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Old 08-14-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Fannying about ...

We've just acquired a folding caravan.


We've decided to call it Fanny.


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Old 08-14-2016, 03:21 PM   #2
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Look cozy.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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That's cool. I want to see it folded up. And then a time lapse of setting it up.

I guess that sounds demanding. Sorry.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:55 PM   #4
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Fannying about ...

Here's a video: http://youtu.be/BuK47--luPY
It looks just like something out of Tom and Jerry!
(The video is not the one we bought, but a similar model).

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Old 08-14-2016, 05:25 PM   #5
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That's really cool. Looks like fun!
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:28 PM   #6
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We're looking forward to having some fun. Ours when folded looks like this:


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Old 08-14-2016, 05:32 PM   #7
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In my next life, I want to be limey. A fabulous person...talented and smart and caring and funny, who has a great husband and they seem to really enjoy each other's company and do fun things like buy a foldy camper to go have fun adventures with each other.

Yep, I want to be limey.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:51 PM   #8
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Fannying about ...

Thanks, infi.
Like everyone I just publicise the good, fun bits. I still have to do my tax return like everyone else :/


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Old 08-14-2016, 05:54 PM   #9
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Well, you can't come off as such a good person without there being some truth to it.

OK, I'm done fawning over your fannying.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:31 PM   #10
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That's awesome. When I was a kid, my neighbors across the street had one that was similar, except while it had a hard roof, it had canvas upper walls, and a bed on each end that folded out. I though it was the coolest thing ever.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:35 PM   #11
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Theirs was like this.
Name:  Coleman-viscount-recanvas.jpg
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Yours is nicer. Looks like it won't get moldy in the rain like the canvas ones would.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:35 PM   #12
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That's awesome. When I was a kid, my neighbors across the street had one that was similar, except while it had a hard roof, it had canvas upper walls, and a bed on each end that folded out. I though it was the coolest thing ever.


What you describe is either a trailer tent, or a folding camper (the subtleties of these two escape me). The appeal of our Fanny is that she really is a solid, stable, sturdy little caravan!



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Old 08-14-2016, 09:35 PM   #13
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Welcome to our little caravan club! I have a larger one, okay, mine is 37 feet long, but yours sets up faster and is cooler!

If I may, be careful of your towing speed. If you feel it 'wagging' your vehicle, do NOT hit the brakes!! That will cause a crash. Instead, let off the accelerator and let it slow down on it's own.

That is a common cause of crashes because your first instinct is the worst thing you can do. I see many of these small popups crashed because of just that.

I am also a font of camper wisdom, so feel free to ask me anything. If you stay at a campground, you will enter a close-knit community of very friendly people, many of whom are willing to help you out if you need help.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:34 AM   #14
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Love the soundtrack.



Oh, awesome camper too!

Will you be travelling far with it?
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:36 AM   #15
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Also like glatt, some of my most enjoyable and formative camping experiences took place on trips with a canvas sided popup camper trailer, a Coleman I believe.
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