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