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we have been offered a tabbert dry caravan this week,it is seven years old and they were asking £3500,

it is a twin axle van, fixed double bed, seperate dining area, plenty of room due to it not having a seperate

bathroom and shower. has anyone ever owned one of these caravans,and is there anything i need to look

out for, we always stay at sites with shower facilites so not having a shower is not a problem.

thanks for any advice

coachman 530/4 fixed bed. kia sorento crdi xi auto.

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we have been offered a tabbert dry caravan this week,it is seven years old and they were asking £3500,

it is a twin axle van, fixed double bed, seperate dining area, plenty of room due to it not having a seperate

bathroom and shower. has anyone ever owned one of these caravans,and is there anything i need to look

out for, we always stay at sites with shower facilites so not having a shower is not a problem.

thanks for any advice

 

A lot of Tabberts/Hobby's etc are 8ft wide which means you need a commercial vehicle to tow them with, we had our Hobby dry van for a lot of years and loved it but we wanted to do more touring and 60% of sites wont allow german vans on.

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A lot of Tabberts/Hobby's etc are 8ft wide which means you need a commercial vehicle to tow them with, we had our Hobby dry van for a lot of years and loved it but we wanted to do more touring and 60% of sites wont allow german vans on.

Not all commercial vehicles are heavier enough to tow caravans exceeding 2. 3m wide - the typical white van (Transit, Sprinter etc) are normally 2700/3300/3500 kg which isn't heavy enough - the vehicles have to exceed 3500kg - but there are rare "jumbo" versions of 4250kg which would qualify - otherwise it's a 7500kg truck or US-size pickup.

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Not all commercial vehicles are heavier enough to tow caravans exceeding 2. 3m wide - the typical white van (Transit, Sprinter etc) are normally 2700/3300/3500 kg which isn't heavy enough - the vehicles have to exceed 3500kg - but there are rare "jumbo" versions of 4250kg which would qualify - otherwise it's a 7500kg truck or US-size pickup.

I often see huge caravans, Hobby, Tabbert, Fendt being towed by SWB transits and other similar vehicles. There is no way they can be a legal match. Then again, the said owners of such outfits probably don't give a toss ! ;)

Regards
Ian

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Not all commercial vehicles are heavier enough to tow caravans exceeding 2. 3m wide - the typical white van (Transit, Sprinter etc) are normally 2700/3300/3500 kg which isn't heavy enough - the vehicles have to exceed 3500kg - but there are rare "jumbo" versions of 4250kg which would qualify - otherwise it's a 7500kg truck or US-size pickup.

Sorry i should have made my post a little clearer, most of the transit types are to light, ambulance size vehicles or the sprinter 400 series upwards are ok, basicly anything that would require a tachograph if it were being used commercialy would be fine. ldv do a 17 seater minibus which seems popular for this size of van.

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thanks for the advice everyone. we won't be buying the tabbert caravan. did not realise it would be that heavy.

we would not be able to tow it,with our vauxhall vectra estate.

Hi Tessa,

I would say that was the correct decision especially towing with an ordinary car :D,

Regards,

Ian.

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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thanks for the advice everyone. we won't be buying the tabbert caravan. did not realise it would be that heavy.

we would not be able to tow it,with our vauxhall vectra estate.

They are really lovely vans though. If your intention is to tour then it is a probable nono. If you want it for a seasonal site then why not pay someone to tow it there???

 

Only a thought as they are lovely vans and very well built.

 

Regards

Lee

Please note that my opinions stated are those of an enthusiast not an expert and humble at that

 

2006 Hyundai Sante Fe towing a Coachman Vision 580/5

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