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More caravanists
« on: 15 December 2017, 14:17:07 »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42330511

Hotel rooms also available.  ::)
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« Reply #1 on: 15 December 2017, 14:26:42 »

Will never understand it, buy caravan at huge cost. Depreciation of it is just as bad as car, running costs, storage costs, insurance. Get horrible MPG towing and generally rubbish experience to tow, don't exactly enjoy drive with burger van on the back.

Then when you arrive you cook your own dinners, empty your own cr@p, and be side by side with other plastic boxes in a field and pay for the privilege to park   ???

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A hotel, with pool, room service, en-suite right in city centre or out in country side.

For the running costs of a Caravan for a year, you can buy a lot of hotel rooms. Think I'll stick to Marriott Hotels.  :)
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Re: More caravanists
« Reply #2 on: 15 December 2017, 14:28:40 »

Perhaps it's the Wife Swapping/Damp/crapping in a bucket in your wardrobe. ;)
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Re: More caravanists
« Reply #3 on: 15 December 2017, 14:47:57 »

Will never understand it, buy caravan at huge cost. Depreciation of it is just as bad as car, running costs, storage costs, insurance. Get horrible MPG towing and generally rubbish experience to tow, don't exactly enjoy drive with burger van on the back.

Then when you arrive you cook your own dinners, empty your own cr@p, and be side by side with other plastic boxes in a field and pay for the privilege to park   
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A hotel, with pool, room service, en-suite right in city centre or out in country side.

For the running costs of a Caravan for a year, you can buy a lot of hotel rooms. Think I'll stick to Marriott Hotels.  :)

....and that is the best bit.
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Re: More caravanists
« Reply #4 on: 15 December 2017, 15:27:25 »

The only people who hate towing are those that can't :-X
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« Reply #5 on: 15 December 2017, 15:30:39 »

The only people who hate towing are those that can't :-X
I have no problem with towing.. Just wouldn't personally do it to a plastic bedsit.
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« Reply #6 on: 15 December 2017, 15:38:42 »

The only people who hate towing are those that can't :-X

True that  :y
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« Reply #7 on: 15 December 2017, 15:39:34 »

The only people who hate towing are those that can't :-X
I have no problem with towing.. Just wouldn't personally do it to a plastic bedsit.

You either love it or loath it,I love it :y
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Re: More caravanists
« Reply #8 on: 15 December 2017, 16:35:15 »

Will never understand it, buy caravan at huge cost. Depreciation of it is just as bad as car, running costs, storage costs, insurance. Get horrible MPG towing and generally rubbish experience to tow, don't exactly enjoy drive with burger van on the back.

Then when you arrive you cook your own dinners, empty your own cr@p, and be side by side with other plastic boxes in a field and pay for the privilege to park   ???

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A hotel, with pool, room service, en-suite right in city centre or out in country side.

For the running costs of a Caravan for a year, you can buy a lot of hotel rooms. Think I'll stick to Marriott Hotels.  :)


Caravans I can just about understand, although I don't want one.


Now consider the even greater expense and uselessness of a motorhome/camper
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« Reply #9 on: 15 December 2017, 16:48:10 »

Now consider the even greater expense and uselessness of a motorhome/camper

It must be a major ballache to have to pack up all your stuff, disconnect pipes full of sewerage, etc. just to nip down to the shops for some provisions - or anywhere, for that matter.

I guess that's why they drive around with a Smart dangling out the back.

I must confess to having the occasional desire to get one and just disappear for a few months, though. I guess, unless the journey is the whole reason you're going, though, it's not better than a tent in any way, and very much not better than a westfield and a small tent / hotel.*


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« Reply #10 on: 15 December 2017, 16:53:04 »

I think those large-ass motorhomes work in America, due to everything being so vast. Taking one of those down to local shop won't be a problem, also huge distances cross-state mean just pulling over and walking back for a meal/rest would be practical.
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Re: More caravanists
« Reply #11 on: 15 December 2017, 16:53:23 »

Love it got a 26 foot twin axle with every option you could want, Grandkids love it & we both enjoy it also like our foreign holidays in hotels/villas. I also believe a lot of folks haven't got a clue when towing.
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Re: More caravanists
« Reply #12 on: 15 December 2017, 18:01:19 »

Will never understand it, buy caravan at huge cost. Depreciation of it is just as bad as car, running costs, storage costs, insurance. Get horrible MPG towing and generally rubbish experience to tow, don't exactly enjoy drive with burger van on the back.

Then when you arrive you cook your own dinners, empty your own cr@p, and be side by side with other plastic boxes in a field and pay for the privilege to park   ???

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A hotel, with pool, room service, en-suite right in city centre or out in country side.

For the running costs of a Caravan for a year, you can buy a lot of hotel rooms. Think I'll stick to Marriott Hotels.  :)
As much as I have no desire to stay in a caravan, I think on reflection, I would prefer that to hotels.  I've yet to ever go to a hotel that I've enjoyed, except by artificially getting so plastered I can't remember it.

Obviously, rather than a caravan, I'd rather use my tent if the weather is warmish - its more spacious, more comfortable, cheaper, and not restrained to silly speed limits.
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Re: More caravanists
« Reply #13 on: 15 December 2017, 18:10:30 »

How fast does your tent go then, TB?  8)

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« Reply #14 on: 15 December 2017, 18:16:08 »

How fast does your tent go then, TB?  8)

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