Having decided to put our house up for rent and go travelling, we soon realised out 6m Chausson wasn’t going to be big enough to hold all of the “stuff” we were going to need on our travels. Our awning, our inflatable kayak, two electric bikes, all of Phil’s fishing stuff, plus the myriad of extra things we’d need to carry for life on the road – we need a bigger van with a garage. Seeing as our van was also going to be our home for the next year at least, we also decided we wanted a fixed bed that we could drop into at the end of the day without having to lose the lounge. The NEC Motorhome show in October was our chance to look round all of the vans, pick the layout we wanted, and then come away to find a good second hand van that met our needs. Two days later and we come away with a brand new Carado T449 7.4m van!
Haven’t seen too many Carado’s on our travels, but as a subsidiary of Hymer and using the same production lines, we know we’re getting a well built van. It has a massive garage, a fixed island bed and we’ve ordered all of the extras we need to make living in the van as comfy as possible. Looking forward to delivery just before Christmas