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#1 Cheltenham Caravanner

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:05 AM

I'm trying to find a caravan for two people that has a fixed double bed, ideally accessible from either side and a decent sized bathroom with full size shower.

Cooker with oven and reasonable sized fridge.

Also want total external length to be no more than twenty feet.

Don't mind if front seats / bunks are shorter in order to accomodate the above features as they will only be used for sitting on.

Does such a van exist ? :unsure:

#2 TedNewman

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:52 AM

By external length of 20 feet max - is that to include 'A' frame? if so I think you will not find such a beast, I know because we looked and ended up with accepting that to save on size we have to have the non-fixed bed configuration.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:02 PM

By external length of 20 feet max - is that to include 'A' frame? if so I think you will not find such a beast, I know because we looked and ended up with accepting that to save on size we have to have the non-fixed bed configuration.


Yes, 20 feet including A frame.


I wonder how many people would be interested in such a configuration

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:17 PM

Yes, 20 feet including A frame.


I wonder how many people would be interested in such a configuration


How about a Bailey Ranger 460/4 - shipping length is listed as 6.332 metres

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:45 PM

Most conventional single axle island fixed bed caravans are about 24-25 feet shipping length, and that's with a 4'6" front dinette, so you'd have to omit the front dinette completely - not practical with a fixed bed caravan as there would be nowhere to sit/eat.

If you include unconventional, the Eriba Pontos might be under 20 feet as it's body length is 4.96m (16'3").

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:15 PM

Hi, We saw a caravan made by Cristall Sprint 490 in Catterick Caravans a few months back it had a fixed bed and was said to be a 6 berth although I would of thought it was a more comfortable 4 berth. Its internal length was 16.9 length. Food for thought though and worth a google . BTW I think it 2004 model.

Kind Regards Steve

Edited by luisa, 29 August 2009 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:48 PM

We changed from the bailey senator vermont because we got fed up with having to keep making the bed up and settled for the senator virginia. We looked arround for about 4 months at every manufacturer we could find within 50 miles all we wanted was the same as you but couldn't find anything with a batthroom to match the vermont anywhere so we had to compramise on the layout but we are very happy with what we got.

#8 MauriceH

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:06 PM

Yes, 20 feet including A frame .?

I wonder how many people would be interested in such a configuration

would like the configuration but the length I dont think will be possible..

fixed bed
end bathroom with shower.
just enought for two

great

will have one..

Maurice

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:20 PM

Hi

If you could manage to squeeze in an extra 10" :unsure: the Lunar Lexon SI would be worth considering.
We have the Delta TI but the layout is much the same.
You can close the toilet door towards the kitchen making it the same as a rear bathroom.
More room in the toilet as well with the door in that position
We are very happy with our layout. :D
Good hunting but I think you will have to make a sacrifice

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:46 AM

Hi

If you could manage to squeeze in an extra 10" :unsure: the Lunar Lexon SI would be worth considering.
We have the Delta TI but the layout is much the same.
You can close the toilet door towards the kitchen making it the same as a rear bathroom.
More room in the toilet as well with the door in that position
We are very happy with our layout. :D
Good hunting but I think you will have to make a sacrifice

Edwin77 - how will 10" help? - no smutty comments needed!

The Lexon SI is 23'10" overall length - the OP has 20' limit - the SI is nearly 4' too long.

The 2009 Delta TI is 26'0" overall although it's internal length is 20'11"

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:53 AM

I'm trying to find a caravan for two people that has a fixed double bed, ideally accessible from either side and a decent sized bathroom with full size shower.

Cooker with oven and reasonable sized fridge.

Also want total external length to be no more than twenty feet.

Don't mind if front seats / bunks are shorter in order to accomodate the above features as they will only be used for sitting on.

Does such a van exist ? :unsure:

Can we ask what your reasons are to keep the caravan so short?

#12 Edwin77

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:20 PM

To RogerL - OOps will now have to eat humble pie

To JohnathanM - Sorry if I raised your hopes - you have quite a challenge

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

Yes, 20 feet including A frame.


I wonder how many people would be interested in such a configuration

We would!!! that is the caravan we are looking for....

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

Our current 'van is 17ft long ... long enough for me, we have our fixed bed, but we have an all in one shower room. To be fair we miss our end washroom. Swift group are producing the ideal layout for us in 2013, a Sprite Major 4 as in 2012 but with a fixed bed, but the spec isn't what we are used to these days though I do think the Sprite is a great looking package. Also don't want anything wider than 7ft 5.

So the gauntlet goes down to any UK maker ... a top spec, fixed bed 'van, with end washroom ... not much over 17ft body length, 7 ft 5 (or less would be great!) wide and under 1500Kg ... oh and must have a Swift Group style sunroof as we love ours! I'll pay up to £20000!

Sadly I fear my money will be safe!

Edited by IainM1970, 04 August 2012 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:32 PM

the adria range the altea 2013 modles are great

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

Why is the overall length so critical?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

the adria range the altea 2013 modles are great


I beleive the Altea 390 DS you could leave the front dinnette made up as a bed,5.81m overall

Edited by Benzowner, 05 August 2012 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

adria, altea 432 overall length 5970

fixed bed, shower and cooker!

gorgeous van we use it as a 2 berth but seating area is another double bed.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

the adria range the altea 2013 modles are great

 

adria, altea 432 overall length 5970

fixed bed, shower and cooker!

gorgeous van we use it as a 2 berth but seating area is another double bed.

But do they have separate, full-size showers?






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