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Advise for buying my first (2nd hand) caravan?

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10 Oct 2014 @ 12:49:46 pm
AndrewPhilip (sadly leaving SA)
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Yeah. Tried the YouTube video, but patience is not an asset I possess. Eventually weighed it down with bricks and drove the car over it to keep it out of the way. Gave it to a friend...sucker!

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10 Oct 2014 @ 12:59:01 pm
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Andrew I agree with your post from yesterday regarding a camping trailer. I have an Echo3 and the caravan, we mostly use the caravan because its more comfortable, there is nothing worse than trying to get a child to snooze on a hot summers day at home now try that in a ripstop canvas tent in 35 to 40 degree heat. the tent only starts cooling at around 9 or 10 pm. I mostly use it winter.

"Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
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10 Oct 2014 @ 13:10:43 pm
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Jislaaik,

Maar hierdie draad is nou deurmekaar.


jipeee manne--het die bike verkoop---nou soek ek karavaan---as enigiemand weet van 'n kleintjie--so 'n Jurgens Wimpi/Sprite Sprint/Caravette 4 of 5--Gypsey 2---ja ja ja ek weet julle gaan my braai met die kommentaar oor 'n kleintjie---onthou ek wil nie afgeskrik word die eerste keer nie--dit is net ek en die vrou---ek wil gemaklik tou en nie sukkel nie---sal hoogs waardeer as ek kan info kry waar en hoe om te kyk vir houtvrot ens.--dankie

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Boatmaker, just be carefull if you go for the EC. Rather take a manual hauler & semi with a link than an automatic hauler, because if you pass the test with an automatic, same will reflect on your license card and then you are only entitled to drive an automatic.

So slaan maar daai kierrie.

Tinyiko, welcome to the forum, and enjoy the stay!!!!

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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10 Oct 2014 @ 13:15:02 pm
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jipeee manne--het die bike verkoop---nou soek ek karavaan---as enigiemand weet van 'n kleintjie--so 'n Jurgens Wimpi/Sprite Sprint/Caravette 4 of 5--Gypsey 2---ja ja ja ek weet julle gaan my braai met die kommentaar oor 'n kleintjie---onthou ek wil nie afgeskrik word die eerste keer nie--dit is net ek en die vrou---ek wil gemaklik tou en nie sukkel nie---sal hoogs waardeer as ek kan info kry waar en hoe om te kyk vir houtvrot ens.--dankie


Nico,

Bly om te hoor jy het die fiets verkoop, hoop die ou kan ry en val hom nie stukkend nie.

Ek dink jy moet n nuwe draad begin, hier gaan jy nie aandag kry tov jou vraag nie.

Sien jou op die nuwe draad.
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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25 Jun 2015 @ 12:00:46 pm
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i'm in exactly the same boat as BoatMaker (pardon the pun :).. )
tent camping for few years now, but when rain hits , or black SE, tent no fun.
budget about the same. But for this price you lucky to get anything over 1990 models.
then the question is woodrot. if you unlucky enough to buy a lemon, then you got to spend heaps on doing the whole thing over.
I am actually just looking for a shell, to negate the whole weight issue, legally and fuel consumption (EB licence with 2003 isuzu kb300 dc 4x4). But the shells really look like woodrot central.

So i was thinking custom shell. Like this...http://www.priclo.co.za/custom_made_caravans_and_trailers.htm ... bottom one. And just fit what i need. Really don't need basin, cupboards, beds.. blowup beds inside good as well. But this may prove to be out of budget as well.
Also i'm worried about sway if caravan too light as well with nothing inside to hold it down. I do plan on at least fridge cause that something missing during long stays while camping... but it will prob only be small chest freezer.

any advise? old caravan vs new custom caravan / trailer ??

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25 Jun 2015 @ 13:58:46 pm
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Shaakir I would bite the bullet, and buy an old van. Try and hang on a bit and increase the budget and get a desent van and have the comforts af it. If you go the shell way with a blow up you may as well stay with the tent.

Why dont you look at a bush trailer, you are bound to get a desent one at a reasonable price.

Just my 2c worth.

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25 Jun 2015 @ 14:43:26 pm
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Welkom Boatmaker. Marge het ook goeie raad daar beet. Luister na die ervare manne en vroue. Dan sal jy baie geld spaar deur n ingeligte besluit te neem wanneer jy die aankoop maak...Sterkte.....wees rustig......en moet nie hals oor kop besluit nie. Mr Herman...... daai crock? Het my ook laat wonder........
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25 Jun 2015 @ 15:08:33 pm
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bush trailer going be to small for my family. 2 adults and three kids aged 11 and twins 8. so there already problem number one... not many 5 sleepers out there... yes extended room kids will love, but just on those rainy days... like for instance now in june holidays if we want quick trip to goudini for example. and for winter fishing trips with the guys... 5 guys normally in the bakkie... we just need shelter from wet weather and tent normally does not cater well for this... unless u go canvas... but then that a whole other can of worms... mould etc.
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