We Are Buying A Tin Tent.

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    As we are getting no use from our RV we have decided to buy yet another caravan and sell the RV.

    As it stands its costing me over £800 a year (insurance, tax, MOT) before i even sit in it and cant justify the dead money.

    Work is thin on the ground at the moment with no overtime at all, even having some days without work so, even though i have every weekend off at least, i simply cant afford to go anywhere.

    At least theres no tax or mot on a tin tent and insurance is optional (still cheaper than the £650 for the RV though) it makes more sense and the car will return around 22mpg towing around 1600kg....more than double the RV mileage.

    But you wont get rid of me that easy. (y)
     
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    Hi.
    Cannot fault you,hitch a go.
    Tea Bag.
    PS. Do NOT forget to wind your steadies up..... LOL
     
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    You've obviously thought it out and decided to do the best for you. We were caravanners and enjoyed every minute of it, circumstances change sometimes so we would never say never again to a caravan.

    Hope you get more use out of it (y)
     
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    Best of luck with the sale and subsequent purchase John (y)
     
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    Good luck matey hope it all goes to plan (y)(y)
     
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    think i know what would really suit you . but i wont say it you already know my thoughts .
    ideal for carrying a few work tools . shopping etc .
    try an add on ebnay you might get an offer for the rv, hee hee
     
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    Hope it all works out for you papajohn.
    Brisey.
     
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    If the numbers don't stack up its time for change
     
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    That's what we did ! No regrets at all! Just used the car to visit The Finch Foundry near Okehampton!
    Terrific campsite called Appledore Camping, well worth a Google !:cheers:
     
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    Yes Alan i know....but i cant warrant selling my luxury american car to buy a truck or pickup and fifth wheel.
     
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    Had one for four years before buying the Hymer this year..

    it served us well while money was tight.. and when I sold it, lost not a penny..
     
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    Good luck @pappajohn. Times change and you have to change with them.

    I hope you have enormous fun with the tug-a-long.... many of our relatives have or have had them (we are the only chuggers) and I hope you enjoy as much as they do.

    I always enjoy your posts so please stay with us :)
     
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    Sensible approach in the circumstances and I hope it works out as you want it to.
     
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    we hope you get a good price for your pride and joy.
     
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    Good luck John .. hope all goes according to plan for you.

    (PS I need specsavers .. I thought you wrote 'we are buying a gin tent.' :eek:)
     
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    makes sense John...good luck
     
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    I know where there's a convertible one John ;)
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    There is no need to compromise on space and luxury with a caravan as I have found out with one of these.
    On the road again 004.JPG
     
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    you going wild camping in beni then .
    there was lots that looked like that in the streets of spain last year.
    then they wonder why the guardi kick off .
    hope you had ehu dave . not too good for solar parking there. hee hee.
    or is that the dark side.
     
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    Good luck with sale and new purchase.
     
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