tuggers n water barrels

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  1. tofo

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    stopped on the ccc kingsbury water park near birmingam
    thought thats lucky parking next to the fresh and waste water point:thumb:

    park was wall to wall tuggers and awnings
    the site road was tar mac with a gravel topping:Angry:

    now this is the bit
    those antisocial water barrels and grey tanks are so blooming noisey:Angry:
    the tuggers start filling at 06.30 am :Blush:
    gicing up at 10.30 pm all day they keep it up :Eeek:
    so what i am saying is given a choice avoid the water tap at all costs:thumb:
    rant over now breathe gently in out in out:BigGrin:
     
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    its not the water barrels that are anti-social....its the bloody idiot owners who are anti-social. :Angry:

    who, in their right mind, gets up at 6.30am when they're on holiday.:Doh:
     
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    those who have those great big hykie roof lights without a blackout blind over them
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    suns up its time to get up
     
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    They can’t get near the tap 9am-5pm for those monster motor homes taking enough water to irrigate the Sahara. That’s why they have to set their alarm. You think you have a gripe. Look on it as an opportunity to meet people, you don’t even have to keep an eye out as you can hear them coming. :welcome:
     
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    The best bit is when they arrive and set up their awnings, Iv'e seen em take a whole morning figuring out all those tubes :BigGrin: and most can't reverse a van and have to use those remote electric things :Eeek:
     
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    When I am away the antics of tuggers are one of my greatest sources of free entertainment. Wouldn't be without 'em :Smile:
     
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    Yeah but the last laugh is often with them, as they hook up and drive away in their 4x4 leaving you front wheel drivers spinning onthe grass:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I do so agree. I think the best part is when they arrive with a new awning, never been out of the box, you can be sure of a good few hours entrainment.

    Think the best I saw couple arrived took ages setting up awning table lamps, rugs, easy chairs, tables etc. She had him running about about all day cleaning van, car and I think about every blade of grass on the pitch.

    Visitors arrived about 7.30 stayed about 1.30 then went, next day they packed up and were gone by 12.00 boy what a wonderful relaxing weekend.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    So agree with the posts, spend most of the time chasing my tail at work, M.H is time to relax and do what I want to do.
    Unfortunately some seem unable to relax and are compelled to fetch and carry, clean, polish etc.
    Only once seen a tugger taking on water and disposing of waste at a water/waste point.
    I may be wrong but I assumed the majority of modern caravans had inbuilt water and waste tanks.
    Obviously the tablets are working, no ranting. :thumb:
     
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    My favourite gripe about tuggers is when they take up 2 pitches when setting up, one pitch has the caravan on it, the second pitch has their car (4 x 4) on it.

    When you are trying to locate a pitch, you don't know if the one with the car on is taken or not.

    Spent nearly half an hour driving round Sheepcote Valley CC site looking for a pitch only too discover that 3 pitcheds had tuggers cars on them.
     
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    not many, if any, with built-in tanks.

    i fitted one in my last caravan for the very reason of constantly filling a 40ltr aqua-roll but you need to travel 'empty'....80ltrs of water is 80kg of payload, and another 70 or 80ltr of waste is another 70 or 80ltrs and thats the main reason for no tanks.
     
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    A lot of new vans will have a 40ltr fresh water holding tank ( equivelent to a full aquaroll) but they still have no waste tank, and due to the unstable nature of the van they are advised not to travel with water in the tank.
     
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    Terrible this really, but I have to admit that me and the missus do get great enjoyment from the tuggers and their antics, obviously a motorhome thing:Blush:

    I think (we know actually) it's one of our various reasons for motorhomes, the turn up and, errr, that's it, feet up, can open and chill out:thumb: At the end of the day each to their own but some seem to spend half a day setting up, a day 'relaxing' (including the obligatory 3 hours giving up on the sat dish) and another half a day packing up. I know there is alot to be said for playing with your toys but even we have limits. That said if they didn't spend so long faffing about we'd loose our guilty pleasure:Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    You must really love it if on a site where someone is setting one of those massive tents and relevant equipment up then especially if they have a camping kitchen tent as well. :Blush:
     
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    Use to own a Adria caravan before converting from the darkside that had a built in fresh water tank but no waste our Euromobile came with a tow bar fitted so I suppose we could play them at the game and tow a small traveller type van and put it on the pitch next to us while we set up.
     
