Caravan adventures

Caravan adventures

A caravan fan tells us about his travels – and how the adventure could be yours

Peter Bates is putting his much-loved caravan and Land Rover up for sale… after many happy years. He tells us more about the tale behind his advert

For sale…

2015 North Trail 23 RBS Caravan + 2016 Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark

Purchase price £70,000 ono. Contact wife and I have spent many happy hours away travelling in various motorhomes in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, where we lived for seven years, travelling from the top of the North Island to the tip of the South Island several times. We have owned many caravans and motorhomes, but this one is by far our favourite, it really is your home on wheels with everything that you need. But now approaching four score years it is time to pass it on. One thing I have learnt especially over the last few years (Think Covid) is that you cannot put too much off for the future. If you really want to do something, do it now, you may not have tomorrow. And a motorhome really does give you the freedom to do whatever you want.

We have had many motorhomes, the last was a 30ft American one in the UK, the size of a coach. Trouble is in the UK you are very restricted as to where you can go with something this big. You do not have the luxury of space in smaller motorhomes, and it is always a pain not being able to leave your base all set up on site and go out in your vehicle. This is why we prefer this caravan, It has all the advantages of a motorhome and you still have your vehicle to travel around in. We bought this new in 2015, and it was supplied in a very basic form and did not even come with a gas bottle. Over the years we have added and improved all round, to make it as perfect as possible for your travels.

Here are the details:Full size Shower/Toilet, Hot/Cold water, Air/Con and Central Heating, Satellite Sky TV, Full size double bed, Wardrobes, full size Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Oven/Hob, Double Sinks, Caravans that we have owned have not had such a Full size comfortable bed permanently available.The two slide outs make such a difference to the space available in the main living area.We will be including Bedding, Cushions, Kettle. Coffee Machine, Toaster, Pots and Pans, Plates ,Cups, Glasses, Cutlery – everything you need for your First Stop, plus some beers and a bottle of Bubbles in the fridge.There are three built in tanks where you can carry 165 litres of fresh water, plus two more for sink and toilet waste. In the last few years we find more and more sites offer fully serviced pitches where you connect to all services.All windows and the door have fly screens and shutters. You can have seating set up for two, or six if you are entertaining with a choice of two tables.The sofa is 6ft x 4ft and can be used as a second bed.There is a self seeking satellite system for the 42inch Blaupunkt TV, which can be rotated to face the bed.Radio/DVD Player.Shower is full size, as is sink and toilet, and has opening window and extractor fan.Outside.Awning approx 15ft x 8ft attaches to electric slide out blind and has eight windows with drop down blinds and zip up door.Grey carpets and outside mains socket.Full width storage cupboards at front with 2 New Leisure Batteries and charging system.Three large storage boxes on A Frame housing Gas Bottles and storage for Pipes, Cables and Tools.Underslung Ladder.Outside shower.2016 Land Rover Discovery 4, 3.0 SD V6 Landmark only 67,000 miles, Recent Service and M.O.T. until Sep t23 Up-Graded leather. 7 Seats, 3 Sunroofs, Landmark Body Styling Rear seat entertainment with TV and headphones Memory Seating, Lumbar Support, Fridge, Privacy Glass Tracking Device. The perfect vehicle to tow this caravan, performs effortlessly and is very stable even at speed.