Outfit: Double Dutch Kip Caravan Location: south cheshire Joined: 07/9/2007
Posts: 3950 Site Reviews:6 Gallery Images:2
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.
------------- Ahh teething problems, do they ever cease??!!
Outfit: Swift Archway Sport 21 2 Location: Ceredigion Joined: 30/5/2005
Posts: 566 Site Reviews:75 Tent Reviews:3 Gallery Images:1
Looks adorable but with a 6ft 4ins husband no good for us.
------------- Lyn xxx
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Outfit: Adria Action + Xtrail Location: Kent Coast Joined: 08/6/2003
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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
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.
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.
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.