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Message posted by kingwolf on 17/10/2011 at 7:42pm
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We have a Ventura awning and can highly recommend them to anyone. The fibre poles are a doddle to handle and once up it's a very sturdy awning, but having said that there not exactly cheap lol

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Quote: Originally posted by adandemsmom on 16/10/2011

The only thing that I didn't like about the new vans was beige, beige and more beige, not that I don't like the colour but they all looked the same after a while.


This is something that has always puzzled me about British caravans.  When we were looking for our first caravan 4 years ago we were complete novices with no preconceptions or prejudices, so we looked at virtually every make of caravan available, both British and continental.  We instinctively preferred the continental ones because they had a bit of colour - the Burstner we chose had blue upholstery, but red was an alternative option.

Since then I have come across frequent comments that one of the reasons continental vans aren't popular is because of the coloured upholstery!   We don't live in beige houses, so why are beige caravans the UK norm??



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Message posted by birder99 on 17/10/2011 at 8:25pm
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It is interesting to loiter in a continental styled caravan at a show and listen to the stereotypical British caravanner complaining that they could not have a caravan with such a garish colour scheme. Give them a clone of their existing beige palace and they are happy. Unfortunately they are they ones with the money to buy from new and it therefore strangles any attempt to produce something with style for the younger and more adventurous person.

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He.. we went on Sunday.. and managed to be convinced to part with our cash. A Lunar Lexon 530. We presently have a Swift fixed bed affair.. the only issue with it, is the ungainly manner of clambering over my ungrateful wife in the night after I have had a beer or two too many....


The 530 offers the only solution that we could see to this without going to an island bed in that it has a space at the foot of the bed to allow a dignified exit.

There are some other plus points as we viewed.
Lower microwave for ease of sight and access for the vertically challenged.
More space across the central aisle of the van(virtue of a parallel designed side cupboard)
Under bed access is easier by virtue of a longer gas strut
Ease of access of corner cushions at front seats.
Pull out front bed slat on runners to assist the age old bed assembly issue


    Deal offered made sense so we bought it... roll on March 2012

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