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Morning all, I know there are loads of "What first van should I get" threads but as everyone's needs are specific to them I though id ask for some advice. Its probably a little different from the norm too. I was pointed this way from another (unrelated) forum by someone who was very helpful so I'm hoping others on here will be too. From reading through many posts it appears your a lovely bunch. I have wanted to get into caravans for years, but I’m only now getting around to it due to work and family. A bit of background info. My wife and I have 4 children, two teenagers and two toddlers. Holidays for six of us are expensive and sometimes hard to organise and that it what has given us the push to finally get a 'van. I know it’s not as cheap as it used to be but it should give much more opportunity for holidays than we currently get. Here is the question. Whatever we get will be on a tight budget. We could save for one next year (maybe the end of this year) for the £1000 - £1500 mark or the year after for the£4000 - £5000 ish mark. That may change slightly (increase) as I am looking for a new job, but for now I’ll go on these figures. As there are six of us were either looking for a 6 berth or a 4/5 berth with awning and preferably something that could be pulled by both of our cars (Citroen C8 HDi and Nissan Primera 2. 2 dci). I’m not too bad with a set of spanners so I would be willing to take on something needing a little work but my experience with 'vans is limited and my wife would probably prefer something that was ready to roll. The problem being we are totally new to this so don’t even know where to start looking. It may sound strange asking when its 1 or 2 years before we can buy but planning ahead is the only way we could manage this and will hopefully enable us to get a better suited and priced deal. So. .. If you were in our situation what would you do and which vans would you consider? Many thanks, Mark
Hi All, A few months ago I bought a caravan to use when racing my bikes as they are usually at least 3 hours drive away. The caravan tows 1050kg. I have recently foudn out that my Transit van will not tow this weight. I need a van to put my bikes in whilst towing the caravan to the race meets. Could anyone advise me on what Vans can actually tow something more than a tonne?!?! I really don't understand the whole VIN plate thing. .. Very frustrated and confused, Craig