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    Even better if its chucking it down with rain and blowing a gale :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    The joys of owning a m/h....handbrake on, kettle on...sorted :thumb:
     
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    I find an empty 39 ltr Waste-master the most noisiest, nearly as bad as the continual noise from a Caravan Club sites daily use of the sit and ride mower. :Angry:

    I'm sure they just love using them, surely 1/2" high grass doesn't need trimming down to 1/4"?? :Rofl1:


    Mick
     
  18. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Why do lots of Mh owners look down on caravan owners and like to poke fun ??
    I would have another caravan if ever i got fed up of motorhoming.
    Each have their own advantages and disadvantages.
    In most cases the "we are considerably richer/better than thow" attitude that motor home owners have towards caravaner's is so wrong.
    Most motorhome owners are older, retired.
    Some retired with a nice lump sum to buy one , though lots didnt and are financed to the hilt.

    You get much more of a mixed age group with caravans. Before anyone says it , they are not all rowdy chav families in ancient caravans. Just as Mh owners arnt all grey and boring dressed in beige !!
    A car and caravan would cost more than most of the clapped out MH's you see on the road. A good 4x4 and new car considerably more than most of the new ones too.
    Caravans are also very well equipped inside. Lots of the new MH on sale are like the very cheap budget entry caravans too. We were very surprised when we started to look at motorhomes. Couldn't believe the poor build quality of the habitation space , shallow fridges,with tiny freezer inside , the lack of an oven , no seporate shower cubicle and lack of over all interior space. We almost gave up looking.
    I almost got my way of having a 5th wheeler infact !!

    As for awnings , they are notoriously difficult to put up , unless you mark the poles as you would a tent , or have put it up so many times you could do it with your eyes closed. The newer nylon light weight ones are a lot easier , and a lot better for weekend use.
    We had a fiamma zip store , on our caravan , but even that needed 2 people to unroll it by hand , at either end, as it wasn't a wind out like the one we have on the MH.
    As for the water barrels , yes they are a pain but something you have to do . Unless you get a service pitch . Besides that was the kids job on our trips. We had 2 aqua rolls , one being used and a spare next to it incase it ran out . Some do have on board tanks ours did but they are only small. Our MH water tank is as big as 3 1/2 aqua rolls much better for a family.

    We have pulled many a MH of grass with my Nissan terrano car .
    Though enjoyed watching some struggle too . In particular a very up there own ar*e elderly couple who dug there self deeper and deeper in the grass.
    Why ? Because on each occasion we smiled or said hello (over a 3 day stay ) they looked down there noses at us. I wouldn't mind , they were in a right old shed of a thing too. It got embarrassing watching them , after an hour . :Rofl1:
    We were the only 2 units on a small cl at Spurn Point , and the owners were out.
    They never asked for help either, wouldn't even make eye contact , so we went out in the car and left em to it. The farmer down the road got them out with the tractor in the end !

    When we were away last weekend we had to be towed off grass by a freindly "Tugger"
    Fortunately we had the proper towing stuff, just incase.:Wink: He came and asked if we needed help too , though we would have asked.
    1st time we've been stuck, but I'm sure not the last.

    I'm sure we will have this , our 1st MH , till we don't need a 7 birth anymore too.
    As being " x tuggers " we knew what layout would suit us best.
    What fixtures and fittings we needed etc.
    I'm certain we will get another , smaller MH once the kids don't want to come with us, leave home etc.
    But if for any reason we didn't get another MH , I'd have no qualms about getting a new caravan.:thumb:
    Bev
     
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    a frame a 4x4 , sorted

    see we tow our a-framed rav4 behind motorhome
    get more mpg towing it than driving it (28-30mpg) , nice roomy vehicle to use while away and can pull ourselves out if stuck
    sorted , have your cake and eat it
    :Rofl1:
     
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    you sure you're on the right forum ? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    just joking.
     
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