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Bobupndown



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Bank holiday weekend and no caravan trip.

Another bank holiday weekend and the caravan still cant come out of lockdown!
Normally be set up by now thinking of lighting the bbq and getting the wine out. Big Cry Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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Northcroft



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its funny how different we are, I hate crowds and people, therefore I would NEVER dream of going anywhere on a Bank Holiday. This social distancing is nothing new to me, done it for years, no bother to me. . . Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

As a regular fan of the Yorkshire Dales, I avoid all the hot spots and find my own heaven in more quiet spots . . Whistle 2007 HSE with HST bodykit in Zermatt Silver 165,000 miles (dec 2016 - )

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Steve D



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Re: Bank holiday weekend and no caravan trip.

Bobupndown wrote:
Another bank holiday weekend and the caravan still cant come out of lockdown!
Normally be set up by now thinking of lighting the bbq and getting the wine out. Big Cry

Can’t you borrow a big tin shed, park it in the sun and sleep in that overnight? How about a watering can for a shower and a bucket of blue water to poo in - that’ll at least be a consolation for what you’re missing. Whistle Laughing Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
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chicken george



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Just drink the wine at home,
For a more realistic experience avoid your sofa and sit on a deck chair, nail your bathroom door shut and put your porta potty in the garage. At work
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I just don’t get the caravan thing. Must like my home comforts too much. I think it comes from spending a fortnight in a caravan one weekend. Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

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Bobupndown



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You dont know what you are all missing you miserable lot! Laughing Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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JulesK



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No doubt we will have some buffons heading west !!

PLEASE STAY IN ENGLAND IF THATS WHERE YOU LIVE, PLEASE.


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No doubt we will have some buffons heading west !!

PLEASE STAY IN ENGLAND IF THATS WHERE YOU LIVE, PLEASE.


Sheep If it wasn't so bad it'd be funny.

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Oh twice Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter


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Re: Bank holiday weekend and no caravan trip.

Steve D wrote:
Bobupndown wrote:
Another bank holiday weekend and the caravan still cant come out of lockdown!
Normally be set up by now thinking of lighting the bbq and getting the wine out. Big Cry

Can’t you borrow a big tin shed . .


But isn't that a caravan?

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Bobupndown wrote:
You dont know what you are all missing you miserable lot! Laughing


No, thats the point....we do know what we are missing.....and loving it Rolling with laughter Regards

David

Please let me know if anything in my post offends you, as I may wish to offend you again......

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axle



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Everybody to there own, I would hate staying in a B&B or hotel, prefer to do what we like when we like even if we could afford a hotel for 8 or 9 weeks a year let alone the cost of traveling abroad(pre covid19)!
Our van cost us £6.250 we will keep it for at least 10 years so that's £625 a year plus £900 in site fees, £100 in servicing and £225 in insurance, so £1850 per year (don't include the car as we would have it even if no longer towing) or £33 per night. No contest in my opioin, but I don't judge other people for using hotels, B&B etc. Common sense isn't very common.
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SeeFive



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We do both types of getaways. Posh hotels far away, (or slightly less posh short haul) and we just love to get out in the countryside for a long weekend with a... yes, really... a tent! To be fair, it does have electricity, carpets, kitchen, wardrobes etc and the missus will not go to a site without sumptuous loos and showers.

Really wanted to take the freely away camping a lot this year as I can get a lot more in it than other cars I have camped with in recent years - Rav4, DS3 and a Corvette C5! Admittedly, I left a fair bit behind (including the other half) when I took the Vette.

We were taking the freely to Spain in April (to a Villa) to do a lot of running around the Valencian and Murcia inland and off-road areas, but I guess it will be no surprise to you all that it was cancelled.

A camping trip would do me very nicely just now.

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Paul4751



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I feel everyone's pain. Similarly, my wife and I would have normally visited Spain at Easter to our caravan of 38 years on the beautiful Costa Brava; the site is only open from Easter to end of Sept because it's chilly in the winter up-north. Back home for Apr/May and then return NOW for the whole of summer (excl August during the mad season) so effectively live in the van for 4 months. The 4k euro annual fee is effectively mitigated by cheaper supermarkets, fuel, restaurants, beer and wine. Plus whilst there, we don't pay utility daily use at home. Doubly miffed because not only can we not visit, but even when the Covid panic is over, my wife being on the "extreme-vulnerable" list, will not be able to travel until a vaccine is available throughout Europe.
On the plus side, we're seeing our garden and countryside that we've not appreciated for years, and are heavily investing in bedding plants and lawn nurturing for a delightful English Summer.

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