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  1. Just read this on the BBC website "The areas the Met Office said are of most concern are West Wales, Devon, Cornwall, County Down in Ireland and the western coast of North East England." are they trying to compete with the DM
  2. Just back from a great weekend away again. Left on Friday taking my youngest and nephew with us (Older two at Nana's). Fife - Edinburgh - Fife again (site). Nice journey. Friday night some friends were heading up to the same site to also spend the weekend so we got the tea ready for them coming and had a good night. Saturday went a walk and got the bus into the local town the lot of us, fish and chips, then bus back to the site. After that a cuppa, shopping away and a woodland walk for a while. Weather both days really nice when the sun's there but cold in the shade. Then last night had the chairs out and sat around a fire melting marsh mallows and a few "light refreshments" for the adults. The wind was getting up again but we're quite sheltered so didn't bother us, then then the rain was blowing through but we braved it and our younger ones went inside and got settled then the adults and the older ones made a beeline for our awning and a cuppa as the wind was really getting up and the rain was persistant and quite heavy. After that we retired, the rain eased but then the wind was really getting bad and heard a few creaky trees behind the caravan! Tried to get to sleep but the wind always keeps me awake home or away, then I was too hot so put the oil filled heater off, which had also decided to make a crackling noise much to my paranoia! I put it on to try and it was fine again so maybe something outside? Then about 1am there were sudden gusts of wind that you could feel the caravan move! It didn't bother me too much then as thought that gust was a one off. Then trying to get to sleep more sudden gusts! The fire pit thing at the back was out but the wind had actually ignighted a small flame in what we thought was a wet pile of ash SO PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S PROPERLY OUT! we thought it was but obviously went out to pore more water over it to make doubly sure it was out. So awning flapping, tarpaulin over the bikes flapping, trees creaking, rushes of wind through the trees then sudden gusts there was no chance of getting to sleep (Me anyway, kids were sound) I decided at 3. 30am to get a cuppa as there was no way we could sleep, and if OH can't sleep there's something up! 4am the wind seems to be dying down just very slightly so I doze off just as another huge few gusts wobble the caravan. My heart was racing most of the night! I looked out the window as we're parked "side on" whilst our mate's camper was the "proper" way and I seriously thought the camper might end up on it's side! There was no sign of life and the camper was still standing so tried to get settled. Got about an hour and a half very light sleep then was awake. The wind had died but torrential and I mean torrential rain was battering down with the odd gust of wind and that even woke the kids! The rain lasted ages then was just heavy showers. So got the usual breakfast, ready, tidied up, packed and headed home. If you've read this far then you're doing well. I know it's only a bit wind but I was actually terrified at times in the caravan during that wind! Not the worst we've experienced as some know on here in the January 2012 gales the caravan outside the house was blown over and dragged to the end of the garden. Ever since that incident i'm seasonal so my caravan is anchored tightly to the ground permanently but still didn't like the movement plus the fact this time I wasn't just worried about a caravan blowing over with us all in it but the fact a tree might blow ontop of us! Our friends slept well waking the odd time but the man of the van said he felt the wind clipping the back of the motorhome plus was also worried about falling trees so I wasn't alone!
  3. Anyone else mad enough to be away this week? We have had this booked for a while so thought hell to it lets give it a go. Must admit the trip from Shrewsbury to Bryn Gloch Caravan site in North Wales was a little butt clenching at times but we are here, settled and enjoying a glass or two of red. We will see what tomorrow night and Tuesday morning brings, hopefully I will still be posting Wednesday lol
  4. This product was created to seal porch awnings which suffer with a gap between the pole and the caravan, allowing draughts and bugs etc inside the awning, it is inflatable, made from strong PVC. Buy directly from amazon http://www. amazon. co. uk/gp/product/B00DBZN2MY http://www. awningdraughtexcluder. co. uk
  5. Hi folks. I was given a static caravan by a local dealer to live in on site while I do a self build. I spoke to someone else who had done this, and they recommended putting boards around the sides. I have done this now, as well as stapling bubbling wrap to the underside to try and keep heat in, and cold out over the winter. However, the past two days have been horrendously windy and wet, and wondered if the boards improve things, or are they likely to cause damage to sides of the van when they get buffeted by the wind? Any advice will be gratefully received. Thanks.
  6. The Met office is currently giving my location (Wigan) a wind speed of 23mph gusting to 40mph. Being a newcomer I wouldn't even consider towing at the moment, forget the numbers, I KNOW it's too windy for me as I've been outdoors all morning ! So my question to you all is - Do you take notice of the wind speed forecast before towing and if so, what speed do you consider to be a no-no ?
  7. I have to move permanently into a caravan and as I can only afford a small one will need a full size awning. I have been offered a lovely site in the country, however the area does tend to be battered by Northwest and Southerly winds (I'm in New Zealand so we're back to front to you!!). The best siting for the caravan is with the door and awning on the South side with the caravan protecting the awning from the Northwest. I'm new to this lifestyle and would be grateful if anyone can offer advice on the best way to secure the awning against the winds.
  8. With so much wind available in the North has anyone considered one like this? http://www. navitron. org. uk/product_detail. php?proID=193&catID=69 I use a Rutland myself when near the coast.
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