Couple and young child - potential upgrade from tipi

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  1. mack10

    mack10 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Folks,

    I have been a longtime camper since I was a child and own a Tentipi, probably not that much interest in them on here, but they are an absolutely fabulous tent.

    However I have found that touring with a child in tow can become arduous, erecting and collapsing the ten everyday as well as unpacking and packing the car.

    As such we are contemplating a VW T5 campervan. We are thinking of hiring one this summer and taking it to France and incorporating a stop at Eurodisney en route (though we may overnight in a hotel here).

    Just looking for info on peoples experiences/suggested sites etc for France.

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  2. Terry

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    HI and welcome :thumb: trying before you buy is good :thumb:
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    Hi and welcome to the site. tipi very nice. I am glad you are thinking of trying before buying because I think you may find the T5 a bit small for the three of you. Children have this annoying habit of growing and like to spread toys etc around the place. Health , safety, and peace of mind will probably dictate a larger van. Good luck with your travels and when hiring do make sure you have the required equipment on board
    Safety vests (one for each person aboard accessible without getting out of the van)
    first aid kit
    warning triangle
    spare bulb kit
    Breathalyser kit (recently introduced or about to)
    Spare glasses if you wear them.

    bound to be others I have forgotten.
    have a good trip, any specific questions ask away and someone will reply.
     
  4. Carol

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    Hello and welcome to Fun, France is a dream for motorhome's, if you are going out of season I would look into getting a ASCI card or camping cheque, would save you quite a bit on the cost of camp sites. Look into the aire's in France as well. enjoy :welcomefunster:
     
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    Hi and welcome..

    I've been a camper since my dad first took me as a baby .. 1950 .. and despite having owned many caravans and motorhomes, my lasting love has been camping.

    Enjoy both, take the tent and you have the best of both worlds.. a small enough camper to go and park anywhere that can also be used for overnight stops.. and a tent for stopping for a few days ..

    While full time living in our RV we packed up and took a 3 week camping break in Scotland.. I loved it.. despite the poor weather.. :thumb:

    Only last year bought a new tent, Cabanon Pyramid.. this will be used in the summer.. or for long trips without the caravan in tow..

    You can park and stay overnight in the Euro Disney car park..
     
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