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It’s all happening………

1 Mar

freedom about to leave

Our personal and business life is still happily busy. Just prior to dashing off to catch a train, our dear little caravan was swapped around with the campervan ready to be collected by the new local owners. As we were being driven away, the Microlite was being hitched onto a brand new towbar behind a fabulous compact, modern car. We did not have to time to think about it too much. A bit like having a loose tooth removed.

Very sorry to see this trusty, reliable little character go. But life moves on.

A  rare “treat” for us, the London Midland train was warm, comfy and extremely smooth. It honestly felt as if we were airborne above the rails. It was that good.

Canons Abbey:

canons abbey

Delish Chicago Pizza anyone?

chicago pizza

Following our return from an enjoyable weekend away, we picked up the replacement caravan from storage and with the help of neighbours and friends we manhandled it into the still warm “bed” recently vacated by the Microlite. It should all be far easier once the motor mover is installed. Next job is to valet and prepare the caravan. It was bought unvaletted as part of the deal. (Hi Martin, told you I was tight !) Checking everything out over the next few days and any work needed will be scheduled in as soon as we can, before the motor mover appointment.

Pre-planning to upgrade the Caravan

28 Oct


snip k and c mod

To make the experience more comfortable we are considering the following additional modifications. (The caravan has already been kitted out with a small wet room/shower)

  • Replace the roof lining. This is a very common fault on older Freedoms
  • Remove the fridge. The Campervan fridge freezer is superb.
  • Extend the offside sofa into the fridge space for extra leg room when lounging
  • Investigate if removing the wardrobe is feasible and extend the second sofa?
  • Modify the table for extra legroom when accessing the sofas
  • If required replace the use of the table with lathes on webbing for the bed support.
  • Make good exposed walls with appropriate trim

This should give two long sofas for “feet up” lounging and make moving around the little caravan more user friendly.

If it all works we may go further and fit hot water/heating and maybe a motor mover. This would make it much easier to shuffle the caravan around on our frontage.

LE layoutThis is the layout now. The fridge is shown here as Chest.

If you imagine the table shortened by between one third and one half ,you can see that a lot more floor area is exposed and more wall will be seen where the fridge and the wardrobe once were. It should give a much more open feel to the Microlite. We shall have to watch weights if we fit hot water and heating as well as a motor mover. Local weighbridge is friendly (ish).