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OK... Yesterday I brought home a new caravan! Yay! Woop woop!! Well actually my Dad towed her home in the wind and rain, I am sure some of you may be aware of the perils of towing a caravan in the wind!? It can be an unnerving experience as you can feel the caravan moving and swaying, its hard to explain but I am sure you can imagine. Thankfully their is the invention that is the "stabiliser" On older caravans this is a big metal bar that is attached to the tow bar of the car and then onto the caravan. This is turning into a bit of a technical post isn't it!?
Funny looking thing isn't it..
Not sure if you can see from the above pictures (which I found on google) how it work but it does! It steadies the sway that can cause an accident. On modern caravans they are build in to the tow hitch.
I have not mentioned this to put anybody off or put the fear of god into people but for about £60 for a second hand one it gives piece of mind.
So, Elsie the Eccles, she arrived home safely (Dad has many years of towing experience)
I have never owned an Eccles caravan so am quite looking forward to getting to know her. I have named her Elsie as I thought it sounded nice with Eccles and most importantly it was my Grandma's name. She is a four berth and seems huge as I haven't had a four berth for a while! I think she was originally a five berth as there was probably a bunk above the rear double bed. The good news also is that she seems dry! There are a couple of areas that need checking but so far so good!
I will leave you with a couple of pictures and I am hoping to make a start on her today, I am a giddy kipper! Here we go again!
the little loo room
Front seating area...
The rear seating area/wardrobe and loo...
Laters.... Sharon xx