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Monday, 20 January 2020

The worst type of unit to pitch next to....,

Over many years of camping and caravanning I finally have to say it.... I have to name the type of unit that in my opinion is the worst to pitch alongside or even  close to......

Yes....it is the loved by many campervan and it's various variants but only if they have the sliding door along the side..

 The sliding door is the problem for me and why I rate them the worst to pitch alongside.
 The constant opening and closing of the sliding door can be a real pain for anyone nearby...
 The noise as the door slides along the runners followed by the thump when the door hits the bump stops destroys any peace and quiet that other campers might be enjoying.

 Not content with opening and closing it the once campervan owners seem compelled to see how many times an hour they can use it...
 This is probably in an attempt to keep any warmth within the van.

 Most caravan doors only make a noise when they are being closed and even then they can be quietly click shut if you want to be considerate to other campers...
 With the campervan sliding door they make a noise when opening and also when closing so for other campers it's a double whammy of noise...

 The campervan door just cannot be operated quietly because certainly when closing if the owner tries to do it quietly the door will not close properly.

 I think that I am right in saying that the latest campervans have a door system that is a bit quieter so this has obviously been a problem that the manufacturers have been aware of and are now attempting to deal with. 
Hopefully in the future more peace will be maintained on the campsites so it will just be the older vans that will be annoying to be pitched near.....
Currently we are enjoying a spell of good weather...
It is forecast to be the longest dry spell since last September but that is not saying much really as we seem to have had rain every other day for months now.

 Paul who is pitched opposite us woke up and thought that spring had arrived and was out there today cleaning his caravan.....
 Peter the site owner also seemed to have a spring like moment because he was out giving the grass a bit of a high cut as can be seen below....
 However long this weather does last it is much appreciated by all the campers on site.....

4 comments:

Dave said...

Those sliding doors are a pain and they were the main reason why we were put off buying a van conversion. I have only seen only one panel van conversion that has the "traditional" caravan type door. Not only is the door a pain to keep opening but being so wide they open up virtually half the van to the elements so all the warmth disappears plus the privacy factor.
It is fantastic weather and providing there's no ice about great for riding, I dont bounce very well!!!. The club rode to Barry Island on Sunday and by midday it was like summer. Picture on my Strava link.

Gids said...

Totally agree and we also have one. We call them Slammers or wizz bangs. - Becoming so popular now though.

Steve A said...

The BEST campervans have power doors that operate via remote and are silent like the power rear lift gate on our Subaru.

TrevorW�� said...

@Dave
I don't bounce well either Dave...Never been to Barry Island is it worth adding to my visit list. ??

@Gids
I didn't realise that there were descriptive names for them Gids... They certainly are popular my daughter has had two of them in recent years...

@Steve A
Glad you mentioned that Steve as I had been told that some of the better and newer models had improved door systems.

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