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Message posted by Henley6427/9/2015 at 9:05am
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Seen Elddis explore 302 but they are few and far between, and not in Elddis brochure for 2016,!

Message posted by Alan Chilestone27/9/2015 at 9:10am
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HAve a look at the Adrias particularly the Altea range. We are really please with ours. The Altea Forth may be up your street.

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Message posted by Henley6427/9/2015 at 10:04am
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Thank you, had a quick look, nice caravan but it's too heavy.We've only got Zafira with 1.6 engine and only had it a month. We were going to upgrade to folding camper had a look at caravans but they seem to be too heavy for our car. Should have looked at them before we changed the car, looks like it will have to be folding camper.

Message posted by BiIIy27/9/2015 at 10:17am
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Conventional 'white box' caravans as small as Explore 302 are not popular these days as most caravanners use larger diesel cars. That size of caravan was much more popular in 80s & 90s when cars had less power & there are plenty around in good nick at reasonable prices. This one for example. ABI were good caravans. Obviously you need to check for damp & so on but as long as running gear is serviced & tyres changed if age is uncertain they will be perfectly reliable to tow.

Message posted by Henley6427/9/2015 at 11:10am
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Thank you for that advice will have a look, something like that would be good as a first caravan, then when we change the car we will consider a bigger engine.

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Message posted by Alan Chilestone27/9/2015 at 4:01pm
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Good luck with a FC then, we had 11 great years having 3 different Pennines.

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March C&CC Salisbury
May C&CC Adgestone IOW
July Le Clos Auroy, Auvergne France
August C&CC Polstead
August C&CC Oxford
October C&CC Lauder

Message posted by Mike300328/9/2015 at 7:28pm
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After considering all previous sound advice you may want to think of a S6 or S7 Bailey Pageant Monarch. We got into caravans six years ago with one (an older 2002 model) and it has been faultless and fun. It is now time to move on and up so the old girl is now for sale.

The new 2016 Unicorn Madrid has caught the eye!


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