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How Old/young Were You When You First Bought Your Own Caravan ?


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I know many of you would of been caravaning with family when you were children. Im wondering what the "average age" when people branch off with their own mobile habitation.

 

So lets start,how "many years young", and what was your first caravan (or caravanete, trailer tent, motorhome).

 

I Will start.

 

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Elddis Crusader.

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Volvo XC60 Momentum Pro D4 pulling an Elddis Crusader Mistral

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33. .......Cosalt Piper.

Bailey Unicorn Vigo and a 2017 Ford S Max and a Mercedes SLK AMG Sport 9 speed, my mid life crisis solver.

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I am now 69 and we bought our first frame tent [it was French - brown and orange -and weighed a ton] when we were 23 and our first caravan when we were 26. . and still "at it"

 

So we have been Gypsy's and living in fields for nearly 46 years. . beat that. .

 

Maurice

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38 years old and the first van was a Compass Reflection 430/4, although we had hired caravans and tents for the previous 7 years.

 

Alec :)

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First 'van at 68 - Sprite Musketeer. Now 70 - Swift Challenger 470

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I was 25 when we first bought our first caravan and it was a abbey gt212.

 

CHEERS DAZKIM

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26 years old in 1975.

 

Sprite Alpine and a Hillman Hunter towcar after several years in a Frame Tent.

 

Dave

 

From 15 in 1964 with parents in a Sprite Musketeer and Mark I Ford Cortina Estate 1600cc again after a few years in a Frame Tent.

 

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Crystal Palace CC Site 1965

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27 in 1995 - a Camplet folding camper/trailer tent, pulled by an Austin Maestro.

Janet and Jason xxx
Jeep Cherokee Limited 2. 0CRD (2015) towing a 2016 Swift Challenger 530 Alde

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31 after 3 years tent camping

Nissan X-Trail Tekna + Coachman Festival 450

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28 (1964)

 

Fairholme 10'6" Babette 4 berth (with on board loo) towed by a 12 year old 850cc Morris Minor (Replaced end of year by an Austin A40 Farina Countryman (1100 cc (oh the power)))

 

Now got a Compass Dead Loss and a V8 (gas) disco . . not sure that caravaning is any better though

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Tender age of 44 - New 1991 Bailey Scorpio Auvergne towed behind a V6 Ford Granda 2. 9 Ghia.

Lowest ever touring MPG was when we were coming home from Devon holiday into Northerly gale 17MPG !! .

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Roy & Rita

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Aged 35, Ace Airstream

 

David

David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

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