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Can anyone recommend a towcar for this van please, and perhaps someone could tell me if I can get discount on pitch fees.

 

I would have liked a fridge and a cooker in it but it rather looks as though I will have to tow a trailer for them.

 

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No towcar required - just pull along behind you.

 

Have you seen our new caravan? Here it is - lol!

 

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On display at Highbridge Caravans in Somerset - always makes me smile when I see it. Bet it was someone's "toy caravan" at some time.

 

Glen.

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2019 Ford Kuga 2. 0 (150 bhp) AWD Manual and 2022 Coachman Acadia GTS 565.

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For what it is, it comes with a hefty price tag - £5500. Seeing it move over that fairly smooth grass, it looks a bit unstable.

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I think it's quite a novel and fun idea but the reality is it's over-priced and impractical. I'm assuming it's not designed to be attached to a car because it looks so unstable.

 

So the best use would be attaching it to a bike and cycling to a campsite. This is a nice idea but kitting out a bike with some panniers and tenting gear would be far less money and weigh a lot less.

 

I think they should look at a slightly bigger and more stable van that would suit a small (Micra, Yaris) sized vehicle so couples/friends with no children could get away caravaning without having to buy a big car.

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I think they should look at a slightly bigger and more stable van that would suit a small car

It's already been done - and at a lower price.

 

http://teardroptrailers. co. uk/models. html

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Problem :- I cant seem to find a suitable awning. :D

 

BO

 

An awning can always be made ( with a sewing machine )

Used to be towed with a Hillman Imp ( but I dont think that the gearbox liked it ! )

Cost about £10 - ( second-hand in 1966 ) C/W awning.

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Problem :- I cant seem to find a suitable awning. :D

 

BO

 

You could always try one of these & a bit of gaffer tape. ................................

 

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I refer you to the Rt Hon Member for the 19th Century.....................pictured just to the left of your screen..................

 

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I have had to give this project up. The nose weight is too heavy for my pushbike. Shame really although that van of Les and Glen looks really attractive. ......................

 

Has it got a shower Les????

 

 

BO

 

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I have had to give this project up. The nose weight is too heavy for my pushbike. Shame really although that van of Les and Glen looks really attractive. ......................

 

Has it got a shower Les????

 

 

BO

 

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Don't think so - couldn't get through the door to check!

 

Shame your pushbike's not up to the job - maybe one of the newer e-bikes you're looking at will be fine!

 

Glen.

2019 Ford Kuga 2. 0 (150 bhp) AWD Manual and 2022 Coachman Acadia GTS 565.

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Forget using a tow car ! Push it in your local canal and float it around ! Saw this in a paddling pool at the caravan salon, yes they had it in a paddling pool !

 

http://sealander. de/?lang=en#slnd

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Forget using a tow car ! Push it in your local canal and float it around ! Saw this in a paddling pool at the caravan salon, yes they had it in a paddling pool !

 

http://sealander. de/?lang=en#slnd

 

 

Now THATS food for thought.

 

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Forget using a tow car ! Push it in your local canal and float it around ! Saw this in a paddling pool at the caravan salon, yes they had it in a paddling pool !

 

http://sealander. de/?lang=en#slnd

A paddling pool is the safest place for it! lol A canal possibly ok. But to push it into the sea. ... nah!

Santa Fe 7 Seater Premium Manual towing Swift Eccles 480 plated to 1500 kg. 

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