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50The Lightweight, Compact Wingamm Rookie 3.5
A caravan that can be towed by almost any car and anyone

 

Have you seen these?
Would you be interested in one?

Why not let us know your thoughts.



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I would love one of these - unfortunately no price on the site as far as I can see.

The only problem I can see with this (over my very ancient Kip caravan, same size but lighter) is that you can't have two single beds, only one double. Not everybody wants to sleep in a double bed, like me and my mate - we're not that close! - only best mates - so two singles for us is the only option.

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Almost exactly the same as the Sprintaway that we had although internally different.



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Hiya, here is the price list and spec sheet

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Ideal for single track roads and exploring wild places.

Will accommodate 2 adults and one wee dug, but a second wee dug broke the camels back so to speak and we moved to a bigger unit.



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Quote: Originally posted by Jax365 on 10/11/2014
I would love one of these - unfortunately no price on the site as far as I can see



Under Features - "Price: from 14,425."


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Looks adorable but with a 6ft 4ins husband no good for us.

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Quote: Originally posted by Lynm on 10/11/2014
Looks adorable but with a 6ft 4ins husband no good for us.



This is where the Sprintaway differs from this new one in that our beds would accommodate the taller person. I am 6' 4" and fitted no problem.

However even if we would fit into another van of such a size, we would not consider ever buying another one.

We bought the Sprintaway as a "cutting edge new concept in small caravanning" and were badly stung when we lost 7000 on the purchase price after just two years use.

These types of vans have a very limited secondhand market so only buy one if you intend to keep it.


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Doesn't appeal to me particularly. Looks rather to square at the rear. Could do with larger windows, especially the front. Unfortunately the bed can only be used as a double and not everybody wants to be moving upholstery around each night and back in the morning.
Our Adria Action (pios on profile) is not a lot heavier and has the advantage of 2m long lounge seats therefore giving the option of twin singles.............Mick

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That's a great looking van you have there Mick
Love the shape

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If one wants a compact caravan then sensible option is an Eriba. Even mid 90s Eribas in good nick sell easily for 4k+. Plenty will buy a compact caravan thinking its easy to tow & site etc but most in the end get fed up with banging their heads & moving loads of gear just to get to bed & so on & at least with an Eriba it can be sold easily for little or no loss & sometimes you can even make money on it.

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In the two years that we owned the wee Sprintaway, I don't recall ever jumping up high enough to "bang my head" and with the well designed storage lockers, "loads of gear" was never moved.

People's perceptions of how small caravans operate and how they actually operate are miles apart which is perhaps why these units have such a small secondhand market.

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I've had VW campers & I've had Eribas. Now I don't have either I don't bang my head. A 'normal' small caravan does not have the 'cute' factor but it is certainly more user friendly. I sold my Eriba for more than I paid for it & it is the best small caravan to buy because if you do find its not for you there is not too much money lost.


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Quote: Originally posted by LobeyDosser on 11/11/2014
People's perceptions of how small caravans operate and how they actually operate are miles apart which is perhaps why these units have such a small secondhand market.


Is this praise for these types of caravan or condemnation? Are you saying these type of caravans are better than perceived or worse?

The statement could be read either way....& as you have sold the caravan for a large loss you could in fact be damning it with faint praise.

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