Tag: Towing a Caravan Safely and Legally UK

Livin’ the Dream Week 1 – Hare Farm, Twyford

Fox Poo, Ticks and Goose Eggs; a Caravan Manoeuvering Course – and a Near Death Experience!

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Our new life on wheels. At Hare Farm, we eventually found what we’d been looking for. PEACE!

D Day (Departure Day) minus 1                                 5th June

Packing up your entire life takes longer than you think. My hot tip here is to keep the pressure off yourself by NOT diverting from the main event by needing to post all the items you sold on eBay the night before you move permanently from a house into a caravan.

Kai helped our efforts tremendously by starting to eat our environmentally friendly packing chips. So besides trying to clean the house, get all remaining worldly goods to fit in the van and frenetically packaging oddly-shaped parcels at 10pm (how do you pack up a golf club for posting?), we were also soaking half-dissolved corn chips out of Kai’s whiskers.

D Day; A Near Death Experience                               6th June

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Carry On Caravanning – Part 2 The Maiden Voyage

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We collected Kismet on 10th May. With a Severe Weather Warning in place, we were thrilled to be blessed with such perfect ‘Introduction to Caravanning Weather!’

C Day – Caravan Collection Day!  10th May…

Today, the early heatwave that had made the papers miraculously exchanged itself for a Severe Weather Warning. It was a big day. The day we were to collect Caravan Kismet. I can’t tell you how delighted we were to have been blessed with such perfect ‘Introduction to Caravanning’ weather! Continue reading “Carry On Caravanning – Part 2 The Maiden Voyage”

The Knowledge – Towing Safely & Legally

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If you passed your test before 1st January 1997, you probably have ‘Grandfather Rights’ to tow.

Like most people* in the UK who passed their test before 1st January 1997, my driving licence has what is known as ‘Grandfather Rights’ (or more flatteringly ‘Acquired Rights’) which allow me to tow vehicles up to 8.5t.

But just because you can tow something legally, it doesn’t mean that you should. Continue reading “The Knowledge – Towing Safely & Legally”