Friday, June 10, 2016

Campervanning

Campervans are rather relevant to us, with our Visit Victoria (and steal power from friends and family) trip booked for October I was looking for an old video I posted many years ago of a strange Volkswagon. I can't find it but nevertheless I came across this video of a Volkswagon with a tow ball attachment in an unusual place for towing a caravan. Any nightmares you may have about reverse parking a caravan are history. Not really sure why this did not catch on.


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  1. I've never seen a caravan like that before. I could no more tow a caravan than fly to the moon.

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    1. Marie, of course you could. They just follow along behind your car. It is when you want to something else apart from driving straight ahead where it can go wrong.

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  2. I love the camper what a fun to travel it

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    1. Gosia, I am sure it does not have hot water and a toilet and shower though.

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    1. EC, describes it well.

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  4. Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, my parents had no money for hotels. So every year they would rent caravans in beaching camping grounds somewhere on the Great Ocean Rd. They drove one car and mum's sister and brother in law (my aunt and uncle) drove another car to the camping site, both cars filled with children. Best holidays EVER!

    Caravans back then had no toilet or shower, so everyone trooped off to the caravan park's shower/toilet block. Great in summer, but not so great in winter.

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    1. Hels, and how hideous those caravan park ablution blocks were. I am sure they are much nicer now. Nevertheless, as men of a certain age, we now want something close at hand to visit at night, at times more than once.

      Our family were Mornington Peninsula campers. I remember bedrooms but with a communal bathroom and kitchen. Quite fun really.

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  5. That's a screamer of a video :) Take a wide space to turn it.
    The weather should be ok in October.

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    1. True Margaret. Space is needed. I am relieved to see you telling me what our weather will be in October :-P Could be anything really.

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    2. Many seasons in October over your way.
      Same here too.
      We will be coming down the east coast into the beaches in October so we hope it's warm.

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  6. That's rather impressive, I like it. German engineering wins again. I guess it didn't really catch on though, I don't recall ever seeing those on the roads.

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    1. River, except as you say about not seeing one on the roads, perhaps German engineering did not win at the end of the day.

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    2. You're right, not such a big win for them. But the idea was good.

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  7. oh fabulous, thanks for that, and I am glad you are having a nice Aussie [Viccie] holiday. SNAP! though, as I have been looking at motorhomes just lately and some are wonderful. Winnebago here I come. Happy trails to youse.

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    1. Naomi, I can just see you in a Winnebago, touring the countryside.

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  8. Well that's a first.
    Merle...........

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    1. Pretty cool, hey Merle.

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