teenagers &caravaning

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thinking of buying a new 2005 bailey caravan but have three well behaved teenager's (13,15,16)who seem to growing up fast and going out more .do other families with teenagers still go caravanning wether it be main summer hoildays ,easter ,maybank weekend ,whitson week,oddweekends away in the summer or are owe days numbered.if your teenagers have stopped going ,what age did they stop.......
 
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Ours stopped joining us for caravanning holidays when they were about 17 and 18 respectively although our son made an exception later when we took our caravan to Iceland - he didn't want to miss out on the adventure. Now, at 22 and 23 and both still single, they're starting to get to the stage where they're thinking about borrowing the caravan and going places with their friends.
 
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The last time we had teenagers with us was after A levels when we had five 18 year olds and one thirteen year old (some travelled by bus to the South of France to join us) then one extra who was working with PGL joined us for a night. Needless to say they slept in pup tent(s) around the back on an enormous pitch which we had booked specially. They were very popular with the girls on site and we saw girls 'drifting' past our pitch on numerous occasions during the day. We all had a fantastic time - the main problem was feeing them all - it took three whole french (large) lettuces to make the basis for the salads they used to eat!! We were also very popular customers of the local Boucherie!!! This year my son (now 23) wants to borrow the caravan at half term (he's teaching now) to go surfing in Cornwall!!! I think this indicates what a fantastic holiday caravanning is for children, and they often carry on the hobby as adults.
 
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We found that the problem was not so much main holidays - we lost count of the number of 'last' family holidays we took. We still have the odd 20something coming along for a free fortnight in the sun, and it is now being suggested that we might care to take the grandchildren along! Where the problem arose was with weekends away - once the children were 14+, there was always a party, a piece of coursework, or a Saturday job to get in the way of any plan we might have made. But hang on in there - before you know it, they are old enough to house and pet-sit while you go off and enjoy yourselves!
 
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i have three teenagers 15,17,18 the eldest stopped wanting to come but came anyaway and then made us all miserable, by moping about the two boys were fine when we holliday in france but the eldest one stopped wanting to come when he was 16 as he hada saturday job, this has meant that the youngest didnt want to come with us on his own without his brother or sister. So a the moment weekends are generaly spent not going too far from home on our own but teh summer holliday to france will probably have the eldest and the youngest. Also the eldest is off to university in september so the van is useful for the odd visit.
 

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