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About harvomark

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  • Birthday 14/02/1970

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    Volvo XC90 2005
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    Lunar Ultima 615 2004

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  1. We are doing exactly the same thing, just brought a T5 and we are converting ourselves. We will use the van for weekends and the van and caravan for longer, this also gives our son his own sleeping quarters.
  2. Hi, We just come back from Brienz, lovely area. Realistically your looking at 11 hrs driving with a caravan so dependant on your driving capabilities two days is doable.
  3. We are restricted to the school holidays due to my missus working in a school and my youngest just doing his exams, it has always been like this but to offset some of the costs I book early, use Eurotunnel frequent traveller and it costs me £176. 00 return for car and caravan. Also get a 20% off the sites but all has be booked in October for the following year. Every little helps🙂
  4. This just shows some people shouldn't have them, we have just got our dog and we are fully aware our holiday has had to change to accommodate them. Were we go she goes, if she can't we can't etc. Plus side I don't have to do the food shopping
  5. It's a forum, take it with a pinch of salt! I actually carry a shoot gun for my noisy neighbours!
  6. We have been camping and caravanning for over 28 years, I can honestly say I have had only one reason to complain. Usually quiet times on sites are between 11pm & 7am, someone sitting outside having a drink and a laugh between these times isn't an issue for me. Someone having to get up at 6 am to use the toilet isn't an issue for me, starting life in a tent must have given me the gift of tolerance for other people enjoying their holiday!
  7. We are taking our dog to France for the first time in two weeks, we know we have to get the treatment but do you guy's book a vet for the treatment or can you usually just turn up?
  8. Hi, If buying private get a full inspection done by a caravan technician unless your confident what to check for, if going through dealer get a 12 month warranty and get it serviced at 11 months. Look at the Lunar Quasar 615, it has twin bunks with another area at the back with a table which converts into another bed if you have guests, the children can use it while your up the other end. also comes with a divide for when they go to bed and your at the front watching TV or watching the world go by, Lightweight at 1450kg so may be worth a look.
  9. My advice would be only buy the essentials for your first few trips then see what you need to make your life easier, don't rush into a motor mover see if you would benefit from one first. We have a twin axle and was tempted to purchase one but found reversing the caravan in not an issue and we have been all over France, Holland Luxembourg & the UK with some tight pitches. I don't do it always first time but what's the rush I'm on holiday! Try it and if it stresses you out get a mover, other than that add as you go along.
  10. We apply the hitch lock on our caravan if we stop at a services but never travel with it, it takes me 30 seconds to fit then 30 seconds to take off when I come back. When I pull up and there is a dodgy character where I park I usually leave the missus as a deterrent!!!
  11. We are booking our son into a chalet at the same place we are going for one week and it costs the same as our 18 night holiday!
  12. We have done both and now always use our caravan, we find that the cost of a static and the cost of getting by car vs our own caravan and towing is a lot more plus we know who's been sleeping in there and it is clean. We use peak times due to missus working in a school and our youngest being 15 on sites with pools & entertainment. Probably worth looking at the prices of both in the area you want to go then make an informed decision but I would find it hard to believe the static would come out cheaper.
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