Driving in Winter

Britain’s Washout Easter-Family discovers camper van really just a prison cell on wheels

Britain’s Washout Easter

Britain's Washout Easter

Britain’s Washout Easter

Easter came much earlier this year. As a result, we had a much greater chance of getting some bad weather. And sure enough did we get some bad weather?

It threw everything at us. Snow,sleet,rain, ice and a tiny slither of sunshine. It was horrific?

As a result, people must have been truly fed up, for the want of a better word. Many caravaners and motorhome drivers pre-book their destinations well in advance. Of course you just would not expect the weather to be so bad? but bad it was.

Fortunately, we stayed indoors in front of a nice log fire. Because we sell leisure batteries then this is one of our busiest times of the year. As a result, we were talking about the poor frozen families who must have been stuck inside their campervan for days. hence, not been able to venture out because of the cold, snow and torrential rain. Our local river was less than a meter from bursting its banks. In fact some parts of Yorkshire were indeed flooded.

Not wanting to rub salt in their wounds

But you can bet that the battery systems were working overtime trying to keep the frozen occupants warm and interested in life. I believe that the family in the attached article were trying camper vanning out for the first time. So, they could not have chose a worst weekend. Apparently, all they did was to try and keep warm and play cards.

This reminds me of a family holiday in a UK resort called Cleethorpes. My parents took us away for the first and last time on holiday in a caravan. What a nightmare? it rained for the full two weeks. We had a gas fire that almost killed us all with the fumes and I caught a bad cough. Thus keeping everybody awake as I coughed all night. (Those were the days) I think not.

Eric Roberts

A COUPLE who spent the weekend in a camper van with their children have realised it is basically a punishment cell on wheels.

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