Potakabin onto the trucks bed. That way we can give the local tinkers a run for their money in the " look at us we're pikey's" stakes...:-)

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Here you go, all sorted

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But I'll take this one

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