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Old 24 August 2014, 05:27   #11
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We had a towable cruiser before the rib and apart from towing a small ship it was fantastic;-) got my class one so not frightened of large rigs but it was a nightmare on a crap slipway and really put the missus off :-(


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Old 24 August 2014, 05:29   #12
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Old 24 August 2014, 05:57   #13
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Do you use the Disco every day? Could a campervan provide comfort even in bad weather and a tow vehicle without the height hazard of a roof tent?
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You can buy a lot of nights in decent hotels/B&B's for the money you'd invest in a caravan.

Personally, I miss the craic associated with camping (latterly a Transporter T4) but the Leader of the Opposition doesn't.
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Yes I use the disco for work and also a bit of a land rover enthusiast (just love being outside I suppose). I think I'll just stick with the rib and make more effort to get out with it.


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We love the lakes but 10 mph ?


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[QUOTE=picky;641949]We love the lakes but 10 mph ?


Two caravan and camping sites at Loch Lomond I think the speed limit is 60mph?
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Cashel has 1 slip no speed limit right off the slip.

http://www.campingandcaravanningclub...sgow/nrdrymen/

Milarrochy bay has 2 slipways 1 has a jetty to drop collect you passengers, the other is more suitable for hand launching SIBs and the like as its fairly shallow and rocky.
Also this site is within a speed limit zone 8 kph upto 1/2 mile out (guess)

Milarrochy Bay Campsite | Explore Glasgow from Milarrochy Bay Campsite - The Camping & Caravanning Club

Both these are on the East side of the loch, the 1 on the West side is Luss but does not have a slipway you have to handball over rocks, no good for you.

Well worth the extra drive
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You can buy a lot of nights in decent hotels/B&B's for the money you'd invest in a caravan.

Personally, I miss the craic associated with camping (latterly a Transporter T4) but the Leader of the Opposition doesn't.
I would love to get a Sprinter or the like and convert it into a camper. As suggested above a hotel is far cheaper short and long term, often comes with breakfast, and there is no clean up when you get home all tired. Most of our hotels have parking for a vehicle and boat too.

If you do want to get a camper and a SIB, why not just deflate the SIB and put it in the camper? Most have basements or storage somewhere in them. Or even put a rack on the camper.
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What he says!

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