Posts made in March, 2016

Toilet paper comparison

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Featured, Reviews, Technical | 1 comment

Toilet paper comparison

When reading the manufacturers handbook on the caravan toilet, we are strongly recommended to use quick dissolving toilet paper. This we have done since day one, but is this just a clever marketing ploy, or actually a necessity ? On a recent holiday I completed an experiment comparing quick dissolving and standard household toilet papers. This video has been well received, but has offered up further questions on what happens over a 24 hour period and the inclusion of “Aqua Blue” chemicals. I suspect a follow up video may be required. Anyway here is the video of the initial...

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Sandy Balls – Easter 2016

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Sandy Balls – Easter 2016

We visited Sandy balls in the New Forest during Easter this year. It is almost exactly 12 months since our last visit here. Spending Easter away from the house is certainly a great way to unwind and with all the facilities that Sandy balls has to offer makes this a perfect spring time destination. Our trip down took longer this time, due in part to the volume of traffic and frequent breaks along the way. The trip took us 6 hours ! with mileage of only 66 miles door to door, you can see how slow it was. On arrival we were quickly shown to our pitch (In Four acres) we unpacked and set...

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Tyre Pressure Calculator

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 6 comments

Tyre Pressure Calculator

For many setting the correct tyre pressures for a caravan seems to be a dark art. The tyres clearly state a maximum pressure, but what should the pressure actually be ? Some time ago I stumbled across a fantastic blog (Caravan Chronicles) post that shows how to correctly calculate the pressure. It requires some maths and understanding of what the markings mean on the tyre. I have gathered the maths together and created an easy to use calculator for anyone wanting to set the correct pressures for their caravan. So, here is what you will need to know before you start. 1. The Tyre Simply write...

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The packing list

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

The packing list

I recall from my younger years the house descending into panic as the caravan was packed, loaded and prepared for the holiday. Clothes, food, odds and ends lay strewn around the house while tensions grew within the family. Unlike my childhood we cannot traipse back and forth to the caravan. Back then we were able to keep the van at home, today however, we have to keep the caravan in storage 20mins away from our house. We have to ensure that we pack the caravan before we start travelling and on the day we do set off the only thing we should take to the caravan is ourselves and the fridge...

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