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    We've looked at them, being long-term caravanners, but the price & build quality have never made me want to buy one.

    For a long trip I can see the appeal. But for holidays where you set up base and then go out places they're a bit of a mixed blessing. You have to take everything with you wherever you go, and many car parks won't let them in due to height restrictions - which can be a real pain when it comes to visiting somewhere that's busy.

    The ones I've really liked are when someone buys a van and does their own conversion. A mate did one last year, the interior is all from a scrap caravan and it cost him less than a quarter of the price than buying a motorhome.

    Having been caravanning for years I've seen a lot of changes in the quality of 'vans & motorhomes - and it's all been downhill. Now it's just me and the missus we bought an Eriba because they are built to last. If it was me - I'd put that kind of money into a Eriba caravan because they're well built, tow great, have a cult following, and when you sell it you'll get your money back from it. Plus - once you're pitched you can travel about in a normal car and when you get back at night it's all set up for you.

    Have a look at the Automotive Leisure website Eriba Puck Familia Triton Troll at AutomotiveLeisure - they're down in Poole - but you get 'vans coming up for sale all over the country. And have a read on the Eriba owners forum. The UK Eriba Forum

    If you don't like towing then look into doing your own conversion.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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    • #3
      I think towing would be a problem for a lot of us as well Taurus, due to the license restrictions.

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      • #4
        My mums had 2 VW conversions. And loved both.
        Before buying the second one they looked at something higher but decided against it since you're limited on where you can take a motor home. The T5 just drives like a big car.

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        • #5
          Ive looked at converting an old ambulance into a motorhome, may do that, i reckon it can be done fairly cheap

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          • #6
            I need to do a hell of a lot more research on them before I commit to anything, but the more I consider the types of weekends away, the more it appeals. I've seen plenty with bike racks on which would be great for weekends away mountain biking.
            I have something like these in mind:
            2004 ACE MILANO 4/5 berth Diesel in Boston | Auto Trader Motorhomes
            2005 LUNAR CHAMP 520 E 2.0 JTD LOW MILEAGE! Diesel in Notts | Auto Trader Motorhomes
            2004 SWIFT SUNDANCE 590 RS Swift Sundance 590 RS Diesel in Saltash | Auto Trader Motorhomes

            I'll have a browse on that link you gave tomorrow Taurus. As always, all advice/discussion is appreciated.
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            • #7
              1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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              • #8
                I have been thinking of buying a caravan only something small as there only the 3 of us but havent seen anything nice looking for small money 2500 3000
                everything i looked at looked old and dated and worse for wear.
                didnt i see a thread that somone had converted a rigid lorry 7.5 ton could be heavier into a camper/mobile home thing or something dont think was on here was on allcorsa cant remeber where but they did a damn good job at it had a big sliding door at one side wasnt that expensive to do iirc

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                • #9
                  1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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                  • #10
                    Found one, eBay
                    Originally posted by Dave
                    Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                    [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                    • #11
                      Also you will need this on repeat
                      Originally posted by Dave
                      Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                      [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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