maurice added a topic in Touring and TentingSelling my Abbey Vogue 215 GTSAbbey Vogue GTS 215 - 2 berth caravan
know this seems drastic but it seems that Mary don't want to caravan any more. She wants a holiday where she is waited on and meals cooked etc.
It will be a shame to finish as I have been doing this for 50 or so years
You have seen the van in various pics through the site just had it cleaned and it looks and feels like new.
I have had the Alko system fitted :
Motor mover :-- Tyron wheel bands --: New battery last year:ko system fitted --:I have had the Alko stabiliser system fitted,
All the normal things like -- Waste master -- water roll -- pumps and spare pumps. -- gas bottles (if required)
Large porch awning -- ground sheet -- etc. etc. Full service each year since now -- got the stickers etc.
I hope you like what you see drop me a line if you are interested
Photos taken after Paul had finished cleaning it. -- Looks like new -- even better than new...
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maurice added a topic in Touring and TentingClean or New CaravanWOW -- it has happened again -- it looks like I have a new van again -- that's what it feels like after Paul from Tourershine has worked his magic on it.
I rang him in a great emergency as over Christmas my caravan cover had split on the roof and I had to remove it. I ordered a new cover from Cover Systems of Rushden who make tailor made bespoke covers for you caravan -- car or anything else. They supplied the last one some 8 years ago, and the good thing was that they remembered me, and had my old cover dimentions and patterns, stored in their file, thay said they would normaly be a 6 week lead time - butfor me they said they would start ASAP...believe it or not 6 days later they said it was finished.
Now I could collect it and get the van covered up again ---- but before that it MUST be cleaned. I cant climb up steps or ladders (SWMBO wont let me -too old she says) to do the roof so I contacted Paul -- I had seen from his postings that there was a six to eight week lead time....GRRRRR. when I rang on Monday and he said can I come on Wednesday making me his second job -- I was gobsmaked
He turned up dead on the time that he said. He started straight away and washed it three times and the polished it.-- I cant say any more that the van looks like new!
I think he made a smashing job and it doesn't look like a 10 year old Abbey
Well done Paul
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maurice added a topic in Touring and TentingCaravan covers -- whats new??Posted 28 Sep 2010·
I use a tailor made cover from a local manufacturer
It has the advantage of being tailor made for your caravan
-- what you want -- zips at locker doors - allows for the flue and the status etc.
Also being very light weight and easy to fit.
It can pack away in a large TESCO "Bag for life".
Look at the web site and you will see the prestige names that use them from aircraft to classic cars -- I have had mine now since purchasing this van -- and it looks like new. I will certainly get another - if and when I change the van.
Easy to put on and fits the caravan
light weight - so it will not damage the caravan
easy to put away -- so it wont damage ME
reasonable price - value for money
long lasting It ticks all those boxes
You may remember when I first posted this many years ago and was extolling the virtues of Cover Systems!!!
well I have to report that after some 9 years it has failed -- yes I went to remove my cover last week and it ripped!! !
And I have to replace it ! Shame as we have used it every time we have left the van unattended -- In France and the UK. It was easy to put on and also easy to take off. When you laid it out it still fitted in a Sainsbury bag (there are other bags available) and took up no space. I have often had comments when picking up my Van from storage that how easy it was to remove and how clean the van was.
- At £20 per year that wasn't too bad. one of the cheaper parts of caravanning.
I telephoned Cover Systems in Rushden and they knew my name from the file and my van after all this time and said we have all the details recorded so it is no problem to make a new tailor made for your van -- I did ask that this time could they make a zip access to the front locker as well as the caravan door -- no problem -- also I got a wonderful discount as a returning customer.
Lead time two weeks -- so I will be off over there (they do deliver at no extra cost) but we only live 10 miles away.
Please look and see if you are looking for a cover
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