Posts by Dan

Caravan and Motorhome Club

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Featured | 2 comments

Caravan and Motorhome Club

Today the Caravan Club has announced a rebranding from “The Caravan Club” to “The Caravan & Motorhome Club”. This is a really important step forward incorporating Motorhomes into the Clubs brand & identity. Motorhomes are well catered for by so many of the Clubs sites and loved by so many of the Club members, it seems only logical that the Club updates its name and brand to align the Caravan & Motorhome communities together. Just last week, Angela & I looked on as a Motorhome arrived, reversed in, hooked up to the Electrical hook up and the owner then made a cup of tea....

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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 | 5 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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Food store cupboard.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Featured, Food & Drink | 2 comments

Food store cupboard.

Good food while on holiday is possibly one of the top 5 things to enjoy for many holidaymakers and we are no different. I really enjoy cooking when away and I’m pretty sure the family love eating whatever it is I have made. To make cooking easier, in fact, to make buying food easier when we are on holiday, we have some essential “Store cupboard” items that we always carry with us. And for the keen eyed of you – you will also see that these items can be mixed up together and can create a simple dish. We organised the store cupboard items in such a way that if we were unable to visit a store...

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2016 year in review.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

2016 year in review.

2016 has been an incredible year for us. It has seen our YouTube channel grow from nothing to a well-established source of information and entertainment for caravanning in the U.K. This year also saw us have some wonderful trips away. Some of which we shared with you on our vlog series of videos. Of course, we didn’t share everything and there is a fine line between sharing every little detail and putting the camera down. It’s a balance that we worked out this year. The year has also had some devastating low points for us personally too. But it is important that we do not dwell on them and...

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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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The YouTube bubble

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Featured | 3 comments

The YouTube bubble

Let me start by stating I love YouTube. I use it on a daily basis. It gives me entertainment, it provides me knowledge and perspective. As a content creator, it provides a place to output my ramblings and share my thoughts. I really do love YouTube. But, don’t be fooled. Once you are in the YouTube bubble, it consumes you. It envelops you. It encourages you to watch another kitten montage, more Russian dash cams and “in the moment” trends of challenges that people feel compelled to share with the world. It really can consume hours of your life as you hop from video to video. As a creator, it...

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Colapz, collapsable watering can

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Colapz, collapsable watering can

One of the very first things I realised I needed when we first started caravanning was a watering can. I only realised this after I had to fill the toilet flush tank with 4 kettles worth of water. Over time, however, we have found a watering can a really useful item to have in the caravan arsenal. We use it to clean the windows, top up Chop’s water bowl and recently we have started to top up the Aqua Roll on a daily basis. Another essential piece of kit to have on board is a bucket. It is advised on many sites that you carry a Fire bucket filled with water outside each caravan and of course...

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Levelling a caravan

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 6 comments

Levelling a caravan

When we first started caravanning we didn’t have a clue on the best way of levelling a caravan. It was only after watching others and asking questions we worked out that we roughly had the method right, but it could be improved. Levelling a caravan is possibly the most important job to complete when you set the caravan up. If the caravan isn’t very level, the chances are the fridge won’t work correctly, the water won’t drain away properly and the living conditions will be on the slope. I know first hand sleeping in a caravan that is not level is an unpleasant affair, usually...

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Removing Fridge Mould

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

Removing Fridge Mould

After a recent trip away I made a bit of a mistake. I forgot to prop the fridge door open, thus removing the possibility of bad smells and the threat of mould build up. In fact, the smell issue never came about. Instead, the fridge did generate quite a bit of mould around the rubber seal of the Freezer compartment.   The perfect tool for the job is the Kilrock “Blast Away Mould Brush on Gel” As a gel and because it has a brush already attached to the bottle the application is really easy. I simply held the bottle upside down and allowed the gel to lubricate the brush, while the brush...

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Caravan Solar Panels

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

Caravan Solar Panels

Solar panels are a great way of keeping your leisure battery in good working order. They are also great if you plan to visit somewhere that doesn’t have an Electric Hook-up. But for many the vast amount of choice, information and installation options is just overwhelming. We shared our solar set up in a recent video. Granted, it’s a big panel, but this will look after our battery during the winter months and allow us to go “off grid” for an extended amount of time. Our only need is water and some gas. In this video, I discuss the panels available, how they connect up and our set up in...

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