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Message posted by Bob6116/6/2020 at 10:17pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 16/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 16/6/2020
Well, I don't seem to have much choice but to buy a caravan then. Can anyone recommend a 2 berth caravan with shower and toilet, heater, sink, cooker, fridge etc; that I can tow with a Nissan Micra



Not sure about that one Bob, I think you might be a bit limited there. Some of the older Elddis models are quite light. Our Wisp is under 1,000kg and its a 4 berth. Some of the 2 berth Wisps were lighter still.




I have just had a look online at an Elddis Wisp 300/2 which looks quite smart. It even has a cassette loo. I would have to check but I might even be able to tow it with my Micra it was shown as :

MTPLM     685 Kgs
MIRO     560 Kgs

I haven't got a clue what that means but it looks quite light to me...I could be tempted

UPDATE...just checked my log book. It says permissible maximum towable mass...braked 800kg or unbraked 510kg. Does that mean I could tow a Wisp?



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Bob, what about this?

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Message posted by Colin2117/6/2020 at 10:52am
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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 16/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 16/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 16/6/2020
Well, I don't seem to have much choice but to buy a caravan then. Can anyone recommend a 2 berth caravan with shower and toilet, heater, sink, cooker, fridge etc; that I can tow with a Nissan Micra



Not sure about that one Bob, I think you might be a bit limited there. Some of the older Elddis models are quite light. Our Wisp is under 1,000kg and its a 4 berth. Some of the 2 berth Wisps were lighter still.




I have just had a look online at an Elddis Wisp 300/2 which looks quite smart. It even has a cassette loo. I would have to check but I might even be able to tow it with my Micra it was shown as :

MTPLM     685 Kgs
MIRO     560 Kgs

I haven't got a clue what that means but it looks quite light to me...I could be tempted

UPDATE...just checked my log book. It says permissible maximum towable mass...braked 800kg or unbraked 510kg. Does that mean I could tow a Wisp?

Post last edited on 16/06/2020 22:34:29



I would imagine you could Bob. The Wisps are a lovely little van. They are well made and have everything you could need. Despite its age, ours has everything the latest vans have apart from air-con and a microwave, but I think we can manage without them.


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Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 17/6/2020
Bob, what about this?

https://www.go-pods.co.uk/home.html



Brilliant but I think the 8000 price tag might put me off - lol. Pretty smart though and even has a loo!


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Message posted by Colin2117/6/2020 at 5:25pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 17/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 17/6/2020
Bob, what about this?

https://www.go-pods.co.uk/home.html



Brilliant but I think the 8000 price tag might put me off - lol. Pretty smart though and even has a loo!




My Wisp cost me 1,100 from a dealer as a "trade sale". Ok, it's 28 years old but it's in good condition and I've had it 3 years now so I don't think it owes me anything.


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The first and last time I bought a caravan it cost me 300 - lol. That wasn't so many years ago and it was in beautiful condition. I had a bigger car then though.

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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 17/6/2020
The first and last time I bought a caravan it cost me 300 - lol. That wasn't so many years ago and it was in beautiful condition. I had a bigger car then though.



Good one! The previous one we had cost us 500, we had it and used it for 4 years and sold it for a small profit. That went a long way towards buying the one we have now. Try doing that with a new or nearly new caravan!

Our previous caravan was also an Elddis, but a 1988 Tornado XL.

We have quite a big car for the caravan, it's a Nissan X Trail, also quite old, and it hardly notices when the caravan is there.


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Message posted by DeborahTurner via mobile 17/6/2020 at 6:21pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 17/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 17/6/2020
Bob, what about this?

https://www.go-pods.co.uk/home.html



Brilliant but I think the 8000 price tag might put me off - lol. Pretty smart though and even has a loo!





Sell your house. You know it makes sense !


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Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 17/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 17/6/2020
Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 17/6/2020
Bob, what about this?

https://www.go-pods.co.uk/home.html



Brilliant but I think the 8000 price tag might put me off - lol. Pretty smart though and even has a loo!





Sell your house. You know it makes sense !




I think the Council might object to that


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We can do without showers for a couple of days but we can't do without toilets. I suspect the majority of those with on board facilities would be reluctant to use them for certain activities given the confined environment. The point is public, shop and work place toilets are open, pubs and cafes will follow in the next few weeks therefore there is no reason camp sites cannot open their toilet facilities with the appropriste safeguards in place - it is then up to us to practice the proper hygiene we should always be doing when paying a visit.





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We use our onboard loo for all activities, usually stay at sites without loos and I am sure that many others do the same. What's not to like about 12 per night which is what our main CL for our next trip will cost?

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Message posted by TheOldDears via mobile 19/6/2020 at 8:20am
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Don't rely on toilets being open in Cornwall! Heated discussions taking place about this very subject.

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We are quite happy to use the on board facilities, they are there!
With a hook up we have plenty of hot water.
The shower is very good. We get in, get wet all over turn off, soap and shampoo,tap on then rinse off.
Only issue is small sink, which is pretty standard! Our end shower room is an adequate size.
I carry two aquarolls so we have a good supply. Yes more trips to the tap and emptying place which keep me fit!
I tend to empty the loo every other day on no facilities sites.
More work but the site fees are less.


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OH is an ex-plumber and he would kill you if you called the washbasin a sink! ours is small too, but the only alternative I have seen is in Baileys with butler sinks, don't know if the new ones still have them, but I think they look ugly. Just realised you have a Bailey so guess they don't any more.

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Jobsworths

ETA: that was to Bob !

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No its a small oval washbasin.I guess space is limited so they do their best. Kitchen sink is a reasonable size for essential washing up!

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