Reviews

We review anything that will improve, simplify or enhance our camping experience.

The ultimate caravan jockey wheel

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Featured, Reviews | 6 comments

The ultimate caravan jockey wheel

Its April and its seven months since we collected our new caravan. One of the few niggles I have with the caravan is its terrible Jockey wheel. The jockey wheel is a standard ALKO type made of a hard plastic and this became an issue when we manoeuvred the caravan at a recent trip away at Lincoln Farm Park. The wheel would not turn when we moved the caravan with the motor mover, and just kept digging into the pitch. This meant I had to keep lifting the front of the caravan onto the soft gravel that was in front of the caravan, while Angela shuffled her feet to reposition the gravel and remove...

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Amazon influencers

Posted by on Nov 24, 2018 in Featured, Reviews | 3 comments

Amazon influencers

It has been some time since I sat quietly in the office, just typing some words on the computer in the hope that the words make sentences and make sense. So far, so good. I hope. A couple of weeks ago Amazon sent me an email asking if I would like to join their influencer program. I quickly clicked read and moved on to more important emails, but in a moment of calm, I re-read the email and investigated the scheme they have now set up in the UK. The program gives us a storefront on-which we can list and group products that we want to promote. I thought about this idea and after a couple of...

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The new Bailey Phoenix

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Featured, Reviews | 3 comments

The new Bailey Phoenix

The new Bailey Phoenix replaces the very popular entry level Bailey Pursuit range, but don’t be fooled, there is not a lot in this brand-new caravan that would say “Entry level” In fact the marketing team have re-invented the phrase “entry level” and coined the phrase “First Choice’. The look and feel is more in line with the Series 4 Unicorn, and as you look around the caravan you might see details that are borrowed from the Unicorn range. The exterior boasts a fresh clean look with high contrasting graphics on the polar white shell and the clean bright white finish is contrasted with the...

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Vango Varkala Connect review

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Featured, Reviews | 1 comment

Vango Varkala Connect review

To be completely upfront with you, I’m not a fan of air awnings. We had a very expensive and bad experience with one a few years ago. Ultimately, the roof sagged, water pooled, the fabric stretched and ruined the awning. It was on that basis that we decided to purchase our rollaway awning. We loved it because it was easy and quick to put up, we could change the layout and configure inside / outside spaces. We loved it. Nothing could come close in its ability to be all things for all occasions. Vango asked us some time ago to become ambassadors and review their products. I knew that one day...

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Brand ambassadors

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Featured, Reviews | 1 comment

Brand ambassadors

We have a lot planned for 2018 and much of it we cannot discuss until it is confirmed. Some of it is in relation with working with some familiar brands that you have heard of, some of it is projects we have planned for later this year. It is a real shame we cannot tell you more, but today we are able to let you in on one secret. We are delighted to share that Vango have asked us to become brand ambassadors. As many of you are aware we love Vango, we have kitted out our awning with lots off their furniture and accessories already, and being Vango brand ambassadors suits us perfectly. Okay, so...

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Caravan Cleaning with Mellerud

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Caravan Cleaning with Mellerud

Cleaning the caravan. You either love it or hate it. For me it’s a great time to unwind, care for the caravan and get it ready for the next adventure. In general, I find it quite cathartic. One thing I do not enjoy however is those pesky black streaks. They are every caravanners worst nightmare. The black streaks are formed from the rubber seals around windows, roof lights and other seals around the exterior of the caravan. As sunlight degrades the very top layer of rubber (exactly what its supposed to do, otherwise it will crack and perish) it creates a loose layer of material that can be...

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