Technical

Some hints, tips and how to videos. Nothing to taxing here. Its useful information for us to share.

Caravan Servicing

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

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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Caravan & Motorhome Wi-Fi

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Caravan & Motorhome Wi-Fi

Apart from shelter, warmth food & water possibly next most important thing to have while camping is Wi-Fi. Well, maybe not, but if you are a teenager these days the Wi-Fi is pretty high up the priorities list. Getting a connection to the digital world can be summed up as problematic at best and impossible at worst when on site. I have shared our method of getting on-line in the video at the bottom of this post and in it I show what devices we use to get on line. We use a HooToo Trip Mate Titan as our primary connection (Here is our original review of the device), we do this to take...

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Mug & Glassware storage

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Featured, Technical | 3 comments

Mug & Glassware storage

Since we have had the caravan our wine cabinet has been a mess. We only really use the cabinet for holding the glasses when we are in transit. While on site the glasses and mugs are usually on the side ready for instant beverage relief. Transporting the mugs has always included a process of packing them in a way that they won’t move around or worse break while being bumped about. I have always thought of creating a nice mug and glassware container to fit the wine cupboard and now I have finally gotten around to completing it. I used the same material I used when mounting the LEDs. This...

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LED lighting project update

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Featured, Technical | 4 comments

LED lighting project update

Last year I shared a project that I had been wanting to revisit for a number of months. The LED lighting project for the awning was always a great success in the air awning, but in the rollaway, it just didn’t work. So I went back to the drawing board and shared how I made the new lights. I received a lot of great feedback from many subscribers and people who were now going to give it a go and make their own. So I thought I would revisit this project and give some answers to the many questions I have received. The fixing. I did comment that I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to fix the...

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Custom LED awning lights

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

Custom LED awning lights

When we owned the air awning, I made some lighting for the awning that would be durable, easily removable, yet completely unique. I created 3 lights that housed some multi coloured (RGB) LEDs and the idea was we could choose any colour we wanted when we were in the awning. The lights worked really well, they could either be clipped into the roof or rested on the air beams. However we generally didn’t like the colour they gave off, we couldn’t “dial” in the colour that really looked warm and welcoming. But they did provide light when it was dark so we never changed them. Fast forward to the...

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Power Inverters

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Power Inverters

Power inverters can solve an important issue when off-grid in a caravan or motorhome. It’s a way of generating mains power from your battery for a moderately short term period of time. We have created a video that discusses power inverters. From how they work, why you might need one to some things to look out for when purchasing an inverter. In the video, I reference this blog post and descriptions of some real world examples. So, watch the video then carry on to the bottom of this page for 2 examples of real world applications.   Before we start we need to set the scene. Let’s...

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