Posts made in April, 2016

Corner Steady Alarm fix

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Corner Steady Alarm fix

Every 3 days or so, you can guarantee that we are woken up in the early hours of the morning from Phantom Tracker, who notify us that the alarm is going off on the caravan. This is a great service that they provide, but when you know it’s the Corner steady triggering every recent alarm activation, you know its time to fix the fault. The corner steady sensor fits to the spindle on which you wind up or wind down when raising or lowering the legs. The sensor is in 2 parts. A magnet that is connected to the spindle and the sensor that is connected to your caravan. It’s a crude, but very...

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What’s in the box ?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

What’s in the box ?

As I write this, I cannot shake the theme tune from Blankety blank when asking myself “Whats in the box?” Anyway – enough of my current ear worms, the caravan tool box is an essential piece of kit for any serious touring holiday. But what exactly should you have in it ? I recently viewed some posts online that asked exactly this question. I decided therefore to share what we have packed in our special blue box. Its not a comprehensive tool box, but has enough bits in it to enable a quick repair, bodge or fix for when we are away. Moreover when I have some jobs that need fixing while the...

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Filling the void with a vacuum

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Filling the void with a vacuum

The problem is simple, we need a vacuum for the caravan. We would like a vacuum that can run from 12 Volts or be cordless, have a good battery life and most importantly have great performance. We already own a Black & Decker car vacuum and a Beldray stick vacuum. Both of which are terrible. We asked twitter for some advice, and the comments we got back pointed towards the Dyson V6 handheld. We already own a Dyson cordless and we are not that keen on the battery life. In genuine usage at home we manage about 5 minutes, just enough time to suck up the cat litter. The power and results are...

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Spring time checks.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

Spring time checks.

It’s spring which means it’s the beginning of the camping season and with the longer evenings now stretching out in front of us, why wouldn’t we want to hitch up and head off into the sunset. Before you set off, just consider this. Many caravans have been sat still over the winter months and some caravans longer than that too. It is, therefore important that we need to ensure that the ‘van is both safe and ready for us to use when we head off out into the great outdoors. If your caravan has been sat idle for a great deal of time, it is highly recommended that you get a good service to...

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Is it gin o’clock yet ?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Featured, Food & Drink | 3 comments

Is it gin o’clock yet ?

Its important to remember that our breaks away in the ‘van are a family adventure. But both Angela & I enjoy a drink to unwind with when we are away but what is our favourite tipple ? Apart from the occasional glass of wine and fine ale we don’t actually drink that much. However, the one drink that both Angela and I enjoy is Gin with Ginger Ale. Its refreshing, its warming, its perfect for cold nights in and warm nights out. So here is the recipe. In a tall glass, place a shot or two of your favourite Gin. Our current favourite gin is Tanqueray Cut a lime into 8 segments, gently squeeze...

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