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  1. Two wrongs don’t make a right..... Sorry I thought this topic was about storing caravans outside houses ??
  2. Covenants are 90% of the time put in place by the builders to stop the parking of big vans Caravans and Boats etc until the site is developed and complete. Its done to keep things tidy and attractive. Then of course they are ignored by those who don’t care and the sites get littered with the aforementioned which are not attractive...... As a caravan owner I think caravans do not sit well parked alongside houses. The only people that do are owners.
  3. Or the gas BBQ pipe ? Thanks for your kelp πŸ€ͺ
  4. Andy is the thing we plug into the side of the van the water pump ?
  5. I cannot for a second imagine paying 10K for a caravan let alone 10K to bling one up.
  6. There surely are wee compromises on any van ?? Is there such a thing as perfection ? Our van is quite old (2010) and there realistically speaking nothing that annoys me or us at all. Perhaps we are easily pleased ? That said coming from a Motorhome the extra space in every department is very pleasing indeed. Leadfarmer are are you on the DW forum ? Oh and your van looks fabulous πŸ‘πŸ‘
  7. The base vehicle should be serviced every year. This is ultra important come sale time. Aires are fine but we avoided them as they are very basic and very crowded. We worked on the basis why spend 50K then be parked up like sardines. We used good sites. It is very few pubs that allow Motorhomes to be parked up. Those that do accept caravans as well. My wife due to an industrial accident has disabilities. So we need a car when away. Due to prohibitive laws in Europe towing a wee car behind a motor home is no longer viable. Whats not to like ?? Well nothing except the cost.
  8. We did it the other way round. Sold our Motorhome bought the Clubman and put 28K back in the bank. The space we have now is near double. No VED or Insurance. No MOTs or servicing. Proper heating (Alde) . No car worries when we arrive where we’re going. I used to tow a Toyota IQ but the legality in Europe now is questionable. Fixed bed instead of the malarkey of making up. The list goes on and on. We’ve done both and honestly we both prefer our caravan. Would never go back .
  9. Can I ask please where did you get those chairs ?
  10. Thanks. πŸ‘ Maybe a bead would have done but it took less than one hour to fabricate the drips which will positively cure the issue once and for all. It seems from other threads here on this forum that this is a common problem and on other brand caravans too . Not hard or expensive to fix but a plainly obvious design fault
  11. You definitely need planning consent and it’s extremely unlikely you will get it.
  12. The repair..... I cut some 2mm aluminium sheet which tucks under the rear panel so water cannot make its way onto the woodwork. This I pre drilled then fitted it in place using flanged screws and also CT1 which is an ultra modern completely water proof construction adhesive, It can be used on wet materials and still works fantastically. I then cut some aluminium sheet into 2 inch wide strips and folded it 90 degrees and this also tucks under the rear panel to provide a drip that should have been there from day 1. picture 1 shows the damage done . picture 2 shows the 2mm ally plate fixed picture 3 shows the drip I made. upload photo to url
  13. If you have a noisy inconsiderate person next door you put bread on the roof of their van. Then the seagulls will come crashing onto the bait usually at first light. Much hilarity. Personally i wouldn't do it I would have a word and ask them to show some consideration.
  14. Gearing plays a huge part also...... The right or wrong gearing can make or break the ultimate suitability .. You can also get the car remapped to deliver the extra torque. .
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