OK, park the Caravan/Howard and Hilda jokes here..... Me and @Hill Wimp have been discussing, camping (Tents her least fave unless Glamping, but my fave) and big FO Motohomes (Wimpers faves, but very expensive, though I'd love a small VW). And then we struck on the idea of a Caravan being more comfortable, warm and dry than a tent, and mostly as mobile as a Motorhome. Good compromise of worst of both worlds? Anyhow, the Dacia is a lightweight (good for it's economy but limiting tow-wise, however there are small vans that it would pull. So off we went to do some viewing and are a bit love-struck over a Sprite Finesse 2 s/h for less than 8k: https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/caravans/reviews/caravans/details/sprite-finesse-2/898890 It's immaculate condition, has everything we need and a Vango inflating awning would cost ~£500 to give extra space. As a rough budget (Apart from the purchase cost) we need: Tow-bar for the car = £550 Tow hitch lock n/a Wheel Clamp n/a Annual Storage ~£400 (very local) Insurance ~£350 Extra insurance for car? Annual Service ~£250 Camping odds and sods such as water carrier/waste carrier, Spare Battery etc. Budget £250 So we're weighing-up the cost/use benefits. In 18mths, Wimpers will be retired so we'll get a lot more use from it. So thoughts on usage: Summer hols touring Europe Long/BH weekends UK/EU (remember Dover is 8 miles away) Spring Classics Local weekends ~100 mile radius Occasional trips when on business in EU Cycle-chat Pie-cnics and socials Visiitng pals So, what's not to like??? What are CC'ers experiences? I caravan holidayed a lot as a kid, so mine are dated, but I'm happy to give it a go!! What have we forgotten, ideas, pros/cons etc. Good ideas Bad ideas Help!!!!!!!!