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Old 01-02-2011, 08:50
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Default Two doors down to one - is this legal ?

I am hoping to cover up one of the doors into my static to help with insulation and I wondered if there is any legal requirement to keep two doors re fire etc.

My static is on my own land so i don't have to appease any site owners. I realise the risk of only having one entrance / exit door but it would work better when she's done up.

Anyone else only got the one door ?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:53
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our rental caravan has 2 doors, one in the hallway and one in the lounge but our new caravan only has 1 door in the hallway opposite the bedrooms. we do miss having 2 doors but we have more sofa space now
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:57
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Thats really the reason I also want to go down to one as it'll basically give me an extra wall which will create a really nice living area.

Thankyou for that.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:21
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our rental caravan has 2 doors, one in the hallway and one in the lounge but our new caravan only has 1 door in the hallway opposite the bedrooms. we do miss having 2 doors but we have more sofa space now

Does your van with one door have a fully opening window {escape access} just curious ?...Smah thats what i"m on about Fire might never happen but what if!

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Old 01-02-2011, 09:55
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Yes I know you're right if i'm honest.

I don't have gas in mine though although I know electrics can cause fire.
I am meticulous in turning everything off when not in use and there are windows we could escape through if needed.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:11
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I'll give you another to reply to then! We looked at several caravans when searching for ours that only had one door. The only reason the 'van we have chosen has 2 is because it has the optional patio door fitted, and it's a 2010 model, so 2 doors is not a 'standard' that has been recently indroduced (the patio door is still an option in the 2011 spec). As long as you have egress windows (large windows you can open fully), I can't see that there would be any problem.
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On your own land for your exclusive use then I can't see a problem. Let anyone else stay in it and you're in a different world.

Caravans are not a place to hang around if there's a fire! You need the escape routes.

Please proceed with care.

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Hi, having read your post I understand what you are saying about the extra wall for arranging seating, but personally, I would rather leave the door as is, thus keeping an easy fire escape, but that's just my opininon.

If it's the lounge door you are considering blocking off, what if the fire is in the kitchen?? How would you get out??
The newer caravans have their kitchens opposite these single doors I would imagine? (correct me if I am wrong folks) thus ensuring a safe and easy exit.
Fire's can start through faulty appliances, faulty wiring, cigarettes, oh gosh the list is endless!
I would think that if we are having to escape from a fire, it is usually for the first time??... Just imagine how frightening that would be - I would want my exit to be as simple as possible!!

If you decide to go ahead, make sure you/other users know where your exit is.
Sorry to waffle a bit, but it only takes minutes for a fire to completely engulf a caravan as there's so much foam and soft furnishing in a small environment

If others are using it, you may need insurance as well (public liability?)

There are people on here who do this for a living, so they will advise you properly, hope you don't mind my reply
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well thats me done for then! i only have one central door... must plan my escape route next time we go to the van..
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well thats me done for then! i only have one central door... must plan my escape route next time we go to the van..
I didn't mean to scare people, It's just a concern of mine...
i read about an incident on a 'traveller' site a few years ago, and I have never forgotten it, that's all
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