Caravan Refurb!

April 25th, 2012 / by / in: Puppy Adventures / 8 Responses

I have wanted a caravan for ages, but Gary always said he would never have one (something to do with Jeremy Clarkson’s hatred of them on Top Gear?!). So I am pleased to announce that we now are the proud owners of a 1992 Challenger Swift caravan! :) It was originally my mum’s caravan, then she gave it to my brother to use, who then gave it to us!!! Even Gary did get a bit excited. Plus we are getting a new car to be able to tow it, so that’s a bonus for him. ;)

It means we will be able to go away to all the dog displays in the summer (we are in the Cheshire Dog Display Team) without the hassle of having to pitch a tent in the cold & wet! And hopefully have lots of adventures all over the UK (& maybe abroad!).

Gary & Holly

Even though it’s not that old in caravan terms and still is in good condition, the pink floral upholstery etc isn’t quite to our taste! We have bought new fabric to make removable covers for the seats – I just need to figure out how to sew them up haha! We have taken up the old manky carpet and are going to put vinyl down which will be much easier to clean with 2 muddy pups running in and out.

Our little kitchen area & back seats

Oh, and these 1970’s esque light shades definitely have to go! ;)


Apart from that, just a good clean inside & out and she will be looking good. It is a girl, I have decided. But we still need a name for her…. Any ideas?!

Outside view (a little bit bashed in places but hey – she is 20 years old!)

Chester & Holly settle in!

Do any of you like caravanning? Or have you ever refurbished a van? x

8 Comments to Caravan Refurb!

  • JanineNo Gravatar says:

    How fantastic! :o) Mr P would like a campervan one day. I'd have it decked out in a Cath Kidston style I think (if he'd let me get away with it!) What a lovely project you have x Look forward to the after pictures x

  • Lady BananaNo Gravatar says:

    It's so cute! I like staying in a caravan but only been in ones on sites :)

  • emmasblethersNo Gravatar says:

    This post really excited me! I've always wanted to own a caravan!

  • SallyNo Gravatar says:

    But how can you even think about changing those lights?! Looks great and the pups look right at home already.

  • FrecklesFamilyNo Gravatar says:

    How exciting! You need to speak to @helenataardvark she is a caravan veteran. She knows all the best sites in Biarritz. Happy camping!

  • FrecklesFamilyNo Gravatar says:

    ps I love the little light shade!

  • KimNo Gravatar says:

    Exciting! Is it wrong that I actually like the light shades?! I went away with my grandparents in their caravan lots when I was little, it was so much fun! Can't wait to see it when you've finished doing it up!

  • mrsteepotNo Gravatar says:

    Woo for getting a caravan! Exciting times! Look forward to seeing the finished project when you've done her up to your high standards!

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