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Old 15 April 2006, 15:37   #1
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URGENT Storage help required

Hi Guys,

My latest mad purchase is a caravan, which I was planning on coverting for use at events at Cowes etc. I have purchase a "project" which I plan to do the exterior work on while it is in transit betweek York and Hampshire. I have got a temporary storage for a day or 2 in Hertfordshire at my Parents place. However the drive only has room for 3 vehicles and their are 3 cars there! I need somewhere down here. DOES ANYONE, have a yard, a garden, a farm, caravan site, car park? Although I haven't budgeted for storage!! I think I am going to have to cough up some well earned beer money to my saviour!

PS Picking it up tomorrow!

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a "project" which I plan to do the exterior work on while it is in transit betweek York and Hampshire
that sounds dangerous
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that sounds dangerous
LOL no I'm stopping at my parents place for a few days where I plan to give the outside a good pressure wash and possibly a compound and polish.

JUst had a thought - could offer free boat valeting in return for storage space??
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Try Southsea Caravan park down at Eastney, they have lots of space for touring vans that they are not using this time of year. Maybe you can strike a deal.

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Nasher: I belive dave phoned them and they wouldnt take it becasue its too old. I dont think storage is going to be much of an issue; its highly unlikely that the caravan is going to make it the 250 miles back to Portsmouth. Check it out. Anyone care to guess how much it cost??

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Nasher: I belive dave phoned them and they wouldnt take it becasue its too old. I dont think storage is going to be much of an issue; its highly unlikely that the caravan is going to make it the 250 miles back to Portsmouth. Check it out. Anyone care to guess how much it cost??
Well I hate tim for posting the picture - that is it, bring on caravancareuk.com !! I will post pictures of progress so far.

1st Challenge was getting to York, which I managed with the help of my navman sat nav which worked surprisingly well - its the first proper test it has had. I arrived with over half a tank of diesel to spare, so very happy with that too - I shall be hanging on to the car now, I was going to sell it (peugeot 306 1.9L TD)

Hooked up and hit the road, was a little bumped on the country lanes - I've not towed a caravan before, normally its boats which seem to have a lower centre of gravity!

Phoned Tim M and decided to stop at the first services to check the temperature of the bearings, lubricated the braking system etc. Greased up the bearing and secured the flapping mud flaps. Well not too many hours later the low fuel light came on and although I figured it normally has another 75miles i guessed I had about 30 while trailing! No problem 15 to hertfordshire.

So Yes I made it from TEsco Port Solent to Haslar marina, to York and then to hertfordshire while towing just under a ton on one tank of fuel!

Next job was the pressure wash all the green stuff off, its come up a treat although I shall be respraying some bits. I shall be removing the vile vinyls tomorrow with the help of my steam cleaner. I shall then be ripping out carpets, curtains and cushions and will be sterilising everything. Soft furnishings to the tip and I will purchase some laminate flooring. Thats the next stage - I'll keep you all updated with pics as it's quite fun! Furthermore, it seems that everything on a caravan seems to be like a boat.

I'm also going to have a look at the electrics and order some paint, fittings, leds, etc
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Ok, I'll take 1st guess. 50? higher/lower?

Looks a load better clean!
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To be fair, it does look much better now it's been cleaned. I think you got a bargin there Dave, considering it did come with a fridge and a cooker too.
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