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what do you think of caravans

Are they a good thing or bad

 
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i would say yes...as i pull one..although a few people seemed fairly irritated by me for some reason

 
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Sorry Mike, no offence but they annoy the hell out of me.

In the early 70's my parents had one - and I just view them as being of that age. But now you've got many reasonably priced hotels and B&B's; alternatively, if you want to get close to nature why not go camping?

However, as a motorist I do find getting 'stuck behind' them frustrating and whats worse is when you're going down a very narrow road or over a narrow bridge and a car with thise big sticky out mirrors is comming the other way

Obviously I appreciate that many people do enjoy caravaning - and good for them - but I'm afraid I don't

Sorry - but you did ask.
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no..thanks for your input...even i know im a pain in the ass when pull the snail

 
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i have even started giving other caravaners a wave

 
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I've voted 'Other' and the better half and I have a trailer tent, which we use when I do crowd marshalling at the GP (B&B's aren't practical).


It can be annoying if you're stuck behind a caravan, but to be honest, perhaps it just shows how impatient people are now. They're no worse than large lorries or people with horse boxes, and ...damn, can I change my vote, they're annoying gits
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...they come down here, clogging our already
tourist congested roads, contibuting little to
the local economy, with there already well stocked
larders.......
 
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i have even started giving other caravaners a wave

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come on...not that sad..be nice


 
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Always wanted to have one.
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Always wanted to have one.
thats the spirit..cheers BigFoot

 
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come on...not that sad..be nice


I was being nice .................... to a self confessed driving obstacle



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cheers

 
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Absolutely hate them. As if my memories of awful "holidays" , being dragged around the UK and Europe by my parents in the late seventies / early eighties wasn't enough they also clog up the roads something rotten.
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okay..u dont like em then fair play..dont forget though, when you talk about clogging up etc you dont see many in city centres causing traffic problems..usually just cars

i got a few bleeps this weekend for supposedly going slow in 30 or 40 mph speed restricted areas..then looked at my speedo and saw i was near the limit...lots of impatient people out there

 
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okay..u dont like em then fair play..dont forget though, when you talk about clogging up etc you dont see many in city centres causing traffic problems..usually just cars



Uhh round here they don't seem to know what these signs mean:

(It is quite funny, so long as you're not stuck behind one at the time!

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thats the spirit..cheers BigFoot

You know, it's the "self contained holiday" mode that seems worth trying. I'd love to do a long road trip with the family, maybe in North America, with a big @ss caravan!
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To be fair, caravans have as much right to be on the road as anyone else. Perhaps part of the reason people dislike them is that they're a metaphor for a more 'chilled-out' life-style
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maybe in North America, with a big @ss caravan!

You'll be wanting a big honking RV!!!
maybe with a midsized SUV towed
behind so you have transportation
after you've pitched up.

In a country like the US that makes sense:
Big wide roads everywhere.


But driving them through an old European fortified
town with tiny winding street........ not so much.
 
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Living in east anglia with no motorways and thousands of holidaymakers towing caravans is a right pain in the a**e this time of year. They always seem to drive nose to tail in convoy so you can't pass one without taking them all on. They should only be allowed on the roads in the hours of darkness.
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i think ur jealous

 
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i think ur jealous

Only about not having any motorways within 100 miles
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Re: what do you think of caravans

I love caravans - they are not really used much in Ireland except by the travelling community. The thing to have here is a camper van. But I think the caravan idea is better.

Been thinking of buying one myself - any suggestions. My towing vehicle would be my VW Caddy 1.9Tdi van.
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I love caravans - they are not really used much in Ireland except by the travelling community. The thing to have here is a camper van. But I think the caravan idea is better.

Been thinking of buying one myself - any suggestions. My towing vehicle would be my VW Caddy 1.9Tdi van.
should be okay depending the size of caravan that you buy..most dealers will have a piece of software thats allows you to enter your car details against the weight of the caravan to see if its okay..if you are new to towing you should look at pulling no more than 80% of the weight of your car...if you go over the 100% you get whats known as the "tail wagging the dog" which is not nice...your car jumping all over the place etc..

 
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Only about not having any motorways within 100 miles

i bet

 
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