Many many years ago, when the kids were young, money was tight and fuel was around £1.35/gallon, we used to borrow my father-in-law's old caravan to go on our holidays.
Fast forward nigh on 40 years and the kids are grown, some with kids of their own, money is still tight (it never gets any better does it?), fuel is around £1.35/Litre, and we have recently acquired a 2-berth caravan with which to explore this sceptred isle in our retirement
What a difference! The old caravan had single glazing; no heating, other than a portable catalytic heater that probably produced as much carbon monoxide as heat; a primitive 'bucket and chuck it' loo; a two burner cooker with cylinder directly attached underneath (scary!); no hot water other than from the kettle, and the cold water came from a jerrycan.
The new (to us anyway) caravan has tinted double glazed windows with built in mosquito nets and blackout blinds; hot and cold running water; a chemical cassette type loo with electric flush; a shower; a fridge that works off 12Vdc, 240Vac or gas; a 4-burner gas cooker with grill and oven; and best of all, a ducted hot air heating system that works off gas or 240Vac.
It's only a two berth caravan, but for us it's ideal. If any of the grandkids want to join us they can camp out under the awning which is almost as big as the caravan itself.
Now, this fantastic wee caravan is not new by any means, but it's clean, dry and everything works as it should.
We're heading off on Sunday for a week or two to Shropshire via the Lake District.
Any other camping and caravaners out there in Pure Planet with tips and advice to share?