Caravan Hell at Frodsham

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Just been helping out a poor caravan owner who's caravan had almost toppled off the pitch. We noticed the van on a funny angle on the other side of the site but thought he was changing a tyre. A few minutes later we saw the van lean over a bit more and the guy looking a bit frantic. Went over and the guy had been fitting winter tyres i.e brackets without tyres (they were on a long term pitch) and the van had been right on the edged of the hardstanding, the edge gave way and the van tipped over to an alarming angle. The owner had been trying to prop it up but everything he did just kept sinking in the grass/mud. Anyways, off Colin goes and sources a manhole cover ( don't ask) managed to get this under the jack, by now several other people had turned up to help. Eventually got the caravan jacked up, the proper wheels attached. Think - a careful balancing act between van going over completely and not trapping anyone's arm underneath and jacking it up high enough to get it out the mud and get the wheel on. Hope the owners never read this, but all the time this was going on Mrs Caravan owner was sitting inside watching the telly!!

    Once the wheels where back on both sides, the collective decided to hitch it up to a car to reposition the van on the pitch. Oh no said the owner, the guy who had put it on the pitch, ( their storage place ) had gone off with the hitch lock key. Never mind the collective can muscle it out of the mud and get it back on the hardstanding. By now Mrs had decided to put her coat on and come out!! Shall we put the telly on the floor says I, Oh it will be Ok says she, it wasn't, neither were the half full beer glasses she left of the table (you can only help people so much). We did managed to get her to unhook the EHU cable though. Poor Mr Caravan must have been super embarrassed, not least by the caravans predicament but by the lack of back up from Mrs.

    Oh and just for those that caught the awning thread, the spoil-sports put the pegs and guy ropes in before last nights storm :Sad:
     
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    we were at a camping & caravan club ths years ago and a caravan owner dropped a wheel in a massive rabbit hole whilst driving across the field. you couldn't get a jack under the side, as it was on the ground. in the end 30+ men actually picked it up by hand and walked it forward out of the hole

    damaged the plastic side skirt a bit and that was all. they still pitched up and stayed a week, so weren't put off. however if you had seen the wife in hysterics when it first happened you would of thought she would never camp again
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Some women just let us women down! While the guys were getting stuck in getting the caravan upright the women were moving the couples kit out of the way, rescuing crushed water carriers etc. Mrs didn't do anything.
     
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