Well, we knew it was coming. Strong winds, heavy rain and low temperatures. At 03:00hrs this morning, the caravan was bouncing around a fair bit. The situation of the caravan is that it is parked on a double slope, that is one from front to back and from left to right. For the past 3 and a half years we have managed with a brilliant gadget called 'Lock and Level' which is basically an airbag on to which you drive the caravan, lock the wheel and blow the bag up until the caravan is level.
‘The world as we knew it seemed to be coming to an abrupt end!
At 04:00hrs, a combination of gusting winds, of over per hour, back legs propped up on axel stands, to give a bit of stability and the front of the caravan a centimetre from the ground, felt incredibly unstable! I got up, abandoning all pretence of sleep and made myself a cup of camomile tea. Suddenly a gust of wind moved the caravan off the axel stands at the rear of the van which then caused us to slide off the air bag. The world as we knew it seemed to be coming to an abrupt end! I ushered Julia and duvet, off the bed to sit in the front of the van, whilst I donned a pair of sandals and scampered around outside winding legs down as best I could in a flapping dressing gown!
Finally, with all four legs down, we resumed our pre crash positions, Julia in bed and me finishing my camomile tea. As the rear legs were now fully extended, the caravan swayed like a ship at anchor in a storm. The wind finally started to die down at 07:00hrs and we slept until 09:00hrs.
We showered, dressed and drove to the nearest caravan shop, Martin's of Exeter and purchased a number of items including a metal leveller, wheel chocks and a set of 4 corner steady risers. The caravan now feels like it will stay where we put it!