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Vycount Sun 02-Aug-15 19:04:35

Would this be the right place to ask for ideas? I'm trying to get my hands on a little caravan... something like a Silverline Nova, Freedom Jetstream or similar - one of the tiny little 2 berth lightweight caravans. Problem is that they go so quickly and for such a variety of prices! I've only got absolute max £700, I've seen them go for as little as £400. Of course only the expensive ones hang around long enough to see the ad before they are already snapped up.
Anyone have any ideas or maybe know anyone planning to sell one? My master plan is to be able to tow it behind my 1400 cc car, so that I can take it to sites within reasonable distance and leave it for my sis and her kids to have some little breaks. If it had an awning they could use that, or I have a couple of nice tents.
It seemed such a brilliant idea until I actually try to put it into practise. (sad)

Furball Mon 03-Aug-15 07:34:28

first up you need to find out the max towing weight of your car and go from there

Just because a caravan is small does not mean it is light, or your car is able to tow it.

There is very good info on what your car can tow here

Vycount Mon 03-Aug-15 08:59:10

I've done that homework before I started looking thanks Furball. The caravans mentioned above are completely safe to tow with my car. They and other similar models are often referred to as micro caravans. I have owned caravans in the past and towed a variety of things with different vehicles.
I just thought it would be worth posting up... someone might have a Silverline Nova Princess (or similar) they are planning to sell at the end of the year, you never know your luck! grin

Furball Mon 03-Aug-15 13:57:57

sorry to query you Vycount and hope you find what you want soon smile

Vycount Mon 03-Aug-15 15:20:50

No problem with that Furball, there are a lot of people doing dangerous towing on our roads! smile

PoshPenny Mon 03-Aug-15 15:40:57

You could put up a wanted ad, it's amazing what one of those can yield, but I would guess at this time of year you'd be paying top price, so maybe consider keeping on saving up and try to buy later in the year?

Vycount Mon 03-Aug-15 18:21:01

You're probably right PoshPenny, was hoping to find something for them for half term, but they will surely be easier to get later in the year.

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