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Do any of you have to take two cars...?

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prettyponies Wed 15-Jul-09 01:23:31

Because we always do. 2 adults, 2-4 kids, depending on presence or absence of stepkids, one dog, normal array of camping gear. Even with 2 kids we can't get it into one car (neither car large.)

It can't just be us, can it? or do you all have roof boxes / trailers / massive estate cars / packing skills?

LadyOfWaffle Wed 15-Jul-09 01:31:00

surely by the time you keep paying for petrol you could get a roofrack/trailer?

FlamingoOfTheShineyCult Wed 15-Jul-09 07:33:15

Blimey! Get a roof box or trailer! You'll save money.

troutpout Wed 15-Jul-09 09:01:58

No...if we go for a weekend we just take the car
We have a big boot though
For a week we take the roofbox as well
We have 2 kids

Get a roof box!

prettyponies Wed 15-Jul-09 09:28:04

We're in a mindset of needing 2 cars when both stepkids are here anyway, for seating (not frequent enough to justify an mpv), so I suppose that's where we get it from, but I might get a roofbox for trips with 1-3 kids.

Am now blushing at my 2-car extravagances... We never drive more than 1 hr (peak district) or 2 hrs (lakes) though.

Pyrocanthus Wed 15-Jul-09 09:49:45

We thought about it last year when we bought a bigger tent and thought we might have to leave a child behind to accommodate it. In the end we hired a very big roof box.

It's probably cheaper in the long run to buy one, but big boxes are pricey and you have to be able to store them. The hire of the box was certainly cheaper than the extra fuel would have been.

Surfermum Wed 15-Jul-09 09:57:13

We have a roofbox and a trailer. A word of warning though, we've found the trailer is like a handbag - the bigger it is the more stuff you take.

bunnyrabbit Wed 15-Jul-09 13:48:06

Thanks for the warning Surfermun. We're taking a trailer for the first time and I keep thinking "ooh we have room now so I can take xyz" will try not to get to extravagant.

My friends take two cars when they take both kids (the big one is 19). But they don't have very big cars or a roof box.


nikkid21 Wed 15-Jul-09 19:15:32

We have a trailer & a roofbox - both get stuffed full blush

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Wed 15-Jul-09 19:20:53

we almost did this year

our car is enough (well not but we can cope). However DH's business is in infancy so we came close to sytashing items in second car (only a Smart car) and not closing down online shop.

DH however is adamant he wants a holiday

next year will ahve 4 kids oplus my aprents who dont drive so 2 cars BUT still only one per tent IYSWIM

Glitterknickaz Wed 15-Jul-09 21:14:30

Estate car, roofbox and trailer. We still have to pack around ourselves inside the car cabin.
Dog takes up entire boot, we have two adults and three kids.

FourArms Sun 19-Jul-09 18:44:14

Last year we took two cars (one estate, one Punto) for two kids. blush But we did return with two tents after tent one leaked on night one. angry

sarah293 Sun 19-Jul-09 18:52:41

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