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    #61
    S1280029.JPGfullsizeoutput_92.jpeg two wild camp site views from pod door
    BuzznDave

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      #62
      Originally posted by jayjay View Post

      Yes, the C&CC THS sites are all over the place and they are great! It's the reason I keep my C&CC membership paid up, even though I might only do one or two a year.
      It's a bit like wild camping, Pauline - you need your own loo for most of these THCs. Facilities only usually include a water tap, a loo emptying facility and a skip... oh and a field!
      Yes we use THS sites as much as we can jayjay, I was thinking more of winter time camping or the cooler months, rare for sites to open grass pitches so you are forced onto hardstandings with electric, whether you want it or not.
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        #63
        Not a problem for me, Pauline, I don't do winter camping! If I did, I would want EHU... brrrrr. Early spring and late autumn I also like EHU! The cost of EHU per night is getting ridiculous though. I'm not keen on hard standings, and it seems to be the way a lot of sites are going. I wonder how people who camp in tents cope these days?

        I wish more camp sites would offer meters for EHU, it seems a much fairer system.
        Last edited by jayjay; 02-01-2019, 09:27. Reason: added a bit!

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          #64
          The year before last I left our campervan on a farm in Southampton while we went on a cruise, within a bus ride of the docks. The farmer had a Freedom caravan dumped in amongst various rusting bits of farm machinery and covered in green algae. It had a broken window. I thought of asking him if he wanted to sell it, but the price he was charging me just to park my camper on his land made me think he woult probably want a couple of thousand, so I didn't bother. I expect it it still there . . . .
          Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding. Proverbs 3

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            #65
            they say they hold there price well .when you thing of all rusting machinery and stuff left in fields even in scrap value what a waste.do you watch shed and buried
            BuzznDave

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              #66
              Hi JJ.When you look at the inflated price they can charge with a meter ,they can get the cost back of providing it .its still a dear do!
              BuzznDave

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                #67
                Watching DAVE and on the Dacia advert there is a Freedom - they get everywhere
                Dave and Pat - congratulations.
                Jon

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by kernowjon View Post
                  Watching DAVE and on the Dacia advert there is a Freedom - they get everywhere
                  Dave and Pat - congratulations.
                  Jon
                  Is that because it's the only caravan a Dacia is capable of towing?! I seem to remember when I looked at the specs of the Dacias once, the kerb weight was a bit limiting.

                  Happy days to the honeymooners!
                  Cynthia

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by CyberCynth View Post

                    Is that because it's the only caravan a Dacia is capable of towing?! I seem to remember when I looked at the specs of the Dacias once, the kerb weight was a bit limiting.

                    Happy days to the honeymooners!
                    Cynthia
                    Possibly - they are a very lightweight little van. My Subaru Forester used to tow ithe Freedom with ease - when the Subie failed its MoT (terminal rust) I bought a Pajero and honestly apart from seeing it in the mirrors you would not know it was there. (Why when you were getting depressed about terminal damp I suggested you consider a Freedom - like all GRP vans freedom from damp.
                    Jon

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by kernowjon View Post

                      Possibly - they are a very lightweight little van. My Subaru Forester used to tow ithe Freedom with ease - when the Subie failed its MoT (terminal rust) I bought a Pajero and honestly apart from seeing it in the mirrors you would not know it was there. (Why when you were getting depressed about terminal damp I suggested you consider a Freedom - like all GRP vans freedom from damp.
                      Jon
                      Thanks for that kernowjon , yes, I'd been thinking about the Freedoms after giving up on the Bailey (which was ok but too heavy for my little Skoda to tow) Certainly the all-GRP bodywork has its appeal in terms of protection from damp/water ingress but I'd heard so much about the ceiling lining coming down, I was a bit put off by that. If I'd seen one for sale that I could have afforded though I might still have been tempted to have a Freedom rather than going for the Fleurette. The other thing that puts me off the Freedoms slightly is the smaller pop-top roof, so from my point of view there's more potential for me to bump my head; something I do quite frequently in the front end of my 'van!
                      Cynthia.

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                        #71
                        There are 5 models of Freedom 2 pop tops and 3 normal size.so if you are tall or don't want to be a head banger there is a choice . And as you say the early ones 1970 s had a flock lining that was problem there was in the 1990 a production run with a glue problem so if looking at old ones beware.That is always a wise point every manufactured item has a problem over time . Yes light About 700Kg plated at 750 Kg or as mine is Plated at 850 kg .out of interest what is the weight of your Fleurette? I like your Play on words "freedom from damp" very clever A Freedom is freedom from damp! no block board between me and the wet road.like in my old Pod.
                        BuzznDave

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                          #72
                          Haha! I hadn't twigged my own pun! Well spotted.

                          My Tamaris 30T is 475kg Unladen, 600kg MTPLM. 850kg is near the top limit for the Skoda to tow safely so I'd be worried about anything heavier than the Fleurette. Apart from which, my little 'van is so light the Skoda hardly notices it on the back. It certainly doesn't make the DSG gearbox work so hard as did the Bailey, or the old Elddis I had for a while this time last year. I suppose one disadvantage with the Fleurette is the small loading margin. However I don't carry an awning and as I'm only carrying enough gear for one, (and the dog) I'd hope I wouldn't exceed my 125kg payload. Hope you've got a decent payload on the Freedom, Mr & Mrs, with 2 dogs!? Have you bought an awning to put on your new 'van?
                          Cynthia.

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                            #73
                            hi Cynthia .I will have a pay load of over 1000Kg will not use a awning. just the home made (go tarp) if needed .I have the air beam awning although not planning to use it.hope to see you both this year kind regards and best wishes for 2019
                            BuzznDave

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                              #74
                              Hi Cynthia .Pat has a small awning I have an air beam .also my loo tent will be looking for a new home.all change and adjusting .may not be until April . that we are able to go and try every thing out.
                              BuzznDave

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                                #75
                                In the 2019 "Caravanning life awards" the freedom came 3rd in the under 1100KG category .and 2end in the Alternative category.
                                BuzznDave

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