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Just Bought My First Caravan


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Called over to main dealer today to see what offers they had and bought a Avondale Dart 556-6 2003, its mint inside and out and comes with 12 months guarantee so we are both very happy. We should be picking it up late next week as they have to give it a full service.

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People find this checklist quite useful

 

http://www. caravanta. ..n-checklist. htm

 

Helps to remember all the little things we miss because we are so excited when we collect the van. New or Secondhand

 

You can probably modify it to suit you specific needs. :)

 

This is the original post which the checklist came from and is also worth a read. (note the date)

 

http://www. caravantalk. org. uk/topic/7364-delivery-checklist/

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Try this link, there is a free 'Getting Started Guide' to download, worth reading, you have a week to take it all in before you get your van. :)

Good luck.

 

http://www. caravanclub. co. uk/practical-advice/new-to-caravanning/

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I used the link when I bought my own caravan. Thoughr it was very helful as lots of things I would not have thought off. I told the saleman to leave me alone for an hour in the van and I went over all that I could.

 

Take your time when you pick it up. Don't be rushed.

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Making room at the back of the house for it as we will be using it as an extra room in a few weeks as we will have visitors over from the UK and they will be sleeping in the caravan. Just read the check lists, had some of the points on my check list but not all of them. Going to start looking at insurance quotes on Monday.

 

 

Can't wait until next Sat as I think that will be when we go to collect it.

 

Now I need to start looking for mirrors that will fit on a Land Rover Discovery.

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You will find this book very useful. Although if John Wickerthingy writes another article in the Caravan Magazine panning Adult Only sites I shall stop recommending his book ! Tw*t !

 

http://www. amazon. co. uk/Caravanning-Handbook-John-Wickersham/dp/1844258300/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316247602&sr=1-1

 

P. S. What happenned to the linky things label - instead of showing the long URL ?

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ialways give this advice go to halford and get a green book by john wickersham its a haynes manual type and will tell you every thing you need to no and some tips that seasond caravaners dont even know.

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