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Does anyone own a caravan

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Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 26 Aug 2008 00:36

We've got a small van on a site on the Somerset coast.
Lovely site and very reasonable rates. We can also use it all year round as long as we don't make it a permanent home.
It has a sea view and a nice patch which I've turned into a pretty garden around it.

Our cat likes coming with us.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 26 Aug 2008 00:23

You mean your o.h. will come on holiday with you and grandkids Annie? Will he have a separate room to sulk in lol?

Good luck in finding something suitable, hope it works out. We had a small van for a while but we used it less and less as o.h. started working Saturdays and I didn't like staying on my own, once I lost my dog so we took it away from site (small one by the Norfolk coast). After paying lots of storage and not using it again, we ended up selling it for £25! (We had only paid £400 in 1997!)


Anne Report 25 Aug 2008 23:03

We sold our static van in the Peak District at the end of last year,the new owners got greedy and kept putting the ground rent up. Unfortunately we had to sell it back to them for far less than it was worth.On top of the rent was the electricty, gas and insurance plus the petrol getting there and back.So quite a saving all together.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 25 Aug 2008 21:23

If you get one, consider how easy it is to get there. If it's too much hassle or too far you won't use it enough for it to be worthwhile.
Different sites have varying rules about hiring your van to others.
Most sites are open 10 months of the year, so you have to build that into your figures for 12 months use.

Some sites won't allow you to sell your caravan to anyone but the park owners. I have known people who've had to pay to have their van towed off site and dumped? because the park said they couldn't find a buyer.

Having said all that, we have a caravan on a quiet site which we enjoy visiting, but as said in previous posts we could have a really good holiday ...or 2 or3 for the price of the ground rent.
Electricity is extra.


ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 25 Aug 2008 20:52

how about a butlins caravan ?

you then get all the entertainment as well as being able to sub let

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 25 Aug 2008 20:46

To be honest, it would be cheaper paying to go on holiday in a caravan a few times a year :o))

According to The cant let/sub let it to make any money back.


ann Report 25 Aug 2008 20:17

Thanks for input.You are right about a second mortage.We had one about 25 years ago and the ground rent was £500 lol.£5,000 has just put me off.Annie


JustKaz Report 25 Aug 2008 20:15

hi grannie, around clacton, you can pay up to £5,000 a year on site and ground fees....
parents had one at clacton...... they tour now
kaz xxx

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 25 Aug 2008 19:55

This might help you.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 25 Aug 2008 19:50

Dont buy on a well know camp annie you may as well get another mortage....


ann Report 25 Aug 2008 19:50

We are thinking of buying a caravan possibly at Clactons coast.Does anyone know what the ground rent is a year?OH does not want to fly anymore. We now have loads of grankids where we would get good use of it. Annie