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    Range Rover
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    Yet to be purchased

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  1. Thanks everyone, we thoroughly enjoyed the training weekend and despite the fact that I haven’t towed for over twenty years it all came back quite naturally, resulting in me becoming designated caravan Parker. We have a one night stay booked courtesy of the dealership and had planned to do a few weekends away in March/April but my husband is having a long awaited knee replacement the week after we collect the caravan so it might be a little while before we use it. collecting a brand new Land Rover Discovery this week and the caravan next week.
  2. We are just about to take possession of our first caravan a Coachman Laser Excel 875, we’re booked on a training course this weekend but I would love to have somewhere to practice with it once we get it home. Getting it on and off our drive is going to be an art in itself but it has to be done.
  3. I could but we were going to change the car next year anyway so lots to consider.
  4. Thanks everyone, being written off for a tailgate is certainly bonkers but it’s on back order with LR and we have no idea how long we might wait for a new one. The really frustrating thing is that we were on holiday for six weeks and could have ordered a car before we left.
  5. We are taking delivery of our first caravan in March, a Coachman Laser, I’ve had a Land Rover Discovery since 2014 and it was due to have a tow bar fitted this week unfortunately in October we were in a crash where we were hit from behind at speed when waiting in traffic on a duel carriageway. There was extensive damage to the back end and near side of the car and it has been in the repair shop ever since. The delay in getting it back to us is due to the new tailgate being on back order, Land Rover are saying it could be several months yet before we can have it back. we have a very nice Mercedes GLS as a hire car at no expense to us and yesterday things came to a head and our insurance company have said they are willing to write the car off leaving me with a quandary as to what I should buy to replace it. I loved the Land Rover but having to wait months for parts on back order has put me off, does anyone have experience of towing with a Mercedes GLS, Volvo XC90 or other large 4x4, I’d appreciate some opinions and perspective on this.
  6. We have made a purchase at last, we have gone for a Coachman Laser Excel 875
  7. Compass wasn’t on our ‘list, you may have just created another column on our matrix and after I’ve spent the day looking at vans and had come home with a shortlist of three🙈 I can do steps with assistance but haven’t ruled out a lift.
  8. 😳 ‘Yes we want a fixed bed, there are quite a few vans with transverse beds and end bathrooms which we are working our way through. We are looking for a four berth van, grandchildren can come two maybe three at a time and if their parents want to join us they can bring their own tent.
  9. As I said in my "needs" list, due to my disability it has to be an end bathroom, our guests would mostly be grandchildren, more than happy for them to squeeze past the bed if they need to, anyone else who needs to use the toilet during the night can pitch their own tent (the parents) 😳 at "bad language removed" apologies I’m used to forums where the definition of bad language is a tad more relaxed.
  10. ‘What I want is reliability, value for money and a touch of luxury. What I need is more vital, I’m a full time wheelchair user, I can stand and walk enough not to need a chair once inside the van, I require enough space next to the bed to set up a ventilator and suction equipment, storage space for all sorts of medical bad language removed and two extra berths for occasional guests.
  11. Hello, there is currently a very complicated chart on a whiteboard in my kitchen, caravans have been eliminated and new ones added. I am still undecided as to whether this caravan will be new or used, I’m sold on an end bathroom and an eight foot wide van (I have my reasons). It’s a frustrating process which I hope will result in lots of happy holidays.
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