Blindfolded caravans

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Blindfolded caravans

Post by Max Last » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:02 pm

As per title, why are more and more caravan draggers clipping part of an awning onto the front of their caravans? Are they scared that their crappy suv will throw an enormous stone through the Perspex? Is it dogging code? Is there a prisoner inside? It only seems to be modern caravans, so it could just be their equivalent of scotch guard! Totally useless but they are talked into it by surly sales staff. Whatever the reasoning they need informing it looks silly and pointless. #sillysausages
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Re: Blindfolded caravans

Post by type21f » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:39 am

My....
That really is pointless bitching!

I have only ever towed a caravan once to move it from point to point for FIL...
Towed a trailer tent..
A frame tent on wheels.. LOVELY WET CANVAS

My old man...long left this world always called them snails.. cos they were always slow...
Towing their shells on their backs

Each to their own.. I love vans.
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Re: Blindfolded caravans

Post by Max Last » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:18 am

Pointless bitching for the pointless bitching section, mission accomplished!
I'm glad to say I've never had any contact with caravans, just failing to see the reasoning behind the bit of material clipped to them. Surely it would be better over the screen of the owners car, so that a, they can't be seen, thus embarrassment avoided ,and b, so they can't see to tow the things on the road in the first place. I'll also get to work on my next grumble, possibly trolley wheels!
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Re: Blindfolded caravans

Post by paul_f » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:24 pm

It so the windows aren't covered in flys when you arrive!

Good idea really, I hate washing bugs off the front of my bus!
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Re: Blindfolded caravans

Post by Max Last » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:40 pm

Surely the car/tow vehicle is in the way to prevent loads or insects hitting the caravan?! I've not seen an airflow diagram but surely it would cause a slipstream around the caravan too.
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Re: Blindfolded caravans

Post by paul_f » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:08 am

I imagine if they have a SUV then yes, but cars are lower so they would hit the caravan.
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Re: Blindfolded caravans

Post by type21f » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:12 am

Maybe it is so that the caravan is spared the trauma of watching how careless the driver is on the road?
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