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Subject Topic: Choice of new caravans (or lack of)
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22/2/2024 at 1:15pm
 Location: Midlands
 Outfit: 2019 VW Arteon + 2002 Avondale Dart
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Thanks Colin. Without having yet gone so far as to get repair quotes, those were my first thoughts too and hence my considering a replacement. I don't have the time to devote to the repairs myself and probably won't until such time as I can afford to retire (which is probably at least 20 years away yet) or reduce my working hours.

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23/2/2024 at 11:27am
 Location: East Herts
 Outfit: 1992 Elddis Wisp 450CT + X Trail
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Quote: Originally posted by SamandRose on 22/2/2024
Thanks Colin. Without having yet gone so far as to get repair quotes, those were my first thoughts too and hence my considering a replacement. I don't have the time to devote to the repairs myself and probably won't until such time as I can afford to retire (which is probably at least 20 years away yet) or reduce my working hours.



Fortunately for me I do have the time, as I retired about 10 years ago, but my problem now is that I don't have the fitness. Doing those repairs on my caravan when I was younger, I could probably have done it in half the time, but now in my 70s and with back problems it seemed to take ages. It's all done now though so hopefully we will get a few more years out of it. It may even outlast me. If it does though it won't be much use to my wife as she doesn't drive.


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26/2/2024 at 8:49pm
 Location: Washington UK
 Outfit: Hymer Eriba Nova 485gl
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Might be a bit left field this but have you considered an Eriba Touring. We had a Troll 540 and the bed was massive- you could sleep either across or down the van. We loved the van but had to change it as I kept banging my head on the lower parts of the caravan. I had to go on blood thinners and banging your head is not recommended!
They can command quite high prices but they do keep their value. Might be worth looking at one to see if it would suit.



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