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Old 06-08-2012, 16:22
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When you bought your van did you take into account that your children would want separate bedrooms when they got older?
We were talking to a couple who had 2 children boy and girl,they bought a 2 bedroom ,now the children are older they now have to change to 3 bedrooms,as they now want separate bedrooms.
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Old 06-08-2012, 17:50
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We have a 2 bedroom van which is fine as we only have one son who is now 22. Our reason for wanting 2 bedrooms was more for taking friends out to stay with us.

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all my kids where pretty much grown up when i bought 2 bed caravan but with having a sofa bed in the living room aswell ( 6 berth ) there is still enough room for them all to stay with us in the caravan if the choose to come
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We also have a two bedroom van all our children are married and half families of there own.Also with a sofa bed in the lounge you in effect have 3 bedrooms.
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Looks like at moment nobody has posted that has young children and planning more
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Old 06-08-2012, 19:19
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I thought about it. We only had one grandchild at the time and the caravan had 8 years to go. We decided two bedrooms would be enough ( especially as he was a boy) number two was a boy too! Hopefully by the time we have to upgrade they will have made their appearances and we can make an informed decision. Would it be reasonable to tell my kids they should each have children of the same sex to make my life easier
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Looks like at moment nobody has posted that has young children and planning more
We have young kids, well 9 and 15, but certainly not planning anymore We did consider whether a 2 or 3 bedroom van would suit us but decided that as stepson (15) would only be staying with us now and again (he lives with his mum instead of wicked stepmother lol) he could either choose to share bedroom with his brother or have the bed settee in the lounge area. With the three dogs
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Yes I future proofed my caravan from unwanted guests by buying a 2 bedroomed van. Only got one daughter and have no intention whatsoever of having any more.

Didn't like the layout or bedroom/bathroom sizes in any of the 3 bedroomed vans we viewed anyway and don't want people inviting themselves down for the weekend lol - Good excuse we have only got 2 bedrooms and one sofa bed. Don't mind if my Mum and Step Dad come or my daughter brings one of her friends, but don't want any of her friends family coming to stay overnight ha ha - If we had a 3 bedroomed, couldn't bear the though of having 8 people staying in there!

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:49
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I must admit I never gave it a thought when we bought our van.

We have 2 lads 1 @ 32 & 1 & 29

I did ask the missus last night but she did say no more.

Those wern't her exact words though
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Mine was a slightly different situation, when we bought our 2 bed van my Dad who comes with us occassionally shared with my 5 year old in the twin room, now she's 11 and won't sleep in the same room as her grandad, he had been sleeping in the lounge but then thinks that as he's sleeping there he can put all his stuff there like it's his bedroom so as we wanted central heating we took the opportunity to go for 3 bedrooms, smaller bedrooms but I still love the layout and it has loads of room in kitchen and lounge, its an ABI Hempstead.

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