Caravan bought for AuzDoodle :)

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AustinsMumma
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Caravan bought for AuzDoodle :)

Post by AustinsMumma » 17 Mar 2014, 23:52

Hi all
We went for a look-see around yesterday and.. erm.. bought this...
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Basically, we do intend to go abroad this year at least once, but now we both have more funds and time on our hands (combined with Paul's growing photographic hobby/interest PLUS Daughter is leaving to study at Uni) we both want to take off at will to roam around the UK if we so wish. And the main/best part... taking Auz with us for the majority of this :o *thumbs up*

Do any of you have any experience of caravanning with dogs? We think The Caravan Club sites are all dog friendly?
Do you have any tips / gadgets that will make breaks easier?
I'm just hoping he takes to sleeping in a strange place at first, and he doesn't launch on us during the night!! :!: :shock: :? :lol:

Also, one site we have been given as a start-off point is one at Moreton On Marsh. Supposed to be v nice. Other areas we would like to visit are Cornwall, The Lakes, Peak District & other general beachy areas.

Oh, and... :lol: ... I just bought Auz this ..
http://www.puppybandana.co.uk/en/bandan ... rvans.html
to wear at a Caravan show we are going to at the weekend *blushing* :wink:

J xx
Austin Doodle came to town riding on a pony......
Austin's profession?... Eating Mummy's STEAK
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Re: Caravan bought for AuzDoodle :)

Post by Ianto! » 18 Mar 2014, 01:22

Hi Jo,
Just to widen your horizons... we met a couple in a pub near Chatsworth on Friday. They have a nine-month old doodle but, with their previous dog, they've toured France, Germany and Switzerland. They're planning to tour through Spain and France this year as they say that some ferries now have dog-friendly cabins so you don't have to leave your dog in the car! They reckon that they're much more welcoming of dogs on the Continent, allowing them in shops, restaurants and bars.
Happy trails!! :D
Anne & Ianto x

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Post by EstelleB » 18 Mar 2014, 09:11

Austin will love it, great outdoors and all that. We can't wait for Tia's first camping trips this Summer, it will be so different with a mad doodle in tow!

Enjoy x
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Re: Caravan bought for AuzDoodle :)

Post by Harvey's Mum » 18 Mar 2014, 09:37

Hi,

We just took Harvey for his first trip in our motorhome last week and he was soooo chilled out. I think he liked having us all in the same room with no doors for us to go out of!

Moreton in March campsite is lovely. We've stayed there twice but before we got Harvey. We are members of both the Caravan Club and Camping and Caravanning Club and both are dog friendly.

Hope you have a lovely time in it

Linda

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Post by michala » 18 Mar 2014, 09:43

we love caravanning with our three - we only tend to do caravan club as they have so many sites to choose from. There are lots we have been to so if in doubt about how good the dog walk is - send me a message. The dog run's range from a little path that you reach the end of in ten seconds, to a gate that leads to miles of walking. Enjoy x

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Post by dexysback » 18 Mar 2014, 10:29

Nice , we had a caravan before capervan.We love it you please ypurself when and where you go ,no worrys if dogs make a mess or do any damage.We are with a caravan club around the midlands called the Rendezvous caravan club,its great small freindly club also dogs welcome ,it only 10 pound a year to join.We go away nearly evey month with them,they do food some nites and entertainment.Hope you have a great time in your van.
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Post by AustinsMumma » 18 Mar 2014, 10:36

Wow, thanks for the replies. All helpful.
Spain sounds like a great idea. Will defo be doing that I think! :o
Think we're going to go the Caravan Club route, and thanks for the offer about the dog walking gen... of course being newbies we won't have a clue about what's on offer.

I'm sure we will have a great time. That is... providing we work out the heating, lighting, toilet and water lol :roll: :lol:

J xx
Austin Doodle came to town riding on a pony......
Austin's profession?... Eating Mummy's STEAK
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Post by suebedo » 18 Mar 2014, 11:49

And when you come to Doodlefest, you have your caravan to sleep in :D
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Post by AustinsMumma » 18 Mar 2014, 12:22

suebedo wrote:And when you come to Doodlefest, you have your caravan to sleep in :D
We have actually been talking about that. We were going for the day, but after this recent surprise purchase, not so sure....
Austin Doodle came to town riding on a pony......
Austin's profession?... Eating Mummy's STEAK
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Post by pixie's mum » 18 Mar 2014, 13:04

Oh do use your caravan for DF 2014 it makes the world of difference and you get to experience DF at its best (after hours) with flocks of roaming doodles - just brilliant.
If you can get an awning and collapsible crate I have found these invaluable. The awning doubles the size of the caravan and you can keep all the doggie stuff and wet clothing out there. The crate just gives you a bit if freedom to get on with stuff.
My girls love sleeping with us and have generally been really calm and well behaved
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Post by Vincento » 18 Mar 2014, 14:21

Congratulations on your purchase .....whilst only going to look huh :roll: :lol: 8) we've done that before too. We started with a caravan way way back then have moved through three camper vans and now currently back to caravan (small one) and all purchases designed to accommodate holidays with a doodle (past and present doodle).

Dogs always adapt to whatever you are doing and want them to do and the dogs friendly campsites are bountiful in the UK.

Take a look at UKCampsite.co.uk the best website for finding a site by location/name etc and loads of genuine reviews (we use it a lot).

You don't really need to join a club to start with see how you go. The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravan Club have both dog friendly and non dog sites and both. We are currently with the CC&C which seems a bit more laid back and less regimented.

Picking a site is mostly your personal preference and what you can not live with or without and how much a night you want to pay for this or that and they do vary a lot some are inclusive others will squeeze every last penny they can :? . Anyway Have Fun 8) :D ...Good Luck and enjoy :D
Vince doodle ...you will always find him in the kitchen at parties ......

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Post by BEE BEE » 18 Mar 2014, 21:27

Hi Jo, Great to hear about your new purchase well done. I can agree Austin will be fine. We are at present in Spain with our 2 doodles for the second year they just love it. we book a dog friendly cabin so both of them come into the cabin with us. There is a dog walking area on top deck. They do get booked up very quickly so you do need to book early. we book with camping and caravan club and last year for our first time went on there rallies. Don't forget Austins Passport, Vets in Spain are very cheap compared to the uk and are good. Dogs are allowed in shops and some resturants.
Cornwall is very nice but we found beaches are restricted exspecially in high season.
U.K.campsites is a very good website and free to join. A nice site in Cornwall is seaveiw International, Nice site dog friendly. Just down the road is a lovely beach and is dog friendly. Happy caravanning.
ps don't forget loads of doggy towels/////
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Post by Gracie's mums » 18 Mar 2014, 22:23

Yey, come see me in good ol' moreton in marsh! Soo jealous :)

You're all going to have a fab time, Auz can doodle dash round the walls :lol:

Becky xx
Gracie, Becky and Laura

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