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Message posted by Zorro0124/8/2009 at 9:28am
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Quote: Originally posted by Deebo69 on 24/8/2009
Well whilst reading these posts, its got me thinking of options. Heres my train of thought.

Over a 10 yr period
Towbar fitted 150 - 200 (+ a possible change to another car after 5yrs?)
Decent trailer 300 - 400 (+spares and repairs)

Possibly 700 - 800 over 10yrs maybe more

Then you have to find somewhere to store it!!!!

Why not, everytime we go on our full week yearly camp holiday, just take both cars, adult & child in the front of each car, rear seats down. I dare say you could take whatever kit you wanted then. Plus 2bikes ontop of each car.
It would probably cost you 50 - 60 xtra on each trip.
With 800 to use with the money you save on the trailer, thats maybe about 15 trips.!!!!

With the weekend camp trips with smaller tent, probably get away with roofbox anyway.

What do you think!!!


Jings ! You are such a mind reader ! I'd been toying with the idea of a trailer, but can't (won't) justify it for exactly the reasons you state !

Anyway - from your original post, we also have an Octavia with roofbox, for 3 adults plus mutt, to transport a Sun Valley 8 plus utility tent, plus ALL the clutter necessary for a no-hardship week. I just make sure that I do the driving, as that ensures that I get a seat to myself. It all fits, but there tends to be a kit explosion at the far end when the doors and tailgate are opened.

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Message posted by lozzer24/8/2009 at 2:47pm
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I find it easy with trailer and if we go for longer than weekend the roofbox goes on.Always like enough space in the car if we go on a long journey.



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Message posted by Snocat24/8/2009 at 6:50pm
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We went for the trailer option although I could get everything in the car at the time we were on the limit of the cars max weight so roof box not an option.

Trailer is great as it can be used for secure storage once on site as we have one with a locking hardtop


Message posted by kaz3325/8/2009 at 12:51pm
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We have a HONDA CR-V and transported our Cabanon Antigua round the country this holiday. However it did mean that we had limited storage space for other camping stuff. The plan is to get a roof box then we will be sorted I think, as I am not a great believer in taking ones house with you when you go camping. 



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Message posted by Rik Brooks25/8/2009 at 2:08pm
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I got a CR-V earlier in the year specifically to lug the camping stuff around and I'm very pleased with it.

I think roof boxes look naff (tho' I'm thinking of getting a roof bag) and I won't tow a trailer.

I put the Aruba (much the same tent as the Antigua but I think slightly bigger) with it's poles and other long thin stuff vertically behind the front passenger seat with crates, towels etc stacked up on the left hand rear seat behind the tent.  Keeps the weight in the middle of the car and takes up only a small amount of floor area but the disavantage is you can't put a body on the seat!

Doesn't bother me, surplus people go by train or take their own cars but if you have small children that may not be an option.

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Message posted by steventhehamster25/8/2009 at 5:03pm
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We have a picasso with a trailer and height extension bars and we have bought roof bars and one of them roof bag things but we dont know how to get it to fix onto the roof bars. came with no instructions and no calls were ever returned by supplier, (so if anyone can shed any light there for me please would be grateful.)    the boot is full too.

we had monty 6, extension 2 near teenagers, and a huge rug/throw thing for floor that MIL gave us.



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Message posted by Dripping_Wet25/8/2009 at 6:08pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Deebo69 on 24/8/2009


Well whilst reading these posts, its got me thinking of options. Heres my train of thought.

Over a 10 yr period
Towbar fitted 150 - 200 (+ a possible change to another car after 5yrs?)
Decent trailer 300 - 400 (+spares and repairs)

Possibly 700 - 800 over 10yrs maybe more

Then you have to find somewhere to store it!!!!

Why not, everytime we go on our full week yearly camp holiday, just take both cars, adult & child in the front of each car, rear seats down. I dare say you could take whatever kit you wanted then. Plus 2bikes ontop of each car.
It would probably cost you 50 - 60 xtra on each trip.
With 800 to use with the money you save on the trailer, thats maybe about 15 trips.!!!!

With the weekend camp trips with smaller tent, probably get away with roofbox anyway.

What do you think!!!

Towbar incl fitting  120, Trailer 110 (second hand), Spares and spruce up of 2nd hand trailer 60.00      Total 290.00

We use the trailer for trips to the allotment / recycling depot.  We don't need 2 cars as I cycle to work (30 mile round trip) so the saving of fuel,  VED and insurance on a 2nd car over a period 10 years far exceeds GBP 800.00 17  17

 



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Message posted by bh4u02/9/2009 at 11:46pm
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Look at my gallery picture, you'll see how I load my car, it's just a big jigsaw. got a roof box now, so I can now see out of the back window, just. Looking for a bigger roof box now.

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Message posted by sunvalleysue03/9/2009 at 10:30am
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Quote: Originally posted by bh4u on 02/9/2009
Look at my gallery picture, you'll see how I load my car, it's just a big jigsaw. got a roof box now, so I can now see out of the back window, just. Looking for a bigger roof box now.


I see you got the priority piece of kit in first





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Message posted by hicky7003/9/2009 at 2:58pm
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We have a large ESVO dutch pyramid 6y/o, baby and cocker mutt spaniel....all in a Fabia vrs with a 360ltr roofbox, tight squeeze but it goes in....will be better when we stop lugging a pram around!

Might be changing the car so maybe I'm not the best person to be asking17



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