Two exciting days

19 Feb

elddis pickup nat

On Thursday we were told that our cheque had cleared our bank, so we loaded a rear number plate and two sided tape, brake cleaner for the Winterhoff hitch, towing mirrors and a 7 pin to 13 pin adaptor. The M6 North was appalling! Three accidents ( one serious requiring Air Ambulance)  in sequence between Sandbach and Knutsford delayed us by at least 2 hours. We eventually collected the replacement, Elddis 302 SE from this lovely gent above, in sunny Halifax. Thanks Nat !

elddis pickup 3elddis pikup m1

Having never had a Winterhoff coupling or fitted a 13 pin adaptor, a bit of fiddling about soon got us moving and the creaking from the stabiliser hitch very soon vanished at all but crawling pace. The M62 east was so badly congested we went East and picked up M1 South and home via Derby. All this delayed us quite a bit more and we pre-arranged late arrival at the caravan storage. It was still in darkness and barricaded , Mad Max style with a large truck when we arrived but the kind folk at the farm let us in and we dropped the Elddis off until the Microlite is sold.

Then:

leaving carnon downs     This morning, first thing, our “first refusal” couple viewed , then purchased, the Freedom Microlite ! So sad to see this little ‘van depart but it stays in the village and will be well loved and used as intended.

So now, we are planning to get a decent motor mover fitted to the Elddis , for manouvreability rather than due to the effort in man handling. It may even allow us to keep it on our frontage tucked in behind a convenient gable end. Happy days !

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