This is the story of a journey to find the perfect caravan for the weekend. A caravan that could be towed by a car so I didn’t need an upgrade to a large SUV. A small light caravan that didn’t feel intimidating to set up, and too heavy to manoeuvre by hand. One that was comfortable and had all conveniences of home. One that was fantastic for a quick weekend away, but also good for the long haul if it was decided to do ‘The Lap’.
Teardrops were an obvious choice for a small caravan, and many were looked at. I even toyed with the idea of building one myself (with a little help from friends). However, it came down to the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question – in the middle of the night do you want to get up and go to the toilet block? Definitely not!!! So the search began in earnest for a small caravan with ENSUITE . Not easy to find one that had it all, but I did.
Wingamm in Italy, a company in business since 1977, produces the perfect caravan for my criteria. It has a one-piece body of moulded fibreglass. The only caravan in the world as far as I can find out that is constructed this way. No seams to leak, 100% waterproof, no wood, no metal frame, corrosion free, a three year warranty on the body, and pretty smart looking to boot, with a well-planned interior and the essential ensuite.
So I bought one, and love it! I now regularly set off for a few days R & R to campsites that I enjoy visiting, either on my own, or with a group of like minded travellers who enjoy our great countryside and the freedom camping provides. The Weekender is easy to tow and set up on site, and I have her ( of course it's a 'her') set up so I only need to put in fresh provisions and I'm off at the drop of a hat.
But the story doesn’t end there, oh no!
I liked the model so much I have become the Australian distributor for Wingamm. This means that you too can enjoy the freedom and ease of use the Weekender or Long Weekender can give you. Just give us a call to discuss your travel needs. We’re based in Queensland but can deliver all over Australia. Come to think about it this might be not only caravan with a one piece body but also one you can order over the internet!