So yeah, I had a caravan. Doesn’t sound very rock’n’roll does it? But really there were rock’n’roll reasons for ownership (well, rock’n’roll meets parenting reasons really!). Back in my band days summers were spent playing at a lot of festivals, and while I could sometimes manage to persuade willing volunteers to babysit for me while I went and had fun, there were plenty of times the kids came too.
A couple of trips in a dome tent, with a toddler, in the rain, led to the decision to get a caravan. And it was ace. Dry, warm, proper beds, cup of tea in the morning – home from home. And not only was it great for festivals, it was also useful all year round. We kept it on our drive at home, and in lieu of a spare room it acted as guest accommodation. We just hooked it up to our electricity and visitors had a place of their own, rather than sleeping on the sofa.
Not only that but we used it as a recording studio. Many a home recording was completed in the caravan, and many an amp, drum kit and spare guitar was stored in it to give us more room in the house. Sadly a house move and no more driveway meant I had to bid farewell, but I would definitely consider getting one again! A caravan is an investment that will last you through many, many years of seaside holidays or festival trips, as long as you look after it. Here are some tips on how to prepare your caravan for winter.
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