Hi Retro 3,000 pounds and not even a kitchen Very interesting to see what people consider important elsewhere. Am always amused that even 12 foot vans in England/Europe have showers/toilets, at the expense of separate dining areas. Is it because the park facilities over there are not very good? Would be interested to hear opinions from our "overthewater" members. Would also like to know what you seem to have against sleeping together - they all seem to have single beds!! ;D ;D ;D Ray
Why toilets/showers? In the UK and Europe there are two types of caravan sites. The fully serviced site with 50-500 pitches, electrical hook-ups, shower and toilet blocks, shops restaurants etc. Where I agree you don't need on board facilities.
But these are outnumbered probably by a ratio of 4 to 1 by small sites that only take 5 - 10 vans at a time. Typically a corner of a farmers field or the large back garden of a private house. On these small sites you only get a tap for cold water and a hole in the ground into the sewage system to empty your toilet. So you need to be self-contained with your toilet, water heater, 12volt battery etc.
It has been like this since 1945 so all modern vans have toilet compartments, even the 10 footers!
I can assure you we have nothing against sleeping with our partners in our caravans! You have no doubt seen the two single beds on either side of the front of our vans. Every van has either a table top or boards that fill the gap between the two beds and the base matresses and seat backs are then laid across the van to make a double bed.
Surely you have the same arrangement?
During the day this is used as the dining area.
On our four berth vans there is typically a two seat dining area that converts to a single bed in the same way, with a bunk bed above.
The fixed double bed at the rear of the van was really only introduced in the 1980's and is now very common on new vans over 16ft.
Post by Roehm3108 on Sept 10, 2007 19:05:43 GMT 10
Thanks for the info Brian. Yes we do have those singles to double bed conversions in the more recent vans. Actually a friend of mine has one like it, where the infill between the two beds actually rolls out of the bottom of the cupboard between the beds. Love the idea of those "mini" parks - seem much more personal ;D ;D Will pm you in the future about that and other things. Cheers Ray
Seems they will just have to wait till I finish the 'Carlight' Brian.......and all will be revealed. All features, including the gas heater/clothes dryer and uses you mentioned are in there.
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