The dangers of Caravan Porn…….

Caravan magazines are dangerous.  They show you new and exciting caravans.  I have now decided that, when we win the lotto – which I intend should happen very shortly – our next purchase will be a Stealth.  Never heard of them?  Oooh go take a look.  You’ll like it!

However, coming back from lala land, we paid our first visit to an actual Caravan and Camping shop last weekend.  We wanted to check out the Cadac portable gas BBQs to see what the cooking area was like and if they’re really as portable as they claim (it’s big enough and yes they are!).

Charles Camping also sells new and used caravans and we simply couldn’t resist the urge to have a wander round and see what was on offer.  Quite a lot as it turns out.  One of our plans for future caravanning involves a fixed island bed rather than something that you have to make up every night.  For marshalling, what you really need is the ability to just fall into bed when you need to – and if you can do that and have a sitting and dining area, so much the better.  Evil is a lovely little caravan but you definitely have to want to spend a lot of time outside her!

We found a few units – new and second hand – that would certainly meet our needs – and it was fun to look around. Charles also do caravan servicing so it’s good to know there’s somewhere a bit closer than Cork if you need to get a service!

We went for a quick look around.  We left with over €100 of accessories and a plan to return and pick up the Cadac of our choice, which is another €175.  They also gave us a catalog.

The Catalog is nothing more than Caravan Porn.  It contains thousands of things that make you go “ooh that’s a good idea, we need one of those”. 

Don’t fall for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

If we bought everything we liked the look of, even a 4×4 wouldn’t be enough to contain it!  We’d need a second caravan to carry all the stuff we bought for the first caravan!

Caravan porn.  Fear it!