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New Caravan podcast

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 in Featured | 0 comments

New Caravan podcast

Podcasts have been around for quite some time, they are a great way of being able to listen to highlights of broadcast shows, episodes of continuous drama, or documentaries scheduled on a weekly basis. I must admit, I do love a podcast. I listen to way too many apparently. I listen when driving, when I’m in the bath or sat at my desk. In fact, I’m listening to the Chris Moyles podcast on Radio X as I type this article. So, where are the caravanning podcasts? Well that’s a great question. In theory the podcast is a great platform to connect with those who are driving to their chosen campsite...

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Is a caravan holiday a cheaper alternative?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 2 comments

Is a caravan holiday a cheaper alternative?

According to my non-caravanning friends, they think using a caravan is a cheaper way of having a holiday. I on the other hand think it is far from cheap, so in this article let’s explore the options and see if caravanning is a great way of getting away on a budget.     However, right from the start we have a problem. We cannot realistically compare a week in Greece to a 7-day caravan holiday in Tenby. Apart from the weather difference here is my rationale: An all-inclusive holiday for a week in Lyttos Beach, Heraklion Are, in Crete, will cost £3,892* (including a child goes free...

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When it doesn’t go quite right…

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 5 comments

When it doesn’t go quite right…

This is a story time blog, and it’s quite funny, so I thought I would share it with you. To put this story in context, I try to launch videos each Friday at 6am UK time. In order for this to happen the video must be filmed, edited and uploaded to YouTube by Thursday evening. In reality, I try to make sure that I have all this completed a few days before the deadline and to fit in with work commitments too. With that in mind, you will appreciate how fed up I was when I was still filming, had completed no editing on this video at 7pm the night before it’s due to be released, it...

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Removing window scratches

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Removing window scratches

Modern caravan and motorhome windows are made from acrylic. Which means they are light, can be made into any shape, have great thermal properties and can be tinted for improved privacy. Yeah, acrylic windows are great. Another thing they are great for is getting scratched. They are easily scuffed by overhanging vegetation on B roads, can be easily marked by rouge awning poles or scratched by incorrect cleaning practices. They are so prone to being scratched that there is an entire industry geared up to removing scratches from windows. This can be in the form of products, equipment or...

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Bosch Fontus Pressure Washer

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Featured, Reviews | 1 comment

Bosch Fontus Pressure Washer

One of our very first videos showed how we clean the caravan. In that video I showed how we use some pump-up garden sprayers at the storage yard. At that time, we had no running water at the caravan, so we literally washed the caravan with liquid and equipment bought in from home. One of the first bits of top advice we shared was don’t use a pressure washer on a caravan. But, there is always a “however” and in this video I discuss pressure washers and caravans and give some top tips and advice on using a pressure washer with a caravan.       For me a pressure washer conjures...

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Diamondbrite Leisure review

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Featured, Reviews | 2 comments

Diamondbrite Leisure review

Up until now we have had a straightforward cleaning process on the outside of our caravan. Using techniques borrowed from the automotive industry and products designed specifically for the leisure industry we developed a regime that worked well.     We started with a snow foam, then a rinse, then a wash, then a rinse and then wipe down before some wax was applied and a final buff. It always made the caravan, bright and shiny, and for our Lunar that was a few years old, it always restored a youthful look to its exterior. It did however take some time to achieve a good result and was...

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