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UK Caravanning (uk.rec.caravanning) A forum for the discussion of caravanning undertaken by residents of the United Kingdom, whether in the UK or abroad. It encourages the interchange of views on the merits of models of caravan, makes of tow car, accessories, caravan sites, caravan clubs, and other related topics. The term caravan is to include trailer vans, motor caravans and trailer tents.

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Old May 17th 06, 09:01 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Can someone tell me why some insur will not cover Hobby caravans?

Because they are regularly stolen by Pikeys

Is there a site i should look at before i buy one?

The nearest Pikey site would be a good start, then you can see where yours
will end up.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old May 17th 06, 11:06 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Frosty
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Andy_R wrote:
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Can someone tell me why some insur will not cover Hobby caravans?

Because they are regularly stolen by Pikeys

Is there a site i should look at before i buy one?

The nearest Pikey site would be a good start, then you can see where
yours will end up.

Rgds

Andy R


Very true, unfortunately! also many sites refuse access to Hobby vans as
the occupants show a marked reluctance to leave once in! And they tend to be
too heavy to be towed by a normal car, requiring summat like a transit ISTR.
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Bill Frost.
Liverpool. UK

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Old May 17th 06, 11:06 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Frosty
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Andy_R wrote:
wrote in message
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Can someone tell me why some insur will not cover Hobby caravans?

Because they are regularly stolen by Pikeys

Is there a site i should look at before i buy one?

The nearest Pikey site would be a good start, then you can see where
yours will end up.

Rgds

Andy R


Very true, unfortunately! also many sites refuse access to Hobby vans as
the occupants show a marked reluctance to leave once in! And they tend to be
too heavy to be towed by a normal car, requiring summat like a transit ISTR.
--
Best Regards,
Bill Frost.
Liverpool. UK

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Old May 17th 06, 11:06 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Frosty
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Andy_R wrote:
wrote in message
...
Can someone tell me why some insur will not cover Hobby caravans?

Because they are regularly stolen by Pikeys

Is there a site i should look at before i buy one?

The nearest Pikey site would be a good start, then you can see where
yours will end up.

Rgds

Andy R


Very true, unfortunately! also many sites refuse access to Hobby vans as
the occupants show a marked reluctance to leave once in! And they tend to be
too heavy to be towed by a normal car, requiring summat like a transit ISTR.
--
Best Regards,
Bill Frost.
Liverpool. UK

OUTGOING MAIL CHECKED BY Grisoft AVG Free.
PLEASE NOTE! For Blueyonder mail ONLY replies must have the word "avo"
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Old May 19th 06, 12:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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On Wed, 17 May 2006 23:06:50 GMT, "Frosty" wrote:

Andy_R wrote:


Very true, unfortunately! also many sites refuse access to Hobby vans as
the occupants show a marked reluctance to leave once in! And they tend to be
too heavy to be towed by a normal car, requiring summat like a transit ISTR.


A lot of scaremongering by the UK caravan industry.
I have never been refused entry to a site. No problem to insure NFU
are very competitive, they do insist on the van being fitted with a
smoke alarm also NFU are very efficient with claims.

As for the weight most Hobby's are no heaver than equivalent UK
models, a lot more stable to tow, chassis better balanced (low nose
weight) & they don't leak.

We brought our Hobby 4 years ago in Germany and have been very pleased
with it.

Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.

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Old May 19th 06, 12:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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On Wed, 17 May 2006 23:06:50 GMT, "Frosty" wrote:

Andy_R wrote:


Very true, unfortunately! also many sites refuse access to Hobby vans as
the occupants show a marked reluctance to leave once in! And they tend to be
too heavy to be towed by a normal car, requiring summat like a transit ISTR.


A lot of scaremongering by the UK caravan industry.
I have never been refused entry to a site. No problem to insure NFU
are very competitive, they do insist on the van being fitted with a
smoke alarm also NFU are very efficient with claims.

As for the weight most Hobby's are no heaver than equivalent UK
models, a lot more stable to tow, chassis better balanced (low nose
weight) & they don't leak.

We brought our Hobby 4 years ago in Germany and have been very pleased
with it.

Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.

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Old May 19th 06, 12:17 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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On Wed, 17 May 2006 23:06:50 GMT, "Frosty" wrote:

Andy_R wrote:


Very true, unfortunately! also many sites refuse access to Hobby vans as
the occupants show a marked reluctance to leave once in! And they tend to be
too heavy to be towed by a normal car, requiring summat like a transit ISTR.


A lot of scaremongering by the UK caravan industry.
I have never been refused entry to a site. No problem to insure NFU
are very competitive, they do insist on the van being fitted with a
smoke alarm also NFU are very efficient with claims.

As for the weight most Hobby's are no heaver than equivalent UK
models, a lot more stable to tow, chassis better balanced (low nose
weight) & they don't leak.

We brought our Hobby 4 years ago in Germany and have been very pleased
with it.

Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.

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Old May 19th 06, 12:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Andy R
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"Lenny" wrote in message
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On Wed, 17 May 2006 23:06:50 GMT, "Frosty" wrote:

As for the weight most Hobby's are no heaver than equivalent UK
models, a lot more stable to tow, chassis better balanced (low nose
weight) & they don't leak.

The weight's not the issue, it's the width. You need a vehicle over 3.5T to
legally pull the wider ones.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old May 19th 06, 12:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Andy R
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"Lenny" wrote in message
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On Wed, 17 May 2006 23:06:50 GMT, "Frosty" wrote:

As for the weight most Hobby's are no heaver than equivalent UK
models, a lot more stable to tow, chassis better balanced (low nose
weight) & they don't leak.

The weight's not the issue, it's the width. You need a vehicle over 3.5T to
legally pull the wider ones.

Rgds

Andy R


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Old May 19th 06, 12:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Andy R
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"Lenny" wrote in message
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On Wed, 17 May 2006 23:06:50 GMT, "Frosty" wrote:

As for the weight most Hobby's are no heaver than equivalent UK
models, a lot more stable to tow, chassis better balanced (low nose
weight) & they don't leak.

The weight's not the issue, it's the width. You need a vehicle over 3.5T to
legally pull the wider ones.

Rgds

Andy R


 



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