A new arrival……

I’ll get straight to the point – unusual I know – we’ve bought another caravan.

From the 22nd January we will be the new owners of a 2007 Coachman Vip 520/4 from Marquis in Sussex, trading in dear old Patsy who has given sterling service during her time in our care – just under two years.

The reason? Certainly not reliability or mechanical. Her annual service last August indicated what excellent condition she was in. We’ve tried to look after her – something made considerably easier given her sturdy build quality.

No, the only reason was space. The addition of a side dinette in the new van gives two extra beds at night if needed  - unlikely but you never know – but gives great extra room during the day. Of course in the summer when it’s warm enough to sit the awning we won’t need it. But of course we don’t only go away in the summer as many know. WP_20140109_001

Only one photo so far, I’ll put some more on when we’ve picked it up in just under two weeks and it will get a test run out to Wiltshire in February for half term.

So, the most important thing – what to call it/her? Vera or Veronica were muted but we decided after a short debate to keep the name Patsy, so she will simply be Patsy 2!

There’s only one photo as I said. I was hoping to grab some off the dealers website but they'd already delisted the ‘van by the time we got home.

So, here she is; Patsy 2. See you soon darlin’:


  1. Hi Rich, exciting news! I hope you enjoy your travels in Patsy 2 just as much as you did in the original Patsy! She'll certainly be seeing plenty of places judging by your plans for 2014! As usual, I'll be looking forward to hearing about your travels. Regards, Lin