Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Having a mid-life moment ?!

Well... finally got a caravan !

After weeks of looking at caravans up to £3000 I ended up getting a bit miffed... either they had soft floors, or damp damage, or came without essential accessories.

I did see a very nice one that needed only a few bits and bobs, but that went for £2470 .. and still needed to add on a leisure battery and save money for an extra electric point on the car.. so it was a bit close to our limit... and I did worry about the smell of frebreze and one springy spot on the floor.

Then the other day this came up...

Now, its 20 years old (most of the ones in our price range have been 17 - 20 years old) but has a solid floor, awning, aqua roll, waste water hog, leisure battery etc. etc. it also has a small spot of damp damage in one point at the top of a wall.

I hummed and ahhed, ahhed and hummed ... "never buy a caravan with damp" is what everyone says... but then I found a web site showing how people have fixed it them selves with a bit of patience and a couple of hundred pounds.. and that was it !, I now see this as a fixer up project ! ... im getting all excited at the thought of fiber glassing the rear bumper, re-sealing the joints, replacing the damp damage !.

Don't get me wrong, its not terribly bad... will go away in it first to a few Flyball competitions, then do this in the summer (no rain please!).

Fingers crossed ive made the right choice... if not ive just wasted £1,350 !

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