Deciding whether to keep the caravan or not.

16 May


Parking space at our village home is at a premium. Some of our neighbours have no off road parking at all. We adore our little caravan. For such a small package it offers a cooking space, a fridge, a good sized bed and best of all a wet room with shower facility , toilet and wash basin. It does, however take up a car parking space which we may want to use for something else.
Some of our favourite camp sites do not have shower blocks and if we stay for more than a night or so, then the caravan wet room comes into it’s own. Can a wash basin “wash” compensate?
Having said all that, one of the main advantages for us in a campervan is the pure convenience of not having to pitch up and unhook/hook a caravan. The Drivelodge Nevada, for us, totally fulfils the requirements of a superb all year round day van with full capability to picnic for 4 people. Now we are going to properly test it out to see if we could live just with the Kamper van and do away with the caravan completely.
We have been smitten with delay after delay since taking possession of the campervan from Drivelodge but, at last we have the chance to move forward with our plans and put it to full use.
Over the next few weeks we will be posting updates on how we cope with living in Dinkum’s kamper for longer periods of time. We shall see.


3 Responses to “Deciding whether to keep the caravan or not.”

  1. Martin mcdowall May 17, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    Like you Duncan we would prefer not to go back to caravanning having done it for 33 years. I can see why you would now want to travel solo but we winter camp in Scotland a lot and found our elevating roof is not up to the job in high wind and heavy rain. So the solution is have a high roof manufactured, fit a cozi top or pull a small van in winter. I think your freedom gives you an option given you too have a soft top roof. Our roof now performs well but will not take snowfall in the highlands at the back end of the year. May be you should see a winter out and make a choice in the. Spring. If we can’t resolve our situation our lovely wee drivelodge joey will be going up for sale to some lucky owner. Enjoy your future trips in your van. Cheers.

    • Dinkum May 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

      A very good suggestion. We are in no rush to decide and it makes good sense. If and when you sell your ‘van, I can put it on the Blog for you. No charge, of course!

  2. Martin mcdowall May 18, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Cheers. Will let you know what we are going to do. Happy campervanning.

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