Thanks so much for all the info. I realise there is so much for us to learn thats why Im starting now, we cant leave till at the earliest Oct but may end up Jan next year depending on the house sale. So quite a while to get it all sorted I hope
I think we will probably try to find a caravan that suits at around 18ft, the bigger ones are nice but its over kill. We really jsut want a small kitchen, somewhere to put a porta potty, dont need a shower but it would be nice, and then jsut the doulbe bed for us and then either 2 bunks and a fold down dinner to make another bed, or just one more double bed at the other end. We figured the two younger ones can sleep either side of the central double bed so we can keep a close eye on them.
We cant sleep them in tents unfortunately and even the pop out end tents are a bit iffy. Nearly all my boys have special needs (autism/intellectual issues etc) and cant be trusted alone, so need to be in a lockable van with extra locks
Mad? yes we are. However it will be an opportunity of a life time for them and they sure arent learning much through books, so maybe actual physical "being there" experiences will teach them a whole lot more.
Ill check out the pajeros but I thought they couldnt tow that muhc....hmmmm more research! lol I just want something that6 will last and wont need repairs while travelling hopefully!