Due to the position of the pitch we did not have an electric hook-up on the site, so were using the gas to power the fridge, hot water and heating, and electrics were running off the battery. We were careful about usage, but even so we cooked and made the most of using the van throughout the week without needing to get more gas or switch to the 2nd battery (Bailey had made sure there were two!)
The weather during the week was changeable, to say the least, but we enjoyed some beautiful sunshine, and comfortably endured some heavy storms, barely noticing strong winds and torrential downpours in the caravan. The awning struggled a bit with the weather, with some of the struts bucking under the weight of pooling water, but with a few pumps into the struts and some re-positioning of guy ropes, all was back to normal.
Over the course of the week, the caravan coped brilliantly with our busy lives. There was always enough room for the four of us, in fact when friends stopped by, and numbers swelled to nine, there was always enough space, and the 550-4 never felt overloaded, something many caravans could not boast.