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#1 stevedohc16v

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:51 PM

I dont have a caravan at the moment (to many kids now :} )but over the years I've owned a few and used mondys to tow them, the very first van I had was a Abbey Acclaim Ebay special that me and the wife had loads of good holidays in until the kids came along, this pic is of it in 2004 in Cornwall, the towcar was a 1.8 zetec which towed it fine and covered over a thousand miles on the holiday.

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Once the kids came along I needed a bigger van so bought a 1988 Castleton and by then had a different mondy, my 2.5 ghia X RSAP estate, this pic is of it in Kircudbright Scotland in 2006.

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When I bought my ST220 I soon found out that there is no towbar available so used the family Galaxy to tow the caravan, when child No3 arrived I sold the van as it was getting a bit cramped! might get another one some day.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:36 AM

I noticed in the ford handbook today it states the ST220 has not been approved for towing.

So it is not just an issue with the bumper/exhaust clearance.

Phew!! I nearly bought an ST220 estate. I would be in trouble now if i had.


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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:36 AM

Steve can you remember which sites those were? The one in Kirkcudbright could come in handy coz I'm booked to go down to Annan at the end of January, taking the Legacy on it's first outing to see how it performs as a tow car before I start spending big money on it.

That little Castleton looked in excellent nick!

Some pics of my old Mondy and vans.

This is my avatar pic and probably one of my favourite holiday snaps ever, depsite the horrible van and the scabby looking car. It was taken last year at Muasdale Holiday Park on the North West coast of Scotland, in the village of Muasdale, which is inbetween Tarbert and Campbeltown. An absolutely stunning part of the world to tour in. The van was a 1980s Swift Corvette and the rear panel that the lighting board attaches to, errr detached itself on the way home. :} Subsequently found a huge damp problem at the rear corner and the over run damper was shot. It was however, another Ebay bargain, only cost me £50 and I ended up flogging it on there again for £90. :}

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Taken at Argyll Holiday Park, just up the road from Inverary. You can see how ugly the van is in this pic! :}

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One of the last pics I'll have of this particular rig, at Plymouth Sound CC site. Gorgeous wee site, no shower block or toilets but very, very cheap. The van is a 1988 CI Eccles Coral but it too is being replaced with a 1992 Swift Challenger 490 some time in the spring. I've reserved it from a lady on my caravan forum and will be collecting it once the new car is kitted out.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:14 PM

Not a Mondeo but don't want to feel left out. This is our 89 2 berth Fleetwood Colchester, bought it in Feb 2 days before my missus gave birth lol! Lovely little carvan alot bigger inside than it looks, however selling it now as it's too small with our 10mth old, and a little dated. Upgrading to a 4 birth hopefully! Went touring as a kid, as did Gem, and it's something we both love doing. These are pics from Beverley Park down in Goodrington, Devon. First holiday with the nipper, and in a tourer, a little cramped at times but loved every minute of it. Went away in November in it, however that was not as fun!

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 11:54 PM

That's a really tidy wee van. I like the Fleetwoods, very distinctive looking.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:40 AM

Steve can you remember which sites those were? The one in Kirkcudbright could come in handy coz I'm booked to go down to Annan at the end of January, taking the Legacy on it's first outing to see how it performs as a tow car before I start spending big money on it.

That little Castleton looked in excellent nick!


The site in Kircudbright was Brighouse bay:
http://www.gillespie...d=31&Itemid=128
I can recommend it as it was a huge site with good facilities right on the coast.
I was gutted when I had to sell the Castleton, it was a 2 berth and we could still use it when we had one baby but when the second came along we needed more beds, we sold it and bought a 4 berth Abi Ace which we never really liked, the Castleton was a quality handbuilt van Castleton went out of business in the mid 90s as their vans where just too expensive to compete with the mass produced models.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:01 PM

Mine before the repaint in the Blue poo colour

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Then i used the Leon
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And heres the caravan a 1988 fleetwood colchester
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:42 PM

That's a really tidy wee van. I like the Fleetwoods, very distinctive looking.


Wasn't when we got it, took two weekends solid, alot of t-cut and every other cleaning product for the inside and out, gutted to sell it, but it's just too small. Out of interest what caravan forum are you on? Seen a few, but would rather join one that's reccomended.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 04:09 PM

Here's mine then..

2006 Swift Challenger 500, had it for a couple of years now. It's my 6th caravan and before we've always had two berths with end bathroom but this time we fancied a fixed bed.

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We caravan all year round and are going away for new year in the van this year as well.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 04:16 PM

I noticed in the ford handbook today it states the ST220 has not been approved for towing.

So it is not just an issue with the bumper/exhaust clearance.



It is the exhaust that is the problem, the standard tow bars do not give enough clearance for the exhaust. This was easily solved but Ford would have needed to go through the costly type approval system and they didn't think it would hurt sales that much if the ST220 couldn't tow so they didn't bother.

The 3.0V6 GhiaX and TitaniumX have the same mechanicals as the ST220 but use the standard V6 exhaust instead of the free flowing twin exit system. They do make great towcars but are a little thirsty.

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