Old Hobby hits the road
This story happened on: 20/05/2015
We've never had a caravan before. The main reason, for me, was that I was nervous about towing something so big. However after years of camping, although I still enjoy sitting in a remote field in the back of beyond I have reached the age where I'd like to do it sitting on a comfy sofa. We bought an old second hand Hobby to try things out and after a few discussions on the forums I felt a little more reassured regarding the towing issue. We decided to stay at one of our favourite sites (not a club site) in Talybont-on-Usk which is only about 30 miles away. The route from our village was all main roads with no towns to negociate and once I had become used to the different feel of the van at the back we trundled happily along at a steady 50. We had chosen an easy to get to pitch however my reversing was a disaster and we eventually unhooked and manouvered the van into place by hand (I'm going to have to find somewhere to practice). Setting up was a synch compared to camping, as was decamping and although it was freezing cold outside in the evening the Hobby was loveley and warm, we didn't even use a heater and not having to treck across the campsite at night after a few beers for a pee was fantastic. All in all a great success. This weekend coming we are of to a basic club site in Llandovery so we'll see how that goes.