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Monday, 10 June 2013

Rutland Caravan & Camping

We have just returned from a few days at the above site ( CC Affiliated ) which is near Greetham in Rutland.

A very large and spacious site which is split into Adults Only and pitches for those blighted with children ( in other words not us ).

The pitches are a mixture of grass and hardstanding with plenty of room for an awning and vehicle.

The only slight downside is that the top end of the Adults Only section is a long trek to the bins and toilet emptying disposal point which may be something worth remembering if mobility is a problem.

The Orion once again behaved herself,but I did notice this which was a slight concern :-

It was under the top locker to the rear of the van and I wondered if it was caused by water ingress but there was no sign of water,damp or anything being spilt in the locker,it was all as dry as a bone so I just glued the laminate back down and will keep an eye on it.

Getting back to the site,it is about a ten minute walk to the village along a path from the rear of the site.

If you like Indian food,the Delhi 7 restaurant on the main street can be recommended.

What I did notice,and they seem to increase in number on every site we visit,is the number of motorhomes.

Nothing wrong with that of course but they do appear to be the leisure vehicle of choice for an increasing number of people,and mostly new/newish ones at that.

Hard times,what hard times......................

I must just mention a visit we did whilst there to Woolsthorpe Manor National Trust property which was about a seven mile bike ride away.

It is the birthplace and sometime home of Sir Isaac Newton.

To actually be in the same room where he discoverd that light was made up of different components was magical.

Well worth a visit.

One last thing,if visiting this site DON'T USE YOUR SAT.NAV FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF MILES OR SO.

It will direct you down roads unsuitable for caravans and no it didn't happen to us as I knew about it already.



  1. Might just be condensation problems but would get dealer to check damp reading as pealing near locker as others have had problems near those lockers.

    Hope no problem and you enjoy keep using your Orion.

    Good luck.

  2. Hello and thanks for your input.

    Yes I have read about ingress at that particular point.

    It is booked in for a service in a couple of months time so I shall mention it then.


  3. Hi again,

    Just had a thought have you ever run electrical device on table to cook beneath lockers that created steam to cause the peeling?

    1. No never done anything like that.


  4. Hi,

    I just wondered which glue you used for the laminate. My experience is that the Orions do suffer from condensation. I have the 2011 5 berth model. I console myself with the fact that there is at least no wood in the walls!

  5. Hello and welcome to BOB.

    As it was only the surface laminate ( paper like ) that came adrift I just used some ordinary UHU glue from the pound shop which I keep in my caravan tool bag.

    Checked a couple of days ago and it seems OK.


  6. Hi BOB blog

    our 440/4 had the same leak! we only noticed it when the bead trim kept dropping down and the mould started to appear in the corner of the small shelf running across the back bulkhead panel to the triple locker. see my story on the caravan talk site "bailey orion leaks"



  7. Beebs,

    Welcome to BOB.

    Yes I have been following your problems on CT.

    Well all I can say about our small problem is that everything appears to be bone dry.

    The reglued laminate ( if that is what it is ) has remained glued and there is no wetness evident at all.

    Will see what happens when it is serviced.


    1. Thanks for the welcome Ian

      Keep us fellow 440/4 owners posted!