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Recommendations 1st time Buyer

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Hi all

We are a family of 4 (x2 Teens) and looking to buy our 1st Caravan.

There is soooo much out there, our budget is Euro 7500.00. 

Have looked online at some Baileys & Elddis. 

Any recommendations for newbie's??

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Could we have details of your tow car, engine size and declared kerbweight. The choice is huge so go along to a dealers, go in each one and imagine sleeping and cooking and relaxing in each one. We all have differing needs and opinions.

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I'd guess that the main thing is to have sleeping facilities for four people, making sure that beds are long enough to accommodate the growth of the two teenagers (until they don't want to come anymore).

 

AS WSM suggests there are lots of van out there so go and visit a few dealers. Sit in the vans, lie on the beds and try to visualise how you'd be using the van. Sitting, sleeping cooking and just slobbing.

 

We've had three different layouts over 20 years, each of them has suited our requirements at the time. We now have a four berth twin single bed layout with front seats long enough for two six footers or which makes up as a crosswise double. Works for us and our grandkids when they come and gives us plenty of space when they don't.

 

Will you be extending your living space with an awning and just using the van for cooking and kipping or will you be confining yourselves just to the van. Likewise, what's the towing capacity of your car.

 

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