My head is full of new caravan facts. I visited a friendly caravan dealer and went to a RV store to look at all the accessories. Exciting news – I found a caravan I could picture living in! I’m not quite at the stage of buying, but great to know they exist. I’ve decided to go for the fixed bed after-all… otherwise I know I’ll get lazy with changing the lounge into a bed every night. This means I’ll need to go for a slightly older model to still be affordable.
The caravan dealer told me stories of two girls living in a caravan for two years so far while building a house and they are having no issues. Of another man basically living permanently at a campground nearby. He was selling me the dream of living at the beach in Orewa but taking the bus into town from Albany.
The South African lady at the RV retail store showed me what I’ll need when I first buy the caravan. On the list are toilet tablets, wheel levels, lock for the tow ball, power adapter from caravan to house and towing mirrors to see what’s happening behind me. She told me that caravans are great if you plan to stay in one place for longer periods of time, as you can drive off in your vehicle and don’t need to secure all your home-ware every trip.
Overall feeling that my plan is taking shape. I find it interesting that the people I talk to about this plan generally fall into two categories. Either wishing they could do it themselves and curious to see how it goes, or confused about the whole idea and wondering why I’m even considering it. What category are you? Any advice or tips? Please leave a comment!