Independent Renault Forums banner

1 - 20 of 112 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,475 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Okay, so I asked for this club, so I suppose I'd better kick off with some input :d

I know we've discussed all this before, but what do you tow (and what have you towed in the past) and what with?

So far to date:
1997 Sunncamp Holiday 250 trailer tent, with 1995 and then 1998 Lag 2.0 RXE's
1991 Swift Corniche 12/2 SE, with 1998 Lag 2.0 RXE and then Lag II Priv 2.0 IDE
1991 Award Sunstar (17 footer) [still tarting it up to sell] with the 2.0 IDE (one return trip only) and then the current 1.9dCi
1996 Bailey Discovery (18 footer) [current] with the 1.9dCi to date.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
Hi to all well my first caravan was when i was just a little nipper and iam sorry i can remember and my Mother and Father are not with me anymore but knowing my father a guess is a Bailey.But my own first van was a ;

1.)1989 Bailey Maestro 4 Berth and i towed it with Ford Escort 1.8 Petrol

2.)1987 Eccless Topaz ci 5 Berth and i towed it with a Mercedes Benz C180 Classic 1.8 petrol

3.)2004 Lunar Chateau 470 4 Berth present time and i tow it with Renault Espace 2.0 16v petrol with pic below i will post more pics soon with the layout and things cheers Donald.
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
248 Posts
I tow a 1988 Swift Corniche 14/4. i towed with my mkI Laguna 2.0 RXE and im now towing it with my 1.9Dci Laguna off to france with them both for a month beg:d ining of August!:d
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
602 Posts
Hi,

Used to tow an Avondale Argente 650 - 6 (twin axle) with a Renault Espace 2.0 16v - close to the limit - used to load must of the gear in the car not the caravan - lso added MAD helper springs which helped
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
248 Posts
Ive fitted spring assisters to my Laguna which made a great difference to the height of the "ass" end
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
Hi eggsy that looks great:) , my friend had a Corniche i beleive he know has the Elldis Typhoon,is the kitchen on the end of your van or not??
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,475 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Our '91 Corniche 12/2 had the end kitchen.

When he was really small, we used to just strap The Grizzle's carry-cot onto the top of the sink area and he'd sleep on there, but he quickly got too big for that, so we had to 'upgrade' to the shed of an ABI.

Still, the Bailey that we have now seems decent enough. All I have to do now is pay for it :crazy:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
Our '91 Corniche 12/2 had the end kitchen.

When he was really small, we used to just strap The Grizzle's carry-cot onto the top of the sink area and he'd sleep on there, but he quickly got too big for that, so we had to 'upgrade' to the shed of an ABI.

Still, the Bailey that we have now seems decent enough. All I have to do now is pay for it :crazy:
Hi i have to say i do like Bailey,:) when we bought the Lunar it was a tos up between the Pageant or Avondale Osprey but the price of the Lunar was better £2500 better on my wallet, its going to be empty for a few years but still enough for the kit car:d
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
248 Posts
Our kitchen is in the middle with a bunk bed system at the back end and a very large double pull out bed.My wife wants to start looking for a 5 berth as my sons nearly 13 now but im really reluctant as ours in such good condition for its age plus i dont really want anything to much bigger with the car i have at the moment. saw a nice eldis 5 berth in the midlands last week though only a foot bigger than mine can"t remember the model number though??
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
Our kitchen is in the middle with a bunk bed system at the back end and a very large double pull out bed.My wife wants to start looking for a 5 berth as my sons nearly 13 now but im really reluctant as ours in such good condition for its age plus i dont really want anything to much bigger with the car i have at the moment. saw a nice eldis 5 berth in the midlands last week though only a foot bigger than mine can"t remember the model number though??
I have to say iam not a lover of a end kitchen or end bathroom van,that van iam towing at the minute is like a tardiss inside for all the size it is i owned a 1.8 C180 Merc when i bought it but struggled to tow it, the van weighs 1400kg fully loaded but the Espace pulls much better than the Merc so iam well pleased all round.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
248 Posts
Not keen on the end kitchens myself ( it means i have to yell at the wife ) only joking. Was just reading on another post about fitting a powerbox to the 1.9 for better towing its got me interested now.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
Not keen on the end kitchens myself ( it means i have to yell at the wife ) only joking. Was just reading on another post about fitting a powerbox to the 1.9 for better towing its got me interested now.
This is talked about alot with caravan mags you will be very imprested with the improvment it would give to all deisels.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,475 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Well Donald's shown us his, so here's mine!

Well two of them to be exact. The old Corniche with my second Lag, and the Bailey with my fourth (current) Lag.

I've had a mooch through and can't find any decent pictures of the ABI. Then again, the sooner I get the damned thing sold and forget about it, the better :p



 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
Very nice indeed Horatio i have to say i would rather have the Bailey as i said before iam a great fan of Bailey but i do not wear the trousers in this house:d
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
very nice, i like that shape of that Lunar better looking than mine and iam being serious dont make them like this anymore mine is like a box:( there was more shape to them then i think.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
30,789 Posts
Thanx Donald. I was going to change it a couple of year's ago, and took a look round at what was on the market.
To be honest I wasn't at all impressed with what I saw, I much preferred the interior of the Clubman, and not being a big believer in change for the sake of changing I called it quits and stuck.

 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
18,909 Posts
Thanx Donald. I was going to change it a couple of year's ago, and took a look round at what was on the market.
To be honest I wasn't at all impressed with what I saw, I much preferred the interior of the Clubman, and not being a big believer in change for the sake of changing I called it quits and stuck.

Totally agree my wife had to have this present Lunar other than that i would still being towing the Eccles Topaz 1982 i loved it to honest it reminded me of my nipper days with mum dad it was so strait and dry for its years as well.I miss it:( :( :d it looks very fresh in side looking i wish you many more years of happiness with it all the best Donald.
 
1 - 20 of 112 Posts
Top