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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 4 weeks ago #298029

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P.S. If you haven't got anything constructive to say then don't say anything at all.
kettle calling the pot black
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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 4 weeks ago #298030

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look under this section as i have put up new topic to help you.

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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 3 weeks ago #298031

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Hi Martin,

just got back from a 6 week trip to Spain and France. I found the roads in France great and wonderfully sparsely populated compared to UK. Of course you have to navigate by the decent roads(not Peage tho).

One site we stayed on was almost totally occupied by Brits who did not tow! There was a field by the site full of vans with UK plates - maybe 150 of them, and the site owner just put them out on pitches to order inc putting up awnings and connecting site services. Not to my liking but a lot of the visitors were senior citizens(some disabled) and single ladies who didn't tow. The site catered for British in a big way(inc full English breakfast on Sundays, steak and ale pie for dinner, British beer and french language lessons. Most people there didn't even have a towbar on the car! Our next door neighbour even traded up his van whilst he was there. They charge
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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 3 weeks ago #298032

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Problem solved, turns out if you've paid half your finance on the product you can just hand it back, we'll miss it immensley but it'll save me loads of money, plus it wouldn't get used that much in France anyway.



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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 3 weeks ago #298033

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Well we really helped Martin out there didn't we ;-)
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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 3 weeks ago #298034

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Graham



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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 3 weeks ago #298035

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towing is my favourite bit... i hate unpacking, putting the awning up on my own, water, toilet and electric! (Although the latter jobs are done under the stress of two young children and an excitable dog)
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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 3 weeks ago #298036

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Martin, you've clearly found the best solution for you, so follow your dream and live your new life to the full. As you say, your van has given you some good times, so it's served it's purpose.



Your new place looks lovely....plenty of work there to keep you occupied so it looks like you won't have much time spare for going away in the van anyway! Enjoy.
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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 3 weeks ago #298037

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Forgot to say, we gave up our van for a similar sort of dream, and don't regret it (although I am getting slightly itchy feet!).
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Can't tow, won't tow 8 years 1 week ago #298038

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I love driving with or without the caravan hitched. 
 
We had the alko hitch put on last year, yes, it does what it says but when i open the door on the caravan cushions are in different places.  I think it stops tha van pitching when towing but bounces more inside. heh heh
 
Didn't happen with the old stabilizer
 

smiley Swift Challenger
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