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If you own a Freedom caravan please let us know.

 

Enter the year and model please.

 

If there is enough interest then CT might create a dedicated section for Freedom caravan owners.

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22 minutes ago, BOAC said:

If you own a Freedom caravan please let us know.

 

Enter the year and model please.

 

If there is enough interest then CT might create a dedicated section for Freedom caravan owners.

One of my daughters is a Freedom Jetstream owner. She has organised meets of fellow owners and was in contact with them, probably through Facebook.

She is not a contributor to this Forum.

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Good idea.  I have a 2017 Jetstream Twin Sport Flare, or N126NTL.

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The Facebook page for Freedom owners is named Freedom friends. There are 1000 members.

 

My daughter, who needs to upsize due a fast growing grand daughter, has been made an offer for her Jetstream. If she accepts the 'van will have depreciated by b£300 a year for the ten years she has owned it.

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50 minutes ago, DeeTee said:

The Facebook page for Freedom owners is named Freedom friends. There are 1000 members.

 

My daughter, who needs to upsize due a fast growing grand daughter, has been made an offer for her Jetstream. If she accepts the 'van will have depreciated by b£300 a year for the ten years she has owned it.

 

 

Thanks DT.

 

Ah. Its a pity we can't have them all on here. :unsure: I don't have Facebook as yet. Any ideas on a migration from Facebook to CT?

 

Glad to see they hold their price although the newest models might not since she probably bought at a low price, and the prices have shot up - but then they would as they are guaranteed leak proof for 25 years.

 

Match THAT UK van manufacturers :P

 

 

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I would be interested in seeing a section for these caravans as they look to be a good  choice for relatively problem free touring.  Please could any owners tell me how comfortable the seats are?  Thanks in advance. 

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The cushions are covered foam blocks without a knee roll and we find them comfortable both to sleep on and sit.

 

Click HERE for another review too.

 

An edit to mention that the review says you might need a towing drop plate. That is no longer a requirement since Freedom have now updated the height of the hitch on later models.

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Hitch mod

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Thank you. 

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Another owner here.  3years now.

2016 Jetstream First Class.

Has a few foibles but more than happy with it.

 

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Thank you for posting the photo. Interesting.

 

A couple of questions if I may.

 

1. Was the Status (?) tv aerial fitted by the manufacturers?

2. Did you fit the solar array?

3. Maker of awning?

 

Thanks

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On 27/08/2019 at 22:34, BOAC said:

Thank you for posting the photo. Interesting.

 

A couple of questions if I may.

 

1. Was the Status (?) tv aerial fitted by the manufacturers?

2. Did you fit the solar array?

3. Maker of awning?

 

Thanks

 Hi,

The aerial was fitted by Freedom at Stafford .

Yes fitted solar panels myself.

The awning is called a EuroVent. I believe that Bradcot make a similar or same one. This was supplied by Freedom at Stafford.

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Latest mod. May be of interest to some.

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Blackout blind and fly screen

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From here.

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Today I fitted a SOG unit to our loo.
I’ve fell into another modding trap!
It arrived on Friday and I spent the day reading the instructions familiarising myself. Well worth it.
First job open the door and mark up where to drill hole for fan. The instructions show the door hinged on the opposite side. But as long as you measure from the hinged side all will be well.
I only had a 40 mm hole saw but it worked out to be the perfect size. 
once hole drilled it has to be sealed on the inside to stop smells getting into the door. I used sikaflex.
Next is to remove cassette and modify as per instructions.
Then the holes in the cassette compartment need drilling. This would have been easier with a 90 degree drill attachment, but not impossible.
Fitting the bits of pipe and hose is reasonably straight forward.
Wiring was next and that is easy. Again following instructions and attaching clip points and terminals. Connecting into the flush pump wires..
Refit cassette and test extractor fan.
Open flap on loo fan starts and draws smells outside.
Verified with a Josh stick in hole and you can just smell it outside.
So all good. Just needs to test and try it in anger when we are allowed out to play😂

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Appreciate the pics.. Thank you Mr R.

 

I do like the shower window. Wher'es me wallet?  :)

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I've changed the fuse holders for ones bridged by a red LED which will light if the fuse blows.  The LED won't pass enough currant to melt any wiring if there is a short.  It does make finding the fuse in the dark quite easy!

What does SOG stand for?  Smells Outside Gadget?

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Posted (edited)

 

 We have a 1989 Jet stream that's still water tight unlike every other british caravan we had owned in the past and will never swap it or sell it, It's a cracker, it may not have all the bells and whistles modern vans have but also there's less to go wrong.

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Posted (edited)
34 minutes ago, Davidmoppet said:

 

 We have a 1989 Jet stream that's still water tight unlike every other british caravan we had owned in the past and will never swap it or sell it, It's a cracker, it may not have all the bells and whistles modern vans have but also there's less to go wrong.

 

I did not think there was anything "British"   about a Freedom van other than that it is built by Poles!

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Stevan said:

I did not think there was anything "British"   about a Freedom van other than that it is built by Poles!


It’s the only one I am aware of that offers 

  a 25year water ingress quarantee 😉😉

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I was interested in one of these until I realised that I can't stand up in it.

 

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15 minutes ago, MrRVW said:


It’s the only one I am aware of that offers 

  a 25year water ingress quarantee 😉😉

A seamless fibreglass body enables that! A full size caravan built that way would be expensive and heavy

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4 hours ago, Stevan said:

I did not think there was anything "British"   about a Freedom van other than that it is built by Poles!

 

 I should have said  "Every other caravan that we have owned all of which were made in Britain" Oops!

They have all leaked though!

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On 27/08/2019 at 21:11, MrRVW said:

Another owner here.  3years now.

2016 Jetstream First Class.

Has a few foibles but more than happy with it.

 

F52EA284-0D86-42D1-A840-56D2A92511D7.jpeg

What awning have you got?

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5 minutes ago, Coastline said:

What awning have you got?

 

As per further up the thread..............

 

The awning is called a EuroVent. I believe that Bradcot make a similar or same one. This was supplied by Freedom at Stafford.

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We have a Eurovent awning as well, which we bought second hand off Gumtree. I had to replace some skirt fixing straps. I use the ladder type peg fixing straps which reduce the wear on the sewn skirt fixings. 

 

The instructions I had with the awning suggested assembling the poles dragging the whole structure closer the the van and dragging the awning over it, which was already in the awning rail. The previous owner did this procedure and damaged the awning following those instructions. Far better not to do this.

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Did anything come of this suggestion?

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