Show us your gear (tents to motorhomes)

Show us your gear (tents to motorhomes)

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Bungleaio

5,843 posts

169 months

Saturday 25th August 2018
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Our last trip of the year this weekend. We've been to Wales West mids near Kidderminster, Canterbury and now on the south coast near Axminster.

The tent is a cheap euro hike Rydal 500 which we've had for a couple of years now but it works really well for us, it fits along with all the gear in my classic mini too. For this trip we've added the euro hike tarp to give us a bit of weather protection for cooking.




Leithen

7,732 posts

234 months

Saturday 25th August 2018
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Sunset at Etties Field


shovelheadrob

1,564 posts

138 months

Monday 27th August 2018
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Our latest home from home, already been around a fair bit of the UK with it, off to Europe soon for a winter break


Watchman

6,391 posts

212 months

Monday 27th August 2018
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shovelheadrob said:
Our latest home from home, already been around a fair bit of the UK with it, off to Europe soon for a winter break

Christ..!! I'm all for big vehicles in the UK - I drive a Merc GL and I used to tow a 26ft caravan but that looks daunting even to me.

I guess you have to plan ahead and largely forget going to the south coast of Devon or any of Cornwall? biggrin

Watchman

6,391 posts

212 months

Monday 27th August 2018
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BTW - I'm very jealous. I love "big rigs".

PurpleTurtle

4,970 posts

111 months

Monday 27th August 2018
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Leithen said:
Sunset at Etties Field

Looks good - gonna give that a try!

shovelheadrob

1,564 posts

138 months

Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Watchman said:
Christ..!! I'm all for big vehicles in the UK - I drive a Merc GL and I used to tow a 26ft caravan but that looks daunting even to me.

I guess you have to plan ahead and largely forget going to the south coast of Devon or any of Cornwall? biggrin
I also have a Buccaneer twin axle caravan,with the 2 side by side & attached to their respective tow vehicles, the 5th wheel is only a couple of feet longer! We've been to Cornwall & Devon with it, 5 miles of single track roads was interesting! At the end of the day if a lorry or coach can get there, so can we!

Watchman

6,391 posts

212 months

Tuesday 28th August 2018
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shovelheadrob said:
Watchman said:
Christ..!! I'm all for big vehicles in the UK - I drive a Merc GL and I used to tow a 26ft caravan but that looks daunting even to me.

I guess you have to plan ahead and largely forget going to the south coast of Devon or any of Cornwall? biggrin
I also have a Buccaneer twin axle caravan,with the 2 side by side & attached to their respective tow vehicles, the 5th wheel is only a couple of feet longer! We've been to Cornwall & Devon with it, 5 miles of single track roads was interesting! At the end of the day if a lorry or coach can get there, so can we!
Going to and from Salcombe recently, we encountered a full artic lorry in one of very restrictive parts of the lanes. I was 2nd in a queue of at-least 8 cars and they wouldn't reverse. Lorry had to virtually drive into the hedge to avoid the leading car - a motorhome. They passed with only mm to spare. Once past that, we all slipped through.

If I'd have been towing at that point, I think I'd have become quite worried for the caravan.

I'm very happy towing normally but the lanes around Devon and Cornwall do give me pause for thought. Unfortunately, even with alternative planning, I couldn't get to my destination without using roads like that. Does make me wonder whether people ever clip one another or the scenery.

TwinKam

1,905 posts

62 months

Tuesday 30th April 2019
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Our current tent, a Royale Bordeaux 4 (seen here at CerbFest 2018), has been utterly brilliant in all weathers but is now 10+ and has a flaking floor.
Hence separate post enquiring about others' experiences with Zempire tents...

Edited by TwinKam on Saturday 25th July 14:21

RichTT

1,314 posts

138 months

Thursday 23rd May 2019
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Does this count?


dugsud

1,125 posts

230 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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Here's our van a few weeks ago on the Pembrokeshire coast


James 33

348 posts

71 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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Here's our VW T4 camper we got 1st August this year. Brought as a usable project as want to tidy it up a bit.



When my wife comes away to bike stuff with me we use my self built TVR Chimeara V8 engined trike and the Eurohike Ryder 500 with doubel height airbed as my wife likes her comforts! laugh This was just outside Amsterdam last year.


Morningside

23,831 posts

196 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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[quote=James 33]Here's our VW T4 camper we got 1st August this year. Brought as a usable project as want to tidy it up a bit.
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I really like that.

MXRod

2,022 posts

114 months

Friday 30th August 2019
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[url=https://flic.kr/p/2h7JUTa]

A new caravanning experience for us , parked in a garden centre car park .
The caravan became an on site hotel room , to save SWMBO traveling 80 miles a day whilst commissioning part of the revamp of a garden centre taken over by the centre she works for.
I helped out and was paid via her pay , total change from my previous , now retired from occupation

On another note
Due to driver error (me) I managed to clip a kerb with a low bollard when entering a superstore fuel stop in France .
The result was to rip the drive motor off one side of the motor mover on the caravan , once I had finished spitting nails and kicking myself in the butt, I realised that at least accidental damage was covered by insurance .
So starting the process , I looked for second-hand units ,or replacement motor gearbox assembly , no suitable second hand units could be found , and a new half assembly direct from Truma was in excess of £400 .
To go through insurance would mean loss of no claims discount so increased premiums , excess of £100 , and a repaired 10 year old motor mover , which was starting to get a bit erratic .
Then on ebay I noticed new Truma units on sale for £599 , DIY fit .
No brainer , brand new motor mover complete with cross actuation coupling , all cables , new isolation switch , latest electronic controller and remote , comprehensive installation instructions .
Insurance claim binned , took it on the chin




Edited by MXRod on Friday 30th August 12:37

southendpier

4,438 posts

196 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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1979 Devon Sundowner Double top.

Something for me to muck about on and in.


shovelheadrob

1,564 posts

138 months

Friday 7th February 2020
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When one 5th wheel just isn't enough. ....
I've bought a toy hauler for work accommodation.



LawrieC

317 posts

71 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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I can see that there's some classy kit - here's mine, with a total lack of sunshine or beautiful sunsets


Edited by LawrieC on Wednesday 19th February 21:50

Cads

188 posts

39 months

Wednesday 19th February 2020
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Just outside the New Forest. Spot Princess Elsa in her castle!

Can’t beat a budget holiday all packed up in a budget trailer and pulled by a budget car.

markiep1

181 posts

103 months

Thursday 20th February 2020
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Went from this
To this cool really handy having your own secure shed for the bikes and bits smile


LargeRed

460 posts

15 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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It is a 8ft x 4ft unit with three slide-outs and a slide-on to expand its internal living area, which consists of fixed double bed, two seat, porta-loo and storage. On the outside (not shown) is a slide-out kitchen. When fully open the unit is (still) 8ft but now 9ft wide.
Has electric hook-up and is pulled by a small Land Rover.

more photos available.