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« on: March 18, 2008, 12:07:13 PM »

... took the old caravan away to the breakers this morning - it really wasn't worth saving. Chassis was in a really bad way, the mounting for the gas bottles came away in my hand and I wasn't even trying and you really wouldn't want to try jumping up and down in the middle of it.. Its last journey was 'interesting' - don't know if it was shot bearings or flat-spotted tyres but the towing experience was quite strange, best described as 'surging' from behind.
On the plus side the F**t pulled it like it wasn't there - loads of acceleration (for a people carrier) and round the twisty bits with abandon... bye bye Eccles Amythest
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 12:12:47 PM »

Maybe the surging was it trying to say it didn't want to go..

My old caravan..a 1979 Elddis Cyclone is still in use..... thing weighed in at just over a tonne and caught the wind like a parachute. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 12:18:38 PM »



nice to see that you finally got rid of it though. Frees up space for your new caravan.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 12:27:03 PM »

Frees up space for your new caravan.

trouble is the new one is nearly twice as long - thanks goodness for a friendly neighbour, she's a lovely lady who doesn't seem to mind living next door to us too much...
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 04:16:58 PM »

We've still got our Eccles Elan ...old but sturdy  (and with an oven  )


..but this will be its last season....we kinda NEED more room!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 05:31:12 PM »


 (and with an oven  )


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