Why All White ???

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  1. Larrynwin

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    It was so obvious at the NEC Motorhome and Caravan show that most vans are still mainly white with the exception of a few Hymers and Burstners. Even the top of range eurovans look so bland in plain white with a few decals.
    When spending perhaps £70 - £150 k a few more thousand for a proper paint job could give you a real eye catcher.
     
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  2. Badknee

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    Tuggers and statics seem to be changing but not MoHo's. Statics so they blend in better I'm led to believe. (n)
     
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    I always stick to white simply because it keeps the van cooler in the summer. I don't care if I look pretty as I value efficiency and practicality over appearance. But that's just me :whistle:
     
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  4. scotjimland

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    personally I prefer all white..

    it also reflects heat better .. colours soak it up..
     
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  5. Judge Mental

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    Hymer in gold or silver approx 4000€ option....:censored:

    while I hate bland white can think of plenty of other options I would prefer. If you can get colour coded wing mirrors it make a bit of a difference. £150? on Hymer
     
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  6. kaasbroodje

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    Caravan Club - need I say more ?
     
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  7. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    Ours is a very dark blue,reason,it was the only one on offer i liked. (I lie!!!. The SILVER "Easy clean" model was dismissed out of hand by first wife.) So,we had the one...."We" liked...Doh.
    Tea Bag
     
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  8. Chris

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    I went for all white on our new Autotrail.

    I didn't like the dark blue cab option.
     
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  9. Allanm

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    Ours has grey sides, as in my avatar. The previous years model was all white.
    There do seem to be quite a few grey sided vans about, Swift Bolero's and a few German models of the same year have similar colour schemes.
    I quite like it!
     
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    White ? Luv it with a little bit o Black ;)
     
  11. Larrynwin

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    This was our just sold RV as we ordered it back in 2010 about £5k extra for full paint and not one stick on decal and no black streaks.
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    yes. please do..

    what have the CC to do with it

    They get accused of many things.. but van colours ?
     
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    Must have been wardens fault
     
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    I always remember a friend with a colourful Mazda Bongo who wanted to take a photo of all the vans on the site from a height (a grandstand) who commented "it just looks like a load of fridge freezers on their sides"
     
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    Ours is slightly different with black cab, a few grafics but is mainly white.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better meself(y)
     
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    I like colour myself.
     
  18. Larrynwin

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    Another ex RV owner ;)
     
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    When we first started out with a red Volkswagen T4 (Professional conversion, still quite new, not very popular at the time) we were often turned away from caravan club sites for not being 'white'.
    I remember a specific incident when I questioned the warden's judgement, as a sign on the front desk said 'no white vans' :LOL:
    We left shortly afterwards, there was no way they'd let a smart arse stop over...

    I know times have changed but you still see a very high proportion of white vans on CC sites - for whatever reason

    Are caravans finally being made in different colours ? I don't attend the NEC show, so might be out of touch...
    I know shiny black bits are popular, apart from the odd Eriba or Hymer I don't recall seeing any coloured caravans about ?
     
  20. Taran_Las

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    Why all white?

    Must have been designed by Michael Barrymore :getmecoat:
     
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