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Competition time

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Competition time

Win tickets to the UK’s largest leisure vehicle event From 17 to 22 October, the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC showcases all the new-for-2018 products from the motorhome and caravan industry. With vehicles on display from leading manufacturers and dealers including Swift, Bailey, Hymer, Hillside Leisure, Auto-Trail and Opus as well as celebrity chef appearances from household names such as Antonio Carluccio, Lisa Faulkner and Rustie Lee, there’s something for all to enjoy. Launches at the show include the return of the iconic Airstream. The show also boasts a special VW...

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Holiday Audio books

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Holiday Audio books

When away in the caravan there are a number of activities that can be enjoyed to pass the time, unwind or invigorate the mind. For me, its audio books. I love them. For years I have listened to plays, dramas and comedy shows on the radio, but now im moving into the audio book realm too I recently started a subscription to Audible. Where for £7.99 a month I get a credit each month that allows me to download to my phone, tablet or Kindle an Audio Book from over 200,000 titles. The library is vast. And apart from some old favourites I have previously downloaded – there are some great titles...

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Caravan Servicing

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

Caravan Servicing

A caravan should be serviced at least once a year. But what actually happens in a caravan service ? With a car its fairly obvious. Fluids are changed, the filters are replaced and that annoying service indicator is reset. But in a caravan it is not so obvious. Recently we took our caravan in for its annual service. We visited Swindon Caravan group who have always serviced our caravan. This time however, I was able to film the whole process, ask questions and follow the caravan from the moment of booking in to the caravan being ready. Whilst there I was also able to spend some time with John...

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Lock ‘n’ Level

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Featured, Reviews | 1 comment

Lock ‘n’ Level

Some time ago I created a video showing the basics of levelling a caravan. It was, and still is well received. It did raise some questions from those who struggle with manoeuvring a caravan and those who have an ALKO Secure wheel lock. The idea of the wheel lock is that the alloy wheel on the caravan needs to be perfectly aligned to allow the ALKO secure plate to be positioned and locked in place. This is a challenge when on flat, level ground but, when attempting to level a caravan its almost impossible. This is where Lock ‘n’ Level really does work out well. The system can be...

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Campsite Arrival Videos

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 1 comment

Campsite Arrival Videos

One of the many questions I have when booking a campsite is “what are the access roads like ?” Many of the sites we want to visit are usually in rural locations which means unless we know the area well we actually have no idea what the access roads are like. Google Maps and Street view offer some help, but in many of the cases the camera cannot quite give full picture of the access roads, width or turning circles into the site, which in some cases is down a private road. Such an occasion was Three cliffs bay, where the Google Street View car, simply bypassed the narrow lane that was the only...

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Tewkesbury & Friends

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 1 comment

Tewkesbury & Friends

May day bank holiday saw us visit a site just on the outskirts of Tewkesbury. Croft Farm Water Park offers hard standing and grass pitches for touring and camping, seasonal and cabin accommodation all situated around a lake. The site contains a boathouse, that offer a wide array of water activities along with a gym, shop and small café area. We decided that this site would be a great place to visit with our closest friends and have a long weekend together. We arrived on the Friday and despite some confusion about the one way system, how to get the caravan from one side of the lake to the...

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