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Subject Topic: OUCH TIGHT FIT ANY IDEAS PLEASE Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by rapidovista23/3/2008 at 7:06pm
Outfit:  rapido orline caravan      Location:  luton bedfordshire
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What I should say is very tight fit

we have just brought a rapido orline folding caravan

our new baby

our garage is just 3" wider than the unit and its a right

task to get her in

never owened folding caravan before so any hints on looking after her too please



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Message posted by 3rackhams04/4/2008 at 8:17pm
Outfit:  pennine folding camper     Location:  buckingham mk
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  apart from lineing the walls measure the wheel base & screw down some wood so wheels can not go off line ////////????????????

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Message posted by Andyb270604/4/2008 at 8:23pm
Outfit:  Tent     Location:  Sale
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what about get a bigger garage......sorry I know that doesn't help :)

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Message posted by Bolan04/4/2008 at 9:48pm
Outfit:  Conway Crusader     Location:  The Kop
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Just need to take your time, we store our Crusader in a garage with less that 2" each side going through the door.  Once in less than a foot each side.  Taking the unit out is easy getting her back in can be a mare!!!

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Message posted by sparky4004/4/2008 at 10:54pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
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Same problem here van is 1.8m wide storage is 2.2m wide, when i reverse in with the car i have to get out through the back of the car. not much room for error.

Message posted by JOHN BYRNE05/4/2008 at 7:59am
Outfit:  Esterelle Caramatic T39     Location:  Hertfordshire
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you could get motor mover fitted pricey but cheaper than a new garage

John


Message posted by rapidovista05/4/2008 at 11:22am
Outfit:  rapido orline caravan      Location:  luton bedfordshire
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 thank you all we have been putting a few ideas in to practice including lining her up in the door way and reversing in with the car  SLOWLY SLOWLY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING  we have cut gaps out of the door frame to give a bit more clearance  we would not have a problem if we went away and did not come home now thats an idea 64

               CANT WAIT TO TAKE HER OUT FOR THE FIRST HOLIDAY



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Message posted by esermalda05/4/2008 at 1:53pm
Outfit:  Tent called Adora     Location:  devon
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what about an electric winch fitted to the back of the garage maybe it would then allow you  to concentrate on directing it in. 

Message posted by Barbelblanker06/4/2008 at 12:17am
Outfit:  Pennine Sterling     Location:  Midlands
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One of them cheap laser leveller things maybe? Use it to paint a line to follow ? They're about a fiver in most garages. A tip or two though. 1. Pointed them at police anything will get you arrested. 2. Winding people up by painting dots on them is great fun till you realise they can see where the beam is coming from. 3. They are really really good for putting up shelves and stuff. Whatever happens enjoy yourslef.



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Message posted by welshrover06/4/2008 at 11:47am
Outfit:  skoda yeti 4x4 laurin klement      Location:  chadderton oldham
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i use one of these on my dandy and its a fantastic tool u always in control and can see both sides   http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-5232-2978-1/1?AID=9479574&PID=1428744&mpre=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CARAVAN-DOLLY-MOVER-600LB-WITH-10-1-2-INCH-AIR-TYRE_W0QQitemZ130187700122QQihZ003QQcategoryZ36632QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

Message posted by bordercaz06/4/2008 at 3:07pm
Outfit:  Adria Win     Location:  Shropshire North Wales borders
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Why not get a couple of bits of carpet and stick them on the wall at the height of the widest bit of the caravan so if you accidentally touch the walls it won't damage the van?

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Message posted by Bolan06/4/2008 at 8:47pm
Outfit:  Conway Crusader     Location:  The Kop
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Welshrover, that looks like a good bit of kit at a very good price, wish I had sen that before I invested in a hitch drive which I doubt I am going to use. Grrrrr!!!

Message posted by pathwalker06/4/2008 at 9:56pm
Outfit:  Bailey Olympus 530-4 Vango beta 250     Location:  North Walsham
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I have got 1cm clearance to get my Pathfinder into the garage and that is with one side of the camper on wooden blocks to level it out. after a couple of heart attacks lining it up I bought a hitchdrive which gives me enough control to put the camper in very slowly and accurately.


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