Posts Tagged "towing"

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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Nextbase 412GW Dash Cam.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Featured, Reviews | 3 comments

Nextbase 412GW Dash Cam.

If you spend any time on YouTube you will see a whole section of clips dedicated to Dash cam footage. You will be amazed at the collisions, close calls and random events that unfold right in front of your very eyes. I too have experienced close calls and a variety of random events while driving, but the level of badly behaved drivers right in front of me has escalated since I have been towing a caravan. A few years ago I did install a dash cam for this exact reason, and while the camera was good, it didn’t last. In fact when I did need the footage, I couldn’t get anything from the memory...

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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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Changing ALKO Stabiliser pads

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Changing ALKO Stabiliser pads

It has been a job that I’ve been putting off for a number of months. My fear was this would be a complex, dirty job with the possibility of something going very wrong. Nothing could have been further from the truth, however, Changing the Friction pads on the ALKO hitch is a breeze. It took me 30 seconds to exchange the pads for new ones. It also gave me the opportunity to look at the condition of the pads that had been on the caravan since 2010. They were extremely “glazed” and using brake disc cleaner with some 240 grit Wet & dry – the pads came up nice and clean, with a roughed up...

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